The covers will be available from January 2022 in five colours: black, pink, purple, light blue and red; the three controls are pink, light blue and purple.
The cases will be available for the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc drive and the PS5 digital edition. The covers are “easy to use,” in the words of Isabelle Tomatis, chief director of PS VR, eSports, marketing and peripheral licensing at SIE. You have to remove the white cover from the console and fit the new one.
Not all cases will arrive at once. Starting in January 2022 (no specific day has been given), Midnight Black (black) and Cosmic Red (red) will be available. The Nova Pink (pink), Galactic Purple (purple) and Starlight Blue (light blue) covers will hit stores throughout the first half of 2022. The new controls will be available from January.
The accessories will arrive in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea and the Philippines. Throughout 2022 they will be launched in other territories, although they have not specified which ones.
The covers of PlayStation 5 will arrive more than a year after the console’s official launch on November 12, 2020 (a week later in Spain). At the premiere, some players expressed dissatisfaction with the white colour of the console. Several manufacturers not associated with Sony tried to sell cases. Still, the Japanese company took action against these companies claiming that the cover was patented, even though the patent was not officially granted until November of this year.