If you’ve set your heart to pick up a black PS5, you’re in luck because the consoles will be available later today at 3pm ET.
Earlier this week we heard about a set of limited edition PS5 consoles, with a custom design modeled on the PS2 model. Most importantly, these consoles will be in black, something fans have wanted since Sony introduced the PS5 last year.
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The consoles are sold by SUP3R5, which will have 304 custom PS5 and PS5 Digital Editions, along with an additional 500 custom black DualSense controllers. Why so little? Well, for starters, the PS5 is very difficult to find, which limits the number of consoles that can be modified. There is also an obvious return to the original Japanese PS2 release date: March 3, 2000 or April 3, 2000.
Black PS5 price
Of course, a very big drawback is that these consoles are significantly more expensive than retail consoles. You have to be willing to pay $ 649 for a black Digital Edition PS5 or $ 749 for a black PS5 with a disk drive. You would pay $ 399 and $ 499 if you bought a normal retail console, provided you can find one.
Similarly, DualSense controllers are set to cost $ 99 (from $ 69), and since the customization process involves complete disassembly, they will not be covered by Sony̵
It is also worth mentioning that you will buy at your own risk. Sony has already proven that it does not like third-party companies offering custom PS5 products, so it has turned to a custom PC manufacturer PlateStation. The same can happen before sending the black consoles in the spring and after you have submitted your payment details.
It also appears that the images that SUP3R5 used to market its user consoles initially came from Reddit. This means that the custom consoles that arrive may look different, although SUP3R5 mentions that the final design may vary. So keep that in mind.
In any case, we will be very jealous of anyone who manages to get hold of a black PS5. For those of you who don’t have a custom console, be sure to check out our guide on where to buy the PS5. That way you can at least get a plain one that is better than nothing.