Sony Files Trademarks For PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 And PS10 In Japan
Just in case there was ever any doubt that Sony would abandon the conventional naming system its established for its last four consoles and upcoming fifth piece of hardware, the company has gone right ahead and filed trademarks for the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and PS10.
I'm sure the boffins at Microsoft are furious that the option of calling one of their future consoles the PS8 has been taken off the table, but what can they do? Sony is out here planning for the future. Meanwhile, I have no idea what I'm going to have for dinner two nights from now.
This obviously isn't absolute confirmation that Sony will definitely be releasing another five PlayStation consoles after the PS5 arrives at the end of 2020. Rather, it's just the company ensuring that the names are available if it does decide to continue the way it's been going for the past quarter of a century.
As Gematsu points out, Sony is no stranger to trademarking its console names well before release. While it didn't actually trademark the original "PS" until 2000, four years after the console launched, the PS2 and PS3 were each trademarked one year before their respective releases, while the PS4 was trademarked seven years before its eventual launch.
The PS5, meanwhile, was trademarked way back in 2006 and won't be out until 2020. As you can see, Sony has been filing these trademarks earlier and earlier, so going right ahead and filing trademarks for the next five consoles seems like a logical move on the company's part.
While we probably won't be seeing the PS10 until 2045 at the earliest, we've still got the PS5 to look forward to in the more immediate future. According to a recent job listing posted by Sony, the upcoming console will be the fastest in the world.
While this could just be posturing on Sony's part, the claim certainly tracks with reports of an early demo of the next-gen hardware, in which a scene from Marvel's Spider-Man that took 18 seconds to load on a PS4 Pro was up and running on a PS5 dev kit in just 0.8 seconds.
PlayStation boss Jim Ryan also recently confirmed that the PS5 controller (which may or may not be called the DualShock 5) will boast a few cool new features, including haptic feedback (replacing the traditional rumble) and adaptive triggers. Hopefully we get an official look at the console soon, as well as some much-needed news regarding whatever launch titles Sony has planned.
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