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Sony Patent Could Hint Official PS5 Faceplates are Coming Soon

Sony Patent Could Hint Official PS5 Faceplates are Coming Soon - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 November 2021 / 946 Views

Sony has been granted a new patent, spotted by OPAttack, on November 16, 2021 that is titled "Cover for Electronic Device." The patent does show diagrams of PlayStation 5 faceplates.

The patent mentions it is for "the ornamental design for a cover for an electronic device" with an image showing the faceplate for a PS5 console. 

The patent could be hinting Sony plans to sell PS5 faceplates and skins in the near future. 

Dbrand had started to sell its own third-party faceplates for the PS5 for $50, called Darkplates, which sold out within a few hours. However, the faceplates are no longer available as they received a cease and desist letter from Sony Interactive Entertainment lawyers. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kakadu18 (on 22 November 2021)

Now they won't need to sell special edition PS5s and can instead just sell special edition faceplates for big releases.

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gtotheunit91 (on 22 November 2021)

Yeah, I figured this was going to happen sooner or later. Especially with them trying to take down Dbrand. I'm sure there's a lot of money to be made in faceplates. I loved getting different plates on my 3DS lol

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Manlytears gtotheunit91 (on 22 November 2021)

Well, they have every right to ban faceplates that can modify and impair airflow. Cooling is an important element, and 3rd party faceplate design can end up causing problems.

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SvenTheTurkey gtotheunit91 (on 23 November 2021)

The patent could just be more of a defensive move. Just because they have the patent doesn't mean they have to use it. However, because they have it, they can more easily stop third parties from making them.

I don't know what they'll do, but I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that accessory faceplates are coming.

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UteGuy (on 22 November 2021)

Finally! This would be a good move.

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Dante9 (on 23 November 2021)

True black PS5, here I come.

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