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PS5 news: Terrific fan-made console promo warrants viewing; another fake console render highlights clamor for black edition; tenuous PlayStation 5 pre-order made

The fun fan-made PS5 console promo video features a host of popular game characters. (Image source: Reddit - u/bazarow17)
The fun fan-made PS5 console promo video features a host of popular game characters. (Image source: Reddit - u/bazarow17)
A fan-made PS5 promo clip has been racking up the compliments thanks to a starry cast of characters appearing to have a good time on the next-gen console. Another debunked fake render has highlighted just how much fans want a black variant. An ex-Xbox One owner manages to place a "pre-order" for a PS5 Digital Edition console.
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There seems to be something tangible in the air lately for PS5 fans, as if some big news is coming. Because of this, the console has been popping up all over the web lately, including starring in a fan-made promo clip. The video, which was posted on Reddit by u/bazarow17, features fan favorites such as Miles Morales, Kratos, Aloy, Clank, Doctor Neo Cortex, and Sackboy. In fact, the latter gets to sprint his way around the PS5 to join the others in a little dance at the top. It’s a fun video (watch it here) that gives some idea of just how passionate gamers are about the upcoming next-gen console.

In fact, some people are so “passionate” that they will mock-up a fake just to get some attention or elicit some excitement. Yet another example of a black variant of the PS5 popped up on the Internet, this time as part of an alleged promo ad. However, as has been proven, the console in the image is clearly the regular white and black hardware with a black paint job. For example, if you look at the images (see below) you can see the reflection of the blue LED on the black PS5 and the fact that the red LED just abruptly stops.

Even if the console and the ad are fake, as PlayStationLifeStyle.net has clearly pointed out in a number of samples, the fuss caused by the appearance of this image online once more demonstrates how much call there is for a black edition of the PS5. It seems unlikely that Sony would miss an opportunity like this, and it is possible a shadowy PS5 will turn up in one of the surprises that are still left to be sprung on the unsuspecting public.

Lastly, a former Xbox One owner claims he has managed to trade in his old Microsoft console for a pre-order on a PS5 Digital Edition console. The happy gamer made the transaction at a GameStop store in Ireland, so on the face of it apparently PS5 pre-orders are already happening. Well, not exactly, as the key word on the receipt shown in the gamer’s tweet is “deposit”. Stores have been taken deposits for next-gen consoles for months, with one example dating back to January. So it is not an official Sony-announced PS5 pre-order; the wait continues.

Fake promo ad. (Image source: ResetEra)
Fake promo ad. (Image source: ResetEra)
Blue LED reflection and abrupt red LED. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
Blue LED reflection and abrupt red LED. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
White on the bottom of the DualSense. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
White on the bottom of the DualSense. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
Black console with white logo instead of cutout. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
Black console with white logo instead of cutout. (Image source: PlayStationLifeStyle.net)
PS5 deposit. (Image source: @LocutussBorg)
PS5 deposit. (Image source: @LocutussBorg)
PS5 deposit from January. (Image source: @Frost_2003)
PS5 deposit from January. (Image source: @Frost_2003)
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Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2266 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07-13 (Update: 2020-09-30)