Why is the Vita called a Vita and not PSP2?

#11rocklobtserPosted 12/9/2012 6:34:55 PM
Well if you want to get technical, the Vita is a PlayStation portable.
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#12ZzUniversezZPosted 12/9/2012 6:35:22 PM
LitCandlez posted...
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Because naming PSP2 will imply backward support of original PSP physical games. And the fact is the Vita can't.


Then why wasn't the PS3 renamed?

PS3 fat can play ps2 physical games,but PS3 slim can't.
#13FayeLadyPosted 12/9/2012 7:02:00 PM
Because they wanted to distance themselves from the PSP brand when they were launching the Vita. It was a flawed plan, but at the time they expected the Vita would perform better than the PSP, and didn't want it burdened with the comparison.


In other words, its the exact opposite of why Nintendo and Microsoft continue to use the brands Wii and Xbox.
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#14thompsontalker7Posted 12/9/2012 7:03:29 PM
I don't like Vita because it reminds me of Square Enix's recent policies when it comes to naming characters: it either sounds Latin, pretentious, or both.
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#15SilentHawk29Posted 12/9/2012 7:07:09 PM
From: ZzUniversezZ | #012
PS3 fat can play ps2 physical games,but PS3 slim can't.

No... Only the launch systems and the MGS4 80GB systems could play PS2 games. Every other fat model cannot.
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#16alexg1989Posted 12/9/2012 7:08:13 PM
thompsontalker7 posted...
I don't like Vita because it reminds me of Square Enix's recent policies when it comes to naming characters: it either sounds Latin, pretentious, or both.


Naming it the PSP2 would've been horrible. It doesn't sound good and outside of Japan, the PSP has a pretty bad reputation. Besides, how many people would just confuse it for a new model? Or the PSP 2000?

Even at the beginning of its launch, so many people thought the 3DS was just a new DS model. That's because the names were so similar and anybody who didn't log into gamefaqs or keep up with gaming news would've just passed it off as another DS.

The name Vita is fine...
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#17HaRRy_TiPPeR_Posted 12/9/2012 7:12:59 PM
alexg1989 posted...
thompsontalker7 posted...
I don't like Vita because it reminds me of Square Enix's recent policies when it comes to naming characters: it either sounds Latin, pretentious, or both.


Naming it the PSP2 would've been horrible. It doesn't sound good and outside of Japan, the PSP has a pretty bad reputation. Besides, how many people would just confuse it for a new model? Or the PSP 2000?

Even at the beginning of its launch, so many people thought the 3DS was just a new DS model. That's because the names were so similar and anybody who didn't log into gamefaqs or keep up with gaming news would've just passed it off as another DS.

The name Vita is fine...

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#18inuyasha1031Posted 12/9/2012 7:45:12 PM
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Because Vita was supposed to be ironic. Vita = life, when in PS Vita's case, it equals death.


So original
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#19adlistPosted 12/9/2012 7:48:17 PM
ZzUniversezZ posted...
adlist posted...
Because naming PSP2 will imply backward support of original PSP physical games. And the fact is the Vita can't.

Maybe you right...


btw I should add It's just my thought; coz my PS2 can support PS games. In reality, many people cannot tell the difference between PSP and PSV.
#20alangstPosted 12/9/2012 8:00:28 PM
Why was the Nintendo DS not called the "GameMan"?
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