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Ghost_of_Tsushima862d ago

That's pretty basic. I guess it gets the point across though.

fr0sty862d ago

sometimes the simplest choice is the best choice.

NewMonday861d ago

smart, practically trademarking the term "VR"

zeuanimals861d ago

It's concise like the rest of Sony's gaming hardware, aside from their handhelds.

Which one's the new Sony console? The PS4. Which one's the previous one? The PS3, etc. I hope they keep it concise with the PS5's VR headset as well, PSVR2? Idk. Whatever they do, they want to make sure people can tell the difference between the two.

If you're gonna ask why Sony'd need to make a new headset for the PS5, well, the PS5 is going to be more powerful and it should be able to deliver a better VR experience. The current headset is pretty low res compared to other headsets and you probably don't want to be stuck using the same low res headset in the new gen when the console is powerful enough to deliver something better.

freshslicepizza861d ago

that's why sony should have named playstation vita playstation portable.

scark92861d ago

Tell that to Nintendo *Ba Dum Tsk*

DarXyde861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Indeed.

"PlayStation" is obviously a station for playing. Nintendo gets by with a name synonymous with gaming, but Wii U isn't really very telling of what you do. Same applies for Xbox.

Maybe that's why PlayStation pretty much rules the gaming world. Naming products is totally important. NES and Super NES were both incredibly successful, for example. While I like the name "Morpheus" more, it's about as well known as the reasoning behind the naming of Nike.

Metallox861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

@DarXyde

Precisely. However, it wasn't the decisive factor in PlayStation's case. Others play a more important and remarkable role, like the fact that the first console was "the first dedicated video game machine from Sony". Nonetheless, the name is a big plus for the brand.

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morganfell862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

It gets the point across...just like that price drop of the PS4 gets the point across. It was dropped to 34,980 yen. That's $293 at the current rate.

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PeaSFor861d ago

if i can buy a steering wheel for 400$, a 300$ VR isnt that bad.

bluzone861d ago

Wow nice price in Japan. $293.
Here in Canada it's $450, with the exchange rate that's about $340 U.S.
Canadian dollar sucks right now.

Thatguy-310862d ago (Edited 862d ago )

Project morpheus had a futuristic sound to it. Guess we were just use to it now. Did I see FFXIV beign VR compatible O.o?!?!?!?!! SAO is sooooo damn close!!!!!

THC CELL862d ago

Surprised no one comment about the game board at end of that ff online been made vr

Lamboomington861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Honestly, Morpheus sounded so much better... but hey, it's a non issue.

OB1Biker861d ago

Yea we got used to that name. PSVR makes sense though and its easier to say :)

Davi123861d ago

Yeah... PS Morpheus is a much better name. :/

Angeljuice861d ago

I was thinking about this last night (spooky).
At some point the project name always changes to the retail name, I thought it was likely to be PlayStation VR, Morpheus sounds better but we don't want another WiiU situation where consumers don't know what it is.

Metallox861d ago

PlayStation VR sounds better to me, but Morpheus would have been ok as well. And the name shouldn't be a problem when you are backed up by a good marketing and a product full of novelties or quality.

When you have this, Wii U situations can be counterattacked, and I remind you about the Wii, a product with not the best name but had what I said.

MasterCornholio861d ago

Its meant to be simple. At least consumers will understand it.

Otherwise they will think it's some sort of sleeping device. Trust me I know people that dumb.

iTechHeads861d ago

We always knew morpheus was just a codename though.
Playstation VR is a good name. No chance for confusion and its easy to market.

Tsar4ever01861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

Great, no nonsense name, straight to the point. I like it. Now, Spec sheet please, and how does it fares when compared to the pc Oculus Rift?

WowSoChill861d ago

MOST. EXCITING. MOST. INSPIRING. NAME. EVER. PERIOD.

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XanderZane861d ago

I wish they would have stuck with Morpheus to be honest. PS Morpheus VR. I'm still not sold on the Morpheus headset just yet. Need to see more games. I actually tried the Oculus VR Headset and was impressed with what that could do.

nitus10861d ago

At least they are keeping it simple while at the same time making sure that the brand name is an integral part of the overall name. That IMHO is smart naming unlike some other product names which which are so generic. ;-)

This is one product I would definitely want to try it out prior to making a decision to purchase it

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Bennibop862d ago

Seems a sensible choice and should help avoid confusion.

Me-Time861d ago

I think so, too. Project Morpheus seems more like an expert's device. Without realizing it, Sony made the right choice by changing its name, especially since they want it to be a lasting product.

PlayStation has ALWAYS worked for them.

galgor861d ago

Exactly. The name explains itself which is important when targeting the masses.

ninsigma862d ago

Project Morpheous was better lol. Playstation VR sounds like it's a sub section of the playstation department rather than an actual device. But regardless of that, the name won't determine whether the device is any good or not so here's to hoping that it can pull it off with some incredible gaming experiences!

DeletedAcc862d ago

the name playstation vr for a vr device is bad, huh? pathetic

its simple, serious and not confusing.

morganfell862d ago

I think it drastically cuts down the confusion for the average non-savvy consumer. It's clean, direct, and keeps the PlayStation association in the forefront.

ninsigma861d ago

When did I say it was bad?? I said project morpheous was better, because that's what I think. You need to get a grip along with everyone else disagreeing as if I'm some xbox troll saying negative things about it. People around here are getting crazier by the day.

morganfell861d ago

@ninsigma,

Before advising others to "get a grip", examine our impersonal, calm, and simply stated replies. Then read your own most recent post in this thread berating others and telling them they are crazy. Which response seems somewhat off kilter?

ninsigma861d ago

I'm just pointing out that it's a bit ridiculous to call someone pathetic for stating they prefer one name over another. Don't you agree?? And the fact the disagrees are piling up as if I was trolling (which I never do and am a playstation fan first and foremost).

Death861d ago

PS4, PSNow, PSVue, PSTV, PSVR, PS+.

Not confusing at all.

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OB1Biker861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

People need to calm down and dont worry so much about disagrees. Anyone can disagree with a comment, theres nothing wrong with that.
I think most people will see PSVR is actually better at least from a marketing point of view.
I disagreed with you and I disagreed with the one saying its pathetic.

ninsigma861d ago

I don't really care about the disagrees, or being being called pathetic for that matter. It was more of an off hand comment of my annoyance that something as boring as my first comment garnered (very quickly) a lot of disagrees (gives me the impression that people think I'm trolling) and somehow warrants being called pathetic.

And yes from a marketing standpoint I agree that playstation VR makes a lot more sense because a lot of people don't know what project morpheous is and probably don't even know Sony have a VR solution at all. I just preferred project morpheous personally. It was cool and different, just like occulous rift is a cool name for that device.

solar861d ago

There is a perfect solution to disagrees the entire time this site has been up. If you disagree, you have to post.

andrewer861d ago

Playstation was always more direct, is the only one following an actual sequence (PS1, PS2, PS3...) opposed to Xbox that goes around and Nintendo that sometimes it's cool like N64 and sometimes it's...Wii U hehe. Just their style, there's no problem with it. And name an actual product as a "Project" is weird as hell IMO, and a product called only "Morpheus" would seem like human trafficking. Just saying ;)

ninsigma861d ago

Ah yeah it makes way more sense, I just liked the idea of it having a strange name lol I'm probably just used to calling it morpheous that's why xD

@wow below
Wii u isn't that bad of a console (name is though). It could do with a few more mature titles on top of the games it has and some third party support but other than that I enjoy the wii u games.

Davi123861d ago

I agree with you, PS Morpheus sounds better.

WowSoChill861d ago

"the name won't determine whether the device is any good or not"

Not true, see Wii U....

SegaGamer861d ago

But the Wii U isn't bad, lame name but it's still fun. The Xbox One is a bad name too but that doesn't suck either.

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WeAreLegion862d ago

Sweet. Can't wait to try it at PS Experience. Anyone else going?

triple_c861d ago

I wish I could go.. If it was in NY I would deff go but unfortunately it's not. You're lucky bro. Enjoy the show man.

fattyuk861d ago

ill be trying it at egx :D

Yetter861d ago

Im going to TGS in three days and plan to try it out there

FallenAngel1984862d ago

Of course, Sony wants a lot of things under the PlayStation brand

WowSoChill861d ago

Yea maybe because it involves Playstation, who would of thought