The white color of the PS5 has probably confused more than a fan of PlayStation consoles. Faced with this situation, Sony has been quite silent, but also violent. While third-party sellers have tried to offer covers to customize the console in the famous black color (and in other colors), Sony has come to launch legal attacks all the way. Finally, a recently found patent shows that Sony is indeed preparing shells and skins for its next-gen console.
Skins on the way for the PS5
Since its launch, the PS5 has not been released in any colorway other than white. For its part, Microsoft has launched a version in the colors of Borderlands 3, Far Cry 6, or even Halo Infinite. For its part, Sony has come to put sticks in the wheels to the manufacturers of skins for its next-gen console via legal actions, in particular brand and CustomizeMyPlates. Finally, these companies still sell their personalized cases today, but for some, their projects have been canceled …
Sony, however, seems to be already ready to market customized versions of its console. The Op Attack site has indeed come to unveil a design patent for the fronts of the PS5. The latter would have been filed by the Japanese firm a week before the launch of the PS5. It was finally released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 16, 2021. It features a system to remove and replace each side of the console.
This could be a sign of the arrival of limited versions of PS5 or facades to buy from Sony. It remains to be seen when Sony plans to embark on this adventure. As a reminder, Matt MacLaurin, former vice president of UX design at PlayStation, previously hinted that a black version of the PS5 or a “special edition” was on the agenda.