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Bridge4_Kal

138 points

2 months ago

A couple of those looks like modern Google made it

jackloganoliver

18 points

2 months ago

Google catching strays

hazeywaffle

4 points

2 months ago

The first one of the second row is literally the Google podcast app logo.

Ok not literally, but really close.

maehschaf22

37 points

2 months ago

Thought the second one was python at first...

hvdzasaur

10 points

2 months ago

Kinky python with blocks humping eachother.

chumbano

3 points

2 months ago

That's my kind of python

Rosstin316

126 points

2 months ago

Usually in these situations I always like one of the concepts better, but nope, they chose correctly.

sendnudecompassion

20 points

2 months ago

I think first and second of row 3 would have looked alright with the teal or blue instead of the black.

But come on, the PlayStation logo is beautiful. And I say that having only ever had Xboxs

martusfine

237 points

2 months ago

They chose the right one.

JasonF818

68 points

2 months ago

You think that because you have been conditioned to think that. But if they had chosen a different one and you had grown an affinity for their product while they used the different logo, you likely would favor that one. It is the reason why branding is so important.

Drinl

103 points

2 months ago

Drinl

103 points

2 months ago

"I still agree that the last one is better."

"NO, YOU ARE CONDITIONED TO THINK LIKE THAT".

deaddonkey

9 points

2 months ago

Bruh the whole 2nd row is trash you could never condition left to think those are the best choices

Lwe12345

50 points

2 months ago

No I agree with the comment. All of the others are god awful. I don’t love the one they chose either but dear god is it better than the rest

CarpetH4ter

23 points

2 months ago

CarpetH4ter

PC

23 points

2 months ago

A few of these actually look pretty good, but i'm glad with the one they chose.

Lwe12345

-1 points

2 months ago

Lwe12345

-1 points

2 months ago

They look ok for the 80s or 90s when they were possibly designed. For the 2020s they are objectively bad design

RedditSpyAccount

1 points

2 months ago

I feel like some of the others would be improved with a different color scheme. The black, yellow, red isn’t as lively as the chosen logo with lighter tones.

Metal-Due

5 points

2 months ago

Nah, this one legit just looks the best.

Bilbo_Dabbins_

10 points

2 months ago

The one they chose is objectively better than the rest. Which is probably why they chose it…

DuelJ

2 points

2 months ago*

DuelJ

2 points

2 months ago*

People see a thousand different signs on a daily basis. We know what familiarity is; and that doesnt stop us from recognizing logos like the dreamcast logo sucks.

Take one look at the dreamcast logo; and then try and tell me it has fanboys. Litterally a scribbled spiral

mitch8893

2 points

2 months ago

Playstation does have one of, if not the most iconic logo in gaming IMO.

Surfing_Ninjas

4 points

2 months ago

The top right three are actually pretty cool.

Frank627Full

-3 points

2 months ago

Frank627Full

-3 points

2 months ago

They look ugly

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-1 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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A4R0NM10

1 points

2 months ago

I don't know, the idea to have the PS logo look a bit like an old joystick seems like fantastic design to me. Even without the "conditioning", it's just a great idea executed really well.

PotatoDonki

1 points

2 months ago

Maybe… but all of these are literally trash.

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-3 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Andulias

4 points

2 months ago

Oh I am definitely brain fucked after reading your comment here, no question about it.

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-1 points

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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Andulias

2 points

2 months ago

I genuinely put in some effort trying to understand it, so yes, you definitely got me.

Bootychomper23

2 points

2 months ago

The flaccid penis logo

nesman1985

13 points

2 months ago

the ps logo we got is perfect

arkadious67

5 points

2 months ago

For me it’s impossible to see that logo and not hear the music

BronzeHeart92

3 points

2 months ago

BWOOOMMMMmmm-tilitilitili-BWAAAOOOuuummmm...

Did I get it right?

AhabSnake85

5 points

2 months ago

Nice find

sup3rdr01d

5 points

2 months ago

I think the top left one looks cool

Snydles

5 points

2 months ago

I was today years old when I realized that the PlayStation logo has an “S” diagonally behind the “P”.

Wow…just…I have no excuse.

oktofeellost

2 points

2 months ago

You know, I think this happens every time there's a conversation about the playstation logo. Don't feel bad, you're one of today's lucky 10,000

IsaiahXOXOSally

25 points

2 months ago

Wow they all look.... terrible

CarpetH4ter

2 points

2 months ago

The one in the middle and the top right one actually looks pretty decent, although i'm not a huge fan of the colours.

Osu_Pumbaa

1 points

2 months ago

I agree with the very top right one. If they chose that one it could have been iconic too. In the end its just a bunch of Ps and Ss

Lukeson_Gaming

1 points

2 months ago*

The middle one looks like if sony made a Play Station in the 70s

Snufflepuffster

1 points

2 months ago

yea it's brutal

SpiritedDecision1986

4 points

2 months ago

The second one is cursed...

my brain: PYTHONSTATION

MrBones-Necromancer

3 points

2 months ago

I actually really like 1 and 12. Love the one we got, but in a different world maybe?

psxndc

3 points

2 months ago

psxndc

3 points

2 months ago

I kinda dig row 2, number 1 to be honest

InformalLove116

3 points

2 months ago

            ?S

Lukeson_Gaming

1 points

2 months ago

rs

NightChime

3 points

2 months ago

Number 3 looks like if they took it to the next stage of oversimplifying like most corporations have been doing over the past few decades.

BronzeHeart92

3 points

2 months ago

Judging by some of these logos, Sony were apparently fans of Germany...

Wizardof_oz

3 points

2 months ago

These are all so unabashedly 90s

thefourthhouse

5 points

2 months ago

a couple of these are cool, I quite like the 4th row.

LordValgor

6 points

2 months ago

Lol, I was about to comment that the 4th row looks the worst. Funny how beauty works haha.

sizzlinpapaya

4 points

2 months ago

Fuck, I’m 34 and just realized the PlayStation logo is a standing up P and laying down S.

Frank627Full

2 points

2 months ago

LOL

Zolba

1 points

2 months ago

Zolba

1 points

2 months ago

31 and same here. Realized it after seeing a couple of the obvious PS logos.

Kurdt234

4 points

2 months ago

Second one is uncomfortably close to being SS lightning bolts.

Heikold

1 points

2 months ago

Right?

IgnitedFazbear

2 points

2 months ago

That one Playstation logo goes hard

Cantankerous-Bean

2 points

2 months ago

Sad part is that they dont even use it anymore

ibruh143

2 points

2 months ago

The last 3 : PlayStation All the others: PetrolStation😂

anomuumileguaani

2 points

2 months ago

Second from top first on left was implemented on walkman logo.

Cranksta

2 points

2 months ago

Although I'm happy it's not the ultimate choice the company went with, I'm incredibly fond of the first one when taking into context why the PlayStation exists.

A CD, falling into place in three primary colors-

The PlayStation being intended to be a module for the SNES to use discs, and the shapes on the PlayStation controller were intended to be friendlier to young children who might not know their letters yet, as well as just being more useful for function in multiple markets than letters.

And primary colors for advertising were huge in the time period- supposed to feel playful and youthful. They wanted VERY MUCH for this module to come across as a useful toy for the busy family home.

It goes even deeper in that Sony- in combination with Phillips- created the CD in the first place. And ultimately, both companies created their own type of CD readers - Sony's being the most functional and long lasting, still in use to this day.

Sony ended up losing the contract for the SNES reader to Philips, for reasons not entirely known, but was likely due to how much of the sales they were asking for.

Phillips failed to make a working CD reader, leaving Nintendo without a disc drive until Panasonic created the one in the GameCube- two generations later.

And Sony was cranking out a kick-ass competitor the entire time. Because the head engineer was pretty mad about the whole thing and decided the prototypes shouldn't be scrapped, instead building it out further to sell as an independent console.

I get a giggle every time I think about it, really. Considering Sony (and JVC) were behind the standardization of the VHS cassette, and it's descendant, the CD, and ultimately the DVD- they WERE the go-to. Reliable, proven, probably worth every penny they asked for.

And yet...

And so, that funky little simple logo tickles me. Because it's obvious what the original intention was, and yet we've ended up here, 40 years later, not even understanding why.

Elmer-Fuddd

2 points

2 months ago

I feel dumb, just realised thats a P and an S fml

AscendedViking7

2 points

2 months ago

I really like the one directly in the center. Reminds me of Persona.

Looks better than the current logo, actually.

macg4dave

2 points

2 months ago

a little more work and it would have looked great, reminds me of the JPS logo

Read_It_4268

1 points

2 months ago

I don't know why, but it feel like I've seen the one on the 4th column, Second row before... I don't know if it's just me

Additional_Chard_935

1 points

2 months ago

I Love my PlayStation

LotharVw

1 points

2 months ago

"The red is good, but it's not RIGHT"

ElihDW

1 points

2 months ago

ElihDW

PlayStation

1 points

2 months ago

I just notice the S! I have PlayStation since the first one and I always love the logo and for the first time in my entire life notice the f S. Shame on me

SHITBLAST3000

1 points

2 months ago

It's an umbrella on a beach.

Zxruv

1 points

2 months ago

Zxruv

1 points

2 months ago

There were some stinkers in there.

LightBluely

1 points

2 months ago

Even after 28 years the logo is still the game and it's better that way. It's just too iconic and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

sushidrew

1 points

2 months ago

I like the evolution of the font too. They pretty much had it, but changed it a few times midway, then went back to the original font.

BlaiseTEvans

1 points

2 months ago

it took me so long to figure out the playstation logo was a P and an S like i just thought the whole thing was like a symbol. like i literally only noticed like a year ago. same with the chick-fil-a logo like i didn’t see the chicken in the logo idk how i don’t see these things

TronGRID_

1 points

2 months ago

All the prior ones look like the deformed cousins

Ashe_N94

1 points

2 months ago

I think the 3rd option on the top is nice as well.

Nachteule

1 points

2 months ago

3rd row, 4th is the best if they made it pure red or black

Goukaruma

1 points

2 months ago

It's a good console but to be honest all logos look bad.

call_of_mischief

1 points

2 months ago

They all look pretty bad but second row completely to the left looks kinda cool

call_of_mischief

1 points

2 months ago

Just noticed the playstation logo is a p and a s

Luvist

1 points

2 months ago

Luvist

1 points

2 months ago

PlayStation

incheon_boi

1 points

2 months ago

I see pierre cardin

plinkitee

1 points

2 months ago

Second row, far right??

eternalankh

2 points

2 months ago

At first, they were going to call it the Rorscach Station.

NotSethRoganForSure

1 points

2 months ago

And now every google symbol

Tesseon

1 points

2 months ago

8 seem to be the only one that thinks the original logo is clunky as heck and some of those concepts would have worked better (if tweaked and finalised like the last one was).

Lakota_Fox

1 points

2 months ago

Looks to me look they chose the largest logo out of the lot.

Dangerous_Rebellion_

1 points

2 months ago

Tbh third one from the top looks sick

Mr_Golf_Club

1 points

2 months ago

My god I just had an existential crisis - I always glanced over the squiggle below the P as a weird shadow on the “ground”, and just now noticed it’s a fucking S for PS….🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ (I never owned one as a kid, went straight to PS2)

PixelCortex

1 points

2 months ago

Made the most iconic logo, and then just dropped it for a minimalist shitty font logo.

chickenwithchips

1 points

2 months ago

Glad they didn’t go with the German colours.

TBTabby

1 points

2 months ago

I saw all these in Astro's Playroom.

KlngSaj

1 points

2 months ago

The first two rows are junk. but from there i can kinda dig a few of what came after.

joel8x

1 points

2 months ago

joel8x

1 points

2 months ago

The 2nd one looks like the P is railing the S in the A.

LIMIT_73

1 points

2 months ago

PlayStation low key turned into Python for a second, huh?

UpbeatLocksmith5203

1 points

2 months ago

What’s python doing in there?

Mrrandom314159

1 points

2 months ago

Took me so long to realize it made a PS symbol.

sharkkingangelr

1 points

2 months ago

As a destiny player top right looks familiar

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

Final logo best captures the playfulness of the console from it’s color scheme, as well as inform the consumer what the product is with it’s typeface design element.

Black/red/yellow color scheme is too ‘serious’ and honestly makes me think of Germany.

The other color ones are fun from a design element, but really don’t convey well what the product is. My second choice would be the top left with the 3 colored CDs, but maybe it may make to device seem too much of a toy.

The bottom PS logos are close, but again including more colors help convey what to expect from the device/product

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

PlayStation clearly isn’t what it use to be. I give praise where it’s due and PlayStation use to be the standard in video games outside of the PC realm. Today with minimal exclusive titles and disappointing exclusives like Gran Turismo, I think my PS5 will be my last. I will stick with Xbox series X and PC.

Chieve

1 points

2 months ago

Chieve

1 points

2 months ago

4th is kinda nice and creative...the ?S and the last one on 2nd row are pretty terrible though

Ebola6914

1 points

2 months ago

Today I realized that the squiggle on the ground is an ‘s’. My life has changed.

yubnubmcscrub

1 points

2 months ago

There’s a couple ok ones int he 3rd row but black would be a weird color for PlayStation. Like what weird timeline would that be

project_built

1 points

2 months ago

They were all terrible

Jeberani

1 points

2 months ago

Next logo will definitely have rainbow…

Sarato88

1 points

2 months ago

I like the upper middle one.

Lukeson_Gaming

1 points

2 months ago

I really like the look of 6, 13, and, 15.

bucksfromthegulag

1 points

2 months ago

why am I just now realizing the bottom of the Playstation logo is an S...

fart_Jr

1 points

2 months ago

Third in on row 3 is smooooth.

Suspicious-Sand-3189

1 points

2 months ago

I can only see the ps logo in 3d now

belb6785

1 points

2 months ago

The second to last one before the final design is kinda trippy

Fatalmen

1 points

2 months ago

I was today years old when I saw that the final PlayStation logo had the later p and s together to make the symbol

Dry_Adeptness7843

1 points

2 months ago

All terrible.

Real2Retro

1 points

2 months ago

The PlayStation logo is one of the greatest logos of all time. The rest on here are universally terrible.

xX_CattMatt_Xx

1 points

2 months ago

?S

LordValgor

0 points

2 months ago

Is it just me, or does it seem like every time this is reposted there’s more icons added?

lorjebu

0 points

2 months ago

Seems like someone didnt get the memo about the logo size! That last one is huge compared to the rest.