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Sony has confirmed that three new PS5 console covers will arrive in June 2022 for ‘”select regions”, continuing its previous range of galactic-inspired colors.
Sony launched the Cosmic Red and Midnight Black console covers back in January. It confirmed that Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple would join these variants at a later date, matching three new DualSense controller colors. While those controllers have since launched, arriving in January, we’ve been awaiting further updates on the new PS5 covers.
Sony’s onto a winning strategy
Sony’s faceplates might be a little pricey for some, but I’d argue they’ve created an excellent strategy here. It’s not an option we’ve got on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, neither of which currently have alternative colors at all, giving Sony the customization advantage.
That said, it didn’t pioneer this concept for consoles. Nintendo previously made great use of swappable faceplates with the New 3DS, with design choices ranging from Xenoblade to Super Mario. Thanks to the changeable Joy-Con controllers, that spirit lives on through Nintendo Switch too, but it’s not quite the same.
So far, we’ve only seen the galactic range for PS5, but it opens the door for more specialized options, and changing your PS5 plates is a pretty straightforward process. Imagine seeing God of War Ragnarok or Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 faceplates when they eventually launch? They’d be an instant winner.