If its not called "The PlayStation" or "PS4"...

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#1 Posted by rachelepithet (1391 posts) -

Since most trilogies have a habit of either rebooting or subtitling for the fourth game/movie in series, and since Apple pulled off "the New Ipad" I think that "The PlayStation" is a valid contender along with PS4. But rumor has it Sony would be going for a "it sounds like an HTC T-Mobile phone" naming convention as it did with Vita.

So, GB, tell us the most corporate synergy-est names for the next PS console you can come up with.

In honor of an article making the rounds today about the man who convinced Jobs to call it 'iMac" instead of "Mac-Man" (McMahon. Seriously.)----------

  • PlayMan

Other ideas that sound like Google social networking ventures and or anime porn subgenres:

  • Pita
  • Qon-Soul
  • D-rangeux
  • Qlue
  • ShoogR
  • Playvour
  • HoriZone
  • Materi-All
  • Be.Leave
  • Cuadros
  • Infini-T
  • Vyce
  • ViddiVicci
  • AdventPSu4ous
#2 Posted by Illuminosopher (328 posts) -

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

P4.

#4 Posted by 71Ranchero (2765 posts) -

PS

#5 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

Blu-ray player? :D

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5174 posts) -

Downloadingupdatesstation.

#7 Posted by Mustachio (242 posts) -

Playstation Hot Dog. That way you'll always associate it with nice stuff, like hot dogs. Either that or you'll just get hungry for hot dogs.

Shit, now I want a hot dog.

#8 Posted by KaneRobot (1605 posts) -

Playstation Neo Incredible System.

P-NIS for short.

Ahahahaha.

Ok, bye.

#9 Posted by yoshisaur (2722 posts) -

Playstation is way too iconic for them to let go, it would seem like a new system to those that aren't in the loop (and that's a lot).

I'm going to guess it will just be PS4, Playstation 4, or they will do something fancy with the Playstation name. I mean, if Nintendo can get away with the "Wii," God only knows what Sony can get away with.

#10 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

riiiiiiiiiiiidge racerrrrrr

#11 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

It shall be named: Playmore Vidyagames? Or, possibly Playstation moombathon?

#12 Posted by Aegon (5591 posts) -

Sony Play

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#13 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

The PlayStation

#14 Posted by RadixNegative2 (520 posts) -

Playarea

#15 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I would be surprised were it anything other then Playstation 4 (PS4).

#16 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Playst4tion

#17 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -

@KaneRobot said:

Playstation Neo Incredible System.

P-NIS for short.

Ahahahaha.

Ok, bye.

Sony needs to hire this person.

#18 Posted by Pr1mus (3904 posts) -

PlayStation Plus

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#19 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

#20 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

@ck1nd said:

Playstation is way too iconic for them to let go, it would seem like a new system to those that aren't in the loop (and that's a lot).

It's also a name that is now tarnished with too much bad press. Between the price at launch, the lack of sales for the first few years, and the massive hacking problem they had, the PlayStation 3 has soiled the name. They NEED to rebrand at this point. It gives them a chance at a complete refresh.

Despite all of that, though, I will almost GUARANTEE that they keep the same controller.

#21 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

playstation is not going anywhere. what comes after might.

I like PSO

#22 Posted by ajamafalous (11992 posts) -

If it's not PlayStation 4, it'll be PlayStation something.

#23 Posted by mrfizzy (1529 posts) -

Seeing as how much brand recognition there is behind the Playstation name I am 99% sure it will be the PS4, only thing it might be is something like Playstation 4: Sabre (or whatever).

#24 Posted by believer258 (11897 posts) -

Just call it a PS2.

Not short for anything, just "PS2".

No, I kid you not. If you want to talk about positive, revered recognition, those three letters hold it for the console gaming community.

Or just pick a random word in Latin.

#25 Posted by Illuminosopher (328 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

Yes well I'm sure they will rest easy knowing that you are willing to pay that amount, pricing the PS3 at $600 was Sony's only mistake as far as I'm concerned had they priced it at $400 like the Xbox things may be different then they are now.

#26 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

Play Station Zulu.

#27 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Having fun in this vicinity.

#28 Posted by MaxxS (201 posts) -

It doesn't matter what they call it, because most people will call it the Playstation 4.

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#29 Posted by MiniPato (2737 posts) -

PerSona 4

#30 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10999 posts) -

I'm pretty sure they're going to call it the PlayStation 4.

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#31 Edited by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Playsation Orbis or whatever the rumors say, something tied to 'life' that seems to be their thing now they didn't call the Vita PSP2 so there's a 50/50 chance they drop the number for their next console and I doubt we'll hear anything about that thing in E3

EDIT : hold on change that for Playstation 4U , for times the Wii U Bam!

#32 Posted by Dragon_Fire (368 posts) -

@Illuminosopher said:

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

Yes well I'm sure they will rest easy knowing that you are willing to pay that amount, pricing the PS3 at $600 was Sony's only mistake as far as I'm concerned had they priced it at $400 like the Xbox things may be different then they are now.

I honestly think that price is going to be the same (600$) or higher, with the increase in hardware and just pure power. Not just for the Sony but Microsoft also.

But if the Sony Subsidize (like they did with the PS3) then it might be 600$, just might.

#33 Posted by Rakitox (6 posts) -

They should call it the Xbox 720

#34 Posted by Hailinel (24711 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@ck1nd said:

Playstation is way too iconic for them to let go, it would seem like a new system to those that aren't in the loop (and that's a lot).

It's also a name that is now tarnished with too much bad press. Between the price at launch, the lack of sales for the first few years, and the massive hacking problem they had, the PlayStation 3 has soiled the name. They NEED to rebrand at this point. It gives them a chance at a complete refresh.

Despite all of that, though, I will almost GUARANTEE that they keep the same controller.

Are you kidding? This is finally the Batarang controller's time to shine!

#35 Posted by supermonkey122 (817 posts) -

@braveortega said:

Playst4tion

I could definitely see this happening, but everyone will just call it the PS4.

#36 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Sony Partybox

#37 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Illuminosopher said:

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

Yes well I'm sure they will rest easy knowing that you are willing to pay that amount, pricing the PS3 at $600 was Sony's only mistake as far as I'm concerned had they priced it at $400 like the Xbox things may be different then they are now.

I'd rather pay 600 bucks for the better console....Hey ohhhh not getting into this. But i've played my 360 a total of about 9 times. I play most of the 360 exclusives on a PC and i don't care for halo.

Also the 360 did better cause it has a larger American fan base. Simple as that. More people cared about Halo and Gears. Sony didn't launch with a Crash Bandicoot or similar cause it wouldn't of attracted people like a Halo does. PS3 launches with inFAMOUS 3 and Uncharted 4. It'll destroy.

#38 Posted by Stonyman65 (2703 posts) -

@braveortega said:

Playst4tion

Fuck. We all know that is what's going to happen.

#39 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (250 posts) -

The PlayStation 365!

#40 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2687 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

This.

This generation has gone on so absurdly long I don't really care what the new consoles cost.

#41 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I'm calling it PS4 no matter what its official name may be.

#42 Posted by face15 (1300 posts) -

If they don't call it PlayStation 4 they've done bad.

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#43 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

This.

This generation has gone on so absurdly long I don't really care what the new consoles cost.

I put 700 bucks into my PC every 2 years, so I don't see the difference of paying 600 bucks for a console that'll last me til its a thing of the past. It's different when you are young but when you have a job and can put savings away for this big thing, it's a non issue. 600 bucks for the console, 120 for 2 games, another 100 for warranty (esp with YLOD and RROD, it's worth it now). Something that'll get a good 6 years out of it. Put me down for one.

#44 Posted by Bumpton (445 posts) -

@Mustachio said:

Playstation Hot Dog. That way you'll always associate it with nice stuff, like hot dogs. Either that or you'll just get hungry for hot dogs.

Shit, now I want a hot dog.

:( Me too.

#45 Posted by AuthenticM (3724 posts) -

It's going to be such a combo breaker if they don't name the thing PS4. And I'll be pissed.

#46 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

@Illuminosopher said:

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

Yes well I'm sure they will rest easy knowing that you are willing to pay that amount, pricing the PS3 at $600 was Sony's only mistake as far as I'm concerned had they priced it at $400 like the Xbox things may be different then they are now.

The PS3 and 360 are neck and neck in total console sales. So I don't see what you're trying to get at.

#47 Posted by Butano (1738 posts) -

PlayStayInOnePlace or PlayBurningYourFucking...SpinningYourWheels are both acceptable.

#48 Posted by KrypticKiller (191 posts) -

With the financial mess Sony is in, I wouldn't doubt if it was something like PlayStation Amazon.com I can see Kaz Hirai shouting THE PLAYSTATION AMAZON! and then mutter .com

Or if they choose not to partner with Amazon, PlayStation Enjoy. But since they will try to be hip and fail, PlayStation N-Joy.

With an ad like: N-Joy Movies, N-joy T.V, N-Joy GAMES! PlayStation N-Joy. Pre order now.

Whatever the name is I will buy one.

#49 Posted by RedCream (705 posts) -

Playstation Omnibus

#50 Posted by hoossy (934 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

@Illuminosopher said:

"Fucked" if they price it a $600 again, other then that PlayStation 4 sounds fine to me.

I would pay 600 bucks for it. Don't see how they are fucked if they set it at that price. I will put aside money for it. However I will ensure I get a super extended warranty on it.

I think they would definitly hurt themselves by trying that pricepoint again. Remember, PS3 came off of PS2's tail, the most successful system ever. (I would say that) people were far more glassy-eyed over that next generation system than folks are today over the 'ps4'. Also, there wasn't a recession eating into the pockets they way there is today. Finally, Microsoft has a wider user base and I'm sure if people had to choose one or the other on name alone, the ball would be in xbox's circle.

That being said, I think both Sony and Microsoft are going to have to be careful about their pricing. I am definitely impressed by how much they have been able to get out of their systems, and I don't know if they need to produce the sort of powerhouses they did for the current generation.

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