Hoax? Maybe. Cool name? …well, that's up to you guys. I really have no comment one way or the other.
According to various sources, Sony's Next Generation Portable (NGP) will be officially named the "PS Vita," and will likely be a big part of Sony's E3 press conference next week. The latter is likely true, but what about that "PS Vita?" Well, it started on the personal blog of Hugo Miramontes and spread to other sources, some of which supposedly found updates to help verify the name claim. Now, we're not going to post any link because the info is gone; Miramontes took everything down and posted up an apology:
"This has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever done. I don't know what I was thinking. I'm sorry. I really am."
That could mean anything, really. It could mean he leaked something he shouldn't have and Sony reprimanded him, or he put it up as a joke and it exploded on the Internet, which he didn't expect would happen. Either way, let's not forget that "Vita" was a name we saw associated with the PSP's successor before the NGP was officially unveiled.
Take from that what you will…