If you plan to get a PlayStation 5, you might have come across third-party faceplates from a site called “PlateStation5.com” that had been available to pre-order just last week. Unfortunately, not only has the site now changed their name to “CustomizeMyPlates.com“, but pre-orders have been cancelled. Apparently, both decisions had been made due to Sony. The former move happened from copyright infringement threats from Sony’s lawyers, and the latter due to Sony’s threats to take them to court if they didn’t stop selling them. They have decided that they’ll sell skins for next-gen consoles instead.
The site’s staff said that “before we launched, we did our due diligence and were of the opinion, that because Sony only had pending patents on the faceplates there would be no problem. But after only a day of our website being live, Sony’s lawyers asked us to change our name (at the time PlateStation5), due to trademark infringements. We thought this switch would be enough to keep everyone happy, and honestly were hoping so since we were already underway with our product development.”