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Should the PS4 have a new name? 86% of PS3 gamers think not

Will Sony come up with a new name for the next PlayStation? As it happens, PlayStation gamers would prefer Sony sticks to the simple numerical system.

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SandWitch1661d ago

I'm not between those 86%, but only because I'm not PS3 gamer :P

Sony should keep this naming system for their home consoles, otherwise people may be confused what the new product is. PS(number) is simple and well-known in the world. That's why Nintendo didn't drop "DS" and "Wii" names, it was their most successful consoles.

badz1491661d ago

the next PS could be named "PS4" or considering the purchase of Gaikai, the "PS Cloud (PSC)".

but Sony is originally Japanese, so going back their language, "4" and "C" are both pronounced as "shi" which has the same sound as "DEATH"!

they might not want their next console has that kind of name now do they? but this is just my 2 cents!

RevXM1661d ago

You know Sony always uses english pronunciation.
All the way from Playstation to Ps3.

Ps4?
Playstation Four... No Shi in there.

AnotherProGamer1661d ago

They can call it PS4 in NA/EU and they can change the name of it in japan

fr0sty1661d ago

Still, 4 is considered an unlucky number in Japan, english or not. Sony already broke the numbered name trend with Vita, it's likely they'll do the same with PS4.

CranberryPub1661d ago

I think it should be renamed to give it a new identity

Crazyglues1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

Why would you re-name it when you have been building that brand for years, and Your entire fan base thinks the next system is called PS4..?

That would be like taking out Call Of Duty from the game name and just calling it- fight for war, and then wondering why it didn't sell like all the others when half the fan base didn't even know that was the new game because you changed the entire name..

/faceplam

seriously that would be like the worst Idea ever...

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Oh_Yeah1661d ago (Edited 1661d ago )

as long as it has playstation in the name and they advertise it as the successor im sure no ones going to have a hard time knowing

hiredhelp1661d ago

Make that 86.1%. I want to keep it original playstation 4.

badz1491661d ago

let say there are 50mil PS3 gamers, 0.1% of that is 500k, not just YOU!

hiredhelp1661d ago

Dude really you need to be that petty.

DlocDaBudSmoka1661d ago

i think your math might be off. 10% of 50mill is 500K. so .1% would be like 5 people.

Pozzle1661d ago

I don't see why they would change it. "Playstation 4" just makes sense since the others were also names numerically. Changing the name would just confuse customers.

Vin13cent1661d ago

There's no reason to change it! It sounds good and we have habituate it

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