Rumor: Sony's NGP console gets official name - PS Vita

Even though Sony announced and released a number of details about its upcoming next generation portable console device in January of 2011, there's still a lot of mystery surrounding the NGP. Now a web site claims that it has info about the real name of the console. Games Pundit reports via an unnamed source that Sony will officially name the NGP the PS Vita.

The report is backed up somewhat by the above image which Games Pundit claims comes from a proof sheet for E3 2011. Of course, this image could have easily be Photoshoped and even the article states that while it is not making this info up it adds, "to take this with a grain of salt."

According to Wikipedia, "Vita" means "life" in both Latin and Italian. Naming a portable gaming conole the PS "Life" certainly has a lot of of interesting connotations. In any case we should learn whether this report is correct on June 6 when Sony holds its pre-e3 press conference in Los Angeles.

As we mentioned, Sony first announced its plans for the NGP last January. The console is supposed to be released sometime before the end of 2011 and is supposed to have features like 3G and WiFi connections and a multi-touch screen. However another set of rumors have recently popped up that suggest that Sony might make some changes to the NGP's hardware in order to make it cheaper and thus make it more competitive with the recently launched Nintendo 3DS portable console.

Image via Game Pundits

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