It’s fair to say that PlayStation 5’s huge, two-tone industrial design is not for everyone, and now Dbrand says it has a solution. The company best known for its custom phone skins and cases has put “Darkplates” up for sale, with the promise that the precisely cut plastic plates will turn the PS5 into a dead, matte black hardware.
This is not just an unofficial accessory – Dbrand actively encourages Sony to sue it for launching the product. The reason there is that a small company, first called PlateStation5 and then CustomizeMyPlates, was forced to cancel and refund orders for a similar product last year following a lawsuit from Sony. Now Dbrand̵
Goading does not stop there. Dbrand’s Darkplate has a texture that is somewhat inspired by the PlayStation button icons micro-texture found on the PS5 and the controller. The company describes it as “a familiar but legally distinct apocalyptic spin on the classic PlayStation button shapes.”
Darkplate also has an optional skin for the glossy black center of the PS5, in case you want to customize the color or just make it smaller breeding ground for fingerprints. Beyond the matte black option, there are the usual yellow and white skins, as well as patterns like “robot camo” and “redcode.”
It is not cheap to convert PS5 to matte black and maybe not so fast. One set of plates sells for $ 49 plus shipping, while adding a diaphragm takes the base price up to $ 60.95. All three product waves to be sent in February, March and April, respectively, have been sold out in the last couple of hours, while a fourth wave for May is now available for backorder. The PS5 Digital Edition version of the discs has not yet been sold at all.