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Submitted by SwiderMan 1312d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons The Xbox 720 Won't Be Named Xbox 8

G4TV.com 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  +   1312d ago
Lol, should have been "8 reasons".
SwiderMan  +   1312d ago
Ran out of reasons :-)
nukeitall  +   1312d ago
Yeah, but the 8 on it's side is a cool name. Xbox Infinite!
Bathyj  +   1312d ago
Dont name it 720 either. Stupid, stupid name.
Unexpecta  +   1312d ago
Not as stupid as Wii or Wii U to be honest.
Bathyj  +   1312d ago
You got me there.
Dojan123  +   1311d 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  +   1312d ago
Well 360 didn't really make all that much sense either... Unless there's a reason behind it I don't realize.
Hufandpuf  +   1312d 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  +   1312d 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  +   1312d ago
It was 360 because it was a "revolution."
Snookies12  +   1312d ago
Lol, all 3 of those are interesting thoughts on it actually that I hadn't thought of.
nukeitall  +   1312d ago
360 means all around you! Which frankly it kind of is now.

@Bathyj:

How is it childish? It's called smart marketing as opposed to "stupid" marketing, but clearly you missed that part.
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BrutallyBlunt  +   1312d ago
It should be called XBOX Metro.
PoSTedUP  +   1312d ago
wow i thought somewhere in there it should've said "because it's only the third console"...
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Moby-Royale  +   1312d ago
You would think that, huh?

Curious....
SwiderMan  +   1312d ago
Too obvious.
SwiderMan  +   1312d ago
Moby-Royale, this was really intended for PoSTedUP. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
PoSTedUP  +   1311d 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  +   1312d ago
XBOX INFINITI
M_Prime  +   1312d 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  +   1312d ago
Haha, great comment!!
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1312d 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  +   1312d ago
XBOXfinity.
M_Prime  +   1312d 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  +   1312d ago
xX720Xx

Bet on that.
NoobJobz  +   1312d ago
Including the 4 Xs around it?

Exxxxxxxseventwentyexxxxxxx
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SITH  +   1312d ago
No not including the four x, it was a joke.
NoobJobz  +   1312d ago
I know. I wasn't being serious either.
Kran  +   1312d ago
That sounds like the name of a console from a cheap sitcom.
ChunkyLover53  +   1312d 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  +   1312d 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. xbox8.com 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)
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greenpowerz  +   1312d ago
Disagree?

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.
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SwiderMan  +   1312d ago
Just because year-old-plus supposed documents call it one thing doesn't make it a fact or even more likely.
NoobJobz  +   1312d ago
Correct. Companies are allowed to name change. Not like they have to stick with it just because it was in a document.
modesign  +   1312d ago
last time i remember 8 doesnt come after 2.
aviator189  +   1312d ago
Well, 360 doesn't come after the first generation of Xbox (name-wise), but it still worked. Marketing has its tricks.
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Hufandpuf  +   1312d ago
If you vote for Xbox Infinity, say "aye".
aviator189  +   1312d ago
Definitely, it sounds great. I mean, aye.
bahabeast  +   1312d 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

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