The internet has been having fun with the PlayStation 5 logo
When Sony's slot at CES 2020 arrived, some people probably hoped for the arrival of more than just a few TVs and the PlayStation 5 logo. Either way, the latter has proven incredibly popular online, with it gaining over 5.3 million likes on Instagram at the time of writing. Its similarity to the PS4 logo has drew plenty of ridicule though, and rightfully so. While sticking to the typography of the PS4 logo was always likely to draw criticism, its theatrical unveiling at CES 2020 likely helped the PS5 logo into being meme-worthy.
Below are a few examples of the thousands of swipes that people have made at the PS5 logo, or rather at the way in which Sony announced it. In all likelihood, the "new" logo may have not gained so much traction online but for the absence of any fresh information about the upcoming console. Personally, a re-imagining of the PlayStation 2 logo would not have gone amiss, as the PS5 logo is three generations old at this point.
The PlayStation 5 will launch this holiday season, with November 20 being touted as a possible release date. There is no word on when Sony will showcase the console either, as the company has confirmed that it will be sitting out E3 2020.
Must be a tough job being the logo designer at Sony. #PS5 pic.twitter.com/CVBtvkEw2c— Stephen O'Brien (@RealSJOBrien) January 7, 2020
Sony's lead graphic designer coming up with the #PS5 logo#SonyCES pic.twitter.com/7xOJXBWHCF— chris trenary (@bagel_chris) January 7, 2020
When you don't know where your cat is pic.twitter.com/kzjj474uQ9— Tal Waterhouse (@iiTalW) January 7, 2020
Great to see that totally new #PS5 logo. Must have taken ages. #PlayStation5 pic.twitter.com/OFLQdVFRQ5— Dan Grabham (@dangrabham) January 7, 2020
behind the scenes of the ps5 logo pic.twitter.com/kcxNjuO90t— Noah (@PhantomArtifice) January 7, 2020
*Pretends to be shocked* #PS5 pic.twitter.com/POGADh0Sij— JJ❄️ (@juanjimver) 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
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
The big #PS5 announcement from #CES2020 ! #SonyCES pic.twitter.com/eVqJ049hAG— △◯✕☐ (@Valvados) January 7, 2020
You had one job Sony! #PS5 #PlayStation5 #SonyCES pic.twitter.com/jZVx4cZMQZ— Gerard Downes (@spatulahat) January 7, 2020