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Sony Publishes Patent for PS5 FacePlates

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IbizaPocholo

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After a year of Sony threatening legal action against these tech manufacturers, a new patent document from the company was published on the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent describes an "ornamental design for a cover for an electronic device" along with images of the PS5 and the covers it has from many different angles. Some are speculating that this patent is to prevent other third-party companies from producing custom faceplates.

While third-parties can no longer manufacture PS5 faceplates, there's some who are speculating that this patent is intended for a different reason. The main theory that is floated by fans currently is that Sony could be considering its own swappable faceplates. This can result in faceplates themed after some of its games. This is once again speculation, and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Currently it is unclear if Sony will use this patent to manufacture its own PS5 faceplates, or if it will attempt to continue obstructing other companies from producing its own.

 

ManaByte

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There’s always tension under the surface with third party accessories.

Your replies look awfully familiar...

Legendary console will go down in history to be the first to do the two screen thing, and for the haters take a closer look at its game line up.

SEGA would be acknowledged by the gaming community I think they would show the gaming world let’s stop talking about Nintendo Xbox and PlayStation.

Negative reviews are a tribute to the game’s press, or sending a message.

Pokémon knows gamers inside and out raining out sales. No surprise to no one.

Dice thinks they’re untouchable right now.




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lh032

I cry about Xbox and hate PlayStation.
Lets just say the patent is real.

Is there any reason to purchase one from Sony?

I mean third party brands still available anyway
 

ManaByte

Gold Member
Lets just say the patent is real.

Is there any reason to purchase one from Sony?

I mean third party brands still available anyway

Wait for the $400 GoW Ragnarok Super CE that has both a statue and God of War PS5 plates.
 

Mr Moose

Member
Lets just say the patent is real.

Is there any reason to purchase one from Sony?

I mean third party brands still available anyway
Perfect fit maybe, and cost of the product, if this shit is too expensive... Fuck it, it looks fine in white/black.
 

Mabdia

Member
You can always buy it from Alibaba and other stores like it. In the end... who cares about a patent?
 

Kyshakk

Member
Lets just say the patent is real.

Is there any reason to purchase one from Sony?

I mean third party brands still available anyway
Well, for one it’s an official plate from Sony and not a third party. They can also undercut third party prices by a lot to get a bigger slice of the plate market share.
 

Topher

Gold Member
Wasn't this already posted?

 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
Is this even patentable? What is the unique or new idea?
 
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