The other day at CES 2020, we got our first look at the PS5 logo. If gamers were stunned at anything, it was just how much fanfare led up to its arrival, only for it to look almost identical to the PS4 logo. This outcome led to many jokes on social media as gamers tried to wrap their heads around the amount of hype associated with such a familiar logo design. Now, Jim Ryan, Sony’s CEO and President, has spoken up regarding the logo.
What Jim Ryan Explained About the PS5 Logo
Translating from Business Insider Japan, Gematsu quoted Ryan as saying, “It is important to give off a sense of consistency for products within the PlayStation brand. It is a must for anyone who sees [the logo] to immediately and positively think, ‘That’s PlayStation.’ There are over 100 million PlayStation 4 owners—there is a community there. We have an obligation to keep them happy, interested, and absorbed [in PlayStation].”
Frankly, this is pretty much how we reacted when we saw the PS5 logo. We did laugh at all the buildup before its presentation, but the logo itself? There is nothing whatsoever wrong with it. “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” is not a bad philosophy. Why change something that most people already react to in a positive way? Doing so would be a waste of time and resources we’d rather Sony used to work on making the console itself amazing.
If you want to catch up on some other developments which have been going on with PlayStation, you can read up on PS5’s 3D audio feature, which is expected to be a “big step forward.” Also, take a look at sales forecasts for the PS5 versus the next Xbox. You can find all other rumors and updates in our PlayStation news area.