Sony has confirmed the custom cases for PS5, and has also taken the opportunity to also announce the new DualSense controllers to match these cases which, if all goes as planned by the Japanese company, will begin to hit the market in the first quarter of 2022. On the official Sony website we can read that they speak of January of that year, but it is important to bear in mind that, as it is a global launch, there could be small delays in some markets.
Custom PS5 cases are a relatively new thing, but the history that surrounds them is quite interesting. In this article we already told you, at the time, that Sony was not willing to allow anyone to take a piece of the huge cake that this market represented, although in the end it could not completely close the doors to the sellers of unofficial cases because, as we saw in this other article, the Japanese company I had not patented anything when Dbrand released their first batch of custom cases.
Controversy and legal issues aside, let’s focus on the design of custom PS5 cases that Sony has unveiled. On a personal note, I must say that the designs that Sony has chosen seem excessively flat to me, and I think that the Japanese company has opted for a too simple and classic approach. Of the five colors available, the only one that strikes me is black, because it gives the console a more serious and elegant touch.
How much will Sony PS5 custom cases cost?
Sony has confirmed that custom cases for PS5 will be available for both models of the console, that is, both for the version with an optical drive and for the variant without said unit. The sale price will be $ 55, a figure that, after converting currency and applying taxes, would translate into 59.99 euros (Also applying the classic rounding, since the exact change, with VAT, would give us almost 59 euros).
Is it sensible to charge 59.99 euros for two plastic lids? My opinion is a resounding no. If these covers had a more elaborate design, or a more attractive finish, it could be more compressive, but as I said Sony has opted for a finish so simple that I, personally, would not consider buying it at any time.
As for the exact date of availability, Sony has confirmed that the new custom cases for PS5 will be available, in their versions “Midnight Black” and “Cosmic Red”, as of January 2022 in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand , Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea and the Philippines. Versions “Nova Pink”, “Galactic Purple” and “Starlight Blue” They will also reach the countries we have mentioned, but in the middle of this year.
To go along with those new custom PS5 cases, Sony has also confirmed that will launch new matching DualSense. We can see them in the attached video. The sale price has not transcended, but it should be identical to that of a standard DualSense. The availability of this new remote control will be the same as that of the housings in their different colors, which means that the DualSense will arrive first in the colors “Midnight Black” and “Cosmic Red”, and later the “Nova Pink”, “Galactic Purple” “And” Starlight Blue “.