PS5 Owners Are Already Getting Creative With Their Faceplate Mods

PS5 Owners Are Already Getting Creative With Their Faceplate Mods

Turn that stock plate into something fancy.

The new PlayStation is roughly a day old, and players are already digging into its launch lineup. While the new games are exciting, some newfound owners of a PlayStation 5 are doing something a little different: giving its outer casing a new look.

Each PS5, as of the time of this writing, comes in a glacier white color. While sleek, it can often look like a blank canvas for something more. It doesn't hurt that you have a lot of surface area to work with, either; seriously, this bad boy is huge.

As we learned during an internal breakdown earlier this year, the faceplates of the PlayStation 5 are removable. That means the popped collar look can be customized, separately painted or otherwise modified. It has not taken long for PS5 owners to do just that.

YouTuber Dave Lee premiered his own custom PS5 mod before the PlayStation 5 was even out. Having obtained a review copy, Lee painted his red and blue, with a white Spider-Man logo to bring it all together. Though he didn't include any web decals, it's still a pretty cool case mod. (Though I do want to see what a Miles Morales take on this would look like, too.)

On Reddit, users are doing some pretty incredible work with their PS5 consoles. One plastidipped their PS5, giving it both a new color scheme and a pretty incredible look on the faceplates. I really dig how the internal lights reflect off the black fins.

Another user showed their brother-in-law's wrapped PS5, which also has a great finish to it. It looks all space-y and reflective, a far-cry from the matte white of the current console default. Of course, the sheer size of the console has led some to get creative in other ways, like building a custom shelf just to make the PS5 fit into their entertainment center while still getting good ventilation.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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