The Dbrand brand announced in December its intention to offer an alternative black shell for the PS5. The product is now in pre-orders, and the manufacturer has made sure of the legality of the thing.
The design of the PS5 is easily recognizable. Beyond its all-V shape, and its rather imposing size, the console also surprised by its double black and white color. This choice is not to everyone’s taste, and as soon as the white plates were removable, many began to dream of an alternative design.
The specialist in design customization, Dbrand, took this opportunity to announce in December an alternative black shell for the PS5. The product is now on pre-order.
A “completely legal” design
On the official product page, Dbrand explained that they did the job to avoid possible legal action. This is what the “PlateStation” site suffered, which quickly received a message from Sony’s legal department. For the console manufacturer, it is therefore a very sensitive subject with which Dbrand must negotiate.
To guard against this, Dbrand announces in particular that it has covered its hull with symbols ” familiar, but completely legally distinct from regular PlayStation buttons “. If we look at it a bit, we can actually recognize squares, triangles, circles and crosses, which usually form the PlayStation symbols, but here with a smalltwisttransforming their meaning.
It’s unclear if this will be enough, but Sony doesn’t seem to have called its lawyers yet.
Pre-orders for the month of April
By pre-ordering At the time of this writing, Dbrand is announcing a shipment for April. The shell is sold for 49 dollars, and the brand also offers a skin for the middle part of the console by adding an additional 12 dollars. Ironically, it is possible to request a matte white skin for the middle part, thus reversing the original colors. The shipping costs are 9 dollars for France.
If you are interested, beware, only the PlayStation 5 with Blu-ray player is available. The hull for the Digital Edition model will still have to wait.