A RETRO PlayStation 5 console styled after the PlayStation 2 is going on sale today.
Crafted by US firm Sup3r5, the modified machine boasts a throwback all-black design and comes with a modded Dualsense controller.
PlayStation consoles modified to look like a PS2 will go on sale this weekCredit: sup3r5
A limited number will go on sale on January 8 starting at $649 (£478), according to the company’s website.
That’s around $200 (£150) more than the console’s starting price elsewhere.
“Our Retro Inspired PlayStation 5 Consoles begin life as a new PlayStation 5,” Sup3r5 says on its listing.
“The team carefully applies the retro inspired design to each unit by hand, a tedious process that is performed with the utmost attention to detail.”
Gamers can also get their hands on a retro PS5 controllerCredit: sup3r5
The PS2-inspired design is not officially affiliated with Sony, so any purchases are made at the buyer’s own risk.
Production has been limited to just over 300 units, according to Sup3r5, and the consoles will ship in Spring 2021.
The company ships to both the UK and the United States.
The PS2 is officially the best-selling console of all time, with Sony shipping 155million units worldwide since its release in 2000.
Sony’s PS5 console boasts an unusual white and black design
Unlike the curvy, white and black PlayStation 5, the console was all-black and sported a boxy design with squared-off edges.
The PS5 is the latest version of the PlayStation, offering 8K gaming and a slew of new console exclusives.
Since the console’s launch in November, stock has been largely sold out across the board, making units near-impossible to find for would-be buyers.
Even stock-refreshes have been snapped up in seconds, as desperate gamers raced to bag a console before Christmas.
Reports suggest the console will be easier to find later this year as Sony ramps up production.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?
Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.
The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.
The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
So how does that compare to the new Xbox’s biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?
The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.
That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.
In other news, The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
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