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Looking forwards to swapping the colours of the PS5?

Yes! 16 76.19%
 
I love the white/black combo, so no! 5 23.81%
 
Total:21

Am I the only one who gets flashbacks to early 2000 cellphones which had exchangeable covers?



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Would really make it easy to pop off and paint, then pop back on. Depends on how much aftermarket panels end up costing.

Plasti Dip cans are pretty cheap and if you don't like the look down the road, you can just peel it off and have it be stock white again or change colors.

Pretty sure they have gunmetal and graphite Dip colors as well. Exactly the type of look I'm thinking for the panels.



Well, if true, this would help ameliorate at least some of my critique of the PS5's aesthetic (see: https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/242643/rate-the-look-of-the-ps5/11/#5)

That said, I wonder how well it would be supported. Unfortunately, I don't think Sony *always* does well on the peripheral support front. While it was an accessory and not a core product, the first PlayStation Gold Headset had this same feature. I remember noticing this when I first bought the headset, and I don't think I ever saw a single replacement plate available. I liked the stock color scheme just fine, but I did have friends who were disappointed.

For those who are unsure as to what I'm talking about, here's the manual (pg. 4): https://www.playstation.com/en-nz/content/dam/support/manuals/scee/web-manuals/peripherals/ps4/wireless-stereo-headset-20/instructions-manual/CECHYA-0083_Wirless%20Stereo%20Headset%202.0_InstructionManual_EN_Web.pdf/

And here's a photo: https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/1xc0te/gold_wireless_headset_has_removable_and/

So, hopefully, if this really is a feature, the difference between status of products leads to a difference in support...at least for those who are not inclined to do custom paint jobs :D

Bofferbrauer2 said:
Am I the only one who gets flashbacks to early 2000 cellphones which had exchangeable covers?

No. I also miss being able to access/replace the battery. At least my Xperia still has a 3.5mm jack!



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twintail said:
S.Peelman said:
How would this work with the disc version though. Isn’t the bulge on that one part of the part with the disc drive? Also, if this is possible, why wouldn’t you just toss those flaps out altogether.

One of the images from this Twitter account shows what looks to be the disc side taken off.

Ah yes I see it now, didn’t notice. Less bulgy than I imagined the inside would be.



I think it was obvious that there was going to be a black version, snap-on or not. Waiting for a black one.
I wonder if you get to choose the lighting color as well?



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I guess it's cool for people who want this. I personally don't really care for it, and will leave it as it's coming out of the box.



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Nahhh I just buy the original look of the console and keep it for every gen so far.



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I probably wont do any swapping myself but that's a good idea. No need to buy a console just for the special edition look when you can just buy the wings to switch out.



That's neat (if true, of course). Now there just needs to be a controller with decent colours and especially shapes with colours.



GrahfsLament said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
Am I the only one who gets flashbacks to early 2000 cellphones which had exchangeable covers?

No. I also miss being able to access/replace the battery. At least my Xperia still has a 3.5mm jack!

Funny thing is, I never liked Nokia back in the day - but I got one now. And my wife's dad has a Nokia 1 Plus due to me which still has a replaceable battery.