Update, November 2, 2020 (03:45 PM ET): It looks like Sony wasn’t too happy with the idea of custom PS5 plates. The company formerly known as PlateStation (as described below) announced that it will no longer sell custom plates for the upcoming console. In a tweet, it says this was a direct result of Sony bringing the hammer down based on “patent and intellectual property issues.”
PlateStation has now rebranded to “Customize My Plates” and will instead offer vinyl skin coverings for the PS5 and its accessories. This is hardly as fun as the custom swappable plates, but at least the company won’t die off due to this legal spat.
If you placed an order for a PlateStation item, you will see a full refund.
Original article, October 23, 2020 (01:00 PM ET): The PlayStation 5 isn’t out yet, but you can already buy something to customize the next-gen console. A company called PlateStation has unveiled a set of custom plates that allow you to add a dash of color to the PS5’s normally white exterior (via Engadget). The plates come in four colors: Chromatic, Cherry Red, Indigo Blue, and Matte Black. A single set will cost you $39.99.
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Installation is presumably as simple as popping off the PS5’s existing white plates and putting in place the new ones. One thing to keep in mind is that the plates aren’t an official Sony accessory, so it’s probably best to wait and hear what other people say about them before you pay the $40 they cost. But if you feel like taking a chance now, the company offers a 10-day return policy.
PlateStation’s offering is likely the first of many customization options we’ll see for the PS5. In fact, you already have companies like DBrand offering custom wraps for the console. So if the plates don’t strike your fancy, you should have plenty of other options.