GamesRadar - Will Sony ditch the numeric moniker for its next-gen console?
PSIV I think the roman numerals would like smart
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.
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
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).
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Kaz Hirai 4
Orbis in Japan, and Asian countries PS4 for western countries since some people would be too confused or probably wouldnt research what it means.
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.
The Japanese could call it PlayStation yon. Yon also means 4 and more popular than 'shi'.
Sure as long as it's only named that in Japan only.
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.
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....
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...
3 time console generation winner.
I hope they give it a name, enough numbers. The Vita got a name, why not the next home console?
it starts with a P and rhymes with GreyBacon Whore.
This actually made me laugh lol
Ultimate Alien Machine
Call it what it's going to be...Sold Out.
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
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.
PlayStation 4 Stick with tradition. Don't 'fix' what is not broken.
PlayStation 4/PS4 and for the Japanese PlayStation Yon as mentioned above.
Xbox killer 4?
Xbox killer 4 Ever