PS5 – Fans Are Confused By This Piece Of PS5 History Being Pulled From eBay
Bidding on the pair of developer PlayStation 5 systems, which included two all-black DualSense controllers, reached €2,850 (about $3,370) based on a screenshot on Twitter. The controllers pictured were early models from back when they were known as the DualShock 5. However, all that excitement dissipated after the auction went down without any word from the seller or eBay.
Fans on Twitter offered possible explanations for what happened. @andyn1080 speculated that the items might be part of a rare prototype dev kit. Gamers also questioned what the advantages of owning a dev kit might be. Commenters like @JohnnySaigon wondered if the systems are overpowered, while @jonathanScott04 said, “I am guessing it’s a system that has no DRM or security features.”
Some fans were content to admire the unique aesthetics of the all-black system, which had a more imposing design than the sleek retail PlayStation 5. Additionally, the eBay listing confirmed that the leaked photos of the dev kit from 2019 were accurate. @SuperDapperAdam said, “Is it just me or the dev kit actually looks WAAAY cooler than what the consumer ps5 looks like?”
Since it appears Sony is clamping down on sales of these unique items, it will likely be a while before anyone outside of a development studio can get their hands on one.