Best PS5 Facade Covers 2021
PS5 front covers
With the ease with which you can remove your PS5 faceplates, it might seem odd that there aren’t any officially available. Whether you are not happy with the original white color or are just looking for a different option to spruce up your new console, you may be considering aftermarket alternatives. But with the uncertainty that comes with moving away from official products, where to start? Our guide to the best PS5 fronts is here to help you give your console the best.
Join the dark side:
Matte black darkplates
Choice of personnel
Featuring their own take on the PlayStation symbols engraved on the official plates, this is a high quality and faithfully created option for those looking to get as close as possible to the licensed black plates. Additionally, you can select the middle skin of your choice next to your plaques for a range of customization options.
Customize My Plates X-ray Shell
Reminiscent of the days when transparent controllers were all the rage, these plaques bring back fond memories while being fantastic. It is only available for the disc version, unfortunately.
The gold standard:
WDS Store Gold
These beautiful golden facades perfectly complement the black center of the PS5. Plus, the easy installation and sleek design represent functionality as well as beauty. They are inexpensive too.
VGF Hydro Joker Graffiti
DC fans will love this fluorescent water bath design, featuring the iconic Joker laugh and a light effect that can be enhanced with UV light. Orange graffiti can also be customized upon request – a visually dramatic but expensive option.
VLANMON Cosmic Red
While there are plenty of red facades out there, we’ve seen few in such an eye-catching shade. The plates are also dust and scratch resistant and are available in other colors if you prefer.
Back to the good old days:
Comic Controllers Classic PS2 Design
This handmade plate is reminiscent of simpler times with a striking PS2 style design. It’s simple but effective. Although it is quite expensive, you can send your plates in to be painted for a cheaper alternative.
The silver fox:
Defy Gaming Matte Silver
This facade looks excellent. It’s a reminder of the silver edition of the PS2 and the fact that there isn’t enough silver stuff. It’s cheaper than the others on this listing, comes in other colors, and ships worldwide; a good all-rounder. Oh, and you get a free keychain!
A proud heritage:
Playstation Legacy Design Comic Controllers
If you don’t mind the original white color but want your plates to be a little less bland, this might be the one to buy. This is a special plaque for longtime fans, featuring iconic characters from PlayStation history including Ratchet and Clank, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot. Send your own plaques to keep this PS logo and save money.
Do you have a happy little facade:
MES MERRY Matte Black
Featuring high quality ABS plastic, a user manual and 24 hour support, these MES Merry plates are designed with customer satisfaction in mind. The fact that it is also excellent is a bonus.
A solid choice:
Parker Red Armor Game
Also available in Classic Black and Astro Blue, this is a solid and sturdy front panel option for your PS5. If you don’t want a fancy design but still want a vibrant color to get as far away from white as possible, this is the option for you.
VGF hydro blue carbon fiber
We had to include another beautiful hydro-dipped design here. It’s also available in black and red, and like the other featured plates, you can send your own to cover them with carbon fibers. It’s one of the more mind-boggling entries on this list and not as expensive as the Joker facades.
Practical and elegant:
Fade to black Matte black
Not only does this faceplate look great on your console, it also comes with a few useful upgrades. Grids have been added, improving heat dissipation, while redesigned tabs add stability when locking the plates in place. Controller shells are also available.
A dream turned blue:
Bit Labs Elite Plate Matte Blue
Boasting durability as well as an excellent matte finish, this is a striking and sturdy plate set that will look great anywhere you display your PS5 console.
Friendly neighborhood facade:
Spider-Man Comic Book Controllers
Another stellar design from Comic Controllers, this one lets you choose between Miles Morales and Peter Parker’s respective costumes or have one on either side. These plaques have a fantastic level of detail and are faithful recreations of the iconic costumes of the web’s slingers.
One of a kind:
For those who want to spend a lot on something exceptional, ARTDICTEDcustoms creates bespoke plates with amazing designs. After telling them exactly what you’d like, they send you a bespoke mockup, allowing you to polish unique, hand-painted plaques.
Which facades to buy?
Despite the lack of official alternatives, there is clearly no shortage of options for those looking to dress up their PS5 with new plates. In terms of a full package, the Darkplates are the best choice, offering good value for money, the ability to choose a fancy mid-skin from a wide range, and attention to detail not seen in other entries on this list. The unique version of the PlayStation shapes found on the back of the official nameplates is a nice touch, and the addition of a smart gift box containing your new faceplates adds that little extra quality.
If your interest is purely in aesthetics, you can’t do better than hydro-hardened carbon fiber plates. Using skills learned from applying hydrographic graphics to silicon PS5 controller skins, the team at VGF Gamers switched to faceplates, resulting in stunning designs. DC fans are well taken care of with the Joker graffiti plaques, while the carbon fiber option is one of the more standout designs on this list.
Some would prefer a more practical faceplate to replace their official plaques, something that improves the design rather than offering just a visual difference. Fade to Black’s matte black plates tick this box, with the company improving the design and color. With improved heat loss and a more secure grip mechanism, you can make sure your PS5 is well maintained.
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