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Submitted by Lavalamp 895d ago | news

Xbox One was almost called Xbox Infinity, Microsoft's Penello reveals

The original Xbox was once known internally as the "Microsoft Entertainment Activator" and "Real Performance Machine", among other things. A little more sanely, the manufacturer once dreamed of titling its third Xbox console "Xbox Infinity". (Albert Penello, Xbox One)

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-Foxtrot  +   895d ago
Better name in my opinion
Septic  +   895d ago
Ah so the infinity rumours were true. I much prefer infinity but where do you go from infinity?
BigShotSmoov007  +   895d ago | Funny
and Beyond.
-Foxtrot  +   895d ago
Xbox Beyond

"To infinity... and beyond!"

http://www.thelastcast.ca/i...

EDIT

Damn Bigshot beat me too it....great minds think alike I suppose
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SouthClaw  +   895d ago
Gotta say it... "and beyond"?
Maddens Raiders  +   895d ago
Right. Presuming they would come out with a console in the next 7 or 8 years what would they call it after Infinity? Maybe the "Eternal"? I don't know Infinity is pretty much all encompassing and persistent. I do like the sound of it though.
slimeybrainboy  +   895d ago
To me One is a tangible entity, it's a thing it's real it's a box.

Infinity is a concept, it's ongoing it's intangible, it's a service.

One = Console
Infinity = Service

One makes more sense in my head.
badz149  +   895d ago
Why is it suddenly an issue with "where do you go from infinity?"

M$ has shown that it doesn't really care about logic in naming since the jump to "360" and then back to "ONE" (and goes to 180 in the process too lol), right? Nintendo too with going to 2DS from 3DS (although it's more about the meaning of "2D" itself rather than literally going backwards). Infinity sounds like the better name IMO too. It's not like the next xbox (if any) is going to be named XBox TWO! THAT would be dumb!
dantesparda  +   895d ago
@slimeybrainboy

That's cuz your brain is slimey, boy! Just kidding, but Xbox Beyond or infinity sounds better to me. Im sorry but One sounds stupid and arrogant. Like your "the one", like you're the sh!t
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spicelicka  +   895d ago
I don't think it matters, there's no law saying they have to go higher. I mean they already went backwards from 360 to ONE so....
Maddens Raiders  +   895d ago
Yeah I agree, but it sounds awfully close to Comcast's "XFINITY".

http://xfinity.comcast.net/

edit/ @4logpc - Yup I failed to mention that as well. That would've definitely put a hair in the soup.
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4logpc  +   895d ago
Comcast also has a new X1 platform. THey would of been screwed either way ha.
Rowdius_Maximus  +   895d ago
And it looks like a Tivo HD
ginsunuva  +   895d ago
Also Xbox One and Comcast are direct competitors.
come_bom  +   895d ago
Xbox Infinity would be a much better name... Xbox One is such a bad name. Microsoft looks like they're trying to make the X1 fail with so many bad decisions.
Maddens Raiders  +   895d ago
Uncanny isn't it? I posed this same possibility weeks ago. As if there were agent's inside the XBOX division purposefully positioning the new system to fail. Like some sort of financial sabotage.
hollabox  +   895d ago
Don Mattrick effect, he went from an innovator to an arrogant business man. Don's first project he started from scratch with MS instead of building off someone else success. Almost ruined the brand with his lies and policy stance.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   895d ago
Infinity makes so much sense name wise when considering the predecessor was called the 360.. i.e. 360 degrees being a full cycle that loops around and around and around with an infinite possibility.
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Ripsta7th  +   895d ago
Yup way better , X1 makes me think backwards 0_o
MadMen  +   895d ago
Infinity and the symbol are MUCH better than the current name, bad move MS.
buynit  +   895d ago
I agree...
Axonometri  +   895d ago
Yeah, this is a marketing nightmare blunder. A Kindergartener could of told them this. In fact I know a couple that did.

Another Microsoft big change on the Horizon? lol unfortunately too late
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MasterCornholio  +   895d ago
Yeah i like it a lot better as well.

XBOX Infinity: Infinite power with the cloud.

Sounds a lot better then XBOX One: All in one.

P.S And i already stupid cloud processing really is but you cant deny that XBOX Infinity is much better than XBOX One (which reminds me of the first XBOX)
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EdoubleD  +   895d ago
Much better name. Xbox One is a stupid name for a console in it's 3rd generation.
EXVirtual  +   895d ago
Now that would've been a better name.
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TheGreatGamer  +   895d ago
Xbox Infinity definitely would've had some cool marketing
BattleReach  +   895d ago
They just should've called it Xbox 3.
maximus1985  +   895d ago
Good idea but then it sounds like your a step behind Sony and the ps4.
MysticStrummer  +   895d ago
If they can call it "XBox One" they could call it " XBox Four" just as easily.

Neither makes much sense beyond being a marketing ploy.
buynit  +   895d ago
Ms should have just called it "xbox live"

It would have at least fit with the direction ms originaly wanted to go! And not only that... Youre promoting both brands at the same damn time! Its always the brain farts that get good jobs..
Hicken  +   895d ago
@maximus: Now they're three steps behind.

Makes PERFECT sense.
nick309  +   895d ago
Xbox Two confirmed
maximus1985  +   895d ago
Heck they've already backtracked this far, might as well backtrack on the name cause infinity is better
AceBlazer13  +   895d ago
Lol your comment amuses me.Bub+
ape007  +   895d ago
xbox infinity is a much much better name imo, xbox one name is kinda awkward/weak imo, my mind automatically thinks of original xbox
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AceBlazer13  +   895d ago
That name alone would have gotten them sales.It sounds that badass.
Red_Devilz  +   895d ago
Lol "Microsoft Media Activator"

There you go. Not a gaming device. But, "Media" "Activator".

Complete Marketing BS.
kingmushroom  +   895d ago
a stupid name for stupid console
pyramidshead  +   895d ago
Infinity would have been more chronologically sound. You can't help but question the name Xbox One when it's not Xbox One. It's Xbox Three. lol
buynit  +   895d ago
Xbox live
MasterCornholio  +   895d ago
XBOX Paywall

LOL

:)

Just kidding.
BLAKHOODe  +   895d ago
I like Xbox 3.
BLAKHOODe  +   895d ago
I always thought the name "Xbox One" was a cheap shot at Sony, because it also sounds like Xbox "Won" with the success of the Xbox 360.
Swiggins  +   895d ago
Well...they've backtracked on everything else about the console, why not the same?

Hell, pull a New Coke and announce that the Xbox Infinity is going to be the new Microsoft console. Treat it like a whole new machine....we might pretend not to notice.
maniacmayhem  +   895d ago
I always liked the rumor of just calling the next Xbox, Xbox.

To me that would have been simple, easy to say and more logical than Xbox One. I know why they went with One, but it's so obvious it's comical.

In my opinion just naming it Xbox would have been the right route to go in.
Stevino123  +   895d ago
So we could say there were an infinite reasons not buy it? Great Microsoft.
tigertron  +   895d ago
Infinity>one.
P_Bomb  +   895d ago
XBox Infinity. Better name, better logo, better catchphrases. Never a fan of 'XBox One'. You're only one once. Maybe their 4th console could be Infinity? The marketing practically writes itself. "XBox 4ever", see? Forever = Infinity with the #4 in '4ever' to signify the 4th console. I just did someone's job in my pyjamas, lol.
level 360  +   894d ago
XBox Infinite sounds better.

( Not *Infinity a **Japanese vehicle manufacturer ) which could have been ironic -- an American company using/copying a Japanese brand.

Now quick staring contest.
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Plagasx  +   894d ago
*Facepalm*

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