Sony Pictures registers a slew of ‘Console War’ movie domain names

Playstation 4 PS4 concept

The next generation of console wars between Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft is set to begin as all three manufacturers are due to release a new console in the near future.  Nintendo plans to release the Wii U in 2012, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 are expected in 2013.  Adding to the “war of consoles”, Sony Pictures has registered several domain names this week like ConsoleWarmovie.com (Whois) and TheConsoleWarmovie.com (Whois).

Could ‘Console War’ actually be a movie or just a creative marketing video promoting the Playstation 4?

What hints that this is more than just a video, is the names were all registered by Sony Pictures Entertainment, the television and film production/distribution unit of Sony.  The names weren’t registered by Sony Computer Entertainment, the video game company.

Either way, there doesn’t appear to be any news coming out of Sony on the subject, but Sony Pictures Entertainment has picked up well over a dozen names.

Each domain was registered on August 23, 2012, through the brand protection company MarkMonitor.

The full list includes:

console-war.net
console-warmovie.com
console-wars.net
console-warsmovie.com
consolewar-movie.com
consolewar-movie.net
consolewar.net
consolewarmovie.com
consolewars-movie.com
consolewars-movie.net
consolewarsmovie.com
theconsolewar-movie.com
theconsolewar-movie.net
theconsolewar.net
theconsolewarmovie.com
theconsolewars-movie.com
theconsolewars-movie.net
theconsolewarsmovie.com

At the time of this story, none of the domains resolve to a web page.

Talking about this story: Kotaku, Screen Rant, Collider.com, /Film, G4tv, Digital Spy, IGN, Tapscape, Game Informer, GameZone, Push Square, gamona.de, games.on.net, NU.nl, I Am Rogue.com, 411mania.com, WorstPreviews.com, The Escapist, OnlineWelten.com, Side Mission (blog), Techzine, Spong, JoystiqLe Journal du Geek and VG247

(Image of Playstation 4 concept by Tai Chiem)

8 comments
Dwight
Dwight

It would be very interesting to see such a movie. At least to see, which manufacturer’s console will be a ‘winner’.

Guest666
Guest666

Oh look, a propaganda movie to make the failing PlayStation brand turn around again. I guess we won't see Sony PlayStation lose everything in the movie like they do in real life. Sony has been an absolutely pathetic company for the past decade and this confirms it even more.

guest
guest

They leave out the Glorious PC Master race because they know that PC's are armed with WMDs.

Responsive TV
Responsive TV

Yes, I could see it being a movie depicting graphics/reality of multi player engagement! Neat concept! In and out of augmented reality.

Blow
Blow

Playstation WAR!

Richard
Richard

This is going to be a bigger epic fail than the Iraqi minister of disinformation during Saddam's regime. And yes, I'm comparing Sony to that.

guest2
guest2

 That and trying to argue with them is pointless as they don't realise people buy consoles because we want the ultimate gaming experience (which only PC can provide) we buy them for cheapness and easiness.