Many gamers were surprised when Sony introduced the PlayStation 5 in white. The Japanese manufacturer usually decorated their consoles in black, and it must be admitted that not everyone liked this innovation. There are increasing speculations that Sony will offer alternative colorways in the future, especially given that the company is banning third-party manufacturers from releasing replaceable side panels.
At the moment, it is already known about several cases when a Japanese concern judicially prohibited companies from producing original panels. This time, DBrand has openly declared such a desire, announcing that it is ready to sue Sony, but will still release interchangeable panels in alternative colors. In particular, we are talking so far about the black color.
DBrand company is engaged in the creation of personalized accessories for electronic devices. It is not the first time for them to deal with such proceedings, so they are not afraid to openly go to conflict, directly challenging Sony to a “legal duel”. The first batch of panels is expected to go on sale in 2021, but the exact timing and cost are not yet known.
It is worth noting that even after winning the dispute in court, there is a possibility that the costs of lawyers will not be paid off by selling the side panels, especially considering that some companies already offer alternative paint solutions for the PlayStation 5, for which they cannot be prosecuted. On the other hand, this trial can also be regarded as a “black PR” for DBrand.