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Who will be Playstation's Mascot Next Gen?

Master Chief and Mario are decidedly Microsoft and Nintendo’s respective “mascots” for their consoles. They’re both distinctive, have mass appeal, and I think we can all agree they’re just pretty awesome. What’s Sony’s answer?

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Welshy1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

I don't think it will be anyone that we are currently playing in existing games.

Every console generation for Sony has brought a new wave of IP's and the best and most recognisable of those IP's over time become the "face of Playstation"

PS1 had "Crash Bandicoot" and "Solid Snake"
PS2 had "Ratchet and Clank", "Jak" and "GTA" to an extent
PS3 has had "Sackboy", "Nathan Drake" and "Kratos" this gen.

Although GTA and Kratos break my "never played before" point, generally speaking, Sony's mascots have been the faces of the generations new IP's and stand-out games.

If it should be anyone we already know and carry over to the next generation for brand recognition im thinking carry over Sackboy and/or Drake.

Uncharted is synonymous with mindblowing set pieces, beautiful attention to detail and industry defining production values, so you can't really go wrong having that in peoples heads when pushing new hardware. But as with this gen too, Sackboy reaches to both kids and adults who are really children at heart too (me included, can't help but love Sackboy and i'm 23...) so Sackboy ticks all the boxes and also carries thoughts of innovation, creating and sharing and is just a big old happy face that just pulls even non gamers in.

VsAssassin1373d ago

For PS2, you missed Kratos. Kratos was really PS2's mascot. Look at the time's magazines.

DeadlyFire1373d ago

Sony has no one mascot AAAA title, but it wouldn't surprise me to see Kratos, Drake, Sackboy, and a new crew beside them as well.

Bowzabub1373d ago

I'd say Sackboy, he can be anyone after all.

guitarded771373d ago

Yeah, Sackboy has become Sony's Mario. I like many of the other Sony characters (many more than Sackboy), but Sackboy reaches across generations, and like Bowzabub said... Sackboy can be anyone.

rainslacker1373d ago

I agree as well. If they need to have a mascot might as well make it him.

BlackWolf1373d ago

Sackboy is probably the best option. He's got his very own charisma, if we can call it that way.

PopRocks3591373d ago

Probably a new IP. I've had friends tell me they think Sackboy or Nathan Drake was the mascot of Sony this generation, whereas Ratchet or Jak were the ones they talked about last generation.

rainslacker1373d ago (Edited 1373d ago )

Kinda had Crash for the PS1 as well. Sony has never really had an official mascot. Remember once they said they had a diverse library of games, and didn't want to classify the system into a single character/genre...or something along those lines.

Godchild10201373d ago

I believe Sony will have new Mascots for their next console, but they won't forget about the ones from their past. Even if they only come Vita side.

Y_51501373d ago

Yeah could Kat be the Mascot for the PS Vita?

wishingW3L1373d ago

Playstation has never had any mascot so why start now? And beside it's better this way instead of them milking just 1 franchise like Nintendo with Mario or MS with Halo.

I_am_Batman1373d ago

I would say Crash Bandicoot was a PS mascot back in the PSone days.

Reverent1373d ago

That's the thing though, Sony really doesn't like to give use TOO much of one thing (and this is a really good thing).

PSone gave us Crash Bandicoot

PS2 gave us Kratos, Ratchet & Clank and Jak & Daxter

Then PS3 gives us Nathan Drake and Sackboy.

As you can see, rather than having just one mascot, Sony likes to have an army.

AngelicIceDiamond1373d ago

Well, when somebody mentions God Of War people immediately think PS2 and PS3. Its not like GoW is going any where any time soon either. Nintendo: Mario Microsoft: Halo :Sony God Of War

Ezz20131372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

but here the thing
sony have wayyyyyyyy more Ips that could take the lead
in ps1 era it was crash
in ps2 era it was kratos
in ps3 era it was Drake
joel from the last of us could be the one who take the lead from ps3 era to ps4 era
or could be a new iP in ps4 era.. i don't know

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