Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.


Follow our PlayStation 4 coverage

99designs, the world’s largest crowdsourced graphic design marketplace, has opened up a cash-prize contest on the PlayStation 4 logo. Sony is expected to unveil the fourth generation PlayStation console at its exclusive press event in New York on Feb. 20 (which GamesBeat will be present at). Sony originally lifted the Spider-Man movie logo for the PlayStation 3, so there’s no doubt that 99design’s 200,000-plus registered designers can come up with some a little more creative.

The contest, launched earlier this week with a $500 grand prize for the top design, has already drawn roughly 1,000 submissions. GamesBeat sifted through each and every one of them to find our favorites –and a couple that are notable for just being batshit insane (but in a mostly good way). You can see those below.


GamesBeat Summit 2023

Join the GamesBeat community in Los Angeles this May 22-23. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on the latest developments.

Register Here

However, the difference between “PS4” and “PSY” (the Korean rapper behind Gangnam Style) are almost indistinguishable on some designs. That, and no one has taken into account that the next PlayStation may very well break from the numerical naming system used in past iterations, just as Apple did with the iPad and some expect Microsoft to do with the next Xbox.

To see all of the entries, you can head over to the contest page on 99designs.

Top image submitted by Arahull

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.