How to attract attention: claim that you know something about new PlayStation hardware that nobody else does. Case in point: Gamespundit.com, who have posted up a story suggesting the NGP is going to be called PS Vita.
“Today we received some new, and exclusive, information from an anonymous source,” says the site boldly, which appears to have been going for a little while now. “The official name of the NGP!”
“Rumor has it that the new Sony handheld will bear the name PS Vita. Vita is Latin/Italian for ‘life’. Does Sony hope to bring life back into their stock? Do they want to rejuvenate the PSP? Revitalize your needs for portable gaming?”
“Our source tells us that this will be the definite and final name of the new system Sony will bring out at the end of 2011.”
There some images that Gamespundit claim back up their source, although the page is filled with disclaimers – it’s branded a rumour and we’re asked to take all of the above with a grain of salt, so it’s not clear what’s going on.
It’s an interesting claim though, but we seem to remember hearing that the system had similar a codename before it was called the NGP – so whether Sony have reverted back to that with a spelling tweak, or someone’s got confused we’re not sure.
It’s almost certainly going to be named at E3 though, one way or another.
Roll on next week…