Sony officially reveals faceplates for the PlayStation 5

In addition to the PS5 faceplates, Sony also announced new colors for the DualSense controller.


After being on the market for a little over a year - and still being short in supply pretty much everywhere - Sony has finally released faceplates and covers for the PlayStation 5. In addition to new ways to dress up its latest flagship console, Sony also confirmed that the DualSense will be available in several more colorways going forward.

Sony Reveals Faceplates Playstation
Not that we're complaining, but Sony would've made everyone's Christmas a lot better by making these available right away.

Sony gives PlayStation 5 owners more customization options

Sony Reveals Faceplates Playstation
Maybe, just maybe, Sony can start addressing the PS5 shortage a bit more now that the face plates are here.

Ever since the original PlayStation, Sony has launched every PlayStation in black with more colorways and themed designs coming post-launch. However, with the PS5, Sony opted to go back to a white design, which, while receiving a lot of praise, was deemed boring by many because of the lack of customization options and how easy it was for the console and the controllers to get dirty

Fast forward to today and it appears that all those complaints did not fall on deaf ears as Sony has released official faceplates for the PlayStation 5.

Sony already released two new DualSense colors earlier this year. So, in addition to those two and the Original White, the DualSense now also comes in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple, for a total of six. More importantly, official clip-on plates are now available in five different colors: Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, and Starlight Blue.

With the release of faceplates and their matching DualSense colors, PlayStation owners now have a chance to match the colors of both their consoles and their controllers.

According to Sony, the console covers will start shipping in January 2022. Meanwhile, the controllers will go on the market around the same time, but availability might vary depending on location.

Having said that, this was a long time coming. For months, talks about these plates have gone around online. What further fueled the rumors was when Sony asked retailers who started making their faceplates to take down their unofficial products. The official announcement of the faceplates was a matter of when and not if. However, what is surprising here is that Sony also released matching DualSense colors.

If this all goes well, we won't put it past Sony to start releasing limited-edition faceplates similar to limited-release consoles as a way to celebrate certain games.

With God of War: Ragnarok set to release in late 2022, Sony has enough time to prepare for a potential limited edition design and pattern to help celebrate the highly anticipated sequel to 2018's God of War, which is headed to PCs next month.


Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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