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All-black PS5 concept is the design the console needs

PS5 concept
(Image credit: Giuseppe Spinelli)

When Sony revealed its PlayStation 5 console last month, there was one aspect fans couldn't stop talking about: the design. With its unusually bulbous shape and new, white colour scheme, the PS5's aesthetics marked a departure from previous Playstation consoles. But now, one concept artist has offered a glimpse of how the console would look in black – and fans are loving it.

While the official design was mercilessly mocked (mainly for resembling a WiFi router), Giuseppe Spinelli's concept (below) enjoys a much more traditional PlayStation look. Rendered in a smart all-black outer shell, the concept does away with white entirely. If you feel like creating a concept of your own, take a look at our best 3D modelling software

Spinelli's concept (opens in new tab) has gone down a treat online, with several YouTubers commenting that Sony ought to hire the concept artist. "I was waiting for this – great job just like always!" one user says, while another shrewdly observes: "this is the colour Batman would choose". The video has racked almost half a million views since being posted last week. 

While PS5's design has been the butt of several jokes online (below), its tech specs are a different story. A recent preview of the console's graphical capabilities using the Unreal 5 Engine looks incredible, and Sony (opens in new tab) is talking up its "lightning fast" loading speeds, thanks to a GPU capable of 10.28 teraflops (our new favourite word).  In short, games should look amazing and run quickly – a dream combination for game designers.  

Sony has been known to offer several colour variations for previous Playstation models, so we wouldn't be surprised to see an all-black design further down the line. If so, we can't imagine anyone being unhappy if it resembles Spinelli's slick concept, which makes the device far less eye-catching (in a good way). But with no official release date for even the white version yet, there could be a while to wait. Luckily, there's still time to grab a PS4 though – and it's even available in black. See today's best deals below.

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Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).