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Submitted by get2sammyb 593d ago | opinion piece

What Will the Next PlayStation Be Called?

Push Square: "The number four is unlucky in Japan. The figure is pronounced “shi” in the land of the rising sun, which is the same as the word for death. As a result, many hospitals prefer to ignore the digit, skipping the integer when naming room and floor numbers. Furthermore, there are no seats with the numeral on passenger planes of the All Nippon Airways, the nation’s largest airline. The question is: could superstition play a part in the naming of the next PlayStation?" (PS4)

Dylila  +   593d ago
it will surely be called a next gen console
Name Last Name  +   593d ago
PlayStation FOAR
MikeMyers  +   592d ago
If it's not the PS4 or Playstation 4 then that means the Japanese company is still too entrenched in Japanese tradition and superstitions.
Bathyj  +   592d ago
I've been spelling it PS FWOAR!
darthv72  +   592d ago
I'd like to see...
sony break the numbering tradition. Call it anything but PS4 but at least make it a cool sounding name.

Genesis was the best name for a system (IMO) because it lived up to its name.....new beginning.
BrunoM  +   593d ago
It will be ps4 aka Playstation 4
BitbyDeath  +   593d ago
It will be called the PS4.

Proof -

Read the tweet from here - http://n4g.com/news/1173451...

Read QD's website name from here - http://n4g.com/news/1159372...

And this - http://n4g.com/news/1164276...
JoGam  +   593d ago
It will be called "Playstation STFU and play games"
zebramocha  +   593d ago
Nah,it's called ps ftw.
smashcrashbash  +   592d ago
That would stop a lot of the whining.
bullymangLer  +   593d ago
ha haa . neh . more like playstation C.O.P.Y
PFFT  +   593d ago
All i know is what it will be and thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!
Gr81  +   593d ago
I Thought
It was to be called Omni? Which doesn't sound bad at all actually.
jp_footy2  +   593d ago
Omni is a controller input:

http://www.picvalley.net/u/...
Ju  +   592d ago
In the devkits the Vita was (and still is) called PSP2. So what does this confirm? (and BTW: this "spec sheet" is soo fake).
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Root  +   593d ago
PS4

Sorry but why would they want to change the name

PS1, PS2, PS3...it's like tradition for Sony consoles now to be numbered.

Why would they change it now
OccludedGamer  +   593d ago
I think I recall hearing once that the number 4 is considered unlucky in Japan, so I suppose that could give some leverage to the console perhaps being renamed.

Personally I think they will bite the luck bullet and go with 4 anyway. Not to mention that it's almost coming full circle for Sony by reaching number for.

The 4 iconic button symbols in the initial trailer stood out to me as making a point about the number 4, but I could be reading too deep.
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DigitalRaptor  +   592d ago
This superstition, whilst true, doesn't apply to Sony and their marketing of PlayStation.

Their consoles have always been known, marketed and prounounced in Japan as Pureisutēshon (PS1), Pureisutēshon Tsū (PS2), Pureisutēshon Surī (PS3).

The next one will be the equivalent of PS4 - pronounced similar to English. The Japanese number "4" won't be uttered when it comes to PS4.
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OccludedGamer  +   592d ago
Thanks for the explanation. That deserves an intelligent bubble!
stuntman_mike  +   593d ago
it will be called THE SCUNT.
Walker  +   593d ago
PlayStation 4 for ever ...
Skynetone  +   593d ago
X-FOX
josephayal  +   593d ago
PlayVita 4
byeGollum  +   593d ago
It will definitely have a name. It can't be called '4'.
modesign  +   593d ago
ORBIS, duurrrr
MasterCornholio  +   593d ago
It will be called Playstation 4 and Sonys next gen will start when they say so.
cleverusername  +   593d ago
Kevin? Jeff?
NastyLeftHook0  +   593d ago
ps quadruple
DigitalSmoke  +   593d ago
Playstation DIGITALSMOKE!!1!!12
GribbleGrunger  +   593d ago
The Playstation.
patriotZero  +   593d ago
Playstation FOR nextgen
Cam977  +   593d ago
NGC, or for the people unaware, the Next Generation Console.
Bathyj  +   592d ago
Not to be confused with Nintendo Game Cube, which it will be.
C0MPUT3R  +   593d ago
4
WeedyOne  +   593d ago
Playstation Death Machine
Monkeycan8  +   593d ago
PlayStation 4ever :P Soo Cheesy but I would like that.

or maybe that will be their slogan Play four! ever!
silkrevolver  +   593d ago
Guys, It's clearly going to be called the Super Famicom.
StrongMan  +   593d ago
3rd time console gen winner.
-Gespenst-  +   593d ago
The Pony Slaystation.

Or maybe it really is Playstation Orbis- which sounds like a made-up parody console- but could relate to the Vita's name. The Vita links gaming to life, while the Orbis (world, disc, circle, orb) links gaming to the world itself or something?
Fil101  +   592d ago
Sound logic but still speculation none the less, 6 days to go and the internet will explode.
tigertron  +   592d ago
Playstation 4/PS4, obviously.
a08andan  +   592d ago
I bet it will be named Orbis. Then they will be able to use phrases like: "It's the circle of life. It's Orbis Vita. It's Playstation."

And THAT is a great phrase for marketing :P
M-M  +   592d ago
Kaztation.
Bathyj  +   592d ago
Plaaaaaaaaaay Staaaaaaaayshun!!
Xer0_SiN  +   592d ago
over 9000!!
Tzunoy  +   592d ago
PSfuhrerHeil4
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SprigganN4G  +   592d ago
PS4

Why? VITA

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