Line of ‘Boutique’ PS5 T-Shirts Prices Extra Than The Console Itself


Excessive-fashion luxurious model Balenciaga has partnered with Sony to launch a line of PS5 t-shirts that every value greater than what you’d pay for the console. The Balenciaga PS5 t-shirts every run $675, whereas the hoodie in the identical line will value you $875.

And what’s so particular about these t-shirts to warrant the excessive price ticket? Are you able to load your PS5 library of video games onto them? Do they function haptic suggestions woven into the threads? Are they in 4K at 60fps? Sadly, no. They’re simply t-shirts, and slightly boring ones at that. You’re paying for the model identify and little else.

The Balenciaga PS5 t-shirts seem like promotional shirts that might have been obtainable on the PS5 product launch. The 100% cotton tees merely function the PS and PS5 brand, with “Nov 2020” written beneath. The again provides the Balenciaga brand, “Nov 2020 Assortment,” and the PlayStation shapes. The sleeves are flanked with the shapes and the Balenciaga brand (written within the authentic PlayStation font). The hoodie options the identical slightly boring designs. And in a really odd coloration alternative, you may both get the shirts in black with white textual content, or purple with black textual content, as a result of nothing screams PS5 like an obnoxiously purple shirt. (The hoodie solely is available in black and white.)

There additionally appears to be very restricted availability for the PS5 shirts proper now. Solely sure sizes can be found. Whether or not the opposite ones are offered out or not creates some questions round who—if anybody—is shopping for these shirts at these costs.

With the digital PS5 retailing for $399 and the usual disc model at $499, you can practically purchase two consoles (or a console a bunch of video games and equipment) for the value of one among these shirts. Excited about that hoodie? For that worth, you can get an honest 4K TV to show your new console on. In actual fact, you may in all probability choose up a PS5 from a scalper for lower than what it could run you to choose up one among these shirts. However hey, does your PS5 say Balenciaga on it? I didn’t suppose so.

For an truly inexpensive line of trendy wanting PlayStation gear, take a look at Numskull’s PlayStation lineup. Their upcoming suite of PS5 gear, titled the PlayStation Core Assortment, consists of some t-shirts, a hoodie, and extra merchandise which might be way more acceptable to the design sensibilities and themes of the PS5. These are formally licensed merchandise, and Numskull makes high quality attire that we’ve persistently been impressed with. And better of all? They’ll every value you lower than the value of a model new AAA recreation and also you aren’t simply pouring cash into the coffers of some highfalutin luxurious designer who’s going for “lazy promo t-shirt stylish” as the newest fall vogue.

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