This custom PS5 really shrinks the console’s footprint


Shawn Farner

Writer and Storywriter


Imagine if your PlayStation 5 wasn’t quite so enormous, didn’t have odd edges jutting out in certain places, and could probably fit inside your entertainment center as a result. Sounds good, right? Well, you could have that — if you’re willing to do an epic amount of work to mimic this custom PS5 design by YouTube channel DIY Perks.

This custom PS5 really shrinks the console's footprint

The effort that went into this custom unit is fairly impressive. DIY Perks used carbon fiber for both the top and bottom of the console, which helps secure the components inside while also offering a really nice contrast with the wooden sides, made from American dark walnut. DIY Perks also took care to ensure this custom PS5 would be cooled properly, copying Sony’s strategy a bit by using foam to direct airflow inside the machine.

The end result is something that doesn’t look like a console, really, but is a lot more reasonable in the size and space department. This PlayStation 5 is one I could definitely fit onto more of the shelves in my home. The PS5 in its regular case? I’d definitely run into more issues with that.

Sadly, there’s no way for you to purchase this custom PS5 case yourself. You can follow along with the DIY Perks YouTube video, however, and try to replicate the design if you’re handy in that way. Just make sure to take some precautions while doing so. DIY Perks specifically mentions that you should be careful when cutting carbon fiber, as you don’t want to breathe that dust in, and the small particles have the tendency to get stuck in your skin.

With that, a plea: Sony, please make the PlayStation 5 smaller. Thank you and good day.

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