PlayStation Logo

PlayStation Logo

One of the most well-known and loved game consoles, PlayStation has the sort of logo that sticks in the mind and makes consumers remember it. In spite of the fact that the product is comparatively new, its logo has been tweaked several times, including the color scheme and shape.

Meaning and history PlayStation Logo

PlayStation Logo history

The product’s history can be tracked back to 1988. It was created by Nintendo and Sony in collaboration. The companies had a controversy about this project, and eventually Nintendo broke the deal as the two parts could not agree upon the way the revenue was to be divided. It took several years to develop the product, until eventually it was introduced in 1993.

playstation 4 logo

The original PlayStation logo, which was unveiled in 1994, featured the familiar incorporated PS symbol. Interestingly enough, the company had not less than 20 versions of the logo to choose from. We can mention three oval shapes colored yellow, red, and blue, as well as several versions focusing around stylized letters “S” and “P”.

playstation 3 logo

One more version featured a blue “S” placed almost horizontally, with two dots (yellow and red) above and under the emblem. In another version, the company returned to the original color scheme of yellow, red, and blue, yet the shapes were completely new. The range of alternative logos that the company could have taken, was also the one representing the letter “P” inside of which a negative (white) “S” could be seen.

Who created the symbol PlayStation?

symbol PlayStation

The emblem was designed by the Japanese artist Manabu Sakamoto who is also the author of several other Sony badges (including VIAO, for instance).

Current emblem PlayStation

emblem PlayStation

From the point of view of the color scheme, the PlayStation logo used today is the most minimalistic one. The classic combination of black and white creates an elegant and eye-catching contrast. However, in terms of shape, the current emblem is an almost identical copy of its predecessor.

Font of the PlayStation Logo

Font PlayStation Logo

The custom type was created by Sakamoto specifically for the PlayStation project. The letters look simple yet unique, “T” and “P” being especially recognizable.

Color of the PlayStation Logo

Color PlayStation Logo

For most of its history, the PlayStation logo revolved around three colors: yellow, red, and blue. However, the current version of the emblem gets rid of this diversity and sticks to the simple black-and-white color scheme. Before the company stuck to a single version of the emblem, it had a choice of logos created using other color palettes.