After a year of people moaning about it (and not letting third parties offer a solution), Sony is bringing out some coloured PlayStation 5 faceplates.
When the PlayStation 5 was announced – and then subsequently launched, and people realised that’s what it really looks like – it was… a tad divisive. It’s a bit big. It’s got some strange curves. It looks like an enormous wireless router with some odd colour accents.
And that was it. You couldn’t even get your DualSense controller in any other colour than Mucky Fingerprint White™. (At least, to begin with.)
“You can have your PlayStation 5 in any colour you like, as long as it’s contrasting glossy white on a dark shell,” was the overriding message from Sony.
So, as the market is wont to do, enterprising companies started rushing some third-party PlayStation 5 faceplates to market so people could mix it up. Sony also took issue with this and started sending cease and desist letters to these third parties, lest they be sued into oblivion.
This meant either two things:
- Sony really loves the look of the PS5 (and is very insistent it will always look that way, regardless of how much the public isn’t keen), or
- Sony was planning on bringing its own PlayStation 5 faceplates to market (and doesn’t want third parties horning in on its racket)
Turns out, it’s the second thing. No surprise there, then.
Just announced are Sony’s official PlayStation 5 console colours – colour-changing faceplates, by any other name – in five colours. Complete with silly names that sound like they were made up by the marketing team at Dulux. These are:
- Nova Pink
- Starlight Blue
- Galactic Purple
- Cosmic Red
- Midnight Black
In addition to these coloured PS5 faceplates, DualSense controllers will also be brought out in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple, joining the already-available Cosmic Red and Midnight Black controllers.
All of these things will “launch globally starting in January 2022 at participating retailers”. You can read the full rollout plan – such as it is; it’s still a little vague – on the PlayStation Blog post announcing the new colours.