The PS5 console covers make it feel more like my own covers


Sony has worked its way into making its PS5 console more customizable. First, there was a range of DualSense controllers in red and black, and more recently it released a variety of vibrant color options that I really dug out. Finally, after threatening legal action against Dbrand, who defeated Sony with its own PS5 console covers, Sony has launched its own interchangeable console covers in midnight black and cosmic red, with more colors on the way.

Got to slap some of these new console covers on my PS5 which allowed me to see the console in a different light and gave me some much needed practice removing the covers (it still feels less intuitive than it should) . There’s not much to say about the console covers; they are color changes from the ones pre-installed on the PS5, complete with microscopic symbols on the face button. Oh, and they’re $54.99 a set (it’s just two pieces of plastic in a box), so your trip for a PS5 that better reflects your taste will cost almost as much as a game.

Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

And yet it might be something many PS5 owners want to do to get at least one set. If you’re anything like me, the PS5 wasn’t, shall we say, the most natural addition to your entertainment center. New colors won’t necessarily fix everything about the PS5’s divisive, obtuse design, but an all-black PS5 is a lot more pleasing to the eye than the bright white plates.

And while the first-debuting black and red options are limited (purple, pink, and blue will be added later), the permutations of expression expand as you mix and match the colors.

It would be cool if Sony eventually released the PS5 with some of these fresh colors pre-installed, rather than just offering a console coated in white. But I’m glad these exist after feeling burned by Sony and never bringing its daring removable hard drive covers for the original PS4 to the US. As long as the company continues to release interesting colors for the PS5, I might be tempted to invest in a new one every now and then.

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