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onQ123
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(05-28-2011, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by gofreak

I spy with my little eye...

http://us.playstation.com/e3-2011/

'View Source'

'Ctrl-f: Vita'

<li> <a href="/ps3/index.htm">PS Vita<span class="reg">&reg;</span></a>
<ul>
<li><a href="/psvita/features/index.htm">Features</a></li>
<li><a href="/psvita/games-and-media/index.htm">Games &amp; Media</a></li>

These links, of course, don't go anywhere yet.


The ‘NGP’. The ‘Next Generation Portable’. The ‘PSP2’.
These are all synonyms for the successor of the PSP. But what is the final name?

The NGP was officially announced in January of this year. The release of the PSP successor itself wasn’t a big shock. We all knew it had to come eventually. The real shock was the specs of the device, which was essentially credited as a PS3 Portable with similar graphics.
After the announcement it became a tad silent around the NGP as Sony is waiting on the E3 to announce more.

But today we received some new, and exclusive, information from an anonymous source.
The official name of the NGP!
Rumor has it that the new Sony handheld will bear the name PS Vita. Vita is Latin/Italian for ‘life’.
Does Sony hope to bring life back into their stock? Do they want to rejuvenate the PSP? Revitalize your needs for portable gaming?

Our source tells us that this will be the definite and final name of the new system Sony will bring out at the end of 2011.
Sony is expected to give further announcements on the E3 next week.

P.S. Please remember to take this with a grain of salt and this is NOT fake information that we have made up. The source cannot be proven reliable, of course, but this site was not set up with the intention of getting hits with bogus information. Other sites may do this but to be honest, I think that’s pretty sad. To reiterate, please don’t take this as fact and look to E3 for the final name; hopefully we’ll have it right!

In my opinion this is a very surprising name. Mainly because it will be the first innovative name Sony is using for any of its consoles/handhelds.

The above is of course still speculation and rumours and we have no confirmation as of yet but we will have some soon.


http://gamespundit.com/1359/rumour-t...-name-revealed


take with a big bag of salt, I never heard of this website but you never know.
Last edited by Nirolak; 06-02-2011 at 03:01 AM.
Vic
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(05-28-2011, 02:09 PM)
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PS for Vita, yall!
M.D
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(05-28-2011, 02:09 PM)
Yeah.... No.

I'm thinking something along the lines of "Playstation Next" or something like that
CountAntonius
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(05-28-2011, 02:09 PM)
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Horrible. Sounds like an energy drink.
AceBandage
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(05-28-2011, 02:10 PM)
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Vita?
Keyser Soze
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(05-28-2011, 02:10 PM)
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La Dolce
Badoor
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(05-28-2011, 02:10 PM)
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PS Vita...Lity Sensor!

Eggman
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(05-28-2011, 02:11 PM)
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Vida loca?
g.r.e.
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(05-28-2011, 02:11 PM)
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Please, no. Please.
Y2Kev
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(05-28-2011, 02:11 PM)
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Sony would have announced it before e3 to get all the rage out. Remember wii?

It's in sony's interest I think to just smack a 2 on the end so people know it's a sequel. I think the 3ds confuses some.
Hypno Funk
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(05-28-2011, 02:11 PM)
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Let's hope Sony don't give us reason to Veto the Vita.
fadetoblack
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(05-28-2011, 02:11 PM)
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Cue retail confusion in pronouncing the name. If its based on the Italian for "life" it should be pronounced "VEE-tah" but we'll get "vai-tah." It's going to take some intense branding effort on Sony's part to get people to say it right. Downright Nintendo Wii levels.
Defuser
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(05-28-2011, 02:12 PM)
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PSV....yeah, doesn't sound right to me.
omimasum
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(05-28-2011, 02:12 PM)
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ermmm no. I actually like the name NGP now that I've got used to it. PSP2 or NGP is fine. Vita doesn't sound like a gaming device at all.
Graphics Horse
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(05-28-2011, 02:12 PM)
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Eh, Redesign would be called Vitalite.
I do think they should drop the 'portable' though. no, not because it's huge.
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Krev
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(05-28-2011, 02:13 PM)
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Sounds like a poor attempt to emulate the Wii name...which I actually thought was pretty nifty and made strategic sense when I first heard it.
Jinfash
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(05-28-2011, 02:14 PM)
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Rumor has it that the new Sony handheld will bear the name PS Vita. Vita is Latin/Italian for ‘life’.

PS Life was taken so they went with PS Vita.

Creativity :bow
Krev
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(05-28-2011, 02:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

It's in sony's interest I think to just smack a 2 on the end so people know it's a sequel. I think the 3ds confuses some.

No! The worst thing for this device would be the mass market perceiving this as the sequel to PSP. It would go down well in Japan, and nowhere else.
The Technomancer
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(05-28-2011, 02:17 PM)
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Read this as Vista at first, I was like "yeah, thats name recognition they want to go for"
Andrefpvs
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(05-28-2011, 02:17 PM)
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I like the word but I don't like the way it reads after PlayStation:

"PlayStation Vita"

The "ta" at the end is weird. It doesn't sound natural after the "chan" sound in "PlayStation".

I hope I'm not making any sense.
Vinterbird
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(05-28-2011, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

Sony would have announced it before e3 to get all the rage out. Remember wii?

It's in sony's interest I think to just smack a 2 on the end so people know it's a sequel. I think the 3ds confuses some.

I've heard so many people be extremely confused over the 3DS, they just think it's another DS and don't understand why games won't work on it and so on.

Putting a 2 after the name would do some for that, but one could argue that Sony wants to start over in terms of brand names.
Jinfash
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(05-28-2011, 02:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vinterbird

I've heard so many people be extremely confused over the 3DS, they just think it's another DS and don't understand why games won't work on it and so on.

Putting a 2 after the name would do some for that, but one could argue that Sony wants to start over in terms of brand names.

lol PS1, 2, and 3 disagree!
Wazzim
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(05-28-2011, 02:19 PM)
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Vitay sounds better, the best would to just keep the NGP name.
Darklord
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(05-28-2011, 02:19 PM)
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Vita game free in every box! That's a pretty god awful name. I'd even say it's worse than the Wii.
DieH@rd
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(05-28-2011, 02:20 PM)
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Vita? Better than Wii.
daffy
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(05-28-2011, 02:20 PM)
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Not bad.

Still can't believe this is 2011.
acheron_xl
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(05-28-2011, 02:20 PM)
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Sounds like one of the scraping-the-bottom-of-the-name-barrel names that cellphones and cars usually end up being tagged with.

Not a fan. Hope it's a red herring.
Paracelsus
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(05-28-2011, 02:21 PM)
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Just call it NGP, without writing what it means on box or anywhere else. <.<
DaBuddaDa
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(05-28-2011, 02:21 PM)
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We can just wait 'til E3. Speculation is useless!
Luigiv
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(05-28-2011, 02:22 PM)
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Yeah, don't like it. Doesn't roll off the tongue particularly well.
Eggman
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(05-28-2011, 02:23 PM)
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It won't be PS Vita I can almost guarantee it. It's not silly enough.
lowrider007
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(05-28-2011, 02:23 PM)
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We'll get used to it, life will go on.
GavinGT
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(05-28-2011, 02:23 PM)
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PS Vita, more like PS Mortis.
ace3skoot
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(05-28-2011, 02:24 PM)
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NGP has kind of grown on me...but i'll get over it
Maxrunner
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(05-28-2011, 02:24 PM)
But will babysitters be able to play it???
TTP
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(05-28-2011, 02:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

Sony would have announced it before e3 to get all the rage out. Remember wii?

It's in sony's interest I think to just smack a 2 on the end so people know it's a sequel. I think the 3ds confuses some.

Agreed. The are already joggling with a bunch of different PlayStation brands (PS Eye, PS Move, PS Store, PS Network, PS Certified, PS Home etc) each indicating a specific product/service.

For the PlayStation handheld they already went the "Portable" route and should stick with it IMO.

Besides, PS Vita might very well exist as a name, but for some service/app maybe.
Last edited by TTP; 05-28-2011 at 02:28 PM.
radioheadrule83
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(05-28-2011, 02:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by GavinGT

PS Vita, more like PS Mortis.

I see what you did there!

It reminds me of names like Xperia. The PlayStation phone should not have been called Xperia Play... at least PS Vita would have PlayStation in the title. And at least its not PSP2.
Jinfash
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(05-28-2011, 02:25 PM)
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I thought of "Playstation Zeal" in an old thread.

As it turns out I wasn't that far, thematically at least. Assuming any of this is true of course, which I hope it isn't.
Last edited by Jinfash; 05-28-2011 at 02:29 PM.
gofreak
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(05-28-2011, 02:26 PM)
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I've seen a lot of split opinion on whether they should ditch 'PSP' or keep it.

But names are just names, whatever it is we'll adapt to it.
Stumpokapow
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(05-28-2011, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by onQ123

take with a big bag of salt, I never heard of this website but you never know.

why did you post it then
Ezalc
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(05-28-2011, 02:27 PM)
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Isn't the v sound in latin spoken like a w? Maybe it's wiita. Yeah I think it sounds bad either way.
Ellis Kim
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(05-28-2011, 02:27 PM)
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Sounds like an energy drink with tomato juice...
daffy
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(05-28-2011, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by lowrider007

We'll get used to it, life will go on.

True. Nothing is too bad in the end.

We'll be saying PSV after awhile anyway,
get2sammyb
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(05-28-2011, 02:29 PM)
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Saying "PSVita" sounds better than saying "PSV". I don't know. I just can't see them calling it PSP2 myself.
Lando Jones
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(05-28-2011, 02:29 PM)
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I like NGP to be honest, but I suppose it is time for an actual name for this thing...
Try harder though.
Tobor
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(05-28-2011, 02:29 PM)
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Vita? That worse than Wii. No way.

Call it Playstation NGP and move along, Sony.
TTP
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(05-28-2011, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ezalc

Isn't the v sound in latin spoken like a w? Maybe it's wiita.

Not at all. Latin/Italian v is v like in "victory".
MuseManMike
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(05-28-2011, 02:30 PM)
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Don't like it.
Korigama
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(05-28-2011, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ezalc

Isn't the v sound in latin spoken like a w?

No, it isn't.

EDIT: Beaten.
onQ123
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(05-28-2011, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by fadetoblack

Cue retail confusion in pronouncing the name. If its based on the Italian for "life" it should be pronounced "VEE-tah" but we'll get "vai-tah." It's going to take some intense branding effort on Sony's part to get people to say it right. Downright Nintendo Wii levels.

players know the name , ladies know the name V-I-T-A way ahead of the game

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