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Evidence Mounts, As 'Vita' Name Hidden in Sony's E3 Website

Somewhere, a web programmer is getting yelled at during his lunch.

Look, ma, the secret's in the source code!

A look at the source code on Sony's E3 website provides new evidence the finalized name for NGP is a complete departure from the original PSP branding, Vita.

Within the code, there are several references to "PS Vita," which matches the name featured on images from earlier this week.

Kudos to gofreak on the NeoGAF message board for discovering this hidden gem.

I'd previously confirmed with multiple development sources Vita was the working codename for PSP's successor, with NGP a temporary stopgap. Sony had been internally unable to come to a consensus on a new name, but today's evidence points strongly towards Vita making the cut.

Who wants some bottled water?

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Posted by patrickklepek
Look, ma, the secret's in the source code!

A look at the source code on Sony's E3 website provides new evidence the finalized name for NGP is a complete departure from the original PSP branding, Vita.

Within the code, there are several references to "PS Vita," which matches the name featured on images from earlier this week.

Kudos to gofreak on the NeoGAF message board for discovering this hidden gem.

I'd previously confirmed with multiple development sources Vita was the working codename for PSP's successor, with NGP a temporary stopgap. Sony had been internally unable to come to a consensus on a new name, but today's evidence points strongly towards Vita making the cut.

Who wants some bottled water?

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Posted by Cyanex

yay!

Posted by Vonocourt

Yep, that'll be a stupid name.

Posted by Krixok

lol

Posted by nick_verissimo

Well, that's pretty random.  

Posted by JJOR64

Vita is an OK name.  Guess we will find out next week if this is the name or not.

Posted by RJPelonia
@Cyanex: Congrats, dude.
 
I suppose Vita isn't the worst name I ever heard. So final name or not, I'm fine either way.
Posted by Danteveli

So it really will have that bad name.

Posted by MethodMan008

Pretty stupid name...  But, as many people have said before me, I don't think it matters at this point.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

I need my PS Vitamins man!

Posted by Vorbis

I don't get the fuss, everyone will just call it the PSV anyway.

Posted by Cryotorched

Well at least it's not named after a bodily fluid. Thats something!

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Aw.. I was hoping for Svarta.

Posted by quirkwood

It's better than Project Cafe, no?

Posted by golguin

Since the podcast all I could think of is vitameatavegamin.

Posted by Lobster_Ear

It sounds too much like Vista. Something you shouldn't relate your product to.

Posted by MaFoLu

Vita sounds like a weird name now, but I'm sure everyone will get used to it after a while. 
That's how it was for Natal and Kinect, for me, anyway.

Posted by AmericanNinja

just because its in the code doesnt mean its going to be called vita. anyone that codes websites knows this.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@quirkwood said:
It's better than Project Cafe, no?
Project Café is just a prototype name though, like Natal or the NGP. 
We're stuck with Vita forever, unfortunately.  It sounds like a god damn energy drink..  and actually is, in most of Europe and Asia.  Great choice.
Posted by fox01313

Name is okay, just wondering if Sony is going to just fall in the same handheld pit of doom like the PSP Go & other mistakes with this format. Agreed with Jeff on that while this might look good (like the PSP & PSP Go) it seems silly to buy a handheld when you have most of the same games on the PS3, if they do it right on the games for the Vita it could work by making the games more handheld/travel ready & less direct ports.

Posted by ShaggE

After the 'cast, I really hope the first model is called the "Vito" once the inevitable slim edition is released. 

Posted by kollay

Add '500' on the end and make it Vita500 so I can drink it.   S♡NE

Posted by ShaneDev

Its a good name in that its easy to say PSV or Vita but its a bad name because it doesn't mean anything. I had seen someones idea that since it is the fifth PlayStation platform you could say PSV and the V stands for five in roman numerals. That does give it some meaning but thats real marketing department territory. 

Posted by Enigma777

Hah, it really does sound like a brand of bottled water. 

Posted by RE_Player1
I couldn't give a shit about gaming system names anymore. Pie the guys said on the bombcast after the Dreamcast we really can't judge by names and Wii is this generations proof of that.
Posted by ApolloBob

I love these times, when the gaming industry slowly realizes that there are no more "secrets", no more carefully planned reveals.

Posted by ThePilgrums

I don't see the big deal. Tons of products have awful names. Why does it matter? Most of you complaining would still buy the damn thing if they call it the "Playstation Poostain". Vita isn't that offensive. It makes more sense than "Wii" ever did.

Posted by WinterSnowblind
@ApolloBob said:
I love these times, when the gaming industry slowly realizes that there are no more "secrets", no more carefully planned reveals.
Microsoft and Nintendo are generally quite good at keeping secrets..  We only saw the redesigned 360 the day before E3 last year, and that's considering they already had them manufactured. 
Sony are always terrible at keeping things secret.. but I'm still really looking forward to seeing this thing.
Posted by Soap
@quirkwood said:
It's better than Project Cafe, no?
Except Project Cafe is a code name and will get changed before release, Vita is looking more like the real name as time goes on :/
Posted by Fortenium

Viva la Vita?

Posted by ProfessorEss
@Fortenium said:
Viva la Vita?
Livin' la Vita LocoRoco confirmed.
Posted by blaakmawf

That's dumb. How about something crazy like PSP2?

Posted by Ashler

I prefer NGP myself...

Posted by TatsurouXIII

ummm.... who the fuck cares??

Posted by Shimmy

Seriously, Pocketstation 2. 

Posted by effjay

Well it's not the best name in the world, but it's better than Kinect, which is the latest why-the-hell-did-they-name-it-that device that has crossed my path. Considering that I own just about all the current consoles and handhelds and that the specs on this new handheld totally kick ass, Sony will most likely have my money regardless of what they call it!

Posted by BlatantNinja23

Vita sounds like a microsoft product 

Posted by Brendan

We need to collectively stop caring about hardware names.  Most of us are never going to like any of them at this point, and we're all going to get over them as we get used to them, so why do we even talk about it?

Posted by Kasswara

The name is unfitting, but I can live with it.

Posted by Strubes

I remember when people thought the Wii was a dumb name.

Posted by Silver-Streak

I'm still of the opinion that Vita is a terrible name. However, that's just my opinion. The hardware itself still sounds appealing.

Posted by Brackynews
@Brendan said:
and we're all going to get over them as we get used to them, so why do we even talk about it?
Because until we see games it's the only thing to talk about.
You're right of course. iPad anyone?
Posted by The_Joker
@Strubes said:
I remember when people thought the Wii was a dumb name.
And it still is. We just live with it.
Posted by billyhoush

Makes sense as Vita sounds like a weird euro product name. All them foreigners love their Sony products and techno music.

Posted by RadleyDuder

Kinect, vita, wii...

Let's get some better names people.

Posted by PenguinDust

Unearthing the name in some HTML code.  God, I so love the internet at times like this.   
 
Oh and a thought occurred to me.  This handheld will be known as the PSV which rhymes with PS3.  Synergy!

Posted by Vexxan

I still don't see why people think Vita is a bad name, I'm glad it's the real thing. PSP2 would sound too lame.

Posted by Winternet

I challenge Mr. Klepek to write the smallest article in the world. He's trying, but I know he can do better. 
 
Is there anyone taking notes on this? Like a leaderboard, to see which is the smaller article that Patrick writes? Like the Brad one, the quickest death on a QL.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

AVITA! AVITA !!

Posted by SuperSambo
@Winternet said:
I challenge Mr. Klepek to write the smallest article in the world. He's trying, but I know he can do better.  Is there anyone taking notes on this? Like a leaderboard, to see which is the smaller article that Patrick writes? Like the Brad one, the quickest death on a QL.
Why waffle? I got all the info I needed.
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