Forums - Sony Discussion - RUMOR: Playstation 4 to be called "Omni" + lots of other details

superchunk said:
O_O

This seems like a well put together and logical rumor, but the glasses part seems crazy if true. I for one, think that if they came out with a feature like this and it wasn't part of EVERY console sold, then that is stupid. Any new feature or tool MUST be part of every console sold otherwise it will likely fail in the long run. Even Kinect, with its strong start, has fizzled and people generally don't care about it anymore due to lack of new content.

Aren't a good portion of current 360 console sales still from Kinect bundles?



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Burning Typhoon said:
haxxiy said:
Heavenly_King said:

well, in Japan they wont have that name, unless they want a console to be named "PlayStation Death".


The PS names in Japan use english numbers however... but still I think they are going to skip "4" for this reason all the same. 


So...  PS5 confirmed? 2020!  They need to just call it playstation 4, and move on.  Either way you look at it, it's still the fourth home console.  I'd much rather they call it PS4, and not confuse everyone..


For you maybe, from a cultural aspect PS4=PSDeath in Japan. People in Japan will not take to it with that name. 



Sounds to japanese, won't work well

Just call it a Playstation 4 please



S.T.A.G.E. said

For you maybe, from a cultural aspect PS4=PSDeath in Japan. People in Japan will not take to it with that name. 

strange. i don't remember apple get trouble to sell iphone4 in japan... i don't think this "4" things that has a close pronunciation to the word "death" is so big now.



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iasta said:
S.T.A.G.E. said

For you maybe, from a cultural aspect PS4=PSDeath in Japan. People in Japan will not take to it with that name. 

strange. i don't remember apple get trouble to sell iphone4 in japan... i don't think this "4" things that has a close pronunciation to the word "death" is so big now.


Probably because its an American product four culturally doesn't mean anything to us, but thirteen does as far as superstition. A better example would be a Japanese company using four for a product, I dunno, can you name some?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FourIsDeath



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theprof00 said:
HappySqurriel said:
While I could be wrong, this sounds awful and I couldn't see any company moving forward with a system like this ...

A screen that can turn any tv into 3d and display 4k res video as well as provide video overlay through a semi-transparent screen, and track head movement?

Well, you may be wrong, I may be wrong.

Those are claims that are so ridiculous I would be ashamed if anyone truly believed them ...

 



Dallinor said:
HappySqurriel said:
While I could be wrong, this sounds awful and I couldn't see any company moving forward with a system like this ...

Why?

I'd imagine marketing a headset like this could work wonders and create a lot of buzz, it would be seen as a step in the direction of VR. The Wii and Kinect have already shown there's a massive market for new gaming experiences.


... it doesn't sound like "VR" to me, it sounds like a very expensive way to create a HUD for a game.



spurgeonryan said:
There is no way on earth that they aree going to name it anything other than PS4.


actually there may be, because the number four is connected with bad luck in japan, so they may want to avoid that



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

Andrespetmonkey said:
VGKing said:

 

– Omni is also part of their philosophy with the new OmniCloud, the new version of Gaktai. This service will not only cloud stream PS1, PS2 and select PS3 games to Playstation Certified devices but will also allow every digital and retail purchase to have access to a copy on the cloud. Basically, you buy one game, you can use it on any Plyastation device. Direct hardware Backwards Compatibility will be available by a $70 – $99 dongle that is plugged into the Omni that contains a PS3 on a chip with Cell to run games.

 

That sounds awesome. The rest I didn't really care about. The "omni" name sucks though. Orbis or 4 plox

I really liked that part too, and it just makes sense.



And why exactly aren't they naming it diffirently just in Japan to avoid the disturbance?
The rest of the world can enjoy their PS4.
It's been done already in automobiles and smartphones.