Mugampi.com writes "Let’s be honest here, Next Generation Portable is as generic as it gets. Why not just call it the PSP2 and be done with it? Well, I’ve come to one conclusion, Sony is trying to think of a better name, PSP2 isn’t good enough"
I think the PSP2 is a good name. NGP sounds as if it isn't part of the playstation brand which is a shame. But whatever the name will be it doesn't matter as long as it has great games
it should be called "Moe"
PSP2 - PlayStation Portable 2 Anything else goes against the consistency of the PlayStation Brand. I'm also going to go off topic and suggest an abbreviation and pronunciation for the PlayStation Phone: PSPh (pronounced PSF) for the PlayStation Phone PS - PlayStation Brand as a whole PSX - PlayStation 2 / DVR Combo (Also the PS1's prototype: PlayStation X) PS1 - PlayStation (the 1st console) PS2 - PlayStation 2 (the 2nd console) PS3 - PlayStation 3 (the 3rd console) PSP - PlayStation Portable PSP2 - PlayStation Portable 2 PSPh - PlayStation Phone PSNGP - way off from the rest.. It's pretty obvious it won't be called 'Next Generation Portable' though, because the second it releases, it becomes a Current Generation Portable.
There is no psp phone. Why dont people realize that the sony ericson xperia play has nothing to do with the psp?
NGP isn't meant to sound like part of any brand, it is nothing more than a codename or working title whilst they decide what they actually want to call it. Project Natal is another example of a codename or working title, something many products have before the official retail name is finalised. Heroes on the Move was another recent one that comes to mind, it was just a working title until they figured out they wanted to call the game Move Heroes.
Good comment, just throwing out that I liked the 'Heroes on the Move' name better than 'Move Heroes'...
I made a forum topic of this last night and got kind of hated on, but the proof is in the pudding as they say. http://forums.n4g.com/Name-... I strongly believe that if they wanted to call it psp2 they would have. They named it NGP for a reason. Everyone laughed and had a good time. Now I don't have much proof but this is what was said on the ps blog (us) Rey Gutierrez | January 29th, 2011 at 4:28 pm NGP is only a code name, and goes far beyond just calling it a PSP2. E3 will reveal more! My choice PSP Pro
Well, history has proven that there's a general (and strange)popularity associated with TLAs (three letter acronyms). Using more letters and numbers makes things sound less snappy and "edgy" somehow. I'm not a behavioral or social scientist so I don't know the nitty-gritties of it all, but going for anything like PSP HD et al wouldn't sound as enticing to a consumer. The next issue they have is whether or not they want to stick with the PSP branding at all. It's already an established name, but some may associate it with the previous PSP and figure that this device too is "just not for me, I prefer my simpler DS." Personally, I say stick with NGP. Just call it the "Playstation NGP" or just NGP for short. I think it works.
come on it will be call psp2 im willing to bet
Everyone will still call it PSP2...but knowing Sony they will name it somethin stupid like the MOVE.
Haha, I think Move isn't too bad of a name, but I agree. Everyone will still call it the PSP2.
They should name it PS3GO or PS3Mini
PSP2. What's wrong with that?
Maybe Sony trying to be more creative with the names of their console. If you look at nintendo all their consoles have names instead of just but a number at end. Personally I have no problem with psp2. It's easy to remember.
I like PSP2. It's easy to remember, and tells people who might not know much about gaming consoles (but still want to buy one) what it is: the second Playstation Portable.
That makes sense. I'm just thinking if Sony was going to call it that, they would have announced it as the PSP2. But they'll probably call it something else.
It's a functional name, yes, but I think the problem is that it's just not catchy. "iPod", "Wii", "DS", "Xbox"; they're a lot more catchy than "PlayStation Portable 2". Me, I don't give a damn what it's called, I'll buy one. But for word of mouth viral advertising, a catchy name would help a lot.
Eh. Different strokes for different folks. I don't see how PSP2 is any less catchy than any of those names. And PSP2 makes more sense than NGP when you compare it to Sony's other console names: PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, etc
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PSP2, duhh That's just how Sony names their systems: PS, PS2, PS3 PSP ===>psp2
whatever names Sony picks im sure it will be something good as far as NGP goes it sounds too weird.
I prefer PS2P. Playstation 2 Portable. To me that sounds better then psp2 and ngp.
but that would be a step backward right? I mean Ngp is supposed to be a handheld ps3.
Why? The PSP was not a handheld psx was it? Ps2P should not be associated with the Ps2. Its name simply imply's its the second playstation, in the portable branch. Or they could always call it PS3P then, if its suppossed to be marketed as a portable ps3.
if u name it as PS2P people will think playstation 2 portable, not psp2 If they market it as PS3P , what happen to the 2nd psp then? lol
What do you need a pattern for?
It has to have the PlayStation name somewhere, therefore PSP2 makes the most sense.
a straight forward name "PSP2"
damn you, i was gonna say that lol
come on NGP codename not a name PSP2 it the name of next psp PS1 it PS but we call it PS1 or PSX because there PS2 and PS3
PS = PlayStaion brand as a whole PS1 = PlayStation (PlayStation 1, the original console) PSX = The PlayStion 2 / DVR combo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The original PlayStation was code named PlayStation X, but the final product was never called PlayStation X, just PlayStation. So PSX shouldn't refer to the PS1. It should only refer to the PS2/DVR (which was actually marketed as PSX) or to the original PS1 prototype, not the PS1 itself. and obviously: PS2 = PlayStation 2 PS3 = PlayStation 3 PSP = PlayStation Portable PSP2 = PlayStation Portable 2 (which this NGP should be called.. anything else ruins the consistency of the PlayStation brand)
bilieve me i read everything about playstion on wiki xmb was release for first time on PSX and the hardware fail in japan so they keep it there but people always call PSone or PS as psx on psp emu world ( search about ps1 games on psp in torrent sites ) PS it was the name of first models of PlayStation it self then they release an slim edition call it PSone PS also the name of the brand
let's see PSP PSPGo now PSP3! IT'S THE 3RD IN IT'S SERIES! it matches the PS3
I don't know why, but NGP reminds me of "N***a Please", hehe. Back on topic--I don't think it's gonna be called the PSP2, or else they would have announced it as such. That and maybe they no longer want it to be associated with the name PSP.
How about Deus PSP? Seeing how this thing is able to make portable games look almost or even equivalent to consoles is beyond god like.
How about KAPGS? Kick Ass Portable Gaming System. But seriously PSP2, just doesn't seem to quite roll off the tongue in an advertisement. Unless you say PSP *dramatic pause* 2!!!!!!
Nintendos bully. Jk, how about PS3 lite?
NGP isn't going to be the offical name. It's just a codename/working title for the time being. Also the reason why Sony won't call it the PSP2 is because the general public will see the PSP2 and 3DS side by side and think that the 3DS is better because it has a 3 in the name. It is kinda what Microsoft did when they release the Xbox 360 they didn't wanna call it the Xbox 2 because it would look inferior to the PS3 in the Publics eyes.
Agreed that could be the reasoning, but still, I think the Xbox 360 name is kinda crappy (I always say the 360 part in a friend's voice that we tease sometimes, can't explain it in a post, but it's not a compliment to the name.). and then they're screwed, because where do you go from there? You have to do something more ridiculous like Xbox 720 or you need a new name. PlayStation just needs to be themselves and call it the PSP2 and continue with simple numbers.. because after that, where's Nintendo going? Probably not with a 4 verse the PSP3, unless it's the Nintendo DS 4G and then 5G, etc.
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I quite like Sony PPS (Portable PlayStation). Obviously the PSP2 is the logical choice, but I find that PSP2 is rather long, and PPS sems to sound better than PSP2. Just my opinion though. Sony could always call it 'Arc', as the NGP fits in with the definition of that word - "a continuous section of a circle" (i.e. the continuation of the PlayStation 'circle'), "something that is curved or that appears curved in shape" - referring to the curved shape of the device. Wasn't there rumours about Sony using the name Arc for something else?
Nice observation! weird name for a portable but good thinking none the less. We have till E3 to guess
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maybe playstation 2.5 ''portable''
I say stick with PSP2. NGP reminds me of the N GAGE. That gaming phone Nokia made. It pretty much fail.
i dont want it to be called PSP2, i would like them to call its something weird like nintendo did with Wii and MS did with Kinect. it seems like wierd names sell alot lol.
PSD? Playstation Portable Dual? because NGP had first dual analogs and touchpad.
" Next Generation Portable" sounds dumb while at the same time makes no sense considereding once released it will be current gen. But I must say I got used to NGP. anyway PSP2 is the obvious choice for the official name. psp2 PSPTwo
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