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Submitted by VirtualKatz 1008d ago | opinion piece

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:,,,, and more, all referencing the words Xbox and Fusion together. All also refer you back to the current Xbox website. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Kingthrash360  +   1008d ago
fusion....sounds like the entertainment focus rumors are true...if thats the name on the next xbox
MariaHelFutura  +   1008d ago
Fusion sounds stupid, Xbox Infinite sounds much better IMO.
Walker  +   1008d ago
Xbox 720 is much better than those shits :| !
xHeavYx  +   1008d ago | Funny
Next X-Box will be called 360 Delta. Don't believe me? Check the image

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Oh_Yeah  +   1008d ago
Xbox infinite makes nooo sense whatsoever unless it's upgradable and it's the last box they put out.
-Alpha  +   1008d ago
If we got used to Wii, we can get used to anything.
LOL_WUT  +   1008d ago
I don't care but Fusion sounds cool much better than 720 ;)
jrbeerman11  +   1008d ago
no xbox420?
Davoh  +   1008d ago | Funny
Makes me think of razors - Xbox Fusion ProGlide
xabmol  +   1008d ago
XBox 360 Delta? LMAO!

Can't believe I never noticed that.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1008d ago
This is great MS always choose stupid ass names. Sound like a funkin energy drink.
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MysticStrummer  +   1008d ago
The name is about as important as what it looks like.
JihadJoe  +   1008d ago
Infinite? Didn't Bioshock just do that?
Campy da Camper  +   1008d ago
Fusion sounds like lower back surgery.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1008d ago
But infinity still a stupid name LOl
MikeMyers  +   1008d 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.
Klonopin  +   1008d 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 watch.
abzdine  +   1008d ago
why not just xbox3 ?
bangshi  +   1008d 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?
coolbeans  +   1008d 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
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guerojose  +   1008d ago
It could still work. Here: \

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CapsLocke  +   1008d 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.
starchild  +   1007d 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.
ALLWRONG  +   1007d 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?"

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.
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Syntax-Error  +   1007d ago
Are you a retard?
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.
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Blaze929  +   1008d ago
I'm telling you all, it'll be called either Xbox 8 or simply, Xbox. I'm leaning more toward Xbox 8
xXBlondieVanHarlowXx  +   1008d ago
Why Xbox 8? :0
How did we go from the first 1 to 360 to 8?
Blaze929  +   1008d ago
@ xXBlondieVanHarlowXx
Windows 1
Windows 2
Windows 3
Windows 9
Windows 7
Windows 8

Xbox 360

saying we skipped 358 Xboxes?

what is your point again?
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Saigon  +   1008d ago

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...
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Menech  +   1008d 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.
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torchic  +   1008d ago

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 :)
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Narutone66  +   1008d 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.
ratchet426  +   1008d ago
Yeah, what Narutone66 said :-)
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edic  +   1008d ago
How bout XBOX 3. Since its microsoft's 3rd console.
optimus  +   1008d 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?)
Minato-Namikaze  +   1008d ago
Makes sense if you think about why the chose the name for the 360.
stage88  +   1008d ago
Sounds likea 90's boyband
PooEgg  +   1008d ago
Agreed, it also sounds like what pretentious chefs used to call their food.
JeffGUNZ  +   1008d 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.
PooEgg  +   1008d 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.
JeffGUNZ  +   1006d 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.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1008d ago
I don't really care as long as its not 720.
Hellsvacancy  +   1008d ago
Fusion? hasnt Gilette already done that? http://images-its.chemistdi...
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barb_wire  +   1008d ago

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.
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Urusernamesucks  +   1008d ago
How the hell in any way does it sound like the "Enturdtain munt fuckuz" just stop..

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

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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Veneno  +   1008d ago
Just get it over with and call it Xbox: Call of Duty machine.
Persistantthug  +   1007d ago
Personally, I don't think FUSION sounds half bad at all.
Certainly better than "720".
jahcure  +   1008d ago
sounds like dragon ball z
stragomccloud  +   1008d ago
Fusion! HA!
Cueil  +   1008d ago
Quick someone do a Xbox and Xbox 360 doing fusion dance!
cee773  +   1007d ago
No silly your supposed to do the fusion dance with the new xbox and kinect making you,kinect and the xbox become 1.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1008d ago
It is catchy, I preferred Infinity, but I can live with Fusion, sure beats 720 in my opinion.
BlackTar187  +   1008d ago
Jek are you Power Of Green?
Jek_Porkins  +   1008d ago
Not sure what that means bro.
LordOfAdmirals  +   1008d ago
Black tar are you nasim?
MidnytRain  +   1008d 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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CEOSteveBallmer  +   1008d ago
Sounds like something to shave your beard XD
Wigriff  +   1008d ago
It has 5 thinner, finer blades for less tug & pull.
xc7x  +   1008d ago
At one time they had blades until the menu update,err..nevermind
solidt12  +   1008d ago
its easier to say Fusion vs Infinity.
blackbirdi  +   1008d ago
OMG i was expecting that name long time ago even before the 360 cames out :D i hope that's true
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Soldierone  +   1008d ago
Its because it fuses gaming with pizza lol
Knight_Crawler  +   1008d ago
hahahhahahaha OMG that was hilarious and so original -_-
maniacmayhem  +   1008d ago
Naw, I'll get used to it like I got used to saying Wii. But Fusion, really?

I'm still going with the rumor that MS will just call it Xbox.

To me that is the way to go.
KillrateOmega  +   1008d ago
[Insert DBZ fusion dance joke]
oliveira311  +   1008d ago
I don't think it's bad at all. I'm a marketer and I think it makes perfect sense. Either way, I hope PS4 & Fusion put out some great new experiences and keep innovating.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1008d ago
it wont be called fusion it will be called infinity, fusion is probably just a service that microsoft will offer in xbox
Cablephish  +   1008d ago
Xbox Fusion because it's gonna be a gaming console fused with a Kinect and cable box.
C-Thunder  +   1008d ago
And your credit card
cervantes99  +   1008d ago
I hate M$ - for other reasons not Xbox related, but I think Fusion is a cool name. Usually their names are kind of weak.

Sounds kind of bad a$$
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   1008d ago
Never understood the whole name thing.Xbox made sense, because, it was a box..with a X on top.Xbox 360 made no sense.

Now fusion? Come on.
Urusernamesucks  +   1008d ago
360= the total sum of angles a box has(90+90+90+90°=360° ;

Fusion. Well its Not yet clear but there
Must be A Really good reason Behind it. Its the best name for a console in comparison to the overused Playstation
awesomeperson  +   1008d ago
"overused Playstation"

I personally do not find that at all. Continually using "Playstation" forms a console synonymous with a particular brand that is imediately recognisable as a gaming system.

If you have a good, well known brand name, why change?
hesido  +   1008d ago
That's the sum of angles in a square. A box has more angles :)

I believe they didn't want to name it Xbox 2 (The first one was not called Xbox 1, its name didn't need to match the PS2). But to match PS3, Xbox 2 wasn't good enough, so they had to have a 3 after the name. It may sound implausible, but it does affect psychology and the name is very important for marketing. Xbox 2 would have sounded inferior to PS 3.
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mac_sparrow  +   1008d ago
Overused PlayStation...

Well as mine is on every day as either a game console, DVD or blu-ray player, media streamer, vod player or CD player then yeah I guess you could call it overused. Still going strong 7 years later though with my original controller and cheaply replaced 750GB hdd.

A catch all system isn't a new idea, MS could do it very well but I hope their main focus remains games, even though I won't be buying one.
ATi_Elite  +   1008d ago
AMD used Fusion back in the day and it FAILED miserably.

Gillete currently uses Fusion for it's pro glide razors.

I hope MS goes with Xbox Infinty or something else as I just do not get excited about FUSION.

Xbox Master and Commander of your Living Room Entertainment System, now that's a Name.
travelguy2k  +   1008d ago
Ford is also using Fusion... and i think the fusion has sync available... from Microsoft hmmm
ATi_Elite  +   1008d ago
Oh yeh your right and just another reason why MS should NOT use the term Fusion
hesido  +   1008d ago
The reason AMD dropped Fusion was not because it failed as a brand name, but because of serious dispute with another company about the brand name.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1008d ago
Xbox fusion was the name of the next xbox technology. I guess they decided to use that name it has a more appealing name than xbox8 and xbox infinite.
Drainage  +   1008d ago
they did this shit in 2008 , this is so old
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josephayal  +   1008d ago
Xbox. A New Generation Revealed." They mean new generation of game consoles. Xbox 8 (windows 8)

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TheKayle1  +   1008d ago
dont care about the name after i seen the audio block i want that console in my living room
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Dlacy13g  +   1008d ago
Is it the next xbox or their launch campaign? The fusion of Xbox and Windows 8.... Xbox 8
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jay2  +   1008d ago
Erm ok then that sounds more like the services to me.
ziggurcat  +   1008d ago
a domain name doesn't prove that it's going to be called xbox fusion.
bangshi  +   1008d ago
Especially one registered in 2004, years before the 360 was released.
shadow2797  +   1008d ago
I still haven't heard an Next Xbox name I like. I'm hoping it hasn't actually been leaked and they've come up with something better than Xbox Infinite/Infinity, Xbox 8, Xbox Fusion, or even Xbox 720. Heck, I kind of wish they'd just go with Xbox Durango over those.
ratchet426  +   1008d ago
I was hoping for ZuneBox
AngryEnglish  +   1008d ago
Pretty sure it will be Xbox infinity, due to the sideways 8, plus the advertisement saying intimate this and that, and the #xboxinfinity, fusion will be something to do with the kinect or maybe the Xbox mini, or maybe the subscription model will be sold under this banner where its a cable box as well, we will find out soon enough
Zcarnut  +   1008d ago
Why would MS wait mere weeks before their reveal to secure the domain names for it?
bangshi  +   1008d ago
They were registered in 2004. So yeah, apparently they thought it would be a good idea to secure the domains for their 3rd console nearly 10 years before releasing it and 2 years before releasing their 2nd console...
Zcarnut  +   1008d ago
I thought the article stated they just registered them yesterday?
bangshi  +   1008d ago
It does - it is incorrect.

Registered On February 08, 2004
Zcarnut  +   1007d ago
Gotcha..I can only comment from what ive been informed...Incorrectly in this case LOL
level 360  +   1008d ago
Infinity = Infiniti, Nissan's premium badge

Fusion = American version of Ford Mondeo

720 is stupid, nonsensical and simply denotes a double circle ( 360 + 360 degrees = 720 ) or more like a turnaround.

Think Microsoft/Xbox should maybe stick the Fusion name since it's got the American connection.. that is unless they change it again.
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