Dbrand has found a loophole to Sony’s cease and desist order and created new PS5 faceplates that are even better than the ones that come out of the box. If anything, these Darkplates 2.0 make the PS5 faceplates look rather pathetic. Not only do they get rid of the flared collar look but they also include giant fan cutouts for added ventilation.
The new Darkplates 2.0 are a slap in the face to Sony who recently ordered Dbrand to remove the original black faceplates from the marketplace. According to Sony, they want to be the only company that creates these faceplates and own exclusivity over the etched symbols and flared collar design. Dbrand has now gotten rid of the flared collar and removed the etched symbols off the new Darkplates 2.0 so technically, they have met Sony’s demands.
Dbrand has also shoved the middle finger in Sony’s face by marketing the new Darkplates 2.0 as “cutting corners” in figurative and literal terms. They literally cut the corners of the faceplates while at the same time figuratively did the same in the lawsuit. The result is a slimmer faceplate that drastically changes the look of the PS5.
The new Darkplates 2.0 also include a new punch-hole design on each side of the plate that is positioned directly over the PS5 fans. According to Dbrand, this not only looks super cool but also improves the cooling of the console. Kinda makes you wonder why Sony didn’t do that in the first place?
We don’t whether or not Sony will have a case against Dbrand for these new Darkplates 2.0 but if you think they are awesome-looking, you best place an order asap. The first two waves of stock are already sold out.
Dbrand says the third wave is expected to ship in January next year. They also cost a small penny. The plates retail for $59 and you can add a middle skin to the console for an extra $9. There’s also the option to add two light strips to the order at $6 each. If you want the full package, it is going to cost you around $80 without shipping. They are purdy though! Check them out here.