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22 of the coolest custom console builds

Like the changing seasons and the reforming of legendary rock acts, there's a pattern to games console launches so regular you can set your watch to it: if they release a machine in black/white first, it'll come out in white/black a year later. Because that's what gamers want. Apparently. 

But while Sony and Microsoft limit themselves to simple colour inversions and 4K tweaks, an army of makers and modifiers are creating some truly incredible custom consoles worthy of a pedestal by your TV.

From one-off customs to rare specials, here are some of the best. 

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