Sony has revealed the box design it will be using for physical PlayStation 5 games and fans have things to say about it.
For months, everyone wondered what Sony’s PlayStation 5 console looked like and once Sony revealed it, everyone wondered how much it would cost.
While that question still hasn’t been answered, Sony has provided a first look at what the boxes for physical games will look like when they hit store shelves later this year.
In a surprisingly bold move, every PlayStation 5 game will feature Spider-Man star Miles Morales on the front cover, whether he’s in the game or not.
Okay, that’s not what’s happening… Sony’s simply using the upcoming Miles Morales game as an example.
It ultimately isn’t that much different to the box designs for the PlayStation 4, with the only major difference being a white banner across the top instead of a blue one.
Many fans appear to have responded to it quite positively, but there are some that take issue with it, saying that the white banner clashes with the blue box.
In fact, some have already designed their own mock-ups of PlayStation 5 boxes for other games like Ghost Of Tsushima and Horizon Forbidden West, only changing the colour of the box to either black or white.
The reveal has also revitalised the ongoing conversation over whether physical media is worth supporting anymore. While there’s clearly still a demand for it, with many in the comments explaining the benefits of it over owning digital media, the industry as a whole is clearly making a push for digital-only media in the future.
Aside from Sony offering a digital-only version of the PlayStation 5 that’s cheaper than the one with the disc drive, in a recent report from Capcom, they revealed that 80% of its game sales are digital and the publisher is now aiming to increase that to 90%.
‘While it ultimately depends on how our customers behave going forward, for the time being we are promoting our digital strategy with an objective of 90%, since there are some customers who prefer to own discs,’ said Capcom during a shareholders meeting.
‘We aim to continue expanding our business performance by maximising the benefits of digital sales, which include being able to provide our content both for longer periods of time and throughout the world.’
Although that percentage will be different for every publisher, digital sales will be the majority for almost all of them.
The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to release this year in time for Christmas.
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