CMP Shells, a company previously known as PlateStation 5 and CustomizeMyPlates.com, has started selling PS5 faceplate again. This time around, the company feels safe after previously facing issues with Sony.
Sony announced last year that the PS5 comes with interchangeable side panels. Official faceplate models do not yet exist. However, the first retailers began to take pre-orders for their own creations.
This includes a company that initially drew attention to itself under the name PlateStation 5. After Sony apparently took legal action against the naming, the provider returned under the name CustomizeMyPlates.com. The PS5 faceplate offers were later withdrawn completely.
But it did not stop. Meanwhile, the company returned back under the name CMP shells. Apparently, legal problems are no longer feared. The retailer is sure to know how the PS5 faceplates can be sold without getting into trouble. CMP Shells also speaks of a patent that has been applied for.
“The patent is pending and all sales finalized before it’s approved are untouchable,” the company said. “We didn’t know before. Now we do.”
According to CMP Shells, the side panels of the PS5 were not faithfully reproduced. “Further we have not replicated anyone’s proprietary design. Our shells improve upon the original by allowing for more ventilation. We will be able to sell even after the patent is approved.”
CMP Shells would like to initially produce 1,000 faceplates for the first delivery. According to an earlier statement, the company is working with manufacturers in the UK and China to offer products made from “premium industry-standard plastic.”
PS5 was released in two editions last November, including a model without a disk drive. It is still unclear when the console can be ordered again. Unconfirmed reports suggest that deliveries are expected in the coming week.