Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed trademarks for “PS6”, PS7”, “PS8”, “PS9”, and “PS10” in Japan, likely as security for future PlayStation platforms. This sort of trademark security is a regular occurrence for Sony. Here is a history of “PS” trademarks in Japan:
- “PS” (trademarked in 2000, released in 1994)
- “PS2” (trademarked in 1999, released in 2000)
- “PS3” (trademarked in 2005, released in 2006)
- “PS4” (trademarked in 2006, released in 2013)
- “PS5” (trademarked in 2006, released in 2020)
Seems like PlayStation is not going to mess around and will stick with the safest bet. While the trademark sounds quite ridiculous, Sony could just be securing the name to prevent any other company from taking it. Considering the latest jokes about companies making PS successors to “compete” with Sony… I think it’s a pretty good preventive measure.
In related news, Bandai Namco trademarked “Supo-kyun!” in both logo and text forms, as well as “Men’s☆Party“. Sega Games trademarked “Meikodayo” and “Kaitodayo,” which are the full-body Nendoroid versions of Vocaloid characters Meiko and Kaito. What could these companies have in their minds?
What do you think about the PS trademarks? Do you think we’ll have PlayStation consoles from 6 through 10? What do you think the next consoles will be like? Are you going to play your favorite games in the PS6 – 10? Do you think the name will change eventually? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.