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?"

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Dylila1533d ago

it will surely be called a next gen console

MikeMyers1533d 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.

Bathyj1532d ago

I've been spelling it PS FWOAR!

darthv721532d ago

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 beginning.

BrunoM1533d ago

It will be ps4 aka Playstation 4

BitbyDeath1533d ago

It will be called the PS4.

Proof -

Read the tweet from here -

Read QD's website name from here -

And this -

JoGam1533d ago

It will be called "Playstation STFU and play games"

smashcrashbash1532d ago

That would stop a lot of the whining.

BullyMangler1533d ago

ha haa . neh . more like playstation C.O.P.Y

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PFFT1533d ago

All i know is what it will be and thats AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Gr811533d ago

It was to be called Omni? Which doesn't sound bad at all actually.

Ju1532d ago (Edited 1532d 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).

Root1533d ago


Sorry but why would they want to change the name

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

Why would they change it now

OccludedGamer1533d ago (Edited 1533d 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.

DigitalRaptor1533d ago (Edited 1533d 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.

OccludedGamer1532d ago

Thanks for the explanation. That deserves an intelligent bubble!

stuntman_mike1533d ago

it will be called THE SCUNT.

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