PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Wood Veneered Gaming Consoles Gives Off Awesome Retro Vibes

10/10 wood buy.

With the PS5 event happening at some point in the near future after being understandably postponed, many gamers have turned their minds to the sleekest and newest looking console. It’s easy to get excited about its specs when it’s powered by eight Zen-2 processing cores, just over 10 teraflops graphical wizardry, and 16GB of GDDR6 RAM but what if you could take that fine piece of kit and make it look like it belonged to your mum and dad back in the ’70s? After all, its what’s inside that counts, right? Rose Colored Gaming does exactly that and the end result is pretty amazing looking.

Website Rose Colored Gaming started out as a small business in 2012 with a couple of guys modding portable systems in the back room of their house. Since then, they’ve grown quite a bit and have a team of people working in a studio shop that’s based in Cleveland, Ohio. Their core values circle around high standards of design, quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and doing justice to the retro gaming community which is fairly obvious to see when you check out their work.

If you have become bored with staring at your basic and tired looking console, maybe you could jazz it up a little with a vibe of distinction and retro snazziness with Rose Colored Gaming’s laser-cut ultra-precise fitting veneer kits that come with pressure-sensitive adhesive pre-applied for easy application kits that cover your existing shell – especially so if you dig that hipster lifestyle or just love the retro wood effect that coats something so new. The company doesn’t just cater to the Xbox and PlayStation crowd, you’ll also find the wood effect can easily be applied to your Game Boy Micro, Game Boy Advance, original Game Boy, Nintendo Switch docking shell, Super NT console, and your Nintendo GBA SP shell.

For something a little different, the company also makes Game Cartridge Display Stands that will allow you to display all your precious cartridge collectors in one neat area for the world to see. And if you want to take it up a notch, you can check out the special edition display stands where you can choose from Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Poke Ball edition to The Legend of Zelda and Metal Gear Solid. Thankfully, Rose Colored Gaming offer combined shipping and also international shipping so you can go as mad as you like with your order from anywhere in the world. 

Last year Eric Naierman, a dentist from South Florida, purchased around 40 factory-sealed Nintendo games in a top-end auction for $1.02 million. Among Naierman’s high-dollar treasure trove of retro goodness, quite a number of the games are the only copies in existence or one of a few copies which, of course, explains its high value. For more retro goodness, check out this The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds diorama using the shell of a Gameboy and also this awesome piece of art created by Dreamcast fan and artist Pierre Roussel who took the treasured console and put his own spin on it while also exhibiting some of the many classic games that found their home on the system. To see what Horizon Zero Dawn would look like as a 16-bit video game, Twitter user toyaken21 from Japan crafted a gorgeous pixelated version of the game.

To check out everything Rose Colored Gaming has to offer, you can head over to their website or keep up with their latest adventure on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Head of Culture, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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