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Submitted by Thantalas 1024d ago | news

Microsoft website suggest next Xbox might be called the X8

An Xbox tutorial guide by Microsoft seems to suggest that the next Xbox might be called the X8 or Xbox Infinity.

The official Xbox website has tutorial pages that explain how to use various features of the Xbox 360. But what is interesting is that two pages refer to the X8. The Playing Games page has “Playing Games (includes X8)” and the Xbox Music page has ‘Listen to Music (includes X8).’ Which can be interpreted as meaning that the instructions apply to the X8 console as well as the Xbox 360. (Xbox One)

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GalacticEmpire  +   1024d ago
Or... or.. you know... it could be...


Edit: What about this lol...

There's also a HTC WP8 phone called the 8X. I believe you can access some form of XBL from these as well as play music.
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Thantalas  +   1024d ago
Good point!
But it doesn't seem to fit in with the content of the how-to guide.
JoGam  +   1024d ago
How about Xbox Octo? Maybe not
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GalacticEmpire  +   1024d ago
If it has eight ARM processors then maybe :P
RustedMan  +   1024d ago
X8 sounds like a silent war jet that launches UFO's at targeted cities from outer space with needle-point precision.
greenpowerz  +   1024d ago
That's what it will be akin to LOL


Got some people tailing me now disagreeing LOL
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1024d ago
NeverEnding1989  +   1024d ago
lol M$ must be loving all this free publicity. Aren't we supposed to be talking about the PS4?
maniacmayhem  +   1024d ago
Free publicity is better than no publicity right? I'm sure $ony is getting just as much buzz with Feb 20th around the corner.
007Bond  +   1024d ago
Please just no
coolmast3r  +   1024d ago
Actually, I like this name! It really makes sense because of rumored Windows8-like UI and it just sounds good!
Bigpappy  +   1024d ago
Yes. It is a good name. Lets see it they actually use it.
ahronith  +   1023d ago
XLR8...Thats what they should call it.
peowpeow  +   1023d ago
And its the 8th gen, it works. I'm keen to see the W8 integration/UI, that's one side I expect them to excel in
RuleofOne343  +   1024d ago
I vote for Xbox infinity way better than X8 in my opinion.
ziggurcat  +   1024d ago
well, the 8 is shaped like the infinity symbol, so if any of this is true (which we won't really know until it's officially announced), the logo will be "X8" but the actual title will be "Xbox Infinity."
DiRtY  +   1024d ago
I like it. Sounds pretty cool.

8 GB Ram
8 core CPU
Windows 8 like OS

I am ready!
Sp1d3ynut  +   1024d ago
Yeah, and I kinda like the idea of X8OX rather than Xbox 8 or X8.
greenpowerz  +   1024d ago
This will be a MSFT owned hardware platform capable of being the foundation of all their software products(finally) This thing is going to be a monster that that will be able to be communicated with and communicate with use verbally. Possible being able upgraded later. I wouldn't be surprised if the 360 is able to enhance the 720 in ways we don't know yet.
E2S  +   1024d ago
I like it. Its short and catchy.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1024d ago
That's what she said....
E2S  +   1023d ago
Mine wasn't short, but she did catch something nyuk nyuk
Belking  +   1024d ago
I doubt it.
coolmast3r  +   1024d ago
Belking  +   1024d ago
Really? You have to ask
GraveLord  +   1024d ago
"I just got my X8!"

Yeah, it doesn't sound good.

"I just got my PS4!"

Now that sounds awesome!
Dread  +   1024d ago

you can call the new sony platform
the "sh$t machine" and all sony fanatics would still love the name.
B-radical  +   1024d ago
Hahaha biggest ps4 fanboy comment what are you 7? Go play more cod
Software_Lover  +   1024d ago
I will not be buying either until probably 3 years in. I have such a backlog of games to catch up on on my ps3 and 360 thats its ridiculous. Hell, I gave up on catching up on my ps2. I still haven't finished Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted, or Halo Reach, even though I do have save files for all.

I just cant find enough time in the day.
jmac53  +   1024d ago
X8 means it will be twice as good as PS4!
stage88  +   1023d ago
Yeah 'cause that's how it works...
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etownone  +   1024d ago
X8. Sounds more along the lines of Xbox Infinity I heard rumors of once.

8 = infinity symbol.
BattleTorn  +   1024d ago
Which could've have been or still is simply code for the next-xbox.
B-radical  +   1024d ago
I feel fairly safe xbox wont use software that doesnt allow use of used games since reading Oxm article on it im pretty sure they themselves would have some inside knowledge and it lets microsoft get away without revealing a single thing for the next console

Also 8 is clearly windows 8
3-4-5  +   1024d ago
X infinity

No box in the name. = my prediction

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DOMination-  +   1024d ago
I really doubt they would drop the brand name that has given them an even market share with playstation
Oh_Yeah  +   1023d ago
X infinity is too similar to comcasts name for thier cable/Internet which is Xfinity...don't see that happening man.
LOL_WUT  +   1024d ago
Much better than 720 IMO
dubt72  +   1024d ago
The Ocho!
Bathyj  +   1024d ago
Am I the only one who who wants it to be called what it is, Xbox 3?
Master of Unlocking  +   1023d ago
X8? Name's designed to allow MS to get their revenge on the asian markets after their 2 previous consoles miserably failed over there, then. In South-east Asia, figure 8 is thought to be a sort of lucky charm, a figure that symbolizes plenitude and happiness, it has to do with the Feng Shui "science" I think, the 8 being akin to an endless loop in which positive energy flows without stopping, or smthg like that.

The Airbus A380 for ex. was named that way, with an 8, after Singapore Airlines, Airbus's first customer, came up with that suggestion.

That said, it's a terribly uninspired name.
jacksheen0000  +   1023d ago
Microsoft know exactly what they're doing.

Most people who don't know nothing about computers or anything electronic would probably think the number 8 is better/higher than 4. Who know people might even think they're getting double the worth if they see 8 vs 4.

Parents especially.
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