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This 2cm thin PS5 redesign is the best mod I've seen yet

A slim homemade PS5 on a table
(Image credit: DIY Perks)

Sony always has a plan to develop its main console line, whether it's been PlayStation to PSOne or PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 4 Pro. However, it appears the global pandemic has slowed down Sony's ability and need to develop PlayStation 5 beyond the main console. But one YouTuber has taken things into their own hands and made a PS5 Slim, and it's a slick-looking slab of gaming tech.

While this is a homemade redesign of the PS5, there have been plenty of stories that Sony is actively looking to make changes to its latest console. For the moment, this PS5 Slim is the best mod I've seen. Maybe it's the copper and brass finish but I can't help but want one.

A photo of a PS5 slim made from copper on table

Just look at that copper and brass finish! (Image credit: DIY Perks)

YouTuber DIY Perks (opens in new tab) makes a lot of weird and wonderful tech, including an 'invisible PC' which needs to be seen to be believed (ahem). In fact, he was also behind a wooden PS5 that caught our attention last year. However, his work on creating a PlayStation 5 that's less than 2cm thin from brass and copper is a real thing of beauty. Watch the full video below to see how this talented DIY gamer managed to reassemble a PS5 into a slim metal case.

It's interesting how a couple of the design decisions that DIY Perks made during the three-month project are things that Sony flatly refused to do when it created the PS5. Sony always wanted its new console to be a complete machine, which meant housing the power brick inside the console. This homemade PS5 slim takes it outside, which, combined with a bespoke cooling system, again outside the casing, allowed the copper PS5 slim to be reduced in size.

You likely won't want to go through the same three-month trial and error process yourself, but you can still refresh your own console's design with new coloured face plates. There are also rumours of a new DualSense Pro controller coming later this month, which could be the first of a number of new design reveals for PS5. 

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Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & Design at Creative Bloq. Ian is the former editor of many leading magazines, including digital art focused ImagineFX and 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched the magazine X360 in 2005 and has relaunched many others. In his early career Ian wrote for music and film magazines, including Uncut, SFX, and assisted on The Idler. With over 25 years' experience in both print and online journalism, Ian has worked on many leading video game and digital art brands. With a passion for video games and art, Ian combines his loves to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq. In his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.