Submitted by NatureOfLogic 710d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One vs PlayStation 4: Why Microsoft's console name game just doesn't add up

On Tuesday, before a roomful of panting games journalists and sore-thumbed enthusiasts, Microsoft unveiled its latest games console. The curtain was pulled, and the Xbox One was revealed. As gamers ruminated on the implications of the ’box (not hardcore enough? Better than the forthcoming PlayStation 4?), some of us were left confused. (PS4, Xbox One)

Software_Lover  +   710d ago
Stupid name.

End of story. Hell, Xbox Genesis would have been better. Maybe Sega could've gotten some trademark money lol.
andibandit  +   710d ago
Obviously the namer refers to all your needs in 1 box.......but at the moment it`s more like, all the fcukups in one box
blitz0623  +   710d ago
The name is the least of this console's problems.
Wuket  +   710d ago
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   710d ago
It still sounds better than dumbass Xbox 720.
HammadTheBeast  +   710d ago
At least that sounds somewhat like a successor, idk where Xbone comes from.
Transporter47  +   710d ago
they could of just named it X1, why Xbox One?
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THamm  +   710d ago
BMW owns the X1
Transporter47  +   710d ago
Well what about XOne? still shorter then Xbox One.
Sarobi  +   710d ago
All of the things they could of named it:
Xbox 720
Xbox 8
Xbox Fusion
Xbox Infinity
Xbox Durango

They picked.. ONE..
THamm  +   710d ago
XBOX Uno would have sounded better
Rageanitus  +   710d ago
Xbox Fusion should have been chosen honestly with what they were trying to market.
Dogswithguns  +   710d ago
Howabout Xbox Deal With It... ?!
thehitman  +   710d ago
I broke out in honest laughter and thought they were trolling when he said its called Xbox "One" then I seen his serious face and started laughing more. I wonder whom idea it was to stick with Xbox One... you dont name anything One especially when its not the first..
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level 360  +   710d ago
I believe ONE refers to entertainment and gaming melding into = ONE.

The numerical nametag also matches with the very simplistic design of the console I guess.

What I do think why Microsoft went this way is to assert themselves against Sony whose main forte is actually entertainment - we all know gaming is just one part of the Sony corporation they mainly cater and build tons of audio/video equipments and have their own film/cinema studio outfits.
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T2  +   710d ago
Simplistic design of the console hmm I wonder if betamax machines were praised for their simplistic design too
edonus  +   710d ago
I personally liked LOOP. But i have dabbled in advertising and marketing here and there and Xbox One isnt really that bad.

It ties into their message of being "all in one". You are going to see that phrase. Its kind of like Ps3s "it only does everything". We are going to hear the phrase and see the phrase "All in One" you are going to be sick but it makes sense and will bring curiosity to distant consumers. There is a messaging harmony to it.

I wasnt keen on 360 at first, but it made sense in a further way like full circle. One is a lot quicker to relate to and numbers look good on display especially when spelled out and short compact things.
They all do it.

PS4, WiiU, ONE

One will look good on TV and in stores. They can Freak the number like just have a box with a xbox font 1, just like if sony had a box that just had a Playstation font 4 on it. Xbox one is going to be a lot easier to adapt tha 360 was.
OneAboveAll  +   710d ago
Cause if you ain't first yer last...
flim  +   710d ago
XBOX ONE is perfectly make sense.

360 + 1 = 361, warp around becomes 1

Most importantly

PS Fall
optimus  +   710d ago
I'm willing to bet that after a year or 2 (maybe 3) when they see their sales are not even close to what they expected they will redesign the system and give it a different name... didn't playstation do that with the ps1??... oh wait, what did i just say?!?

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