10 Characters That Could Have Been PlayStation Icons

PlayStation icons come in sizes large and small and we here at PlayStation LifeStyle have profiled some of the most iconic PlayStation characters such as Crash Bandicoot, PaRappa the Rapper, and Nathan Drake lately. However, now it is time for something a little different. What about the PlayStation characters that never quite caught on, the cult favorites, and the characters that are relegated to being trivia answers. We’ve compiled a list of ten characters that could have been PlayStation icons, but for whatever reason never ended up fulfilling their potential. 

There you have it, our list of ten PlayStation characters that could have been icons if handled differently. While we may not live in a world that has Mr. Mosquito toys available at Toys R Us, most of Sony’s deserving characters have caught on. Hopefully this look at failed PlayStation icons, made you appreciate the success stories of the series that became gaming sensations (such as God of War and Ratchet and Clank). Just think, those great series could have easily been on this list if a few chips fell differently.

Let us know what you thought of our list, and what other PlayStation icons you think could have been great, but ultimately failed. We look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments!