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PS2-themed PS5 – Better than the real thing?

The Sony PlayStation 5’s industrial design is bold. The basic hardware for the latest Xbox and PlayStation generations has been relatively tame – in its basic configuration, at least. With the PlayStation 5, Sony decided to take a bolder approach, with an extreme touch of industrial design AND a color scheme that ensured that every curve was highly apparent. Today, a concept redesign of this console has delivered an alternative reality – a black one.

The Sony PlayStation 5’s default configuration is a black layer sandwiched between two white segments with blue light accents when turned on. The combination of organic shapes that create the PS5 are such that the console could fit in the modern living room or nook with refined interior design.

The next generation DualSense wireless controllers are also black and white with blue light accents. The design is both bold and subtle. The multicolored buttons are gone, replaced by white on white. The texture grip throughout the controller is made up of the same shapes used in the controller’s unique designation scheme.

What would it be like if Sony decided that the PlayStation’s 30th anniversary (2024) would be a good reason to give the PS5 a limited edition redesign? In the main PlayStation subReddit, user WhatTheElf took a look at a future that may never happen.

December 2024 will mark the 30th anniversary of the original PlayStation. The physical design of this PlayStation 5 includes references to the basic design of the PlayStation 2, which was originally released in March 2000. We would have to wait a bit for another significant anniversary for this console … but who needs another PS1-themed console, any form?

The important part here is the fact that the look of this PS5 with the PS2 theme could attract masses of old school players. As if Sony needed more demand for the PS5, which is sold out in all stores worldwide now!

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