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Submitted by -Mezzo- 671d ago | opinion piece

What should the PlayStation 4 be called?

GamesRadar - Will Sony ditch the numeric moniker for its next-gen console? (Culture, PS4)

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TheLyonKing  +   671d ago
PSIV I think the roman numerals would like smart
Blacktric  +   671d ago
Royale With Cheese is better.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Joking aside, PlayStation 4 is the only logical way to go at this point. Anything else will create unnecessary confusion among some consumers.
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Blackdeath_663  +   671d ago
yeah it is almost certain it will be called ps4 there were some rumours early on that the ps4 will have a name change because 4 is an unlucky number in some Asian countries but i find it very very unlikely that the name change will affect countries world wide probably just china
darthv72  +   671d ago
they could call it...
NGC (Next Generation Console) like they did at first with NGP.

Continuing the number tradition seems likely but I think sony knows its time for a change. Whatever they decide to call it, there wont be any confusion.

those that know what its about will buy it and if it is named something catchy and modern, it will have a better chance to sell outside the target demographic.

The name is key to success and the brand of "Playstation" has already built a strong following. They can still call it Playstation but make it sound more modern than just adding a 4 to the end.

Just to point out, creative names tend to be remembered more than those that follow a pattern. As a funny side effect, every time i hear of a PS with a number i cant help but think of Rocky. PS4 will be the Rocky 4 of consoles (if they call it that).
IRON883  +   671d ago
Simply PS4
Hellsvacancy  +   671d ago
PS FOOOOOAARRRR
Wesley85  +   671d ago
*PS Phwoar :)
kingmushroom  +   671d ago
Kaz Hirai 4
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Aceman18  +   671d ago
Orbis in Japan, and Asian countries
PS4 for western countries since some people would be too confused or probably wouldnt research what it means.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   671d ago
PlayStation 4.

I mean does anyone really see Sony calling it Orbis, or any other imo dumb code name? Yes there's the whole Vita's Latin meaning being life, and Orbis Latin meaning circle. Yay Circle of Life ect... Then there's the whole Japanese number 4 superstition but I think people look to much into that.

The thing is PlayStation is a brand a massive brand known worldwide period. So if a Company is going jeopardize there brand recognition causing confusion. In doing so risk potential profits an consumer loyalty. All over shi meaning death they need some help. If anything they should rebrand it in Japan if they absolutely have to.

Anyway that's my two sense. On a side note they can call it any damn thing they want I'm still buying it regardless.
playstation 2's grand son shall be great.
g4me_he4d  +   671d ago
The Japanese could call it PlayStation yon. Yon also means 4 and more popular than 'shi'.
Donnieboi  +   671d ago
Sure as long as it's only named that in Japan only.
Squall5005  +   671d ago
Playstation 4 seems the most obvious way to go but I'm not sure it will happen.

In Japan, the number 4 is considered unlucky and superstitions are taken more seriously over there. Apparently it's because the number 4 is sometimes pronounced as 'Shi' which also means 'Death'.

Also, I don't think Sony are going to be jeopardizing anything buy jut not popping a 4 on the end. It'll definitely be the Playstation 'something'.

If it's not the Playstation 4, the only thing that will happen is that the usual losers will complain on forums about the name for a month or two then get bored. Just like they did with Vita.

I guess we'll find out in 2 days.
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   671d ago
the only reason i can ever see sony going from PS4 to PSorbis,omni, or whatever is because in japan the number 4 is like our 666, and since sony comes from japan i dont think they will name it PS4 to jeopordize sales in the homeland, im thinking they will call it PS4 here in the US and UK but over in japan they may call it Orbis or omni, neo, etc....
Neo-Axl   671d ago | Immature | show
Master of Unlocking  +   671d ago
They can call it "PlayStation 4", it's alright, with the "arabic" (ahem, ahem) figure, even the Japanese will most definitely call it "Puleiste Foa" and not use the pronunciation "Shi" as if it were the japanese numeral 四 (which could be mistaken with 死, the kanji for death, which has the same pronunciation).

It would be a commercial suicide not to capitalize on the brand name "PlayStation" and call it Orbis, btw...
DeletedAcc  +   671d ago
PlayStation 4
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GribbleGrunger  +   671d ago
PS Revolution
StrongMan  +   671d ago
3 time console generation winner.
ApolloTheBoss  +   671d ago
PlayStation BOSS
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Chris558  +   671d ago
Playstatio Armani
byeGollum  +   671d ago
I hope they give it a name, enough numbers. The Vita got a name, why not the next home console?
torchic  +   671d ago
it starts with a P and rhymes with GreyBacon Whore.
one2thr  +   671d ago
This actually made me laugh lol
josephayal  +   671d ago
Ultimate Alien Machine
yesmynameissumo  +   671d ago
Call it what it's going to be...Sold Out.
stage88  +   671d ago
The official name should be "PlayStation, The Best Console" and single handedly screw over the marketing of its competitors.

Eg. Assassins Creed 8 now available on Wii U, Xbox 720 and PlayStation, The Best Console
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No FanS Land  +   671d ago
This is what sega had in plans during the launch of the dreamcast, and well... you know what happened.

Just the back of a dreamcast box is filled with cheesy "greatest machine" lines.
momthemeatloaf  +   671d ago
Praystation 4
KillrateOmega  +   671d ago
PlayStation 4

Stick with tradition. Don't 'fix' what is not broken.
g4me_he4d  +   671d ago
PlayStation 4/PS4 and for the Japanese PlayStation Yon as mentioned above.
patriotZero  +   671d ago
Xbox killer 4?
g4me_he4d  +   671d ago
Lol
kingmushroom  +   671d ago
Xbox killer 4 Ever
cyberninja  +   671d ago
PS4, duh...
sway_z  +   671d ago
Sony can simply call it ....

PlayStation (at least for the Japanese market)

...Why does it need a number? ...there shouldn't be any consumer confusion as the PS1 is long long long ago

*Make it white as the default colour and black as an option.
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jacksheen0000  +   671d ago
PlayStation Colossus
NastyLeftHook0  +   671d ago
PlayStation quadrupple
VR-4nic  +   671d ago
Even though I love my VITA I think if Sony could go back in time they would of called it the PSP 2 because of how poor the VITA is selling. Because of that I think Sony will stick with the alphanumeric system they been using and call it the PS4/PlayStation 4. Brand recognition is everything and the average person doesn't know what VITA is but most would remember PSP.
kingmushroom  +   671d ago
Just don't put the spyder man type on it ,that was ugly.
bigfish  +   671d ago
Playstation Fur
No FanS Land  +   671d ago
Playstation MK4. Ha ha that makes no sense.

it's a given it will be called PS4.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   671d ago
Lol, at that pic. I have one cleaning my floor right now.
AmkOwns  +   671d ago
PlayStation 4 Life :)
Tzuno  +   671d ago
PlaySony4 or SonyPlay4. :) really PS4is good as it is.
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Wrightylfc88  +   671d ago
Just playstation 4 or ps4. Is there any need to call it anything else?
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