The PS5 logo has been officially revealed, with many feeling underwhelmed by Sony’s “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the logo looks expectedly smooth, it’s very similar to the PS4’s, which doesn’t give us an awful lot to talk about.
So if the PS5 logo isn’t the best games console logo ever, then what is? Let us know your favorite logo in the comments section below, and we’ll feature our favorite response in tomorrow’s Tell GR!
Michael Leri, features editor: “While it is thematically appropriate for the Dreamcast to have a confused swirl as its logo, it’s hard to beat the PlayStation logo. It is a little weird but it embodies the ’90s, which is exactly what the PlayStation itself did with its groundbreaking 3D visuals. The yellow, blue, turquoise, and red don’t quite go together yet match that decade well as it’s some sort of hybrid between the “cool S” and that squiggly purple line on the even bigger squiggly turquoise line that was usually plastered on soda cups. Sony dropped those colors to fit with the times and that made sense given how tied to those times that logo was. And that connection is why it rocks.”
Jason Faulkner, senior editor: “It was between the Nintendo 64 and PS1 logos for me, but I think Sony wins out. The PS1 logo is fantastic on multiple levels. The P and S are arranged in a way that immediately identifies the brand while also being wholly unique in design. The positioning of the S also evokes three dimensions, and 3D gaming was a big selling point of the original PlayStation. I also love how colorful the logo is. It’s eye-catching and immediately inviting. I think PlayStation’s monotone branding is a bit stale in comparison to the original logo. The PS5 logo is just fine, but it’s just dull. I’d rather have the cool startup sequence and lots of color over the current branding scheme any day.”
Mack Ashworth, lead editor: “I’m a fan of the PS2-PS5 logos. Does what it says on the tin with a good, clear font. It’s also nice to have an official acronym to use. (Still waiting for Microsoft to thumb-up “Xbox SeX.”)”
Paul Tamburro, executive editor: “I’m going to go with the Sega Mega Drive (not Genesis) logo. Few logos are so of their time while also remaining easy on the eye to this day. The Mega Drive’s logo is aggressively ’90s, and really gives off that “cooler older brother” vibe that Sega was going with compared to the SNES. Of course, the SNES was the better console, but it had a terrible logo by comparison.”