Who’s Calling The NGP ‘Vita’ Now? Sony!

Who’s Calling The NGP ‘Vita’ Now? Sony!

Strong evidence that Sony’s Next Generation Portable would actually be called PS Vita emerged earlier this week. That’s still unconfirmed, but Vita is now looking more likely, thanks to a new source: Sony itself.

After Sony launched an E3 2011 teaser page, nosy NeoGAF user gofreak dug through the source code of that page, seeing PS Vita listed alongside the company’s other platforms, PlayStation 3, PSP, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Network. None of those links are active, but the source of that page is still stuffed with HTML that points to a PS Vita.

A quick Google Search also shows PS Vita as a registered trademark of Sony’s. It could still be a codename for the next PlayStation Portable—which already has a codename in NGP—but don’t be surprised if Sony mentions those words at E3 next week (or sooner).

So. Vita? What do you think? I’m not attached to the existing three letter acronym, but I do love a good, contentious name for video game hardware.

E3 Teaser [PlayStation.com]


  • It’s just a name. Why are people so precious over something so trivial? We all ridiculed the Wii and look how that turned out? Although technically we can still say we were right

  • it sounds more like a service name to me, rather than a hardware platform. cant wait for next week.

  • Sounds like…I DONT CARE.

    If it has the games I want, I’ll buy it. I’m not some sort of Apple-esque hipster who gets hung up on a name.

  • i hate the name PS Vita and i am hoping it is fake. Currently my hope rests on SONY doing the same thing they did with move where everything was “PlayStation Arc” and then announced it as Move at the last minute.

  • Veni Vidi Vita?… New gameplay element: Try to use the touch sensors on the back of the console before they BITE YOU.

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