A company sells new PlayStation 5 discs and tells Sony: “Go ahead, sue us.”
The Canadian-based adaptation company Dbrand launched its new PS5 discs, called Darkplates, with a cheeky attitude to the possibility of a Sony removal.
As Polygon discovered, the replacement discs are now on sale. They are matte black and give you at least $ 49 back – no shipping costs.
“With the release of Darkplates, the unthinkable has happened,” says Dbrand on his website. “We’ve taken Sony’s monumental performance in bad design … and fixed it. We can only assume that our prizes are in the mail.”
It is an aggressive tone considering the fate of companies that have so far tried and failed to sell PS5 discs. Last year, the company behind PlateStation5.com was forced to rename and remove PS5 images after Sony threatened to sue. Finally, the company canceled all pre-orders.
The PS5 discs get a bit fiddling around – as Sony itself revealed in the run-up to the launch of the console in November 2020. At that time, it was felt that Sony was planning to sell its own official replacement discs, even though the company has not yet announced such a product .
Dbrand’s discs feature a microscopic texture, similar to the official PS5 discs, but it’s a little different from Sony’s PlayStation face button design.
“When you look at this microscopic structure inside the dark plates, what do you see then?” Dbrand says in a section of his website entitled “Totally legal”.
“If your answer is ‘a familiar but legally distinct apocalyptic twist on the classic PlayStation button shapes,’ you could be one of our lawyers.”
“Go ahead, sue us,” it says at the top of the website.
According to the Darkplates website, the first three waves of PS5 discs are sold out. Limited stock of the matte black option for the Disc Edition console is said to be available for delivery in May.
The question is, will this operation continue at that time, or will Sony’s lawyers have their say?