Pachter: PS Vita “The Dumbest Name Ever”

The NGP’s real name is rumored to be PlayStation Vita, which is otherwise known as (in Latin/Italian) PlayStation Life. While the name may have been misinterpreted for a codename of the NGP before it was revealed, Veta, recent images appeared to seemingly confirm the handheld’s official name as PS Vita. Michael Pachter, however, doesn’t think so highly of it.

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Max_Dissatisfaction2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

Oh no Patcher...what have you done?? The beast was sleeping and you woke it!
Prepare to be insulted more than you ever have. Also now they are going to rally up, put up a united front and agree that VITA is the most innovative, refreshing name for a console and that SONY is once again breaking new frontiers and the media is too stupid to realise this.
Here we go

Focker4202457d ago

I actually agree with him. I really hate the name, I thought NGP sounded way better than 'Vita'.

PS Vita doesn't exactly roll off the tongue does it??

thrasherv32457d ago

Yeah, I agree. Same thing with kinect. I thought Natal was so much better

RedDead2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

Hmm, think of it as PSV then, Vita sounds shi*, I mean a console called Vita? I just don't see how or why they could come up with it, NGP's full name isn't good either. Next gen portable, very blunt name...straight to the point haha. NGP and PSV are good.

I don't like either NATAL or Kinect...They ain't terrible...just mediocre

Abash2457d ago

I like the name, but people are going to just call it the "PSV" anyways so it doesnt matter

rabidpancakeburglar2457d ago

There aren't many days when he says something and people agree, I bet he's having a party now.

-Alpha2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

How about the Sony Stallion, AKA the Sony Pwny?

Tagline: Something about its horsepower

What bothers me about Vita is that I just want to put an 's' in there somewhere. Sounds like it's missing a letter or two, and the "a" ending makes it sound feminine. It doesn't sound raw and powerful enough...

Ah whatever, it's just a name, people will get used to it. Just call it the PSV or use a marker over the 'Vita' if you aren't used to it by then.

Peppino72457d ago

Its definitely not the worst, but its also definitely not the best lol.

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Peppino72457d ago

Its not the worst but its its definitely not the best lol.

captain-obvious2457d ago

its a dumb name but i've seen worse

a_squirrel2457d ago

You don't say PlayStation Portable, and then diss the portable part, just like you don't say Dual-Screen for Nintendo DS.

Seriously, PSV rolls off nice. Either say that, or just Vita. It works.

sikbeta2457d ago

Just 2 things, first, Pachter, you're a [email protected] douche-bag and second, you're kind of right, I don't think it's the dumbest name ever, but It don't like that name at all, Day One regardless...

BattleAxe2457d ago

They could just call it the PSV, because this is actually the 5th(V) model for the PSP.

PSP 1000
PSP 2000
PSP 3000

gamingdroid2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

Initially I thought Kinect wasn't a very good name and that Natal was better. Now that I look back, I was wrong! Kinect actually makes much more sense and sounds better.

I'm hoping Vita will do the same, but right now it evokes feelings of an overpriced vitamin added water named "vitamin water"... oh, and it for some reason sounds very snobby.

SuperLupe2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

Am I the only one who thinks "PS Vita" is cool ? Sounds a lot less nerdier than PSP or NGP.

Moreover its clear Sony are going for a more consumer friendly name like Nintendo with the "Wii".

Reibooi2456d ago

Yeah I have to agree. I would have liked NGP or simply PSP2(they just added a number for consoles so why not hand held?)

Vita just sounds odd.(but then again so did Wii until everyone got used to it) Until they confirm the name I'll just keep calling it the NGP.

Anon19742456d ago

I remember when Pachter's opinion actually mattered. There was a time when he was the go to guy for reports on companies within the game industry for brokers and fund managers. Those detailed reports always dealt with facts, examined industry trends - they were actually insightful and useful for investment professionals.

How the times have changed. Now the guy's just a mouthpiece, shooting off BS about whatever's in the news on the industry. Nintendo Wii? Pachter hated it, didn't get it at all. WWII shooters, they won't sell! Don't understand the facination with that war. And prediction after false prediction. I bet the guy isn't even involved in the detailed analysis Wedbush Morgan. I can't see they'd let this talking head anywhere near the detailed research they sell to brokerage houses anymore.

Now he's spouting off about naming rumors. Pachter's been a joke for years now.

Ilikegames762456d ago

Sounds like a vitamin drink or something like NesVita. Why not just name it PSP2 or PSPro.

cannon88002456d ago

When Nintendo released their Nintendo wii console everyone was making fun of the name. But now it's just another console with a name. It's not that big of a deal guys. It's not the same as naming your first born child anusface."

tehpees32456d ago

Pachter says the dumbest things ever. people should stop asking this guy what he thinks because NOBODY CARES!

EeJLP-2456d ago

Why do people keep posting this guy's BS 'news'.

His news and predictions are always obvious and what everybody else is expecting or thinking anyway.

Like Vita is a dumb name. Yea, we knew this like 3 days ago.. not news, and we don't need to have it confirmed from Pratcher.

MintBerryCrunch2456d ago

watch people easily mispronounce the system...some will call it V-EEEta others will call it V-IIIta

you dont want consumers doing that with your product

SuperM2456d ago

I like this name. It opens up for some great taglines. "GET A LIFE!"

HappyGaming2456d ago

Plus Vita is the correct pronanciation of Beta in Greek :-/


The second letter in Greek is not pronounced B its V... Greek letter for V is B and for B we you MP :-/

So maybe it is Playstation Vita as in the second one... number 2.

gaffyh2456d ago

PSV sounds good, Vita does not. They should just call it PSP2, but maybe they're trying to do what the Wii did and come up with such a weird name.

HolyOrangeCows2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

So what did Pachter originally think of "Wii"?

90% of the time, the absolute opposite of what Pachter says happens. I'm sure "Vita" will go over well.

Bull5hifT2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

Should call it the "REVOLUTION".... Sounds better than Pii or the iTAMPON

mugoldeneagle032456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

It's the fifth console from Sony, hence the V. PSV. So they obviously tried to find the best work that started with a V, and Vita was probably some of the least dumbest ones.

Or at least that's what I like to think.

It is completely different than the PSP though. Different format, touch panels, 3G, etc. Calling it PSP2 would only make direct comparisons when Sony's only trying to leave it behind...

EDIT: I see someone above already posted it. Nice

ChickeyCantor2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

But how do you say it?


Dee_912456d ago

yea I agree I dont like the name either

But its just a name ...

evrfighter12456d ago

PSP Vita lol

soon to be endorsed by Ricky Martin

MaxXAttaxX2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

It's always been referred to as "PSP".
The chances of this new system being called simply "PSV" are guaranteed.

Making ignorant comments as usual. You associated a single everyday word with a musical artist(and in the wrong language) to take another shot at Sony. Fantastic /s

kikizoo2456d ago

I also prefer NGP, but "dumbest name ever" when wii, kinect, natal, etc etc are accepted (by him), it's really the dumbest statement a guy can make about "vita" (only rumored for now)

patcher, the dumbest expert ever.

Sarcasm2456d ago

I have to agree with the notion that PS Vita sounds extremely stupid.

Why the hell cant they just stick to the tradition and just call the damn thing PSP2

gta28002455d ago

NGP would of been a great name if it rose above the 3DS cause then we can literally call it NGP=Nintendo Got Pwned.

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Misterhbk2457d ago

Dumbest name ever? You don't think thats a little harsh?

I mean come on we've got the
'Neo Geo Pocket'

much dumber names in my opinion. Even if you don't like the name or you like any of the aforementioned names, doesn't change the fact that they're stupid.

EVERYONE bashed the Wii's name when it released, but people just got used to it. Get over it because you guys will all get over the name eventually. Even if you don't like it.

Or what? You're not gonna buy it because you don't like the name? In which case you have bigger issues to worry about.

RBlaze2457d ago

lol!! The way you included Pachter in the silly name thing was actually classic! I've read that start bit you wrote three times and honestly laughed each time!!

I know the comment i've put here actually reads like i'm being sarcy but i'm not. That has actually made me get out of bed (it's 2am here in the UK and i was just mindlessly surfing the web) just to type this comment!

Misterhbk2457d ago

I see disagree's and normally I don't even respond to the fact that I've got disagrees because quite frankly, who cares? But this time I'm honestly just a little curious.

Are there people out there that think any of the names I mentioned above are cool? In the end their just names so it doesn't even matter if the product is good, but those names are far from cool.

Tachyon_Nova2456d ago

What about Randy Pitchford or Reggie Fils-Aime? They have got to be worse than Patcher.

Active Reload2456d ago

"Are there people out there that think any of the names I mentioned above are cool? In the end their just names so it doesn't even matter if the product is good, but those names are far from cool."

Well, they're better than Vita...

Ilikegames762456d ago

How about Dick Wang or Lady Gaga? In a certain language "Gaga" is the lady version of "Gago". Which mean stupid or idiot.

JMyers2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

Hahaha! Although I dislike the name, I was going to write... "No, Patcher is the worst name ever"... LOL. Although I have nothing against him.

the name will grow on us just like the Wii, Natal, Kinect and all the other crap. Vita sounds more like Vista... I think the it should be called the PSP Touch or simple... PSP2.

gta28002456d ago

You just made me realize that Sony can't call it NGP anyway...there's already a NGP...Neo Geo Pocket! :P

evrfighter12456d ago

I'm sorry but Neo Geo is probably the best gaming name to date.

i mean sit and think "play station" sounds like the corner of a classroom where a bunch of 4 year olds in preschool go.

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telekineticmantis2457d ago

pretending anybody here is more of a fanboy then you are...smh. I see most people here being more objective and critcal of Sony then any toher system out there. Microsoft fans seem to pretend everything Microsoft does is good. Compare the Backlash Sony got from Sony fans for The PS move compared to the Kinect. Microsoft fans were praying for Kinect integration while Sony fans were Cursing Sony warning them about making their games Casual.

Since Sony seems to be providing quality games this year everybody wants to get upset when the fans recognize it...smh.

OK EVERYBODY when Sony shows a good game or some good hardware, let's smile only on the inside and keep quite, so we can spare the feelings of those that don't have the system or prefer a different one OK? Agreed.

Carnage2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

LOL they are just talking about the "supposed" title. They aren't bashing on the hardware.

egidem2457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

PlayStation Vita just sounds...weird. I'm calling PlayStation Life.

JMyers2456d ago

I know right?!! By the way, why call yourself iPad? Now thats a dumb name right there... I kid, I kid.

darthawesome902457d ago (Edited 2457d ago )

Dumbest name ever? No it isn't. Remember the 360 jokes about going in circles or the "I'm going to go play with my Wii Wii" jokes?

Nobody thinks the name 360 or Wii is dumb because they are now successful and people are used to the names.

I don't like the name Vita but it's not the dumbest.

kneon2456d ago

Successful or not the Wii name still sounds dumb. Can't really complain about the 360 name, it's just a number with little significance beyond matching the number of degrees in a circle.

midgard2272457d ago

funny, Im sure the Wii is the stupidest name ever

MiloGarret2456d ago

It may sound silly but the name wii is not stupid. A console developed particularly with a social aspect in mind is called Wii= makes sense.
A portable gaming console supposedly developed for a broad audience, including the hardcore, called Playstation Life= No sense.

Pachter is right.

GarandShooter2456d ago

@ StupidSega

Nice try. How about Playstation Life for a console that can allow you to play some of your home console games while on the go actually living your...wait for Makes more sense when you don't try to pigeon hole it.

I'm not crazy about nor do I care about the name. Whatever it is it will be abbreviated. I care about the performance, features and games.

lil Titan2456d ago

I swear people and names, does not effect what the product does. I'm not a fan of the name but if that's there choice to call it that it's not gonna make me change my mind on if I buy it or not. I hate stupidity this is just another chance to shoot at Sony.

prdn232456d ago

That considered a girly name here in Indonesia. Hope they won't call the PS4 'britney' or 'Julia'.

Welshy2456d ago

every time pachter opens his big stupid mouth this is what i hear...

fuckoffodion2456d ago

Of course the first comment has to be from a troll.

Wii, Kinect and now vita. Weird names but people gets use to it.

SixShotCop2456d ago

"Of course the first comment has to be from a troll"

Isn't the first comment 99% of the time a troll? Who else would live on this site, waiting for a new article?

Kinect articles are a great example.

Frak2456d ago

Max_Dissatisfaction.... Hmmm.... 360 owner I presume?

dragunrising2456d ago (Edited 2456d ago )

Wake up! In what sense does Vita make sense as a word for awesome gaming handheld? It doesn't or at least it doesn't yet. The PSP2 as I hope its called is a premium handheld experience; its not a bottled water. If Sony use the name Vita, they better have a very good explanation for it, otherwise people are going to be confused.

My theory: "Vita" is the name for some other product or service related to NGP/PSP2. Perhaps its the operating system or the name of the modified chip in the system. In the PS2, Sony refered to the CPU as the Emotion Engine. Vita engine? I'm just speculating...

Edit: Remember when people found out Nintendo's "Revolution" was to be named the Wii...and all the backlash- perhaps Sony will call NGP, Vita for a similar reason. The name is both unique and unspoken for in the electronics realm.

miDnIghtEr2456d ago

LMAO @Max... that's EXACTLY what's going to happen! :D

bnaked2456d ago

The name is simple and unforgetable. Great choice from Sony.

Treyb3yond2456d ago

Hahaha pachter has nintendos c*ck in one hand and
Microsofts in the other!

Who cares about a name?? if pachter did, he would be more concerned about a console called "wii"

Firebird3602456d ago

This might be the only time I ever agree with patchter, the name is terrible. NGP OR PSP2 is what it will hopefully end up being called.

dantesparda2456d ago

What is with these companies constantly pumping out these retarded names? WTF! Kinect!? Instead of Natal. Wii!? instead of Revolution. Xbox 360, instead of Xbox 2 or Xbox Next and now Vita instead of NGP or PSP2! WTF! companies! They wanted to change Coles look in Infamous 2, they did change Dantes look in the new DMC. And the list goes on and on. What is with these companies? Do they even know what they are doing anymore?

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ThePsychoGamer2457d ago

He must have never heard of the boner

A product for deboning fish