UK Company PlayStation5 which as of late changed its name to Customize My Plates, after Sony claimed trademark infringement, has decided to shut down. Customise My Plates was offering custom faceplates for PS5 and hoped to ship all orders within the first week of the console’s release. Although Customize My Plates changed their name. And, thought everything would be alright, it didn’t. According to the details given to VGC, Sony lawyers repeatedly threatened the company and forced them to shut down.
“But then Sony’s lawyers told us it was their opinion, Sony’s intellectual property extended to the faceplates, and that if we continued to sell and distribute them in any country, we would end up in court. This all came to light yesterday, and we are now cancelling and refunding all faceplate orders worldwide. We are extremely disappointed about this, but we have no other option.”
Fans were very enthusiastic about Customise My Plates. They were offering PS5 shells in different colours at a price point of $39.99 only. The company had already taken dozens of orders, and now they look forward to refunding them all. There isn’t a specific insight concerning the quality and how it would have looked. However, Customize My Plates asserted they were sourcing it from China and the UK and that the faceplate would be made of “premium industry-standard plastic”. Here are a few colours they offered.
It’s still unclear why a third party company would go down so quickly like this. I’m no expert in this subject, but making unofficial cases has been a problem with the mobile industry as well. We haven’t seen anything like this before. One thing’s for sure; Sony is planning to make its own custom faceplates in the future. If not, they are very likely to make new PS5 in different colours.