While we know that the PS5 Slim will also get a matte black sideplates option, we’ll still have to wait and see what that looks like — only the red, blue, and silver versions were hanging out at CES. It’s not hard to imagine what that version will look like, however — not just because there are already PS5 blackout accessories, but because Sony already sells a similar version called Midnight Black for the larger PS5.
Now, there’s a big question that remains: when will other side plate color and design options be made available for the PS5 Slim? Sony offers several designs and colorways outside of the Midnight Black and Deep Earth Collection offerings for the launch PS5: Cosmic Red (which is basically pink), Nova Pink (which is very pink), Galactic Purple, Starlight Blue, and Gray Camouflage, with prices between $55 and $60 through the online PlayStation Direct store. When or if all of these options will arrive for the PS5 Slim is unknown.