Good news if you hate the the bold black and white design of the new PlayStation 5 console, Sony may have different colour schemes planned. During his rather dull hands preview with the new DualSense controller Geoff Keighley spoke to PlayStation Worldwide’s marketing boss Eric Lempel who gave us a lot of marketing fluff, but also hinted at different colour schemes.
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Geoff asked Eric if alternative colour schemes would be available and he replied “We’ll talk about it at some point.”
It is not known if the alternative design will be available at launch, but Sony are scheduled to have another PlayStation 5 event sometime in August. You can already pre-order alternative skins for your PS5 via third party suppliers.
Sony have double the amount of PlayStation 5 consoles they intend to produce in the coming months and have also increased the number of DualSense controllers in production.
The had previously said they were aiming for 5-6 million consoles by March 2021, that has now increased to 10 million. However, there may still be shortages of the console as they are manufactured in China and delivered across the world via shipping containers which can take a very long time to reach their destination.
“Sony began PS5 mass production in June and, under the latest plan, expects to assemble 5 million units by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December,” report Bloomberg. “A large portion of the latter tranche would turn into stock for 2021 due to the logistical delay. Sony could try to use air cargo for faster delivery, as it did in 2013 around the launch of the PlayStation 4, though airlines are running vastly reduced schedules due to Covid-19 and Sony’s ability to reserve flights would be limited.”
Sony recently revealed the design of the PlayStation 5 game boxes 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.