Here’s How the PlayStation 4 Could Look in 25 Beautiful Colors

Sony Computer Entertainment is releasing the DualShock 4 in two alternate colors, Magma Red and Wave Blue, but for now the console itself is being sold only in its original black. Despite that, a few weeks ago Senior Vice president and Director of Business Unit 1 Masayasu Ito said that the Ps4 has been designed keeping the possibility of releasing different colors in mind.

That’s why I picked up Photoshop, the official stock picture of the PlayStation 4, and allowed my imagination to run semi-free, in order to see how it would look in several different and beautiful colors (including four metallic ones: silver, gold, gun metal and bronze).

Considering that the Magma Red and Wave Blue controllers retain several parts in their original black color, I assumed that Sony considers the combination with black a staple of the console’s looks. That’s why in the variations I created I always left the black-ish reflective part on the left of the console’s cover in its original color. Of course I started with the most probable upcoming colors; Magma Red and Wave Blue themselves.

Since I was at it, I also tried my hand at some theoretical special editions for a few upcoming PS4 games: Driveclub, Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XV,  Metal Gear Solid V, Yakuza Ishin, Deep Down and Infamous: Second Son. 

You can enjoy all the color variations in the gallery below (and yeah, the grey one has a little detail added, see if you can spot it, and if you can guess why I added it). Is there any that tickles your fancy, or maybe you still prefer the classic black?

Also, if you want to check out how the Xbox One looks when you add more color as well, you can do so here.

Disclaimer: Remember that none of the pictures displayed below is in any way official or officially endorsed by Sony Computer Entertainment. They’re just a simulation of what the PS4 could look like painted in those colors. 

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  • Zerosion

    I like the dark green one.

    • Miller

      Oddly reminds me of a Metal Gear REX

  • EX+

    Thw FFXV one’s calling my name.

    • Sorahearts

      Same. it looks beautiful

  • ragingmerifes

    Those Lime Green and Second Son ones look wonderfully amazing.

  • Sorahearts

    The PS4 with FFXV is looking awesome

  • Balalaika

    Im not into car racing games but that Drive Club emblem and red/white color looked really good.

  • VW

    How did this stop.
    What happen to marketing in the gaming world, don’t they understand that even slight things like this add a pleasant variety to gaming systems & controllers making them even more appealing.

    • EX+

      IKR?! They should at least have PS4 system bundles with some games that contain a normal and special controller. If they did that with FFXV, I’d pre-order it in a heart beat.

  • Losyak

    These are very good. I know I’m gonna sound like a 10 y.o. but Sony would be foolish not to hire you.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      haha, that’d be a big conflict of interest 😀

      Doubt they’ll hire someone because of the results of a couple hours spent in photoshop, but thanks 😀

      • Sorahearts

        You did these in photoshop? I have to admit that all these designs are cool

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Yeah, It wasn’t that big of a job. The hardest part was turning a black console into white to allow recoloring 😀

          Black isn’t the best canvas to paint on 😛

          • Sorahearts

            It must’ve been hard or easy designing them. but all of them are great and my favourite on has got to be FFXV with Noctis’s face and logo. You could’ve worked with Sony designing them with awesome colours and game designs on the PS4

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I did like that one too, Noctis’ face from the trailer was basically perfect to fit there 😀

          • Sorahearts

            Yep, glad you picked him with red eyes although there are same pics with him and that face with him looks epic

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            By the way, I heard that “HyperTallih” completed “Grand Theft Auto V”

          • Sorahearts

            That’s awesome. did he tell you which ending he picked? there are 3 endings in GTA V

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            Not yet…wait…3 ENDINGS?



          • Sorahearts

            I am on the last mission and I’m picking option c as an ending

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

            By the way, I cannot see any new comments from “HyperTallih”.

          • Sorahearts

            Have you tried clicking his profile?

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130


          • Sorahearts

            Wait for an hour then he should comment

          • TheScienceEnthusiast1130
      • Pabs

        Hey…great work!!… Would love to see a camo version for metal gear

  • KuchikiSentou

    This was one of the earler ones I saw.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      The pad doesn’t follow the official color scheme, and the bottom of the left part should logically follow the color of the rest of the console, so it’s not very likely.

      • KuchikiSentou

        Ya, just noticed. It was done around E3 time. They were probably going for a Scarface look.

    • BennyD

      so much yes!

    • Adam Damron

      I would do this one, or the green not the lime or camo but the green. This one feels very elegant.

  • Matt

    Everyone is going to have a black one.

  • KuchikiSentou

    The Yakuza and DriveClub ones are awesome.

  • Koroma

    I like the white/gray/silver ones best

  • Lsmjgo

    The silver one has the old colored ps logo I love it

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    THEY’RE ALL AWESOME DESIGNS! Don’t know which to pick as my favorite! Wish I was this good at PhotoShop; never really used it enough to do all that.

  • TheExile285 ♜

    God damn, the Red and Silver ones are sexy!

  • Freesun4

    All the whites are nice thanks to the contrast they make but maybe more elaborated designs could be made.

  • IfnArcNum

    Loved the last one, would happily buy it, and i think that the focus more options of customization on consoles should be bigger, i mean there are skins, but when a dev innovate, it feels different, and many options call more consumers, cause when they see that they are able to buy a machine that is mass produced, but they can make it be more unique, more with their face, their personality… the product becoms more interesting.

  • Meow

    They all look ugly IMHO, same with the Xbox One.

    • Bankai

      They all look sexy, dude.

  • Kush

    Yeah not going to happen, too many skus.

  • Guest

    Wow, those colors make the PauperStation4 look FUGLIER than it already is.

    • Bankai

      These are pictures of the PlayStation 4, not the PauperStation4. You’re on the wrong article.

    • Sorahearts

      PauperStation4? that’s a weird name you’ve come up with for PS4 and go back on your Xbox One articles.

  • ShadowVisa

    They all look amazing man, great job!

  • orangpelupa

    Nice Nelva, most of the colour you choose are in-line with PS4 design language.
    Glad to see you have fun 🙂

    sometime im afraid if you work too much

  • Russell Gorall

    Thank you.

  • Bankai

    Dat DriveClub PS4 <3

  • f3ike

    the black and white :3

  • inflorencesc

    Any way you could make country flag editions? Id like to see USA n Mexico.

  • Utedude

    The PS4 is such a classy design, I love the dark blue on it.

  • Josué B. Hernández

    Ykuza ishin edition looks great.. but, what happenned with aKillzone Shadowfall edition? there should be one!

  • Andrey

    Lumia ? Windows Phone colors ? Oh , no…

  • Sameer

    The yellow-black one looks like a Lamborghini. Anyway, all these versions look beautiful.

  • ISISSecretAgent

    i think the yakuza one should another awesome tatoo but instead of black and white it should be a colorful one

  • BasedGodfuckedyourbitch

    The Final Fantasy one looks Dope as hell.

  • surruaku

    how much does a color platstation 4 cost

  • Karen

    i like the pinkest purpleish and the gold one ! they sexyy asff !

  • derrael

    how can I gat 1

  • Shawn Teel

    I wish I knew how to use Photoshop like this. I’ve always tried, but never was any good.

  • Ido

    Can I buy the drive club skin?

  • Christopher Parisi

    My flavorites new gold PlayStation 4 would I want will winner at taco bell my lunch eat everyday!!

    • ænəræk

      Mmm! Word Salad!