With the release of Duke Nukem Forever right around the corner, Gearbox president and CEO Randy Pitchford has no time for weak, watered-down juice bar drinks like the PlayStation Vita.
Wow Kotaku focusing on anything they can find negative about Sony. So I guess they assume everyone thinks its a silly name. Did not see this coming. /s Me personally I'm neutral with the name. It means live. So its Sony Live. Ah the irony.
@M-Easy - Vita Means 'Life'not Live Stilnot as bad as 'Wii U'
I stand corrected. A bubble for you sir.
As a latin student, I knew what that name meant from the start so im not very impressed with the choice due to lack of creativity. NGP rolls off the tongue more so that is what ill be calling it for a while until I lose my stubborness.
Pretty sure people turned their noses up at NGP when it was first announced. Just as they did Natal, Kinect and Wii. This isn't any different.
Yeah we will get used to the name in time. If they can name a console after a slang term for urinating then anything is possible.
Now that i think back, so many consoles sounded weird when first announced. Playstation, Xbox, Gamecube, Wii, Kinect, & Vita and thats just the top consoles, let alone the ones that diidnt have a good life span (3DO anyone?) and the codenames. But in time it becomes the norm.. @below Damn you beat me to it, once it refreshed you said damn near the same
What they don't realize is how stupid every console's name has been. XBox? Playstation? Wii? Gamecube? List goes on.. just made up words, you get used to them and forget how stupid they sound.
So true actually. Playstation sounds so lame but now that we are used to it we wouldn't have it any other way. Xbox is better but still kind of stupid, but again it's second nature to us.
Both names are silly, but really Xbox> Playstation in terms of names? What? One actually says what it is, where as the other sounds like a stripclub (for those uninitiated in the way of the 360)
I've heard of worse...iPad, Wii, Zune.
It is pretty stupid isn't it? Right up there with Wii U
Vita is bad but WiiU is worse. I still can't quite believe they actually named it WiiU. It's almost like nintendo were intentionally trying to name it the stupidest thing they could.
I like WiiU...but i went to college so maybe that's why.
No, that's not why. By the way, you missed a comma "college" boy.
Wii U sounds a lot like the NO U meme which is meant as a weak way of rataliation for an insult. I dont know, it doesnt seem like a fitting name for a console.
U Mii. Them Us.
i think its fine, it is just a name lol
can people stop bitching and reassuring every 5 seconds?
I'm already over it. It's not that bad.
I dont like it but I dont really hate the name Vita.
don't like the name but love the handheld, So I will just call it new PSP
I bet Sony retreats on the name and the name gets changed before launch.
just call it PSV and be done with it. Just like playstation portable ....who calls it that....thats right NOBODY they call it a psp
Don't like the name but I'm still getting it. We don't play name, we play games.
Thumbs up for you my good sir. Excellent point!
Who cares, if you don't like the name just call it PSV. Personally, its growing on me. Still not great but I don't mind it at all.
The names not so bad I think what people will just be calling it is " PlayStation " when asked " wow what's that!" On the other hand "Me"Wii" "I" and "U" is kinda silly. And wii-u sound like a police siren "wii-u wii-u"
That was the first thing I thought when I first said it out loud and what's even worse is that you have to say with a pause to not make it sound even stupider. weeyou/Wii.U I hate that!
@ Max_Dissatisfaction you actually think that VITA, that actully means something, (Playstion Life) is up there with Wii U? What does that even mean? Like a fire truck? 'Wii U. Wii U Wii U. Wii U. You can't be this deluded.
Everybody knows this is Latin right? I think it's pretty sweet!
I bet the majority of people end up settling on "PSV" vs "Vita"
It's about 10,000 times better than Wii....Wii is only more accepted now cause it released & ran it's course. But if you put those names up against each other as names for new hardware that are just about to release, then Wii would be the most flawed name, as it absolutely stinks. The only way Sony could have come up with a worse name, is if a bigwig Sony exec. looked down into the toilet bowl after, "laying cable", "dropping the kids of at the pool, taking a dump", "doing the paperwork", "sitting on the throne, giving birth to a new king", & looked at the aftermath sitting in the bowl, & then thought, "wow, I think the Playstation Dump, PS Turd, or PS Poo are the final 3 names in th running for our new machine". I think Vita is far from the greatest name for a handheld or console, & there are plenty of other names that have been & gone that have had better & worse names as products than this. I mean the Atari Jaguar was a pretty sweet name in my opinion, for a game console, yet 99.9% of the world would never even know of it's existance. I say PS Vita is probably a better option than PSP2. And I hope they think of somethig quite great sounding for PS4, as opposed to just calling it PS4, as I think PS3 has to be the last stop for sequel by numbers product names. Once you get to 3, it,s time for a change, maybe part 4 can be tacked onto Playstation in another exotic sounding language, other than English.
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