Sony has announced a new Lebron James limited edition PS5 Dualsense wireless controller and console cover, just a few days after James was named a PlayStation Playmaker. These special PS5 accessories. which feature personal imagery and adages that have been meaningful to James throughout his career, will be available as a limited release in select countries.
Lebron James PS5 Dualsense features a lot of inspirational phrases
PS5 🤝 The 🐐@KingJames redefines play, co-designing the LeBron James Limited Edition PS5 Console Covers and DualSense wireless controller: https://t.co/JVTUqCR5oQ pic.twitter.com/XP281DCcWX
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 1, 2023
Specifically, the LeBron James PS5 Dualsense controller has the Midnight Black color variant as a base. The touch panel is emblazoned with the saying: “Nothing is given. Everything is earned.” The right-hand side of the controller features additional phrases: “Chosen Ones,” “Build, Uplift, Empower,” and “I Promise.”
Meanwhile, the left-hand side has graffiti-like crowns in various colors to signify Lebron’s nickname of “King James.” To highlight this crossover collaboration between James and PlayStation, the back of the controller has a simple image of a yellow crown, a small ‘x’, and then the traditional four-button PlayStation layout penned in white.
In a PlayStation blog post, Lebron hopes that his designs for the controller and console cover are inspiring:
It’s still crazy to think a kid from Akron who grew up playing games is getting to create something like this. Designing a console cover and controller with PlayStation that gives a nod to my I Promise students and where we come from is a pretty cool thing.
The LeBron James PS5 controller and console cover will be available later this year and will be exclusive to PlayStation Direct. Given that James is not the only PlayStation Playmaker, future PS5 accessories featuring the designs of other celebrities could be released in the future.