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PlayStation 5 Faceplate Seller Threatened By Sony Has Returned, Says It's 'Untouchable'

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PlayStation 5 Faceplate Seller Threatened By Sony Has Returned, Says It's 'Untouchable'

The PlayStation 5 faceplate seller that was targeted by Sony's solicitors has returned from the shadows, and claims that it's prepared for the company's legal threats, even going as far as to say that it is "untouchable."

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Also known as PlateStation5 and CustomizeMyPlates.com, Sony had set its sights on the peripheral company, which was offering a range of snazzy shades and pleasant patterns for the plates of the console. Shown in the official teardown video for the PlayStation 5, the shell that contains all of the speedy and souped-up goodness of the console lifts off with little effort, which will let users take a look at its innards for repairs easily. It also, theoretically, allows for personal expression with the colours of the plates. The white columns either side of the console are very sleek, yes, butthey do inspire a sort of melodrama. Like the Evil Queen from Snow White. Or Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh.

As aforementioned, the company had to lay low for a while when Sony knocked on their door and allegedly threatened the team with legal entanglements. But, it's back, and it's not interested in seeing the PlayStation manufacturer throwing its weight about when it hasn't done anything wrong. CMP Shells (its newest name) has a listing for a matte black plate duo, and it comes with a free God of War Ragnarok decal. Nifty. Anyway, here it states that the company and its custom plates are "untouchable," even though the patent is still pending. "We didn't know before. Now we do," it explained. "Further we have not replicated anyone's proprietary design. Our shells improve upon the original by allowing for more ventilation. We will be able to sell even after the patent is approved."

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CMP Shells has one thousand matte black sets made of heat-resistant industry-standard plastic to sell for the digital edition of the PlayStation 5, and customers could expect their purchase to arrive at the end of February. And, don't worry, the company assures that detaching the shell and reattaching a custom shell does not impact the warranty. The peripheral brand doesn't specifically say how it outsmarted Sony's legal team, who I imagine are at the very top of their game, but they aren't alone.

dbrand, a Canadian company specialising in cases and extras for phones and laptops, encouraged Sony to try to sue it for producing custom PlayStation 5 plates. Another company, XQGaming, has gone technicolour in offering glossy and metallic skins of a variety of shades for the PlayStation 5. My favourite is the iridescent one, and there's even a wood effect one, if you want a retro, '70s era vibe.

Featured Image Credit: CMP Shells, Sony

Topics: PS5, News

Imogen Donovan
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