PlayStation Vita: Will Sony's Rumored Name For NGP Inspire Wii Sized Criticism?
Vel-Vita, PlayStation Pita...just get it out of your system now.
Don't get too attached to the words "Next Generation Portable". Apparently, Sony's PSP successor has a new name.
As in the Latin word for "life".
As in PlayStation Vita.
At least that's the rumor floating around from "credible sources". These same people seem to think Sony will officially announce the new title at its E3 press conference June 6.
First reaction: sounds a big strange. The thought of asking our friends to play some Vita doesn't sound nearly as cool as Genesis, Dreamcast and Xbox 360.
At the same time, we still remember the huge backlash Nintendo received for daring to call its 2006 console the Wii. Gamers eventually learned to deal with it. It quickly became part of gaming culture.
That said, Sony will need to weather a tiny storm of disgruntled fans and critics who cannot resist finding fault with everything the publisher does.
Of course, keep in mind that this could all be speculation and the device could have another name.
We'll definitely keep you informed.