AlienHiveMind Writes: "Despite the mocking memes, the PS5 logo is actually perfectly on-brand for Sony."
I don't know... PS Series Pro would have been way more clear...
Haha. You'all know the saying - If it ain't broken...
Have to keep it super simple for the these gamers or they may just lose it. You never know though they may start selling it like George Foreman.
Funny talking about names when logos are the subject. The Xbox logo has also been the same since the first. The x cut out of the sphere. Only the names change and the copy to support the name.
The X is the logo just like the PS. https://upload.wikimedia.or... PS5 is simply an abbreviation.
The ps5 logo was kind of obvious. the possibility of the numerated logos being preconceived years ago already resonated through my mind. no hardware or specs though at CES is the only thing major, which makes me wonder if the DF rumors have been fairly accurate. from it's patented design to the overall specs. if there is no event coming in the next couple months then that puts E3 or next to it inline with a reveal. in which case this does leave very little room for advertising and marketing.
Or better yet PlayStation One
PS5= Playstation Series 5
Maybe that's their backup plan? The 5 does kind of look like an S, so they could just say the 5 is an S, say the S means series, then put an X, Y, Pro, or random WindDing afterwards and be called creative and genius. It really is quite ingenious of Sony to have so much foresight to ready themselves to be highly adaptable to whatever name MS throws out at them in the future. Or not. A 5 is a 5.
I'm just happy that they never changed the name.
While I think changing the logo up would have been welcomed, leaving it like it is is fine too. Shows stability in a way. (Not always having to change to attract people and believing in yourself) People have been complaining or talking nonsense about it, but a logo does mean something in the grand scheme of things. It's needed and it's a start. I'm ready for next gen when it comes.
Lol. I'm disappointed we never got a "PlayStation One". In all seriousness though, keeping things simple avoids dumb naming conventions, and also any confusion.
if we are being honest, the ps2 logo was a much sleeker design, but in the end doesn't really matter.
Only a logo and it still holds 3 of the hottest stories on this website. Says it all. Sony is in hype mode
PS Series PS PRO
Are we that sad that we have to insult xbox as a defence for Sony doing something considered uninteresting? Xbone was a shitheap of a console - doesn't mean we need to suck sony's dick for every little move they make. You people embarass me.
You gotta be a dumb troll to think a series is complicated when many electronics are referred to series.
The many all nighters the marketing team spent coming up with that logo must have been insane.
you're right. considering they've used the same font for PS3 [mid gen], PS4 and now PS5. with the exception of the original PS3 spiderman font of course which was used early in the PS3 life; could be wrong but I believe it was used until the Slim dropped.
Probably not as many all nighters you've spent beating away to Phil Spencer. The logo was worth it just to see you triggered.
Ah Truthhurtzz, glad to see your taking the moral high ground. I think you surpassed me here though, although it's clear where you got the inspiration from. "Ignore the pathetic sony wank fest around here. Most of these clowns are probably cousins. 4h ago1 agree0 disagree"
don't know why you'd bother arguing with someone who's obviously either a child or mentally lacking
Lulz. I'm sure Sony spends considerably less time focusing on superfluous things such as the name and/or logo for their next system, and more on actual important things, like making sure it launches with some great games. Plus, I'm sure there will be some controversy if they ever do decide to change their naming convention or even something as simple as switching to a different style logo.
I like to believe they were too busy laughing because they knew these talentless "Journalists" would spend hours talking abou tit
It's a logo. Stop.
Yep, and another one triggered. Nice to see how some ordinary logo can do so much exposure on social media.
Triggered? How so? It is just a logo.
No one's triggered. It's a logo. Anyone triggered over the logo needs some serious help.
Except it wasn't positive exposure in the least. Though a lot of fanboys are crawling out from under their rocks and trying to spin it as the next coming of Christ. lol
Yep, logo reveal triggered Xbone fans here across the net. LOL
"Triggered" implies an over-reaction. It's a fucking 5 - it doesn't need a special article detailing all the subtitles of how they designed a logo to be exactly the same as before, like it's some kind of liberal arts piece. Have fanboys devolved into such an inbred knuckledraggers that everyone needs to be automatically impressed by trivial shit like this? I cannot stand the way you people wage these stupid console wars.
Yep, logo reveal triggered Xbone fans here across the net. LOL How nice Xbox fans can't accept Sony is already making waves with the smallest possible PS5 reveal and making more exposure than XSX console reveal.
Uhhh I think Xbone was a waste of money and only fools wasted money buying one, but you have to be a real loser to defend a tech company (Sony) this much. No one cares about changing a 4 to a 5. Just because they didn't go full retard this generation, doesn't mean that every last thing done by Sony deserves automatic praise. You console fanboys get more immature every time I read a comments section. It's like you're mindless drones who can't think for yourselves and just align yourself with anything your favourite console maker does. You and the 8 muppets who upvoted you are embarassing.
Triggered? How so? It is still just a logo.
I still can't wait for this one. https://secureservercdn.net... With VR and AR spores included as a standard feature.
Omg. The logo never changes with the exception of the number.
why would it? they've been successful thus far.
That's not true. The PS logos changed starting with the PS3 slim rebranding.
The original logo still exists....the P and S intertwined. It's on the PS4 system still. This is just the name logo, which started on the PS2 as I recall, then changed the font on the PS3. PS4 and apparently PS5 still use the Spider-Man font. I do recall some discussion about how the Spider-man font was a good choice for the PS3 because it would help bring attention to the system. Not to the level of calling it a game changer or Sony would dominate the gen, or they had a master stroke which would subvert all competition and allow Sony to capture the moon using nothing but a toothpick and a rubberband. I think one issue with the discussion is that people are misappropriately attributing this as the new logo of PS, which is not really the case. It's just the image used to identify the system and used for branding purposes.
@rainslacker, The shape of the Playstation logo, the PS is the same since the very first Playstation, however, it used to be a 4 color logo. They made it a pure white logo when the PS3 slim was released and that is when they stopped using the spiderman font style that was introduced with the original PS3. Than they moved to this new font style that they keep using. In my opinion, there should have been a change. At least a minor one to deffrenciate between PS4 and PS5. For now, all we got is a new number snd the rest is the same. I think they should have went back to the colored Playstation logo at least.
Because that is not the logo... its an abbreviation. This is the logo: https://upload.wikimedia.or...
Oh they know. They really do...
I don't think many question their choice of logo, more their way of presenting it.
Yep. Scoffers can make fun all they want. All that logo change does is signify another generation of inevitable Sony dominance. Xbots know this deep down so they try to suppress their sadness through false confidence.
So many articles for a frickin logo
I want to know why they never announced Backwards Compatibility with the list of features at CES 2020?
Maybe it's a bigger announcement they want to save for a place they know will get a big reaction? Or, they haven't finalized what they plan to do? They've all but confirmed PS4 BC, so if there is more to it, then they'd save that for a bigger show.
They've already confirmed backward compatibility. Why announce something that you have already announced?
where did they confirm that?
@jambola In numerous interviews. There will also be backward compatibility for hardware. PSVR and controllers will work too.
Simplicity and consistency. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
"Sony knows exactly what it's doing with the PS5 logo." What exactly have they done with the PS5 logo other than simply present it? Is there some covert genius I've failed to pick up on here?
Turn it upside down
It spells SSD. GENIUS!!!! Or coincidence. I dunno. Much to-do about nothing if you ask me.
I never noticed that, Wood. Interesting.
It's all about replicating that PS4 success. That logo means continuation of a legacy console. Backward compatibility are already in place.
Does it matter?
They should have just used the classic logo on the left and turned the S into a 5. I don’t hate it though it’s fine lol.
"it's fine" Yeah....it's fine. It is ok. It works. It isn't bad. I don't hate it. I've seen better. I've seen worse. How many ways can you say "it's fine"? Why is there controversy over this? I want to know. BTW....it's a damn logo. your resolution/frame-rate are not involved.
I did not imply that it mattered. I don’t care at all.
That’s my point entirely. It doesn’t matter.
Are we taking about the logo or the name design?..
Keeping with the brand is smart. Ok. Good. Specs? Price? I'm not buying a logo.
I love playstation but come on. How many articles are we going to get about this?
In the n4g comment sections Sony is always right and always know what they are doing lol.
Then you really don't read the n4g comments sections at all, now do you? Or you just read what you want to read.
@Truthhurtzz Well, you don't know what an objective fact is and your spelling is ridiculous. Fact is that this site has plenty of Xbox and Nintendo fans expressing their opinions every single day. And no, I didn't say a word in the Thieves article. If this site is so biased, how is the Thieves article even allowed? Truth hurts, don't it?