PS5 faceplate seller canceling orders due to complaints from Sony

A company selling custom faceplate for PlayStation 5 has to cancel all orders and stop production, due to legal action by Sony.

CustomizeMyPlates.com, a peripheral seller, especially of PlayStation 5 faceplates is going to shutdown. Furthermore, they have received a legal notice from Sony to stop production and cancel all orders. Although, the company had gained quite the traction due to the custom plates they’ve been planning to sell.

CustomizeMyPlates.com had to rename their brand from PlateStation5 due to legal notice from Sony.

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But now it seems the gaming giant wants it all gone.

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 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. 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 canceling and refunding all faceplate orders worldwide… we are extremely disappointed about this but we have no other option.

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Even though the custom PlayStation 5 faceplates would’ve sold like hotcakes. Giving the brand a lot of money too.

The decision by Sony will surely disappoint fans. In fact, the idea of personal faceplates has been circulating ever since the PS5 was unveiled. In the teardown video, we saw that the faceplates easily came off. So, the idea of a personal touch to the PlayStation 5 was a sweet one.

Sony only showed off one color of the PlayStation 5; white. We are hoping there will be more colors to choose from in the future, eventually. Or, we will see some beautiful 3rd party options.

The PlayStation 5 faceplate had a $39.99. Additionally, the hard shells were to be manufactured using “premium industry standard plastic”. A shame; it sounds as if the custom plates would’ve been a game-changer.

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