PS5 Colored Faceplates & New Controller Colors

Colored PS5 Faceplates Incoming Alongside New Matching Controller Colors

The PlayStation 5 hasn’t been the most customizable console in its first year of release. However, Sony is changing that through the console covers it recently announced in conjunction with a slew of new DualSense controllers. The covers will be $54.99 each and the controllers will be $74.99 and the release dates are different depending on where and how players get them.

Sony released trailers for both the covers and controllers. The console cover trailers shows all five colors: Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, and Starlight Blue. The black and red variants are coming in January 2022 at participating retailers. The pink, purple, and blue ones will show up at those same retailers sometime in the first half of 2022. There will be covers for users who own either the PS5 Digital Edition or the one with the disc drive.

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While there were already official black and red DualSense controllers, Sony is releasing Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple controllers to match the new faceplates. These should start to launch in January 2022, but, given Sony’s wording, each color will likely have some sort of staggered release.

According to Sony, exact release dates may also differ for all of this new gear, too. However, in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and France, those who buy directly from Sony will get certain items a little earlier. The Galactic Purple controller will be the site on January 14 and then retailers on February 11. The black and red PS5 covers will be on the site on January 21 and will be at participating retailers on February 18.

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Sony selling its own faceplates was to be expected, especially after the company went after others trying to do the same thing. Dbrand was initially selling PS5 faceplates, but pulled its products after Sony threatened to sue, which was something Dbrand was baiting Sony to do. CustomizeMyPlates also ran into the same thing around the PS5’s launch and had to cancel the orders for custom faceplates that it had received.

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