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Where do console names come from

Jonathan Bester from ITF Gaming writes: Recently Microsoft announced their much-anticipated next-gen console – Xbox One. It was a strange choice for the name of the console, but the idea obviously came from Microsoft’s intention to make it an all in one solution for all things entertainment, so it does make sense in a way, but there are plenty of consoles out in the market today whose names do not make sense. In this article I will take a look at some of these peculiar names and see how they came to be.

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Dunpeal1021d ago

unimaginative suits that analyze statistics and marketing trends to death

iceman061020d ago

Can't believe that companies spend millions upon millions of dollars on stats and trends for a name alone. I wish I would have gone into marketing now!!! lol

M-M1021d ago (Edited 1021d ago )

I still think that "Xbox One" is a bad name. It should have been called "Xbox Infinity" or "Xbox Infinite" since Microsoft wants the console to have infinite possibilities. That would be better than "One", it gives a much more broader meaning of the center of the living room.

Dunpeal1021d ago

I agree. Also because the name is just clumsy as F. I mean you always have to specify that you're talking about the Xbone rather than the OG 1st gen Xbox. Pretty boneheaded move on Xbox's part (pun intended)

Xof1021d ago

Microsoft's names come from Sony.

They called the 360 the 360 because they didn't want to have an "Xbox 2" competing with a "Playstation 3," likewise the Xbox One is the Xbox One because they didn't want to put an "Xbox 3" against "Playstation 4."

The Playstation name is pretty self-explanatory.

Nintendo names are even more obvious/appropriate/self-expla natory.

Famicom = family computer
Super Famicom = better family computer
Nintendo 64 = 64-bit system
Gamecube = it's a cube that plays game (same stupid logic as Xbox name)
Wii = "We," built around cooperative play.
Wii U = "We, you" built around asymmetric cooperative play.

Jsynn71021d ago

When a man and a women love each other very much....

NatureOfLogic1021d ago

Xbox. MS even warned you in advance. ;)

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