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Sony's Playstation 4 and beyond

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#46 Fish


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:58

It would be commercial suicide to drop the Playstation brand. I wouldnt be surprised to see it named Playstation 4 everywhere except in Japan.

#47 Motoko.


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:00

Wait, what? It isn't "speculation", 4 and death in Japanese are pronounced the same. You made the first post about this issue. Or are you talking about the superstitious bit? It was just something I read somewhere. Still, not exactly speculation as much as it is reputation.

Who said anything about ditching the PlayStation branding. Were were talking about the next iteration and whether it will be "4" or if it'll be something else. It will still be "Playstation", but it mightn't be "Playstation 4" for the exact reason you mentioned.

I was referring to the brand dropping of Playstation not synonymous japanese interpretation between Shi and 4 which was stated in my post.