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Submitted by triverse 1205d ago | rumor

There's No Xbox 720, Next-Gen Microsoft Xbox to be Named "Xbox Next"

Theo Valich writes for, "For quite some time, numerous media outlets and gamers themselves were calling the next-gen Xbox console - Xbox 720. Naturally, it made sense as it would be double the 360, but in reality, that designation never stood any chance." (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Xbox 360)

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Rockubot  +   1205d ago
I wonder why Microsoft changed the name.
dotwithshoes  +   1205d ago
When did MS ever called it the Xbox 720?
Malice-Flare  +   1205d ago
ever see the movie Real Steel? it was one of the ads in the arena...
-MD-  +   1205d ago
Oh, well if it was in such a prestigious movie like Real Steel then it must be true.
Batzi  +   1205d ago
People are stupid, they assumed that the next Xbox would be 720 cause 360x2=720 but they don't know that Microsoft chose 360 for a frickin reason and that there is a meaning behind it. And by the way, during the 360's development, one of its given codenames was "Xbox Next". It might be a codename.
MikeMyers  +   1205d ago
Microsoft never changed the name (of the upcoming system) because it was never publicly announced to begin with.

I doubt it will be called Xbox 8 since Windows comes out every few years unlike consoles which last on average 5 or more years. I also doubt it will be Xbox 720, then what's the next system after that going to be, Xbox 1440? They won't called it simply Xbox either since that was what the original was. It might be Xbox Next but that doesn't have a very good sound to it. I'm thinking the Xbox name itself is too strong to pass up so it will be part of it.
Anon1974  +   1204d ago
I always doubted the Xbox 720 name, but people had to call it something other than the "next gen Xbox 360". MS has trademarked Xbox 8, but I hope that's not it. Personally, I don't mind Xbox Next, or if they just called it the Xbox again. Maybe the Xbox 8 trademark and Xbox Infinity are supposed to be one in the same?

Anyone have any ideas for a new Xbox name? I tried to think of something, but I got nutn. The only thing I am sure of is that I'm looking forward to see what MS has in store. And I hope it's backwards compatible because I still have a slew of Xbox 360 titles I haven't had time to play yet.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1204d ago
NO ONE knows the true title..720 works for now just like 'Natal' worked for Kinect
LOL..the title makes it seem like the author know anything more than the rest of us.

We all see the patent names and know the same rumors reported here. But, none of it matters until the final name is officially announced.

I'll call it 720 or even Xbox next. Either way we al know the console is coming and will be called something.

BitbyDeath  +   1204d ago
Isn't it's codename Durango? People should just call it that, 720 sounds stupid.
guitarded77  +   1204d ago
I know MS hasn't called it the 720 or even publicly announced the next system, but Rinkuchal has a point... it was in the movie ad for Real Steel next to other famous brand logos including bing (which is also MS). You can't go around using company trademarks without permission. It's still not confirmation, but MS had to authorize use of the logo.
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darthv72  +   1204d ago
sometimes its good
to break tradition. Nintendo on the other hand...

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment system)
N64 (Nintendo 64)
GameCube (although many refer to it as NGC or Nintendo GameCube)
Wii (also referred to as Nintendo Wii)
and soon to be Wii-u.

Sony has used PS1/2/3 and will likely call the next one 4 (for a lack of originality). They are essentially following the Atari tradition if you think about it. 2600, 5200, 7800. Yet even Atari broke the tradition with Jaguar which was more or less them just putting their stamp (name) on it.

Sega had Master system, Genesis (my personal fav), Saturn (another great system) and Dreamcast (best of the best). There was even a rumor many years ago that their followup to the DC would be dubbed Phoenix.

MS starting off with the xbox and then going to the 360 sort of broke the traditional naming that atari (and sony) have used. If the nextbox is named infinity then that is cool too.
nukeitall  +   1204d ago
I think a good name is Xbox 8, i.e. make the 8 sideways and call it Xbox Infinite or Xbox Loop! :D
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thorstein  +   1204d ago
I was always thinking that it should be called the "Nextbox" It plays on next and xbox quite well.
Syntax-Error  +   1204d ago
MS will unveil the new name not this corny site. Secondly, they have been calling it NextBox before the 360 came out. The latest we heard was that it was going to be called XBOX 9 because it will be using the windows 9 OS. Since Win 8 is being released in a couple of weeks and when the next version of Xbox appears it will be running the Win 9 according to earlier reports.

Ahronith, you're full of shit. You never worked close with MS to know this because they never mentioned Xbox 8. It was reported to be 9 and also, 8 sideways isn't the sign for UNITY, it's the sign for INFINITY. What an idiot. Where do these kids come from?

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Boody-Bandit  +   1204d ago
Call it 720, 1080, 2160, 361. Hell call it the NexBox. I don't care what they call it. Just announce that bad boy E3 2013 to be released later that year. It's time. Okay, back to Forza Horizon. VAROOM!
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Ritsujun  +   1204d ago
the name's Xboob
DeadlyFire  +   1204d ago
I call it Xbox 3.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1205d ago
Because Xbox 720 would be a horrendous name for the new console I never took the name seriously I just use it let people know I'm talking about the future console kind of like a placeholder name.

As far as the name goes,I think it'll be something that's simple but also stands out. Like the Xbox 360, its simple but stands out.
Knight_Crawler  +   1205d ago
I agree and people would associte it with 720p which will make it look inferior becuase 1080p is higher res.

One thing for sure is that the next Xbox will have the name XBOX in it somewhere becuase MS is really pushing the Xbox name on W8.

I really like Xbox 8 - If rumors are true that the next gen of consoles will be the lastones becuase everything is moving could base and digital then the name would fit it. Thius way MS can release an upgraded console every time a new version of Windows is released.
ghaleon1980  +   1204d ago
I really think it's just going to be called "Xbox." If you watch all of the new promotional and tutorial videos for smartglass and the new Xbox live updates at the end of the videos instead of having the typical "Xbox 360" logo it just now says "Xbox."
Captain Qwark 9  +   1204d ago
i think it should be just xbox as well personally. its a brand, its easy, its recognized by many. it still differentiates itself fom the 360 becuase most peeps call the 360, "360".

however, i did read somewhere that they didnt want to name it simply xbox or xbox 3 because that would make it inferior to ps4 in the name leading to a possible misconception by unaware consumers that its automatically worse, which also makes sense.

so far xbox 8 is most likely since ms is trying to unify all the OS's together and 8 would lead the unaware consumers to think its twice as good as the ps4 as well lol. the problem with that though, is im not sure it has a nice ring to it like 360. w/e the case they could name it purple turd and id still buy it, its just a name.

as always, purple turd and ps4 are day one buys for me
attilayavuzer  +   1204d ago
720 would've been tied with Wii U for worst console name.

I could see them trying to pull some Smartbox bs though.
greenpowerz  +   1204d ago
720 comes from when Sony fans bashing the 360 and MSFT needing new hardware because they said 360 was maxed out several years/block buster ago(Gears etc)it was smybolic doubling of 360 meaning next xbo(lazy naming created to bash the 360 years before the new box was needed due to fanboyism).

Media found it to be somethings handy/convenient to call the Next Xbox 720 as well.

MSFT in pun started using the name in code for enternal use in the planning of the new xbox shwon in the leaked docs.

I remeber some of the first fanboys naming the new xbox the 720 for purposes of bashing the supposed aged 360 many years ago I might add(despite Crysis 2, Rage, Halo 4, Forza 4/H, The Wither 2 etc)

720 has no symbolic meaning.The 360 was used because it has meanings MSFT liked, like Rebirth, reinvention, complete turn around(no not geometry so don't even try it)
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Pillsbury1  +   1204d ago
Guess most people don't realize this is probably a code name.
ahronith  +   1204d ago
I work closely with MS at the conference center in Redmond, WA, and from what I have gathered is it will be called XBOX 8 with the number 8 having a shadow that lays sideways forming an infinity symbol that will represent UNITY. Most meetings i listened too much on, they were really pushing a way to promote to the consumer social gaming online and in the livingroom, and UNITY is a word they used a lot.

Color schemes were the same as they are sticking with brand recognition. Yes im new here and i know its N4G and most wont care what i have to say and thats fine, but i have no way of getting in trouble, i have not signed an NDA at anytime, so thats that.
FragMnTagM  +   1204d ago
You seem legit. It ties in with everything they are doing at the moment also.

I think you hit the nail on the head.
pixelsword  +   1204d ago
Why is it called unity when the sign represents infinity?
hotrider12  +   1204d ago
seem to me this site spew SPECULATION on up coming games and (dlc) and speculation up-coming consoles.

no one knows the future of possibilities so why not wait til ACTUAL announcement for title of console.
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avengers1978  +   1204d ago
xbox 720 didnt make sense anyway.
helghast102  +   1204d ago
It will never be called the Xbox 720 because it would be TERRIBLE for marketing.

"Hey guys, the Xbox 720 does 1080p"
1upgamer99  +   1205d ago
This article is so full of it on specs. If half of this is true it will be at least $500 dollars OR we will be Joining Xboxgold on contract. I really hope not because I don't want to sign a contract with Microsoft to play games. I thought that was why they were doing that $99 promotion with agreement, just to test it. Also if the name is Xboxnext that is worse that Wii U. (and I love Nintendo)
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Npugz7  +   1205d ago
It probably will be 500$ which isn't bad! I dont get how people think its ok to spend 600$ on a iphone but don't want to pay 500$ for a next gen console! You people make no sense!
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Eldyraen  +   1204d ago
Have to agree, plus I don't tote my $500 console around with me all the time so somehow losing or dropping it isn't an issue unlike phones (never happened to me, but I know people that have done it).
yewles1  +   1205d ago
Again, just like the 360, until the official unveil.
RockmanII7  +   1205d ago
I'm just gonna assume it will be the Xbox 8 until proven wrong.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1205d ago
just call it Xbox 3.
nolson10  +   1205d ago
They won't call it xbox 3 for fear of it "seeming" inferior to ps4. They don't want the mass market to think ps4 is more advanced because it has a number up on it. Part of the reason they didn't call it xbox 2 as well.
bubblebeam  +   1205d ago | Funny
"They won't call it xbox 3 for fear of it "seeming" inferior to ps4."

Which is why they will be smart a$$es and call it Xbox Infinity.
But, Sony will out smart them and call theirs Playstation 2Infinity and Beyond!!!! /s

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CommonSense  +   1204d ago
XBox3 60
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aiBreeze  +   1205d ago
Hardly surprising, with Xbox's new family friendly focus, it only makes sense that they'd give it a more family friendly name than 720.
GraveLord  +   1204d ago
Ignoring your trolling, it's probably true.

I see Microsoft just calling it "the new Xbox".
Then they can have an infinity sign that can turn into an "8" to allow for cross promotion with Windows 8.
TheSaint  +   1205d ago
I wonder how they'll fleece us this time.

You can't even use the new internet browser unless you have a gold account.
one2thr  +   1205d ago
Are you serious? (Legit question)
TheSaint  +   1205d ago
Sadly, yes, you also can't use Youtube unless you have a gold account.
one2thr  +   1205d ago
Thats just out right stupid... I once thought paying to play a game online was stupid, but to have to pay to use youtube and other free services is out right STUPID. I guess, MS believe that their services should be more of a privilege and that customers should have to pay to use such services even if they're free. Which is still stupid.

There is not much to I can say, without causing a debate of some sort. But its f'in stupid, to have people think that free services are worth th request premium price of an online service. And then again, I have recently learned that there is a logical explaination behind everything stupid... Its true...
Ritsujun  +   1204d ago
I haven't touched my x360 mw2 edition for months.
aiBreeze  +   1205d ago
If that's true.. wow just wow. In before the blind xbox fanboys disagree and try and justify this ridiculousness.

Xbox.. come pay us a monthly fee for everything you can get for free on your pc.
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Pillsbury1  +   1205d ago
They will probably have you insert a quarter every time you want to use the arm flailing recognition system AKA kinect 2.
Pillsbury1  +   1205d ago
Inever again will I let m$ rape me of cash. No pay to play online.
Tomonobu Itagaki  +   1205d ago
I always though Microsoft would name it "NextBox". That would be totally their kind of marketing pun stuff since "Kinect".
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dubt72  +   1205d ago
My vote is for "The Anti-Playstation."
bubblebeam  +   1205d ago
Because it will do the oppostie of making exclusives!!
Pillsbury1  +   1204d ago
Haha zing!
TheKayle  +   1205d ago
oh right but let me say this..when xbl will have a true competitor they will stop to ask money for it....till the only competitor is .....the great.."p s n" and the free browser is the GREAT "ps3 browser" they can milk their 35 millions of users for long long time

when u log in on xbl u feel to be on a entertainment hub...when i turn on my ps3 and i see that bar.....i think....why my smart samsung tv have a better and more interesting user interface than my sony console?....they need to work and work and work on it (or just delete it and re build a serious one copying the metro/xbox style as they did with the new store...that i think will happen with the ps4)

u pay to have THAT experience on THAT network with THAT user interface ..not just to "play online" u can play online also with ur mobile phone...
everyone can surf the web for free on their pc
everyone dosnt care if the ps3 browser crash 8 on 10 times doing certain things...and u know why u dont care? coz is free

but free dosnt mean better...try the new ie explorer and compare it with the ps3 browser...then u will sign on xbl in me

i would love to have an free xbl...damn i would love it..for this reason i wish thta competitor like sony and nintendo..could fight ont he same ground of xbl...but this didnt happen on this gen...i hope the next they will
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2v1  +   1205d ago
let me tell why you pay, here is the only that really matter and has you pay to have .. a list of friends
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TheKayle  +   1205d ago
yeah the cross chat is something big that still sony didnt have (crazy but true) this going to be added just to that experience that i was talking about

ppl on n4g hate kinect iknow...but when i go (or u will go) in commercial center i/you will see hundreds of ppl waiting to try the new samsung smart tv with motion control (a sort of kinect on the top on the tv)

ppl need to start to think the big understand what ppl want and not just what gamers want coz console put it in your mind ARENT ANYMORE piece of hw that run games!
all of this little "stupid" things make the xbox and probably the new xbox something that still no one console is entertainment hub (where the word entertainment dosnt mean just gaming) gaming is important but i dont want just ONLY that....

imagine to surf the web with a fast/nevercrashing browser using voice/hands change channel with hands.....give a call and see ur friend on skype using kinect a game talking with ur friens with cross chat
share ur stuff trough platforms that use windows 8 imagine to have the capabilty to stream every famous cable tv.....a big music/video/movie database like itunes ( the new xbox music for who had try it)..
control the console with every phone/tablet with smartglss
imagine to can share what u see on that tablet phones trough ur xbox on the tv
imagine to share all the apps the windows 8 r givin to us..on the console...

wtf...what u want more?!....

and yeah ppl go crazy for "talking shits"...look at siri....
and YEAH ..i know u can do stuff or better stuff with a pc for free...but i want my pc on my desk....and a entertainment hub on my tv ..easy to transport and plug...(and if it can share the lan using the same operating system is GREAT TOO!)
sorry but i dont see nothing better than this really

i know haters gonna hate..but i dont see big chances from sony and nintendo to beat the combo windows 8 / surface / phones / xbox ...combined...
(sorry i have no more bubble i cant answer again :( )

ps: i got ps3 and xbox and i have no friend on my console friends list (on both console) i use reality for social..or skype facebook msn to keep in contact (this is just me eh!)
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andibandit  +   1205d ago
Most people pay because it just 1 month Credit Cards info leaked to Africa.....No Multiplats turned bad because the CELL is challenging to code for......NO waiting 1 month for DLC while friends rave about how much fun theyre having.....No having to use Ventrilo/Skype/mobile phone, to talk to friends 20 minutes update each empty lobbies because PS3 population is so low, because it's spread out among a bunch of good(but not great) having to wait for a game to silent/booring lobbies because 1 out of every 20 persons has a mic
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Tetsujin  +   1204d ago
@ Andibandit

"Most people pay because it just 1 month downtime" Remember xmas of 2007?

"no Credit Cards info leaked to Africa" I've my acct on Live hacked (BlackTetsujin); yet even after the PSN hack I still have my original name and info; and smart people buy prepaid cards not put CC on file

"No Multiplats turned bad because the CELL is challenging to code for" This is 2012 not 2007, it's the developer not the console

"NO waiting 1 month for DLC while friends rave about how much fun theyre having" There's DLC PS3 games received that Xbox to this day still have 0 access to, Batman Arkham Asylum ring a bell?

"No having to use Ventrilo/Skype/mobile phone, to talk to friends online" I'd rather call someone for the simple fact if I get booted offline, or my Internet goes down, the people I'm playing with knows without wondering; also I don't want someone bothering me while I'm playing a single player game and they're on something else

"no 20 minutes update each week" Ever heard of patience? My 100 Mbps internet can download AND install a patch while I'm still in the kitchen fixing something to eat; showering is also mandatory

"no empty lobbies because PS3 population is so low, because it's spread out among a bunch of good(but not great) titles" I can name countless times on Live where a game had an empty lobby; in fact I'll even say unless it's a very popular title you won't get anything - on PSN I can at least ask someone on my friends list and they will join if there's no prior plans

"no having to wait for a game to install" You must never played PC games then, and again I'll reuse making food or washing your butt

"no silent/booring lobbies because 1 out of every 20 persons has a mic" I'd rather silence, and someone sending xmb messages to communicate (or the text chat) rather than hear kids talking about certain things they shouldn't be when mom/dad isn't around
Farsendor1  +   1205d ago
so you pay to have a cool looking interface?
nolson10  +   1205d ago
It makes NO sense at all for it to be called the 720. I mean seriously think about would be retarded and anyone who thought 720 is a good name for it is an idiot.
3-4-5  +   1205d ago
Calling it Xbox Next is just dumb. It doesn't sound good and isn't a very marketable name.

XBOX 3 would be better than that.
nevin1  +   1205d ago
Xbox Next would of been a better name after the 1st Xbox.

360 could of been saved for the upcoming console.
bubblebeam  +   1205d ago
After the dismal sales of the first Xbox, I'm sure you can't blame them for not thinking ahead on this one.
Candy1  +   1205d ago
"MAILBOX" was relevant around RROD. Bet it ends up as "XBOX OMEGA".
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OneAboveAll  +   1205d ago
Why not call it neXt Box or something? Xbox Next sounds retarded and doesn't really roll of the tongue.
Fez  +   1205d ago
I bet it will be called OxBox.
deadfrag  +   1205d ago
rrod xbox next.
Drainage  +   1205d ago
it has to have a 'hook' and 'Next' could be it. Not some weird number. It needs a hook because the xbox is dead without one
josephayal  +   1205d ago
Xbox Next Will Be Six Times More Powerful
BlindMango  +   1204d ago
Hasn't it been obvious for the longest time that it won't actually be called the "720"?? lol
Holeran  +   1204d ago
Just call it the NeXt box.
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badvlad  +   1204d ago
wiiups3-killerbox8. = )

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DivineAssault  +   1204d ago
im curious to see what they have planned.. Since they stated they were going for a new style of entertainment & not so focused on being a gaming system.. I hope they get some more exclusive games made for it cuz i dont want a media hub.. Thats just an extra perk..

Technology is evolving so quickly that i wonder if tablets will reach the power of nx gen systems.. Theyre pretty damn close right now..
taquito  +   1204d ago
and by the time it comes out it will be last gen, along with wii u and ps4

hey look at this "new" console, it does 720p now all the time, not like last gen where it was sub-hd much of the time, even on major titles like call of duty (1024x600), resistance 3 (940x560) halo (1024x640) alan wake (540p), splinter cell conviction (576p)

we mean it, 720p all the time, and, get this, even some anti aliasing so your games are only partly coverewd in jaggies, ohhhh, and framerates will now be locked at 30 (not dipping into the teens like last gen) and will feature, get ready,.....V-SYNC, no more torn frames

ps4/nextbox/wii u, all minor upgrades and still GENERATIONS behind PC!
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StrawHatPatriot  +   1204d ago
Nintendo said the Wii U supports 1080p
ghaleon1980  +   1204d ago
I really think it's just going to be called "Xbox." If you watch all of the new promotional and tutorial videos for smartglass and the new Xbox live updates at the end of the videos instead of having the typical "Xbox 360" logo it just now says "Xbox."
Kidmyst  +   1204d ago
Xbox 720, Durango, Next, I won't belive what the actual name is until Microsoft has their E3 announcement or when they officially announce it and release their specs.
MasterD919  +   1204d ago
Let's hope it isn't something that sounds terrible and spelled Kinect.
sdplisken  +   1204d ago
why not call it the halo/gearz/fable/forza/timed exclusive/kinect shovelware/ ripoff online box?

since that is what it does right now and thats exactly what it will do next gen
ItsTrue  +   1204d ago
How about no.
sdplisken  +   1204d ago
yeah i forgot disc swapping and rrod, now the name is accurate
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ItsTrue  +   1204d ago
Then how about we call the next playstation the Playstationhackedandshutdownfo rsolongwithsuchbadexclusivestha tisworthasmuchaswhatgoesdownthe toilet?
See how that feels? Learn to keep your hatred to yourself.
indubitably  +   1204d ago
The first five things you listed are very good things to have. You should probably throw minecraft and trials in there as well.
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