Well, we weren't expecting this today. Or any other day, really, but we are where we are. Sony has announced a collaboration with NBA athlete and MultiVersus character LeBron James, revealing a unique set of limited edition accessories for PS5.
Designed by LeBron James himself, you'll soon be able to buy a matching DualSense controller and PS5 console cover. These sport colourful, graffiti-like designs and symbols on a black backdrop — they actually look pretty neat.
The controller and console cover will be available to pre-order via PlayStation's Direct online store in select territories. Unfortunately there are no further details at this stage, like a price, release date, or in which countries it'll be available, but we'll of course let you know once we know.
This unusual announcement kicks off a new initiative called PlayStation Playmakers. PlayStation Playmakers are a selection of pop culture figures across various trades and disciplines that will effectively be ambassadors for the brand. LeBron James is one of them, and others include country singer Jimmie Allen, comedian and actor King Bach, pro-BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester, and more. You can read more about that through here.
Are you interested in these LeBron James PS5 accessories? Let us know in the comments section below.
[source blog.playstation.com, via sie.com]
nope sorry he is not the GOAT
Hate him so definitely not interested
Michael Jordan is still the g.o.a.t. 🐐 👑.new york represents.word up son
Ah the christian pulisic of basketball
Why would they pay to have "celebrities" endorsements? I don't buy a game console because a famous person plays it, I look at the games and the overall product.
Are we missing the possible fact that this may be the first 'special edition' PS5 console cover since the system launched?
I don't get this. PS has had many opportunities to put their 1st party games on the PS5 faceplates but end up doing a basketball player first
There are so many awesome handmade PS5 styles on the Internet, but we keep getting some strange things.
I have a few friends who despise Lebron James because he speaks out against injustices instead of JUST doing his job, as they like to (hypocritically) say. Perhaps I'll see if they are interested!
Personally, I respect the man, but have zero interest in this.
So we haven't gotten faceplates and controllers based on Spider-Man MM, Ratchet, Demon's Souls, HFW, or Astro, but we get some based on a basketball player? Right... Good to know where modern PlayStation's priorities are.
Awesome controller. Doubt I will use it but will definitely try to snag one!
dont really get the the Lebron hate in the comments... srhugs
welp, if there become avaliable in latam i'll probably get them since they look dope
I collect PS5 controllers but this one doesn't interest me at all
Bow to his Chinese overlords.
I mean if Sony had put out GOW:R or Horizon face plates, it would sell like hot cakes. but here they are, with an NBA themed Console face plate
So if you ever do slightly touch the PS5, does it flop over?
@LordOfTurnips I respect his career and everything he's done but this controller is hideous!
@trev666 Thank you. You know, I know and everybody knows who the GOAT is and I'm not going to name after him.
@playstation1995 Still and will always be. I really like LBJ but when he is in the conversation of being the GOAT, at the end of the day; he's not the GOAT.
still no colored buttons
i mean damn dude really ? it’s ridiculous at this point
@Hundred_Hand_Slap eh, I like it
Black with collorful cooling jives my jeeves in ways I cannot trully understand.
In a "so bad its good" fashion perhaps?
I have to agree with @nomither6 tho, collored buttons would look so slick
im getting fortnite vibes from this haha, not for me
@trev666 not even close. MJ will always be it.
"Nothing is given; everything is earned", says the guy who couldn't elevate his game enough in CLE, jumped ship to form superteams in MIA, then CLE, and now LA. If lebron does 1 thing the greatest, it's Find the Shortcuts ...
MJ the GOAT.
lebron never even passed Kobe.
You would think they’d do an MLB deal for designs since they make those games. They could’ve made a cool with Shohei last year that both the US & Japan markets would’ve bought like hotcakes. But no, it’s LeBron with one of the whackiest and tackiest designs ever. I’d rather not support him. Now, if it was MJ or Kobe, I’d be interested. This thought: Very, very, very easy pass.
Ultra tacky that pad.
If you see the GOW they could have made a matching cover for the a Rachet and Clank, Ghost of Tsushima, Demon Souls, Returnal could have been a real cool one and those would have been a lot cheaper and better looking.
Surprised at there not being a separate article about their "PlayStation Playmakers" initiative and it's only being casually mentioned in here... then again, looking at some comments maybe this is for the best. For some reason celebrities aren't welcome in the gamer space.
As for the design, the PS Faceplates feels very tacked on with the placement of the logo.
He's definitely a better basketball player than limited edition console and controller designer!
@BeerIsAwesome Well, played sir.
Mehh it's alright
Oh he's the Netballer isn't he?
It’s a bit early for April Fools’ Day, isn’t it? Of all the things PlayStation could’ve done with controllers and console covers and they choose this?
He's a race baiting P.O.S. so I'm disappointed in Sony for this one.
I have no idea who this is.
@MattBoothDev he plays netball. It's a game most of the world isn't interested in so it's not surprising you don't know him.
the designs look tacky. JORDAN and KOBE > LEBRON
@Uncharted2007 how does he race bait? I love when these articles come out.
@Uncharted2007 didn’t he also dismiss the NBA Kids camps in China that were physically beating children because “every culture is different”?
Cmon, in terms of design, it looks so much better than GoW or Hogwarts custom controller
@Uncharted2007 i feel like you said this out of misapprehension. But either way, i doubt anyone's gonna lose any sleep over your disappointment.
Is this what the touchpad has become ? Advertising space.
It looks like dog sh*t
I like Bron but this is pure gabbage
Easy pass on that garbage.
It's pretty ballsy to have that slogan when clearly ripping off Basquiat.
No interest in owning this, but I am happy for his fans.
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