Here’s what PS5 game boxes will look like

Sony have revealed what game boxes for PlayStation 5 games will look like once the console launches later this year, using the next-gen exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to show off the familiar but stylish new design that’s true to the new PlayStation 5 console design.

Check it out:

It’s certainly a bold new look, compared to the white on blue of the PlayStation 4 era, keeping with the white and black design of the PlayStation 5. The cover art for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales also looks pretty good, doesn’t it?

The big question is, does it also look… more expensive? Sony aren’t saying anything about price just yet.

Of course, it’s just yet another tiny little drip feed of information about the next generation from Sony. Outside of the PlayStation 5 game reveal in June and the technical reveal in March, Sony have been content to drop one little morsel of news about the next generation at a time. Revealing the box art is about as big or small as revealing the PS5 logo back in January (and nothing else) at CES. Of course, as a marketing strategy, it seems to be working. That logo reveal became the most-liked video game Instagram post ever, and it’s barely any different from the PS4 logo!

The June reveal event was a bonanza of game reveals and information though, with Spider-Man Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and so, so much more revealed. Not only that, but the flowing futuristic design of the PlayStation 5 as well.

I’m sure a lot of people are torn about getting the digital or the disc-based PlayStation 5, with the digital edition having a much more symmetrical and coherent appearance. Then again, there’s something nice about having a physical product, and I’m sure many will also be thinking about their collection of PlayStation 4 games when making a purchase decision. Does a white banner on a box sway you one way or the other?

Source: PS Blog

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7 Comments

  1. I’m sticking to the ‘normal’ PS5 as you can normally find physical game a fair bit cheaper than digital. And you can trade them in when done, although I’ve heard rumours that it may be possible to trade digital copies in the future.

    I’m sure I read somewhere that across the pond PS5 games could cost around $10 more than PS4 games.

  2. No way I’d go disc-less anytime soon, at least not next gen, as I expect the PS5 to read my PS4 blu-rays, and my movie discs of Alien Quadrilogy, Bladerunner and the like.

    The design of the game boxes I don’t find that special. It looks ok, but not much more. I liked the blue of the PS4 games better, while this looks like they forgot to design it, really.

  3. I seem to recall rumours of games going up in price for every generation but it hasn’t translated to a huge increase over the years. Plus, sales and preowned games can save you a lot if you’re prepared to wait and shop around. I have more physical PS3 games than physical PS4 games – i think i’ve about the same in digital on both but on PS3 it was mostly smaller psn games and on PS4 i have more digital AAA games – but i will still be leaning towards a disc-based console. I can’t really get excited about a game case design though ;)

  4. I think there’s going to be less people adopting this generation early based on the fact that there seems to be less of an emphasis on new games over iteration. The introduction of mid-cycle upgrades and possible Xbox ‘lite’ models make it less appealing for veterans like me and make me consider, for the first time, whether a gaming PC is more sensible.
    PS where have all the commenters gone, this place is like a ghost town.

    • Did you not see Sony announcing all those games the other week?? Definitely a strong line up for launch or soon after. Depending on how you define “soon”.

      MS are lacking new games though. And if the Series S really is a thing, they might really kill off the Series X before it even gets started. While presumably counting the Series S sales as next-gen, even if it’s really something more like the OneX.

      And I was wondering why the comments were so few lately. I’ve noticed an odd bug when you randomly get logged out and can’t log in again from the link that tells you to log in to comment. Has that been putting people off?

  5. I think I am going to get the disk less model. I usually buy most games digital these days after a few weeks when they come down in price. Between that and getting PSN credit cheap you can get some good digital bargains.

  6. At least the boxes will be the same size as the PS4 ones so will fit in nicely. I’ll always go for a disk version of a machine as I like collecting and the games come down in price quicker.

    The day I’m forced to go digital only is the day I stop buying games consoles.

    Two things though,1 I am financially challenged at the moment so I’ve no idea when I can buy one,and 2,looking at my gaming setup, I don’t know where I could put it. Maybe by the time I have enough money to buy one there will be a smaller version.

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