Sony’s keeping its next-generation console design a secret for a bit longer, but it’s got something to show: the PlayStation 5 logo. The company revealed the PS5 logo during its CES 2020 presentation on Monday night — and, likely, it’s the exact logo you may have expected. Everyone’s got a joke about it.
Let me walk you through it: Think of the PlayStation 4 logo, with white text on a black background. Delete the 4 and replace it with a 5, and there you have it. It’s not necessarily surprising that the logo is so similar; it’s closely following in the design style that’s been used since the beginning.
I think the jokes have something to do with the way it was revealed, on a big stage at a large technology event. Sony Interactive Entertainment president CEO Jim Ryan kicked off Sony’s CES press conference by talking up Sony’s consoles, leading into the reveal: “I’m pleased to show you, for the first time, our new logo.”
Whatever the reason, the internet’s been flooded with jokes — not surprising, either — about the PS5 logo.
When you don't know where your cat is pic.twitter.com/kzjj474uQ9— Tal Waterhouse (@iiTalW) January 7, 2020
The PS5 Logo Font we deserve pic.twitter.com/p4SCG94oOI— Pan-Pizza: Watch Seis Manos Netflix (@RebelTaxi) January 7, 2020
Forget the PS5 logo reveal, I have an exclusive leak from Sony's design team of their ideas for the evolution of the PlayStation logo over the next four generations! pic.twitter.com/p4vakgphAx— Andy (@_kou42_) January 7, 2020
Jim Ryan at CES: we’re excited to share our new logo for PS5 pic.twitter.com/v6pS4nSm2B— Liam Allen-Miller (@RSSLiam) January 7, 2020
People talking about how bad the PS5 logo is...but it...looks like how it always has...lol. pic.twitter.com/Z3JX0ShvNb— Jade☄ (@Wildbergerrrr) January 7, 2020
Sony’s slowly been revealing new information about the PS5 ahead of the console’s holiday 2020 release window, but we still don’t know what the box looks like. Microsoft, on the other hand, showed off its next-generation console during The Game Awards 2020 — a big, sleek tower called the Xbox Series X. Like the PS5, it’s coming during the holiday season.