not exactly sure what youre getting at TC. How would the vita fair with a different name and less features than it has now? Probably not better than it is now. If anything it might be the name. And the exact same vita we have named instead "psp2" *might* have sold better.
Nobody besides "gamers" know what the heck a Vita is. It is mainly in the name and advertising. They failed big time in that...
It is a shame Sony has not advertised the Vita much at all; you would think they would, with how well the PSP did, advertise and seek to get those PSP consumers to upgrade to Vita and then expand from there.
Also, they should have launched at $199 to build better market share.