Show your true colors with PS5 faceplates, coming next year

Are you sick and tired of those pale-ass white faceplates on your PS5 (granted that you actually have one)? Would you like to pimp that beast without breaking out ye old bucket o’ paint? If the answer is “yes”, rejoice! After introducing a selection of different-colored DualSense controllers, PlayStation finally took time to give the side plates a lick of paint too. Dubbed ‘console covers’, PS5 owners will get to choose from five colors, starting January 2022. If you’re one of those ‘white plates matter’ enthusiasts you might want to stop reading now.

Yes, it is true. Sony has finally granted the wish of many white plate haters across the globe. After more than a year, the PlayStation 5 can finally be rid of its standard pale bodywork and fitted with snazzy colored ones. If you are one of these white cover haters, feast your eyes on the five other colors introduced by Sony. If these don’t melt your iced-up heart, I don’t know what will.

In case you’re interested, the colors actually have funky names as well. First off, we’ll be getting Midnight Black and Cosmic Red, which will be released shortly after the release of the DualSense controllers in January. If you’re more into the Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, or Galactic Purple version, there’s a longer wait. These are scheduled for a launch during the first half of 2022.

If you’re more interested in the “where can I get them?” part of this story, let me tell you where you can get them. According to PlayStation, the console covers will hit the shelves of ‘many retailers’. But if you’d like to have them ASAP, PlayStation Direct is your go-to outlet. There’s one catch though. Not every country will get the plates immediately. If you’re living in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, or the Philippines, you’re golden. If not, you just gotta wait a little longer (or import a set). The same goes for the PlayStation Direct option. Only the American, British, French, and German PlayStation Direct e-stores are open for pre-orders.

So, now that you finally have your colored PS5 faceplates… are we happy now? Can we finally drop the “Ugh… the PS5 is so ugly” bullcrap? I mean, what else do you want? RGB? A controller without stick drift? Official memory expansion? Well?…