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'Xbox 8' Is a Better Name For Microsoft's Next-Gen Console

Microsoft secures several Xbox-related domains include a pair for 'Xbox 8.' Here's why that's a better name for the Xbox 360 successor and it has to do with Windows 8.

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Nodoze1428d ago

That's it, use number trickery to fool the buyer. Clearly the Xbox 8 (really Xbox 3) would be better than the PS4 (really a PS4)...wouldn't it?

Ryo-Hazuki1428d ago

I'm almost positive Sony won't name it's next-gen console the "PS4". I'm sure they want a fresh new name

user54670071428d ago (Edited 1428d ago )

I don't know it seems a bit strange to use numbers then all of a sudden choose a name for their next console

I would just use the PS4 if I was them

sikbeta1428d ago (Edited 1428d ago )

@Nodoze

Or maybe it has to do with the interactivity with Windows 8 you know... also X8OX = XBOX Infinity!

WeskerChildReborned1428d ago

PS4 doesn't sound bad. I mean Apple names their products with numbers like Ipad 2 or Iphone 4.

Blastoise1428d ago

I heard somewhere that Microsoft didn't want Xbox 3 because apparently to customers they'd see a Playstation 4 and buy it on the number alone, assuming 4 must be better than 3. Hence why Xbox 360 wasn't called Xbox 2.
Not sure how true that is, but it makes sense.

nukeitall1428d ago

I think Xbox Infinity or Xbox Loop is far more awesome. The sideway infinity sign can double as the number 8.

Xbox 8 by itself is kind of stupid.

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realiks1428d ago

It was the reason for 360 name. They wouldn't name their product same as PS2.

But Xbox 8 is better than 720 I think.

nukeitall1428d ago (Edited 1428d ago )

@Nodoze

"That's it, use number trickery to fool the buyer. Clearly the Xbox 8 (really Xbox 3) would be better than the PS4 (really a PS4)...wouldn't it?"

As a opposed to fooling users with words instead?

Also are you saying you are the kind of person that gets fooled by numbers in a product model name?

I sure as hell don't know anyone who would be "fooled" by a digit in a name.

ATi_Elite1428d ago

I don't Know! I got nothing to add!

Just impatiently waiting for next console Gen to start like everyone else!

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Kran1428d ago (Edited 1428d ago )

I said this earlier...

but has no one realised the 8 could mean "Infinity"

Xbox Infinity

That's not too bad of a name, but sounds quite dramatic if i do say so myself :/

Plus it makes no sense to call it the Xbox 720. 360 made sense cause it was 360 degree gaming.

720.... um...

Maul_T_Pass1428d ago

The 360 in 'Xbox 360' has nothing to do with 360 gaming. It has to do with the fact that the Xbox 360 was designed to be a device that encompasses all aspects of entertainment such as gaming, movies, social networking, etc.

This is why I never understood people assuming '720' was going to be the next name. I will bet money on it that it won't. What company would want their users to walk into a room look around then walk back out? (some of you won't get that)

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Leathersoup1428d ago

I wonder if it's possible that Microsoft is simply planning to use the name for their Windows 8 Xbox service.

abc12331428d ago

Yes but what about when Windows 9, 10, 11, etc. come out? Are they just going to rename the xbox with each iteration of windows just to confuse the buyers? Once a new windows is released, the name just won't make much sense anymore.

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