Sony is releasing an official Final Fantasy XVI themed PS5 DualSense controller and set of PS5 console covers, but you won't be able to buy either of them. That is unless you're willing to import them from Japan. A post on the Japanese PS Blog has revealed the two accessories — alongside the worldwide reveal of a PS5 console bundle — but warns they are available "only in Japan".
The limited edition PS5 controller comes in jet black and sports a gold pattern on the touchpad and the two handles. Meanwhile, the PS5 console covers sport the Final Fantasy XVI logo and are again painted in black. Check them both out below.
Sony has released a few limited edition PS5 controllers themed around important titles, including God of War Ragnarok and Hogwarts Legacy. If you're looking to get your hands on this one, though, you'll need to be ready to import it with pre-orders going live on 4th May 2023. Will you try to get one? Let us know in the comments below.
still no colored buttons so who cares
They'll be in eBay in 3...2...
If that faceplate isn't available in the US, I'll be furious.
Damn. I'd love some of these!
Typical! Always left out of the good stuff.
Lol bummer. Those are dope.
I'm sure they will be attainable one way or another.
but worth whatever asking price they may want?
There's no way that at least the face plate doesn't come West. It's not exactly gonna contribute to tue chip shortage to send some plastic our way. Might be a nice stream/showcase announcement to say they are available worldwide on Playstation Direct.
Joint look trash. They can keep it
That is some bs 😢
Japan always gets some very awesome stuff. I can't remember how many special variants of PlayStation consoles and handhelds there are that are unfortunately Japan exclusive.
Here's hoping everywhere else get the same treatment of special covers/controllers.
The plates are far too plain for my liking. They could have at least tried another color if they're were going to go that route of just slapping a basic picture on it. I'll just keep my galactic purple.
@-Sigma- Agree. Here I was going to think it was going to use the multiple colors of purple, orange, and red like on the promotional logo.
(Or something based on Ifrit, or Shiva, or any other of the summons!)
The controller looks cool. Hope they reconsider.
@nomither6 what’s up with that? The color buttons on the white controller would look outstanding. Then again Xbox controller get’s knocked for having colored buttons on the stock and praised for not on the elite, so is Sony and fans thinking clear is more premium?
I have the Sony branded black digital plates for PS5, just cause she’s fat and needs to be in black to look a little better, PS5 has bad curves. Can’t wait for the slim and Pro. Anything has to be better. These don’t do it for me. Then again i am hardly a FF fan these days.
@Green-Bandit i think it’s a reverse psychology thing. colored buttons should be a default though in my opinion, especially in sonys case where they use their buttons as an icon of PS and make merch of it .
@nomither6 I totally agree with. I would love to see the colored buttons at least standard on the white stock controller. At least give us a grey PlayStation controller with the colored buttons. I would buy as many of those as i could find. I want grey PS1 colored plates.
@Green-Bandit they have custom gray ps5 plates on amazon with the colored PS logo too ! even controller skins i believe , i ironically just never cared enough to buy it
maybe give it a look ? because $ony damn sure doesn’t care about fun stuff
@nomither6 didn’t know that, thanks for telling me. I’ll give it a look. Sony is hardcore on making money these day’s. The creative side has kind of in some ways taken a back seat. Me and my wife just bought a new house, we have lived in it all of two days. I finally got a media/game room upstairs. The colors of the house is light grey’s blue and white. So i might do a wood stand and might change my PS5 back to stock white. Just wish the Xbox Series X came in white. I could buy a skin and new controller. Side rant over, but yes you are spot on, Sony should have colors on the buttons. Would look really cool, even tho the controller hurts my hand after 30 mins and the layout stinks for me.
I want that controller but I can see this as square trying to get in the good Grace's of Japanese folk since they've fallen out of favor over the last few years
@thetraditional @RBMango I'll never understand why Sony Japan doesn't share more of their exclusive content with us Westerners.
@Green-Bandit nice , enjoy the new house . and if it’s feasible , i’d suggest to make the game room have a retro theme to it ? would be dope to get some custom skins on modern gaming devices that represent the classics. do you have the xbox duke controller? that would be cool atleast as decoration if you don’t want to use it , especially as an xbox fan .
@nomither6 Thanks so much buddy, it’s been in the plans for years and finally happened. The new house is great, gotta love a new build, everything is brand new and the internet is lighting fast so i am blessed. Only 2500 square feet so still can’t blast the surround I obviously over paid for. But happy none the less and no i don’t have a Duke no more, i do have the original small xbox controller from Japan design, of course a ton of 360 controllers and many many Nintendo and PS controllers from the past. Still have my wavebird from GameCube and still love the fit and feel. I wish nintendo still made GameCubes, this would be GameCube 4. Great idea tho buddy, i for sure need to do something with the new media room. I have a Series X, PS5 and Switch so i can tie in all 3 brands somehow. Geek made designs are a awesome start.
The only special edition controller I'd buy is if they done a PS1 colour with the bright coloured buttons.
Luckily neither design is very good. They seem like simple geometric patterns and seem to have no indication towards the game itself.
Now if it had been some of that beautiful logo art ( the pencil like drawings of characters) that would have been something, especially if it had
been on both sides of the console covers and covering the entire surface that would have been great...but these items don't. In fact they're a bit rubbish. Nothing to see here, move on.
C’mon, I am not even sorry: they look like cheap afterthoughts.
To me the controller is just meh. Not ugly, but nothing special. I feel the same about the Zelda TotK controller.
Finally some damn official custom plates and they are only exclusive to Japan!?!? I'd buy both of these in a heartbeat
Did Sony ever end up releasing a black controller for PS5? White is always a TERRIBLE idea for peripherals. They just end up with sweaty gunk from the hands.
@Arnna Ages ago
Bummer that these are exclusive, I guess I’ll keep an eye out on import sites. Would be fun if they also do an FFVII Rebirth set later, too.
Re: PS5 controllers and plates with classic PS colors, let’s hope they have something fun up their sleeves for next year’s 30th anniversary (although that’d probably be in 2025, with the anniversary being late in the year).
I want an official set of dark blue plates. I have purple right now but would like blue to match the PlayStation brand.
First world problems.
Ugh. Now I gotta buy another controller
@nomither6 The Duke, Original non dual analog PSX controller, Blue PS2 controller and Red PS3 controller. Color is the spice of life.
Don't like the faceplates or the controller design so they keep it.
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