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Submitted by HyperBear 847d ago | opinion piece

Xbox Infinity? Xbox Fusion? What The Next Xbox's Name Will Say About Microsoft's Next Console

We knew from the beginning that Playstation 4 was almost definitely going to be called Playstation 4, because if a naming convention is not broke, don’t fix it. Microsoft, however, is a bit more of a wildcard. Rumors have been circulating the internet about what it plans on calling its next Xbox, due for unveiling on May 21. In some ways, it’s a semantic debate, but each of the names we have heard conveys a slightly different vision of what this console will be, and which one Microsoft goes with will tell us a lot about what it’s hoping to accomplish. Here are some of the top names... (Industry, Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire  +   848d ago
I think it'll be just called 'Xbox' in an attempt to create a simplified Apple-esque image. I'm going to keep calling it Xbox 3 until the official word though.
HyperBear  +   848d ago
I dunno. I think putting a name to it gives the console more meaning and will be beneficial to marketing and advertising it. But your right, they are trying to fuse all their products and services together under the same moniker/name scheme, so it could go either way, as long as they make it official come May 21st.

"Xbox Infinite with Infinite Possibilities"
GraveLord  +   847d ago
Then explain why XboxFusion.com redirects to official Xbox website :D
Jek_Porkins  +   847d ago
Xbox Fusion was also the rumored name of the Xbox 360, it could be a service, maybe like an ultimate XBL subscription? Or it could be the name of the next Xbox.
stuna1  +   847d ago
If it's fusion, that means it'll be fused to your pockets!
If it's infinity, that means you'll be infinitely broke.
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Knight_Crawler  +   847d ago
OMG! HAHAHAHAHHAAHAAHHAAH...so funny.
iamlegend9999  +   847d ago
They just need to shut the fuck up and call it xbox 720.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   847d ago
So you are saying MS must "shut up" and then call it the Xbox 720....but surely if they shut up they wont be able to say what its called????
iamlegend9999  +   846d ago
Wow what a smart ass.
thegood33  +   847d ago
PS Killer was already taken?
MysticStrummer  +   847d ago
Not taken, but it would most likely end up making MS look very foolish indeed, and would haunt them like "Halo killer" haunts Sony even though that didn't come from Sony in the first place.
Jek_Porkins  +   847d ago
I think they need a name that "pops", and I personally don't really care what it's called, I wouldn't really like it to be called the 720, but anything else I'd be totally fine with.

Fusion pops and makes sense if they want to fuse all kinds of things together, Infinity, Infinite,and Xbox are all fine with me.
Biohazard8860  +   847d ago
Xbox Infinite Pizza
stage88  +   847d ago
"Xbox bows out of making consoles and Sega takes their place".

I like that name better.
MysticStrummer  +   847d ago
Infinite or Infinity sound cool but don't make much sense unless MS plans to go heavily into Cloud services and not release another console for quite awhile. Fusion makes the most sense, given the rumored functions of the console. Either option is a good name for marketing, if you're the type to fall for that sort of thing which many people are.
Rageanitus  +   847d ago
Just call it an Xbox 3!.
The brand Xbox is strong enough!
Zcarnut  +   847d ago
The problem with that is, your main competitor has a 4 behind their consoles name. I think I read somewhere that was part of the reason the current Xbox has 360 following it. Calling it a Xbox 2 would have run into the same issue.
I'm only refering to "Xbox 3". If they simply called it a Xbox, I think that may work.
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bigcupofSTFU  +   846d ago
sexbox,nuff said
SonyAddict  +   846d ago
Could be fusion!,as in all round entertainment system.
Droid Control  +   846d ago
Look at that beautiful big black xbox in the picture!

Remember when Xbox was all about hardcore gaming?

Yeah, so do I. It was 2002-2205

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