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PlayStation 6 trademark filed by Sony alongside PS7, PS8, PS9, PS10

PlayStation 6 trademark filed by Sony alongside PS7, PS8, PS9, PS10

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In what can only be described as one of the finest pieces of forward planning I've ever seen, Sony has gone ahead and filed trademarks for the PlayStation 6 all the way through to PlayStation 10.

The PlayStation 5 is barely halfway through its life, but clearly Sony would very much like to avoid a situation in which someone else nabs the naming rights to its next lot of consoles. As such, you can no longer lay claim to PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, or PS10. PS11 may still up for grabs if you're feeling frisky. Xbox, you have the opportunity to do something hilarious.

Take a look at the latest PlayStation console below!

It's worth stressing that just because Sony has claimed these names, that doesn't mean it's actually actively planning out the next five PlayStation consoles. Hell, we have no idea what console gaming will look like in the next five years, let alone by the time the PS10 rolls around in 2055.

As pointed out by Gematsu, Sony typically trademarks console names long before release. While it didn't trademark the original "PS" until 2000, four years after the console launched, the PS2 and PS3 were each trademarked one year before their respective releases. Meanwhile, PS4 was trademarked seven years before its launch.

While we have no idea what the future holds for PlayStation over the next few decades, the PlayStation 6 has been all but confirmed at this stage.

However, official court documents releases as part of the Activision Blizzard fight between Sony and Microsoft suggest a 2027 release date for the next PlayStation.

On page 8 of the 22-page document, it's claimed by Sony that Microsoft had “offered to continue making Activision’s games available on PlayStation only until 2027.”

The document continues: “By the time SIE launched the next generation of its PlayStation console (which is likely to occur around [redacted]), it would have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer switching and subsequent degradation in its competitiveness.”

So, if we're to believe the PlayStation 6 is coming in 2027, that means I'll be enjoying the PlayStation 10 and The Last Of Us Part VII in a retirement home. I'll only be 62, but I can't imagine I'm going to age well.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, Sony, PlayStation 5

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