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This All-Black PlayStation 5 Console Is Way Better Than The Standard Model

This All-Black PlayStation 5 Console Is Way Better Than The Standard Model

I kind of feel bad for the PlayStation 5. Sony's upcoming next-gen console was finally revealed last month, but it's pearly white body and sci-fi curves weren't quite to everyone's tastes. The poor thing has suffered mercilessly at the hands of internet japesters who've compared it to everything from WALL-E to an Ethernet hub.

For the record, I quite like the way it looks. My only complaint, really, is the colour. I'm not a fan of the white at all, if only because I could see it getting dirtier a lot quicker. It's not like I plan to drag my PS5 and DualSense controller through the mud or anything, but sweat, dust and dirt build up. I also have a cat with a penchant for ruining everything nice and expensive that I own, so... white is a no for me.

PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony
PlayStation 5 / Credit: Sony

Let us pray that Sony is planning to release an all-black edition then, because this gorgeous black mockup created by Snoreyn and LetsGoDigital is a sleek, sexy beast. They've even included a black DualSense controller, which is way better than the current design, imo.

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Take a look at it in "action" via the video below - or head here to watch it at the source.

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This is the PS5 I want for Christmas. I also appreciate the way in which the mockup video perfectly apes the official Sony reveal. This could quite easily be the real deal, and I feel confident in suggesting I'm not the only one who'd go bananas for this darker piece of hardware.

Does it still look a bit like a router? Yes. Do I really care that much when it looks this cool? No. It's surely only a matter of time before Sony shows off an official black model, because it would absolutely be the overwhelmingly popular choice. Last month, PlayStation's vice-president of UX design, Matt MacLaurin took to LinkedIn (of all places) to tease some "beautiful" special edition consoles.

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Shortly after explaining why the console is so much larger than the PlayStation 4, he spoke a little about the next-gen machine's completely overhauled UI, and added that we "can count on even more beautiful (and hopefully radical) special editions" beyond the standard white edition.

I can't imagine for a second that "radical" would be a term used to describe a black edition, but let's just wait and see. Sony is rumoured to be holding another PS5 event in August, so we might see something then.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation 5, PS5, Next-Gen, sony

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.