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Mascot[edit]

I'm wondering if there's a notable reason to mention PlayStation mascots, or rather the lack of one. Sure, Japan kind of had Toro (for Sony as a whole), but while Nintendo had Mario and Sega had Sonic, PlayStation had a bunch of unofficial contenders (like Crash Bandicoot and Abe). Could go in the PSX page, or here, or nowhere at all. JaffaCakeLover (talk) 14:31, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

It had a mascot, briefly. See Polygon Man - X201 (talk) 10:09, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
The closest there is to a real Playstation mascot would be Sackboy from Little Big Planet. Unless I'm mistaken, Microsoft doesn't have a mascot for their XBox range either; in fact the only games platform with a real mascot is Nintendo, who continue to use Mario for their mascot as they have since the early 80's. Since Nintendo is currently the only manufacturer with a persistent and recognisable mascot in the video games business, I find Sony's lack of a mascot unremarkable. If Sony ever choose to adopt an official mascot for their brand, it's inclusion would be justified in this article, though I don't believe the lack of a mascot is worth noting since there's nothing tangible to add.Pobatti (talk) 07:53, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Slogans?[edit]

Are the list of slogans really that relevant to the campaign section? the list doesn't seem to accomplish anything and it seems to make the article look a bit messy (but then again the excess of images also seems to make it look messy). Maybe a quick clean up would do?Lucia Black (talk) 09:01, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, the marketing sections have been one of those things that I've always been meaning to write. I have the source material for both Sony and Sega articles. They are important subjects because they both changed the way video games were marketed, and I could easily expand it to a standalone article given time. But that's the problem. Time. - X201 (talk) 10:13, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
think they should be merged then, rather than listing them.Lucia Black (talk) 10:25, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

1986?[edit]

"The console's origins date back to 1986 where it was originally a joint project between Nintendo and Sony to create a CD-ROM for the Super Nintendo." I have a feeling two separate thoughts were merged over time, i.e. the origins of Sony's home entertainment business and the particulars of Playstation's creation. Neither Super Nintendo nor CD-ROM were anywhere near the radar in 1986, and I highly doubt "Game Over" can be considered an authoritative source on any of this considering it was written about two years before the Playstation's release. Whelkman (talk) 20:31, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Game Over is being misquoted: the book says the deal was signed in 1988. Kutaragi first proposed a joint Sony-Nintendo project of some kind in 1986 but was rebuffed by Nintendo. This was not the PlayStation. Game Over is perfectly reliable for these matters (when properly quoted) because the original Sony-Nintendo PlayStation was being worked on from late 1989 and the public snubbing of Sony came in 1991, which all happened during the period of time the book covers. Indrian (talk) 20:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

PlayStation Orbis "rumored to have AMD hardware"?[edit]

I might get a lot of hate for this, but if the next big PlayStation console does include AMD hardware of any kind, I will immediately lose faith in Sony.

PS3 was better when it had nVidia's Reality Synthesizer and the best processor ever. I would hate to see Sony put AMD inside their next console because that would be like throwing an innocent animal off a cliff; nobody will ever know why you did it, what made you do it, and what people expect from it.

Aside from the hating of the hardware, I wonder what Sony will do with the processor. Make it have more SPE's and PPE's? Make it a better kind of architecture? ('cuz seriously. PowerPC is just too damn old and pointless like money.) Will the OtherOS feature return and actually support Windows?

Those are some things I want to know. --Doubled-revolutions (talk) 05:36, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Playstation 4[edit]

It redirects here, but there are enough sources (of rumours, no doubt) to warrant that it gets its own page, rather than a redirect. Techradar hes plenty of links here: [1] and lots of rumours [2] and news [3]. Unflavoured (talk) 08:48, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

All we have so far is rumour, so making an article on the subject would be a violation of WP:CRYSTAL. Alphathon /'æɫ.fə.θɒn/ (talk) 17:34, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Sony PlayStation 4 Price[edit]

Sony PlayStation 4 price is $100 less than the forthcoming Xbox One console. I'm wondering what the impact of that pricing difference will have as far as the number on units sold? Perhaps, some statistical analysis could be provided as this seems to give Sony PlayStation 4 a distinct edge with gaming consumers. Gameweed (talk) 23:59, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

That would be Original Research and Speculation, neither of which is allowed on Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.128.246.133 (talk) 11:59, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Exactly what was said above. Et3rnal 16:29, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

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The PlayStation logo is both the "PS" logo currently used and the "PlayStation" logo. Both should be used since hey are the logo.