It turns out that Sony actually listened to its users after many complained about the boring toned black and white design that the company had decided on forcing some of the gamers to resort to aftermarket custom plate designs made by companies like PlateStation and Dbrand.
Others took matters into their own hands by actually painting and using different materials to create rich and unique custom plate designs for their PlayStation 5 consoles after Sony threatened legal action against companies doing the custom plates.
However, it seems Sony has decided to cut out the middleman and take a different route by launching its own official colourful plate covers which are expected in the next month.
Starting next month, gamers will be able to choose their own PS5 console covers based on the five Sony-sanctioned colours known collectively as the Galaxy Collection. The collection includes Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple and will each cost $55.
The covers will also be available for both the PS5 with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition, according to Sony.
The news about the new covers came after Sony revealed its new DualSense wireless controller colours that will come in Cosmic Red and Midnight Black. The company also promised to release three additional controllers in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple at participating retailers beginning in January 2022 with each costing $75.
“We’re also introducing new PS5 console covers to match all of the galaxy-inspired DualSense wireless controller colours in Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple”, said Sony in the blog.
Sony also stated: “These new console covers are beautiful and easy to use — simply remove your original white PS5 console covers and click your new ones into place. The PS5 console covers will be available for both the PS5 with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition and are sold separately from the PS5 console and DualSense controller.”
Sony unveils its new Playstation 5 covers
Sony had promised to launch legal battles against companies creating Playstation 5 covers with Dbrand being one of them since it took a stance against the tech company prompting it to launch hefty lawsuits later on.
However, many believe that Sony wasn’t just fighting for its IP against third-party competitors but wanted to capitalise on the market available for custom PS5 covers, which is why it is not surprising that its new official plates cost $55.
Just like the unauthorized console panels, Sony’s own offerings can be also be adhered to by removing the reviled white covers and simply clicking the new ones into place reports Gizmodo.
The PS5 console covers will become available starting in January 2022 at participating retailers in the following locations: USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and the Philippines.
The Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, and Starlight Blue PS5 console covers will also launch in these locations during the first half of 2022. Sony plans to launch the PS5 console covers in additional territories during the year and will announce those details as they become available.
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