One of the many things we've learned over the last few decades of the tech boom is that, as long as there are highly desirable gadgets hitting the market, there are a swathe of companies out there, eager to be the first to cover them in whatever luxury material suits you the most. Take, for instance, this $100k iPhone with a luxury watch embedded in the back of it, or the 24k gold devices that the Liverpool squad got for winning last year's Champions League final.
But a games console? This, to our knowledge at least, is uncharted territory. Still, that hasn't been enough to dissuade London-based luxury customisation company Truly Exquisite, who have announced plans to sell gold-adorned Playstation 5s when Sony's next-gen console launches later this year. A bit presumptuous, no?
Truly Exquisite say that they plan on offering the consoles in 24K gold, as you can see here, as well as platinum and 18K rose gold options, covering the exterior of the strikingly-designed console, as well as the contollers and the optional headset, in the precious metal.
We can imagine a couple of FIFA-obsessed Premier League Footballers stumping up for one of these.
The PS5 is the company's first venture into console customisation. Perhaps it says a lot about the comparative hype between the Playstation and its chief rival, the Xbox Series X, that Truly Exquisite haven't opted to make a gold-plated Xbox available. The British brand also offers luxuriously customised devices like the Samsung Galaxy S20, iPhone iPad and Apple Watch, as well as Swarovski-encrusted sneakers and luxury Electric Ride-on cars for kids.
Pricing and release details of the consoles are yet to be announced, but we'll update this space with more info as we get it. Be sure to head to Truly Exquisite's website for more info.