PS5 Console PS1 Themed
Image: @InstallBase

Jim Ryan's been celebrating the end of his tenure as PlayStation boss with a farewell bash that's revealed an incredible custom PS5 console themed after the PS1. Gifted to the man himself, the system has the PlayStation logo coloured in while the controller is in all white and the buttons don their classic shades once more. What's really special is the controller port that plugs into the PS5 is even shaped just like the PS1's, and the box it all comes in looks a lot like the packaging the PS1 shipped in all those years back.

A Twitter post from PlayStation employee @InstallBase revealed the console, which is said to be "one of a kind". They also shared photos of a "Thank you Jim!" cupcake, the room itself, and a meeting with Gran Turismo man Kazunori Yamauchi.

Now something like this has been spotted in the wild, hope Sony will actually sell something like this next year will only increase. 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of PlayStation, and following the sublime PS4 25th anniversary edition console last generation, Sony may well release another special edition system. Would you buy this console? Let us know in the comments below.