Try our new beta! Click here
Submitted by SwiderMan 1239d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons The Xbox 720 Won't Be Named Xbox 8 says "Don’t round up Xbox 720 to an even-numbered Xbox 8 just yet." Just because Microsoft now possesses two Xbox 8-related domains, doesn't mean a Windows 8-themed name is in the console's future.

G4TV lays out the 5 reasons Xbox 8 isn't going to be the name and suggests turning 8 it on its side for Xbox Infinity instead. (Industry, Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   1239d ago
Lol, should have been "8 reasons".
SwiderMan  +   1239d ago
Ran out of reasons :-)
nukeitall  +   1238d ago
Yeah, but the 8 on it's side is a cool name. Xbox Infinite!
Bathyj  +   1239d ago
Dont name it 720 either. Stupid, stupid name.
Unexpecta  +   1239d ago
Not as stupid as Wii or Wii U to be honest.
Bathyj  +   1239d ago
You got me there.
Dojan123  +   1238d ago
The Wii U name will hurt sales. Parents are going to think they already bought thier kid a Wii. Or it is an expensive add on. It would work if they dropped the Wii part.
Snookies12  +   1239d ago
Well 360 didn't really make all that much sense either... Unless there's a reason behind it I don't realize.
Hufandpuf  +   1239d ago
1. It could mean it covered all aspects of gaming (casual to hardcore)
2. It could have meant that the Xbox could stand up and lay flat unlike the original Xbox.
Bathyj  +   1239d ago
No, all it meant was MS didnt want to call it XB 2 when there was a PS3 coming out.

Kind of childish in my opinion.
jvanik  +   1239d ago
It was 360 because it was a "revolution."
Snookies12  +   1239d ago
Lol, all 3 of those are interesting thoughts on it actually that I hadn't thought of.
nukeitall  +   1238d ago
360 means all around you! Which frankly it kind of is now.


How is it childish? It's called smart marketing as opposed to "stupid" marketing, but clearly you missed that part.
#2.2.5 (Edited 1238d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(2) | Report
BrutallyBlunt  +   1239d ago
It should be called XBOX Metro.
PoSTedUP  +   1239d ago
wow i thought somewhere in there it should've said "because it's only the third console"...
#3 (Edited 1239d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Moby-Royale  +   1239d ago
You would think that, huh?

SwiderMan  +   1239d ago
Too obvious.
SwiderMan  +   1238d ago
Moby-Royale, this was really intended for PoSTedUP. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
PoSTedUP  +   1238d ago
i was being a wise ass because most of what was said was way over my head, i had no idea of any of that stuff haha.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1239d ago
M_Prime  +   1239d ago
it would totally settle the question, who has more power, NISSAN or MICROSOFT.. or every Infiniti would have a xbox in it :-D
SwiderMan  +   1239d ago
Haha, great comment!!
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1239d ago
infiniti is a way of saying it with an i instead of a y, it also rolls outta the tongue better, seriously naming it infiniti will be the smartest move microsoft will ever make naming a console
WeskerChildReborned  +   1239d ago
M_Prime  +   1239d ago
really, is it nessasary to speculate names? it gets changed at the last minute anyways. remember Project NATAL? Project Dolphin? the Virtual boy?
SITH  +   1239d ago

Bet on that.
NoobJobz  +   1239d ago
Including the 4 Xs around it?

#6.1 (Edited 1239d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
SITH  +   1239d ago
No not including the four x, it was a joke.
NoobJobz  +   1239d ago
I know. I wasn't being serious either.
Kran  +   1238d ago
That sounds like the name of a console from a cheap sitcom.
ChunkyLover53  +   1239d ago
Makes sense that it will be called the Xbox 720. The leaked document clearly said 720, that billboard in the movie Real Steel said Xbox 720 and it was sponsored by Microsoft.

I'm sure it'll have Windows 8 functions and things like that, but Windows 8 wont have the life span of the next Xbox, so it would be foolish to outdate yourself with that name.

Also cant name it Xbox 3, due to Sony having the PlayStation 4, cant seem like you have the inferior product.

I have always figured it'd be the Xbox 720, kind of used to it by now. I'd be SHOCKED if they call it something else.
greenpowerz  +   1239d ago
720 doesn't make sense at all. It's a generic name with superficial place holder meaning. Lazy internet kids doubled the 360 number(360=rebirth/complete turn around/reinvent) and the rest of the industry adopted it including MSFT. will exist because the new xbox will have windows 8 OS... For all we know xbox 8 is the new xbox console built into pc/windows 8 or some sort of steam/Netflix-.

720 is not a metaphor nor does it hold symbolic meaning. It's kind of like the Nintendo Revolution except MS already has the code name established for them mostly by the fanboys not even fans of MS( first made up by fanboys wishing 360 would be dropped and how ps3 would be supported for ever, untill they became envious of their own rhetoric and brought PS4 in the mix)
#7.1 (Edited 1239d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
greenpowerz  +   1239d ago

The 360 software console will also be built into Windows 8. Xbox8 might be a type of XBL for pc's running the xbox platforms.
#7.1.1 (Edited 1239d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report
SwiderMan  +   1239d ago
Just because year-old-plus supposed documents call it one thing doesn't make it a fact or even more likely.
NoobJobz  +   1239d ago
Correct. Companies are allowed to name change. Not like they have to stick with it just because it was in a document.
modesign  +   1239d ago
last time i remember 8 doesnt come after 2.
aviator189  +   1239d ago
Well, 360 doesn't come after the first generation of Xbox (name-wise), but it still worked. Marketing has its tricks.
#8.1 (Edited 1239d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
Hufandpuf  +   1239d ago
If you vote for Xbox Infinity, say "aye".
aviator189  +   1239d ago
Definitely, it sounds great. I mean, aye.
bahabeast  +   1238d ago
i tink it was called 360 because it was a 360 degree turn around from the first one and i realli think the nextbox will be named 720 or infinite

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Stop Bitchin’ About Nintendo’s Badge Arcade

13m ago - Yes, Nintendo wants your money. Are you surprised? | Culture

Just Cause 3 Review | PC Invasion

14m ago - PC Invasion's Tim McDonald is back from an explosion-filled vacation in the Republic of Medici, c... | PC

See what games are coming out in 2016

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2016. | Promoted post

Steins;Gate 0 ‘Kagari Shiina’ gameplay videos

42m ago - 5pb. has released a new set of Steins;Gate 0 gameplay videos featuring character Kagari Shiina. | PS3

Xenoblade Chronicles X Easter Eggs

42m ago - Hidden Gems is a video feature on GVN where they take a look at some of the coolest hidden gems o... | Wii U

Revenge of the License: Blair Witch Vol. 3: The Elly Kedward Tale

42m ago - Michael Crisman writes, "Welcome back, my vengeance-seeking boys and ghouls. Halloween may be ove... | PC