A BRITISH YouTuber has splashed thousands of pounds on a golden PlayStation 5 complete with blinged out controllers.
Simon “Miniminter” Minter says he paid £8,000 for the 24 karat, gold plated version of the console built by a luxury retailer.
As well as gold-plated controllers, the set features a gold-plated headset and a certificate of authenticity.
Miniminter showcased the bonkers purchase in a video shared with his 4.6million YouTube subscribers last week.
“Two months before the PS5 came out I ordered a second PS5,” the 28-year-old said.
“This one cost me £8,000. It’s because it’s gold – full on, plated with gold.”
Miniminter says that he purchased the luxury gaming machine from UK customising brand Truly Exquisite.
According to a listing on the company’s website, only 250 of the 24 karat consoles have been made.
It also offers 18 karat Rose Gold and Platinum PlayStation 5s on its website. They go for £8,399 and £8,499 respectively.
In his video, Miniminter highlighted that Truly Exquisite’s creation is a bit of a fingerprint magnet.
Holding one of the controllers, he said: “These are one million per cent getting dirty.”
The golden Dualsense joypads are also a little heavier than the ones sold by Sony. “Might slow me down on the battlefield,” Miniminter joked.
Truly Exquisite offers a range of customised items on its website, including gold-plated iPhones and even gem-encrusted sneakers.
It’s not clear how the customisations effect the performance of each product.
The gold-plating on the PS5, for instance, may insulate the console while it’s running, potentially leading to over-heating issues.
Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.
The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.
They’re up against Microsoft’s Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide on November 10.
The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.
Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.
All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan recently offered hope to gamers who wanted a console.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month.
He added that from July onwards, it will be much easier to get a PS5.
“It will get better every month throughout 2021,” Ryan explained.
“The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather through the course of the year.
“So by the time we get to the second half of , you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed.”
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