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Listen, I love my PlayStation 5 as much, if not more, than the next the gamer. But I really can't get on with the way it looks. I don't hate the design, but I'm also not in a rush to give it pride of place next to my TV. It's currently nestled into the corner of my TV unit as out of sight as it can possibly be without blocking the vents, like some kind of shameful secret.
I'd be one of the first in line to get an official limited edition console, but it doesn't look like that's happening any time soon. Fortunately, there are people out there willing to do what Sony isn't doing.
Earlier this month we reported on a stunning-looking PlayStation 2-themed PS5 by whattheefth and SUP3R5. At that point, it was nothing more than a fun mockup... but the reaction to the nostalgic console has proven to be so overwhelmingly positive, that SUP3R5 is going to go ahead and sell the real thing. Starting January 5th, 2021, you'll be able to order yourself a "retro-inspired" DualSense controller for $99, or a console from $649. As you can see below, they're truly, properly beautiful.
The bad news is that these will be sold in very limited supply. SUP3R5 confirmed to us in an email that it'll only be making 500 DualSense controllers and 304 consoles, making it a seriously hot item. Even though these aren't official and SUP3R5 stresses it has no affiliation with Sony, I'd expect these to be snapped up pretty damn quickly.
"We feel obligated to do this based on the unexpectedly positive response from everyone," SUP3R5 explained. They added that since they'll be modifying existing components instead of manufacturing them, they don't expect to run into any legal challenges from Sony. We'll have to wait and see what Sony thinks about that, I guess, but here's hoping SUP3R5 can go ahead as planned.
The good news is that for noew, you can at least sign up to a newsletter for more information on when the console drops. You can do that right here. Maybe now is the time to get saving, if you can.
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