Sony has confirmed that three new PS5 console covers will arrive in June 2022 for “select regions”, continuing its previous range of galaxy-inspired colors.
Sony launched the Cosmic Red and Midnight Black console covers in January. He confirmed that Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple will join these variants at a later date, corresponding to three new DualSense controller colors. Although these controllers have since launched, arriving in January, we’ve been waiting for further updates on new PS5 covers.
A dazzling array of PS5 console covers in Starlight Blue, Galactic Purple and Nova Pink will be available in select regions from June 2022: https://t.co/u4yqM3VA2x pic.twitter.com/CKcn2bS2SuMay 17, 2022
Offering a brief update on the original PlayStation Blog post, Sony confirmed that “Early Access for customers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and in Luxembourg is available via direct.playstation.com from June 17. Each of the covers will be available for $54.99 / £44.99. Unfortunately, there’s no indication of when they’ll get a larger release, at least not yet. And no word on an Australian release date/price.
As before, these covers will be available for both standard PS5 consoles and the PS5 Digital Edition. Because the covers accommodate the former’s Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, they are not interchangeable. There are no PS5 bundles yet that come with the new covers pre-attached, which means any new adopters will currently have to purchase them separately.
Sony is on a winning strategy
Sony’s faceplates might be a bit pricey for some, but I’d say they’ve created a great strategy here. It’s not an option we have on Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, neither of which currently have alternate colors, giving Sony the advantage of customization.
That said, he didn’t pioneer this concept for consoles. Nintendo previously made great use of interchangeable faceplates with the New 3DS, with design choices ranging from Xenoblade to Super Mario. Thanks to interchangeable Joy-Con controllers, that spirit lives on on Nintendo Switch too, but it’s not quite the same.
So far, we’ve only seen the Galactic Range for PS5, but that opens the door to more specialist options, and changing your PS5 plates is a fairly straightforward process. Imagine seeing the faceplates of God of War Ragnarok or Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 when they finally launch? They would be an instant winner.