CMP is the latest iteration of the company first known as PlateStation5, which was then forced to rebrand as CustomizeMyPlates.com in October 2020, before finally pulling its planned range of custom PS5 faceplates entirely due to an alleged threat of legal action from Sony.
The company relaunched as CMP Shells in January offering black faceplates for PS5 disc and digital edition consoles priced at $49.99.
It’s now also offering red and blue shells for the same price, as well as shells bundled with controller skin kits for $69.99.
It claims it only has 1,000 shells to sell in its initial batch and that customers will receive them at the end of February.
In a new video released on Instagram, CMP demonstrated how the shells can be attached to Sony’s console.
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In its listings for the shells, CMP addresses the issue of potential legal action directly. The company suggests that it’s now wiser to what it can legally get away with and claims that it has a patent pending for the shells.
“The patent is pending and all sales finalized before it’s approved are untouchable,” the company says. “We didn’t know before. Now we do.”
It adds: “Further we have not replicated anyone’s proprietary design. Our shells improve upon the original by allowing for more ventilation. We will be able to sell even after the patent is approved.”
A few other third-party peripheral companies have announced their own ranges of PS5 shells.
Game Armor launched pre-orders for its PS5 faceplates in December and claims it’s due to ship the first batch in late January, although the webpage where it was originally taking orders is currently offline, while Canadian firm Dbrand is currently allowing customers to sign up to receive notifications for when its matte black PS5 faceplates will become available.