Russian luxury brand Caviar has revealed a limited edition, solid gold PlayStation 5. There is no official price announced yet, but it is certainly preposterously very expensive. The news came just days after Dbrand revealed its own custom-made PlayStation 5 faceplates, daring Sony to file a lawsuit against them.
Past attempts at selling customized PlayStation 5 faceplates were forced to shut down by PlayStation following legal threats, as the company claims that its intellectual property includes the removable faceplates. Certainly, Dbrand is not scared of any threats and now it seems that Caviar is participating in with its own questionable, customized faceplates.
A few hours ago, LetsGoDigital reported on a post by Caviar for the state of the art, customized console, and did some guessing on how much the gold console will cost. Caviar’s website stated, “The Caviar PS5 Limited Edition is completely clad in 18-karat gold in the company’s jewelry workshop. The DualSense controller has also been given a matching theme.” As for its design, LetsGoDigital writes:
“Caviar has opted for a 3D design which gives the console an extra voluminous look with a beautiful texture. The console is composed of 8 plates, cast in solid 18-karat gold. To manufacture this unique and luxurious design, no less than 30 kilograms of gold are used, of which 20 kilograms are actually present on the console.”
For those not well knowledgeable in metrics, 20 kilos is a little over 44 pounds. As a reference, the standard PS5 weighs just under 4.5 kilos (10 pounds), making Caviar’s golden PlayStation 5 over four times as heavy.
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Caviar’s website didn’t mention a price for this intriguing console, but LetsGoDigital noted that “With a gold price of roughly € 50,000 per kilo, the cost price of the game console alone amounts to about € 1,500,000.” A quick search on Google reveals that €50,000 is valued at $61,050, and €1,500,000 at $1,831,545.
Again, the company producing the gold PlayStation 5 console didn’t reveal any price, the only way to know its cost is to select “request a price” but doing this signs the user up for a 1-click order which is not recommended to say the least, especially if the console probably costs almost $2 million.
Since the PlayStation 5’s launch in November, the standard, non-golden PS5 has been extremely difficult to find, and fans have been getting impatient trying to get one, resulting in tracking down Target’s shipping schedule, among others.