PlayStation 5 comes in one colour scheme at launch and its white exterior isn’t to everyone’s taste.
Asked this month if PS5 will be available in other colour schemes, Sony would only say there won’t be additional colours or designs at launch.
While it seems highly likely new PS5 colours will be released at some point, with no official alternatives currently available users hoping for a different look in the near-term are having to get creative.
As spotted by GamesRadar, one Reddit user used Plastidip to transform their PS5 into a black console (above). Plastidip is described as “a rubberized protective coating that can be sprayed, painted or dipped onto a wide range of materials including metal”.
Another PS5 owner (below) used a vinyl wrap to change the appearance of their console. Vinyl wrapping is more traditionally used to protect a car’s paint and provide customisation options.
A peripheral company selling custom PS5 faceplates was recently forced to cancel all its orders and pull the products from sale, following reported legal action from Sony.
PlateStation5.com had already been forced to rebrand to CustomizeMyPlates.com following a complaint from Sony, before it was hit with subsequent legal threats that resulted in it stopping selling the product entirely.
PS5 launched on Thursday in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with most of the rest of the world getting the console on November 19.
“Whether you like it or not, PS5 will instantly become the centrepiece of your lounge, its white faceplates barely squeezing inside a standard television cabinet,” VGC’s PS5 launch review reads.
“It looks slightly better placed vertically – if only because it doesn’t fall off the flimsy stand each time you touch it – but there’s no denying that any future hardware iteration has a lot of work to do to make PS5 more attractive.”
In a PS5 FAQ published last week, Sony did confirm that more DualSense controller colours will be released “in the future” although it added there were no announcements to share at this time.