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PS5 Third-Party Face Plates Up For Preorder

A third-party site is selling five alternate colors and patterns for your PS5, in case you want to mix up the default white appearance.

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[Update: Following a legal threat from Sony, these third-party replacement plates are no longer being sold. Orders have been canceled, and vinyl skins are being offered, instead.]

The PlayStation 5 comes in a sleek duotone design with white fins jutting up from the black center. Sony hasn't officially announced any plans for other colors or faceplate designs, but a third party has already begun selling preorders for a handful of other faceplate colors and patterns. If you were hoping to buy an all-black PS5 eventually, this could let you do so well before Sony releases an alternate color scheme--if it ever does.

The site Platestation 5 is offering five faceplate designs: cherry red, indigo blue, chromatic, jungle camo, and a limited-edition matte black. Each is priced at $40, including the limited-edition version, and the site says it's aiming to ship within two weeks of the PS5 launch to assure they arrive close to your new console. You can also select a Digital Edition faceplace. On one side, it should be virtually identical to the standard version. The other lacks the disc drive bump, however, and is more symmetrical.

Be advised, we haven't sampled these faceplates ourselves, so we can't vouch for their quality or fit. If you want to take a gamble, though, read up on the store refund policy just in case.

A recent teardown video showed how easily the plates could be removed, which suggests swappable faceplates will be relatively easy. Custom faceplates were a feature of the original Xbox 360. All you have to do was pop one off and attach a new one, with no tools or disassembly required.

PlayStation 5 launches on November 12, and we've gotten a console in-hand so you can view the box--complete with banana and egg for scale. We've also gone hands-on with the console itself, and have some early PS5 console impressions. Read our PS5 preorder guide to how to secure a console and its accessories. Plus keep an eye on all of our Generation Next coverage as we head into the launch of the two new consoles in just a few weeks.

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I just have a feeling these won’t fit properly, I can’t see Sony giving the company a ps5 to check the fit

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@rodoxthedark: Im sure they didn't have any problems getting their hands with one of those PS5. That's definitely something because that white color looks terrible

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Would love to see these face plates up close and if they have the so-called 'easter eggs', ie the Sony icons/logos within the color schemes. Otherwise will pass...

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looks like Steven Watts needs to rescind this article since the website doesn't work.

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If there’s not matching controllers to go with it then it’ll just look tacky as hell… and who wants to bet these things will just scratch your console or something. Whole idea is dumb tbh.. Sony should have just suck with its signature black like all its electronics so you have a proper matching AV system.

Not complaining tho…I can make white work. Has a certain freshness about it - will pass on the gimmicky juvenile face plates tho.

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I actually do like the white color scheme. That silver one though looks very sleek.

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jungle camo looks like made my 3 year old. should have gone with the wood instead that was the most awesome x360 design

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I am going to go with a severed marble, epoxy opal, over the entire plastic shell of the original PS shell. Like this here.

youtube severed marble https://youtu.be/PUkTXDF0cyM

I already did the top of a window seal, coffee table, and live edge trophy stand. So I still have all of the tints and probably more then enough epoxy left. It is great that you can remove the entire shell, without hindering the ps5. Probably just one break in the marble. Cannot wait.

Oh PS, those Stone Coat Countertop videos are addictive as crack, be warned.

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Looks a hundred times better in Black. Looks a hundred times better than anything other than white actually. Way to choose the ugliest color possible, Sony.

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I think I am going to just paint the white panels myself.

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@nerdythesensei: Yup, a can of spray paint is a lot cheaper. It will be cool to see what airbrush artists come up with too.

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@BassMan: That would look awesome but it is Series X that will benefit the most as it has the surface area and design to look amazing with a custom paint job.

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would go for a red one.

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Did Sony license the right to make the plates if not that is lost money for Sony, Sony has to be quicker...

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You can skin the PS5 from a legit site. so I'd do that.

The site for these isn't cert.

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@promeym: How are these not legit? Are you seriously going to pay extra for 2 pieces of plastic to be certified? LOL. They're two pieces of plastic that slide into slots on the console. What's to certify?

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@bdrtfm: and if the size is wrong? This could be a total scam.

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It's cool to see this. I'm curious if the Xbox Series X is still going to do something like this, or if they gave up on the idea

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@Bloodwolf_19: These are 3rd party products. Its not really up to Microsoft. Someone will make them.

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White one still the best, I'd consider blue.

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Hey, look, it's the black scheme that literally everyone wanted in the first place...

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Why would the black one, the color most people want, be limited? Just to artificially drive up demand and price?

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@atopp399: Sony can make more money if they can sell the colour everyone wants separately.

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I'm getting the black one.

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The black plate looks perfect

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So... they did the ugly colour scheme to encourage people to buy new plates? :P (yes, yes, I know this is 3rd party right now)

Honestly, the all black one looks awesome, and should be the default.

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