• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

Hardware Platform This PS2-themed black PS5 goes on sale January 8, but you probably won't get one

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014
26,809
27,882
1,335
ibiza

Gamers have been crying out for a black PS5 ever since Sony first revealed the divisive two-tone design of the PlayStation 5, and it looks like they might finally get their wish.

A black retro-inspired PS5 console and DualSense controller are going on sale on January 8, with shipping scheduled for late spring 2021. The design reflects the look of the iconic PS2, which remains the best-selling PlayStation console to date with 155 million units sold worldwide.

The striking makeover is being handled by the SUP3R5 team, and isn’t officially affiliated with Sony, as you might expect.

Production is also limited to just 304 units, so if you want one, you’ll need a big slice of luck. Why only 304 units? Well, it's apparently a throwback to when the PS2 was originally released: 03/04/00. If you only want the DualSense controller, you might have a better chance as there are 500 units up for grabs.

A quick glance at the website’s product listing notes that the DualSense controller has to be completely disassembled during the conversion process, which means the standard hardware warranty provided by Sony is void. The console, however, will still be covered as only the side plates are being customized.

Of course, this fetching retro style design doesn’t come cheap. You’ll have to pay a premium of $99 for the DualSense controller (usually $69) and $649 for the PS5 console (usually $499). When you compare it to a garish gold PS5 that will set you back over $10,000, it almost seems reasonable.

 

MHubert

Member
Dec 22, 2019
350
408
390
I am still waiting for a PSX themed PS5. Remember seeing a fan mock up after sony revealed the design and instantly fell in love. Will post a pic if I find it again.

Edit: Oh gawd
 
Last edited:

Rudius

Member
Feb 19, 2020
926
2,209
350
I am still waiting for a PSX themed PS5. Remember seeing a fan mock up after sony revealed the design and instantly fell in love. Will post a pic if I find it again.

Edit: Oh gawd
The controller looks great.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MHubert

Magog.

Banned
Dec 31, 2020
302
781
265
I am still waiting for a PSX themed PS5. Remember seeing a fan mock up after sony revealed the design and instantly fell in love. Will post a pic if I find it again.

Edit: Oh gawd

The center should stay black IMO.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MHubert

Lupin3

Targeting terrorists with a D-Pad
May 9, 2006
2,491
3,226
1,940
I still think the design is a joke, but it looks a lot better in black. For sure!
 
  • Like
Reactions: CatLady

mckmas8808

Ah. Peace and quiet. #ADayWithoutAWoman
May 24, 2005
46,362
12,184
2,000
Looks like a space ship that the Empire would have on Star Wars. And that's GREAT!
 
Aug 6, 2010
2,227
1,337
950
No, wait, are they seriously planning on making the white one the default color the whole generation?
What the fuck are they thinking?
 

ethomaz

is mad because DF didn't do a video on a video of a video of a video on PS5
Mar 19, 2013
39,727
39,583
1,310
38
Brazil
Original white and black are way better looking.

All black loses all the sexy charming of PS5.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Magog.

ethomaz

is mad because DF didn't do a video on a video of a video of a video on PS5
Mar 19, 2013
39,727
39,583
1,310
38
Brazil
I am still waiting for a PSX themed PS5. Remember seeing a fan mock up after sony revealed the design and instantly fell in love. Will post a pic if I find it again.

Edit: Oh gawd
That looks way better than OP posted but the center should be black imo.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: MHubert

Eternal21

Member
Nov 14, 2013
329
701
580
I'm working on converting my PS5 to black version. I've already applied the center carbon colored skin:

Now I'm just waiting for these guys to release the covers:

People that like the white+glossy-black version have no sense of taste. This thing is fugly as fuck.
 
Last edited: