2K and NBA 2K21 may have revealed that PS5 retail boxes are now black instead of blue. No official announcement has been made by Sony yet.
If true, I kinda like it, even though I understand why they would want to keep the blue ones, so they would look like an expanding collection when you add them to your PS4 games.
Black would match UHD though. Sony tends to match whatever color the current physical media is. PS4 kind of fell in a weird time frame for that though, and obviously never supported UHD. They did black boxes for the PS2, although they were more matte than the UHD cases are.
I always remember having a mix on PS2 and it seemed to indicate the media used initially at least in Australia blue on DVD games with black on CD games as the cd was still in use in some early games. But later it seemed to indicate art style with GT4 having a white case and San Andreas switching to a black case to suit the cover art
PS2 Cases were definitely a Dark blue. The cases weren't even solid coloured either if i remember correct. It's just transparent enough to actually see through. I maybe wrong on that part. But the colour I know I'm definitely 100% on. But ultimately right. PS1 used CD and used the CD case style. PS2 used the DVD case style, PS3 used the BD style, PS4 still used, and ended up using the colour. Now its UHD which is black. Sounds like it makes the most sense. to RPG, if the boxes are the same shape, I'm sure they didn't pick the colour for that reason as PS4 and PS3 have red greatest hits boxes which would defeat the purpose
@Teflon @Bandit are you two in different regions? Because at least in the US the PS2 cases and main consoles were black/really dark grey
Next gen begins when they finally decide on the colour of the game case....
Sgt. no they weren't Actually, I'm in Canada which uses the exact same cases. They're actually a very dark blue. It's nearly black. But it's not. I can 100% confirm it. I found this out back in highschool when I brought a game to school to loan a friend and noticed the black in the cover art was actually black and the case was blue. If you saw a grey PS2 case that wasn't legit. Or maybe it's the grey in the blue colour your seeing. Shine a white light on it, and look where there's black. You'll notice it's actually blue
Yeah, I think that's right. They just appeared black. Not all PS3 cases had the same color though. Outside the red greatest hits one, I think every publisher could have their own color if they wanted. Was kind of rare though, but I have a mostly complete collection of US PS2 games, and there are a few oddballs in there.
I think PS4 blue cases were to show that they were Blu-ray disks, no?
No, that makes no sense since PS3 was BluRay, I'm pretty sure it was because Blue is the colour that represents playstation through the PS4 era
@teflon Were'nt PS3 game cases were blue too? I just thought they carried that concept over to the ps4.
PS3 cases were clear see through
How do they not say PS5 "Game" Retail Boxes? Thought they were talking about the console box.
Fixed, you're right.
The black strip does look better than the blue strip
I think it looks better and separates PS5 games from the PS4 line up which are all blue, although blue has become Sony's colour over the years with Green being Microsoft and Red Nintendo.
You are correct about different colors representing the big 3. I just hope Sony continues with having the cover art interchangeable with their first party games. Some of them have very nice art on the flip side. It would be really cool if every 3rd party game would have that but that won't happen.
Eh. I liked the blue, personally.
Eh, I'm not fussed one way or the other. But honestly? Clear. If I had to change it, I'd go clear case.
PS3 had clear cases. I was never a fan of them myself, although I never cared that much either way.
They should go green. Yeah we own your arse and now we own your colour too.
Was that needed?
I'm just having a joke mate. I guess it wasn't needed if you're sensitive.
You're giving this a lot more thought than I did.
Makes an obvious, personal, biased statement. Someone calls it out. Hides behind calling it a joke, then calls the person that calls them out "thin skinned". I don't know, mate. You're the one who can't seem to not throw insults at people. Nor can you even stand by your words. That sounds rather "thin skinned" to me.
Dude, just leave it. You took it farther than it ever needed to go.
Look at the tears from Ted
Lmao that would be a wonderful troll job on Sony's part
Hahhahah That would be hilarious if Sony were to do that Ted It's a joke and a good one at that
Thank you. That's all I was going for.
YES! When I saw the design I thought black would look so much better.
It does look better, hopefully they keep it like that.
I guess I am in the minority but I prefer the blue cases, like PS4. This new "black" case makes these PS5 games look like Nintendo DS cases.
DS was grey
This makes sense his nick name is black mamba. Hence the black boarder
looks much better i still feel they should go with a new design of the box. like the ps2 dvd going to ps3 bluray style
I like it! I buy digitally now so it won't matter anyway, but that box is sleek!
Bring back cardboard cases.
No, please don’t. So much harder to keep in good condition. ...but I assume you were joking anyway.
*shocked pikachu face* oh my.
Black looks awesome! Gives it a UHD feel and I love UHD cases
Me too. I’m starting to get a collection of 4KBD movies and they look great on the shelf.
Why would you take one black box as a sign that they’re all black now? That’s just irresponsible.
I like this a lot more
I think that’s just the Black Mamba edition of NBA 2k. The farewell tribute to Kobe. Guess we will see though. The white blue makes sense because of the PS4 accent light. I don’t care either way because I haven’t bought a physical game in a couple years.
Good! Blue coulf cause brand confusion with the average consumer. Ala Wii-Wii U.
Black looks much sleeker. Hope they go with this color instead.
They should go back to those CD cases from PS1.
Hopefully true. It's a minor thing, but black does look a bit better.
I honestly like the blue, just think they need to make the cases more compact & clear towards the top akin to the ps3 cases & old blu ray movie cases
would have been cool to see them match the console with a blue and white color scheme for the boxes.
I think the PS3 original case design was probably the best looking one you’ll ever get
Its purple, as in lakers purple.
Either looks fine but I do like the black a lot
I like the blue cases. I guess it doesn’t matter thou
How does a non story like this make its way to the top of the charts. So funny. The color of the box... Lol
Chic, and feels for Kobe (,: I watched basketball for the first time because of him.
Blue was for PS4, so leave it in the past. The white-and-black theme matches the PS5 perfectly, so use black cases.
Imo sony should stick w the blue, its their color. Do different stuff with certain games but stick w the blue
Buy physical guys. The games you like buy physical. All of your data and entertainment should be put on a hard drive. Your music, movies, books, manuals, blueprints, save it all. Digital is fine and fun until it isn’t.
I am glad they did this and I hope it holds. Blue is my favorite color and it matched the PS4 Theme very well. PS5 is Black/White in every aspect, and the blue cases looked last gen.
I prefer the black the cases.
Black is good
i miss the ps3 cases
Back to the classic
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