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:
At the time of this story, none of the domains resolve to a web page.
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(Image of Playstation 4 concept by Tai Chiem)