The pink and blue PS5 DualSense colours are available to pre-order now – Video Games Chronicle

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Several of the recently revealed PlayStation 5 DualSense controller colourways are now available to pre-order, although not all of them.

Nova Pink and Starlight Blue will release on January 14 in the UK, joining Cosmic Red and Midnight Black in addition to the traditional white model which comes with the PlayStation 5.

However, the third new colour, Galactic Purple, will initially only launch on the official PlayStation Direct site, where it will retail for £64.99.

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The Galactic Purple model will go on general release in February.

There is currently no indication when the matching console covers will be available, despite them being announced as rolling out in January.

Sony was granted a patent last year which allowed it to make covers for the PlayStation 5, suggesting the company had plans to offer customisation options for console owners.

This news will likely affect existing companies offering PS5 customisation, most notably Canadian peripheral firm Dbrand, which has been involved in a lengthy battle with Sony over its own black PS5 faceplates, dubbed its ‘Darkplates’.

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Dbrand’s $50 Darkplates went on sale in February and within a few hours had sold out of stock until May.

However, in a statement posted last month, the company declared that Darkplates were “dead”, following a cease and desist letter from Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s lawyers threatening to sue if it continued selling them.

Just days later though, in a self-assured statement on its website saying “checkmate, lawyers”, Dbrand revealed a new line of PS5 faceplates, which it calls Darkplates 2.0 and claims is safe from future lawsuits.

“You can’t successfully sue someone over an alleged ‘design infringement’ without a registered design patent,” Dbrand said at the time. “Sony did not have a registered design patent for the PS5’s side panels when we launched Darkplates (or for many, many months following the release).

“We didn’t think they’d ever get one. They did. Here we are.”


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