Overnight, Sony filed a trademark with the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union for the PlayStation Vita. The logo above was filed along with the name.
This won’t be official until sometime tomorrow when Sony does their E3 presentation. At that point the codenamed NGP (New Gaming Portable) will cease and we’ll have to call it the PSV or PSVita instead.
For those who don’t know “vita” is Latin for “life”, so Sony is probably hoping that their new toy will become the be-all-and-end-all for gamers the world over. As awesome as the NGP/PSV looks, I can’t see that happening. Still, I totally want one.