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Next Xbox to be Called Fusion and Why Microsoft Picked That Sub-Name

VG Republic Writes: May 21st are you going to leave anything to be desired? We have gotten plenty of tidbits about the next Xbox ahead of the next-generation unveiling event, but it looks as though today we have received the name of the next Xbox entitled Xbox Fusion. The information was caught by Fusible, a site that focuses on bringing forth news that is focused on highlighting newly registered domain names and in fact that is exactly what happened with this one. Microsoft registered the following domains today: XboxFusion.com, XboxFusion.info, XboxFusion.biz, XboxFusion.de, XboxFusion.co.uk and more, all referencing the words Xbox and Fusion together. All also refer you back to the current Xbox website.

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Kingthrash3601240d ago

fusion....sounds like the entertainment focus rumors are true...if thats the name on the next xbox

MariaHelFutura1240d ago

Fusion sounds stupid, Xbox Infinite sounds much better IMO.

Walker1240d ago

Xbox 720 is much better than those shits :| !

xHeavYx1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Next X-Box will be called 360 Delta. Don't believe me? Check the image

Oh_Yeah1240d ago

Xbox infinite makes nooo sense whatsoever unless it's upgradable and it's the last box they put out.

-Alpha1240d ago

If we got used to Wii, we can get used to anything.

LOL_WUT1240d ago

I don't care but Fusion sounds cool much better than 720 ;)

Davoh1240d ago

Makes me think of razors - Xbox Fusion ProGlide

xabmol1240d ago

XBox 360 Delta? LMAO!

Can't believe I never noticed that.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

This is great MS always choose stupid ass names. Sound like a funkin energy drink.

MysticStrummer1240d ago

The name is about as important as what it looks like.

Campy da Camper1240d ago

Fusion sounds like lower back surgery.

RyuCloudStrife1240d ago

But infinity still a stupid name LOl

MikeMyers1240d ago

If they call it Fusion some people will say Infinity sounds better. If they call it Infinity some will say just Xbox is better. The fact is people will disagree about anything here.

I will say this, Xbox 720 is the stupidest name there is.

Klonopin1240d ago

It always sounds stupid at first. Next thing you know every douche bag will be using the fusion logo as their avatar and praising the name everywhere they go...you watch.

bangshi1240d ago

Why is everyone ignoring the simple fact that they bought these domains in 2004, before the 360 has it's name?

Do people honestly think they decided on the 3rd Xbox's name before they even had the 2nd Xbox's name?

coolbeans1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

Couldn't the triangle also represent a pizza slice? The circle was finally complete when that Pizza Hut app was launced on Xbox Live. XD

guerojose1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

It could still work. Here: \ http://www.amazon.com/Verte...

CapsLocke1239d ago

Don't you say, boy. You don't even know what Infinite is. Don't dare to attach that word to some lame piece of hardware for casuals.

starchild1239d ago

How predictable. The sony fanboys don't like the name. Who cares? If they would have named it Xbox 720 or Xbox Infinite you guys would have simply said those names were stupid.

I don't think it is 100% certain, but the evidence looks pretty good. I personally like the name Xbox Fusion. I am still undecided whether I will get the next Xbox within the first couple of years. I know I will upgrade my PC and get a PS4. We'll see. I'm looking forward to the reveal.

ALLWRONG1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

@bangshi

"Why is everyone ignoring the simple fact that they bought these domains in 2004, before the 360 has it's name?

Do people honestly think they decided on the 3rd Xbox's name before they even had the 2nd Xbox's name?"

This is N4G, home of the "make a comment but never read" where all Xbox news is a circle jerk for 7 bubble Sony trolls.

Syntax-Error1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

I never once called it 720. That is the dumbest name ever. Do you know what a 720 is? Why would they call it to complete rotations? They called it 360 because it evolved, but there's no reason for it to be 2 revolutions.

BTW, they never called it XBOX 8, it was called XBOX 9 because they were focusing on putting Windows 9 in it. http://techland.time.com/20...

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Blaze9291240d ago

I'm telling you all, it'll be called either Xbox 8 or simply, Xbox. I'm leaning more toward Xbox 8

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1240d ago

Why Xbox 8? :0
How did we go from the first 1 to 360 to 8?

Blaze9291240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 9
Windows 7
Windows 8

Xbox
Xbox 360

saying we skipped 358 Xboxes?

what is your point again?

Saigon1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

@xXBlondieVanHarlowXx

If I am not mistaken, he is referring to infinity. I actually like the infinity name myself a little better. To me infinity fits better. Xbox Infinity, that is a sick name; it just rings come get me.

Its just my opinion though...

Menech1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Why would Microsoft perma shackle the next Xbox with windows 8?

Microsoft will or released the successor to Windows 8 around the mid way point, if not earlier into the next Xbox's lifespan.

Microsoft aren't Apple either, they won't pull that new "Ipad" shit. However common sense basically makes you almost certainly wrong.

Like I said bad move to shackle the next Xbox with Windows 8, an OS that ain't selling well.

torchic1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

@blaze

I dunno man, is your math wrong?

360 - 1 = 359

not 358

oh nevermind I see what you did, 358 inbetween 1 and 360. I was just a little confused and shocked :)

Narutone661240d ago

Blaze929 may be on to something. If you write the 8 horizontally, it looks like the symbol infinity. So, yeah, Xbox 8 and Xbox Infinity could be the name.

ratchet4261240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Yeah, what Narutone66 said :-)

edic1240d ago

How bout XBOX 3. Since its microsoft's 3rd console.

optimus1240d ago

The whole xbox infinity/8 rumor came up months ago by conspiracy theorist claiming it would make sense due to it using a form of windows 8 and the 8 sideways and so fourth...

I don't see infinity being the name cause it would suggest the new xbox would be the last xbox to be made so it would throw a small wrench in their marketing for the next xbox after that a few yrs down the road...

Personally i would go with the xbox Revolution if they truly believe it will revolutionize gaming...after all, it's not like nintendo will be using it. ;p (see what i did there?)

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Minato-Namikaze1240d ago

Makes sense if you think about why the chose the name for the 360.

stage881240d ago

Sounds likea 90's boyband

PooEgg1239d ago

Agreed, it also sounds like what pretentious chefs used to call their food.

JeffGUNZ1240d ago

I see it more as it links all their devices together. Windows PC, Windows Tablet, Windows Phone, Windows App Smartglass, and Window 8 based OS in the next xbox. Name is actually good.

PooEgg1239d ago

In my opinion, that name is bad, and the concept of linking all of their devices together also doesn't sit well with me. It simply feels like they are more focused on non-game stuff, when I simply want a dependable console that offers good 1st and 3rd party games but has better performance while playing those games.

Keep the gimmicks and give me something that inspires developers to create better games.

JeffGUNZ1237d ago

I don't think it's bad at all. I love having smartglass to see which of my gamer friends are on. It all really depends on how it's implemented. If they do some cool features, I'm all for it.

AngelicIceDiamond1240d ago

I don't really care as long as its not 720.

Hellsvacancy1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Fusion? hasnt Gilette already done that? http://images-its.chemistdi...

barb_wire1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

@Kingthrash360

The entertainment focus aren't 'rumors' they're true - over the last year but especially in the last 3 months MS has spent a large chunk of money hiring TV execs with the empathise on scripted original programming, reality TV programming, short series format programming and 'kinect' based programming (kind of like National Geographic or Sesame Street currently but greatly expanded).. also MS has been in negotiations with the major movie studios over feature film content.

All of these developments have been widely reported on Forbes, Variety, Deadline (just to name a few) business/entertainment and movie websites.

Now the one 'rumor' going around is that Cox Communication developed the cable box/DVR side of the Next Box.. but so far, I've read that as a 'rumor' only with nothing definitive been said.. But I'm leaning towards it's true..

The Next Box or 'Fusion' is going to be an all in one entertainment center that can also play games.

Urusernamesucks1240d ago

How the hell in any way does it sound like the "Enturdtain munt fuckuz" just stop..

Mariahelfutura
I could of sworn that not so long ago people were hoping it Wasn't called infinity; BECause it Wouldn't leave room for a Successor name

Walker
Not at all that sounds way retarded,IMO

Im not sure why people are agreeing with you guys unless this is another sony rant invasion into xbox articles. As usual.

Fusion souds just perfect and original.
Meanwhile the playstation will stick to the same old boring name(#)

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Veneno1240d ago

Just get it over with and call it Xbox: Call of Duty machine.

Persistantthug1239d ago

Certainly better than "720".

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jahcure1240d ago

sounds like dragon ball z

Cueil1239d ago

Quick someone do a Xbox and Xbox 360 doing fusion dance!

cee7731239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

No silly your supposed to do the fusion dance with the new xbox and kinect making you,kinect and the xbox become 1.

Jek_Porkins1240d ago

It is catchy, I preferred Infinity, but I can live with Fusion, sure beats 720 in my opinion.

BlackTar1871240d ago

Jek are you Power Of Green?

Jek_Porkins1240d ago

Not sure what that means bro.

MidnytRain1239d ago

Wtf? This was the rumored name of the yet-to-be-released 360 way back when. We're doing this again?

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CEOSteveBallmer1240d ago

Sounds like something to shave your beard XD

Wigriff1240d ago

It has 5 thinner, finer blades for less tug & pull.

xc7x1240d ago

At one time they had blades until the menu update,err..nevermind