PS5 black version: Will the PlayStation 5 console come in black, what has Sony said on the matter, and will other colours like a black PS5 console be available at launch?

Will the PS5 come in black? Here’s everything you need to know, including an eye-watering image, about the possibility of a black PS5 console version.

by Rob Leane
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Sony has finally revealed the PS5 – but will there be a PS5 black version to serve as an alternative to the mostly-white flagship design?

We know there will be a PS5 Standard Edition and a PS5 Digital Edition – with the latter lacking a disc drive – but will either of them come in black? Recent comments from a Sony exec make it sound very likely.

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We’re almost certain the PS5 console will come in black, but perhaps the first wave will be mostly white. Remember, Sony previously tweeted an image of a plain black DualSense PS5 controller – if that’s not a clue of things to come, we don’t know what is.

Here’s everything we know about the PS5 black version…


PS5 black version: Will the PS5 console come in black?

When Sony unveiled the PS5 console design, the product shown had a black core but a white outer shell. It was mostly white, which could be seen as a cause for concern – especially if you want all your entertainment appliances to be black!

As things stand, Sony has NOT officially revealed a black PS5 console, but that won’t stop us dreaming that one could be revealed later!

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PS5 Black Version – When could it potentially release?

As mentioned, there is no official confirmation as to whether the black version of the PS5 is coming, so this is merely a speculative prediction.

However, back in 2013, when the PS4 released, it wasn’t too long after that we saw different colour versions of the console come out.

For example, the 20th Anniversary Edition was in the original grey of the very first Playstation. That came roughly one year after the PS4 release.

The stand-alone PS4 in glacier white also came out roughly a year later.

What’s the takeaway? Well, if there is a black version, and it follows the same release pattern – we may be waiting a while.

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PS5 black version – Sony comments!

PlayStation’s VP of UX design, Matt MacLaurin, has hinted that a PS5 black version could be on the cards.

While fielding questions on LinkedIn – in a post that has since been deleted, but not before CCN and other sites could report on it – MacLaurin said ‘maybe’ when a fan asked if a black version is coming. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, then!


PS5 black controller news

Sony has previously Tweeted this image of a plain black DualSense PS5 controller

PS5 controller black version confirmed
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This should be proof enough that Sony hasn’t thrown out ALL of its black paint.

Could this mean that a plain black PS5 is in the pipeline, perhaps as an option for late adopters that don’t buy the white one at launch?

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Only time will tell, but we’d say it seems likely that the white-and-black PS5 won’t be the only option… at least not in the long term.


PS5 black version image: check out this picture of the black PlayStation 5

Although Sony has not officially revealed a black PS5 console, fans around the globe have taken to mocking up their own ideas of what a black PS5 could look like. Take a look at this black PS5 console image, for example…

PS5 black version pre-order

There’s no news on when you can pre-order the PS5 black version, but you can sign up to PS5 pre-order notifications right here.

PS5 black version price UK

There’s no news on the PS5 black version price, but it seems logical to assume that the two PS5 consoles will command different price points, with the Digital Edition likely being a bit cheaper than the Standard Edition.

The original PlayStation and PS2 hit the shelves at £299, with the PS3 at £425 and PS4 at £350.

We expect a standard edition PS5 UK price of around £450 – although we’ll have to wait and see – contrary to some early claims it could be cheaper than the PS4. The Digital Edition may come in around £50 cheaper.

PS5 black version price US

The first two PlayStations were around $299, with the PS3 at $499 and the PS4 at $399.

Again, we’d be looking at roughly $499 for the black PS5 price in the US. Pretty hefty, but likely well worth it. Again, the Digital Edition could be roughly $50/100 cheaper – but that’s sheer guesswork!

PS5 black version release date

There’s no word yet on the PS5 black version release date – but we may well hear about it very soon.

The original PS4 was black; it was sleek, it was svelte, it was stunning. Would the team at Sony break away from that to make a white PS5 design – as the only launch day option – a reality?

It could well be that the mostly-white PS5 is the only PS5 you can buy at launch but we highly doubt that.

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PS5 Skins available?

If you would prefer something with a more custom feel, there are some sites seemingly providing custom skins for the PS5.

We anticipate that these will become even more readily available in the lead up to the PS5 release.

But if you’ve got your eyes on the potential black PS5, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it’s announced!

PS5 Special Edition

While this looks like it may just be a mock-up ahead of The Last of Us 2’s launch tomorrow, the official Facebook page for the game shared an image of a custom TLOU2 PS5.


The PS5 features Ellie’s iconic fern tattoo embossed on the side of the console, and the Fireflies logo on the front.

This gives us a good idea of what a Special Edition PlayStation 5 could look like. Hopefully we get a chance to pick up this console in the future!

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Texture Detail

The very eagle-eyed of you may have spotted that the texture on the PS5 is made up out of something very familiar.

If you look closely, you’ll see thousands of small circle, x, square and triangle markings! Pretty cool – but the big question is, will this also feature on the potential black version also?

Even without an official confirmation from Sony that there will be a black PS5, we can predict that this awesome texture detail would likely carry through.

Close up of PS5 texture
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Rob Leane