Major Nelson doesn’t like the Xbox One being nicknamed “Xbone,” thinks it’s disrespectful

Major Nelson doesn’t like the Xbox One being nicknamed “Xbone,” thinks it’s disrespectful

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Angels37851686d ago

Frankly I don't care what this guy says..I think what their company attempted and represents even after the change was not only disrespectful, but an out and out disgrace to the gaming community.

Tony-A1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

I gotta agree with you there. People don't like that the third Xbox is called Xbox One. Therefore, you get a nickname as silly as the actual name.

Why would you think it's disrespectful? What respect does a console have? Especially one that isn't out yet and has gotten nothing but negative attention. Besides, the rules of nicknames are that you don't get to pick them. If it sticks, you're stuck with it.

black0o1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

they shouldn't named it xboxOne to began with .. infinity was way better or even x720

PoSTedUP1686d ago Show
BitbyDeath1686d ago

Should just do a 180 on the name then, one more 180 won't make or break anything at this point.

IVanSpinal1686d ago Show
sincitysir11686d ago

This guy is too much. He needs to get away from the social world because he is tainting the Xbox more and more. It's like dude go home already. No one likes u.

pixelsword1686d ago Show
ZodTheRipper1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

I don't like the Xbone, I think in it it's inital state it also was disrespectful. And he's the last one that should be talking about disrespectful if you look at his comment history.

cvflyboy1686d ago

let's ask the Rock what he thinks about all the name confusion..........

FlunkinMonkey1686d ago

I honestly think he is the most unlikeable person i have even seen attached to a console... ranging from his lack of knowledge of the system he represents (thinking MGS5 was an exclusive and 'the switch'), to his name 'Major Nelson', to his slimy persona.

Shut it Nelson, know one gives a furrrk!

ohiostatesman1686d ago

I won't ever purchase a PS4 based on what Sony did to the PS3. Released it at 599 with no games for the first 3 years. Told people to get two jobs to afford one. The arrogance. The entire basis of the PS4 is damage control for the PS3 but it is too late for Sony. I'm an Xbox fan now.

_FantasmA_1686d ago

Mitt Romney would say: "Consoles are people too!" If you say screw M$ corporate anti-gaming policies, he would say "Corporations are people too!"

mistertwoturbo1686d ago

Let's respect Major Nelson here and stop calling it the Xbone.

Let's start calling it the Xboner.

Army_of_Darkness1686d ago

If you say Xbone 3 times in the washroom alone while looking in the mirror.. . Kinect will watch you whenever you step in your house! It will withhold video entertainment from you until you give it your lunch money! And It will force you to keep what you have forever and ever! Wohahaha!
But that my friends is only a myth.. .. .. . So they say.. ..

FragMnTagM1686d ago

Xbone is stupid anyway regardless of what Major Nelson thinks.

It should be Xone if anything.

It is just as stupid as calling the PS4, PlS4.

Brix901686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )


Just stop you sound stupid the ps3 isn't perfect but to say your Xbox fan because of price, lack of games for three years, you sound like hypocrite look at Xbox higher in price range and haven't really supported the console for three years only a few AAA titles. Not to mention an Xbox Exec said if you didn't have Internet buy a 360 when the X1 had its 24 hour check in. Point is both made mistakes and your company have committed the same crimes you hate Sony for.

On topic:
How many Major Nelson articles are we gona get. We get it Nelson you like the X1 now get off the sack man and shut up already. Xbone Wow!

gaffyh1686d ago

I prefer Xbone, it's easier to say and is more differentiated from the first original Xbox. I can't count how many times I've said Xbox 1 and meant the first Xbox, and I hate having to make that distinction. So Xbone it is.

pyramidshead1686d ago

Laughed out loud when I read the title for this article, no wonder it's three pages deep with 180 comments. I've loved this generations console build up, it's brought out some hilarious memes. Xbone ftw!

badz1491686d ago

What's next? He thinks he owns the internet or something? I think this is the perfect time for #dealwithit

Yeah STFU and #dealwithit

Ritsujun1686d ago

Aww, Mehjurr Pelsuhn's mad.

ravinash1686d ago

Surely when the managers, PR and marketing people sit down to think up a name for their product, they road test it to make sure people can't twist it round to make bad names out of it?

DragonKnight1686d ago

Would he prefer Xboned? Xboner? Xbox 180? The name Xbox One is stupid, the nicknames are better.

darthv721686d ago

I wont take credit for it but after it was initially revealed...xbone was the first thing that came to mind when i commented about it. i guess from there it set a trend in motion.

No offense major but...whoever came up with the "xbox one" name was an 'xbone' head.

Rainstorm811686d ago


It does work the same way Playstation is one word yet its called PS1-4 not P3 or P4.

No one including Sony writes out it out as Play Station

Silly Mammo1686d ago

Just like in real life, you rarely get to pick your nickname. rather its thrust upon you.

ShinMaster1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

@ Reinstorm81

Actually it's not "Playstation". It's PlayStation.

Withdreday1685d ago

Oh sooo disrespectful to Mr Nelson... Maybe we should all just stop...or maybe we should just Not buy the Xbox One.

Decisions, decisions....

YNWA961685d ago

pOSTEDuP comment says everything about this site. Its an insulting piece, has no place anywhere, brings nothing good to an article and is totally childish. Look at his agrees, yet people offer well thought comments, and they get hammered with disagrees. Whether or not you agree with them, it deserves a little more respect.

crxss1685d ago

The people @ Microsoft who came up with Xbox one and thought XBONE wouldn't come up are idiots.

Rainstorm811685d ago

@ shin

...Or like Microsoft its not MicroSoft.. yet we still use MS

rbluetank1685d ago

LMAO! very funny and true.

ColinZeal1685d ago

Major Nelson seems like a boring guy to bring to a party.

The_Con-Sept1682d ago

Next thing you know we will be calling it the bone console. You know... Bare bones when it comes to games? I will not feel any regret forgetting this console in a year. The bone console can rot in the deserts of new Mexico along with every copy of ET for the Atari 2600.

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Godmars2901686d ago

I would have said consumers, point out that the original and some of the still current policies exclude and even punish anyone who puts down $500 for something they'll mistakenly think they'll own outright, but otherwise I agree with you.

"Nelson" has proven that he only says what MS wants him too.

vigilante_man1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

He is right - people use the name in a dis-respectful way.

But what a daft name to begin with. Every one expected 720 or Infinity but some bright spark thought of this. It really does open you up to insults:

You've just been XBoned - by MS!
Is that a XBoner in your living room - or are you just happy to see me?

Moaning just makes it worse - has this guy got nothing better to do for the next 2 months?

Thehyph1686d ago

A guy who is publicly known by his internet handle/online gamertag pointing a finger at an internet name/figure of speech.

No matter how hard I try, I cannot see a positive outcome.

Even people that I know in person who are buying an Xbox One call it X-Bone jokingly.

BlueBlood171686d ago

I prefer Harry Lyrb @captainmandela on twitter! ;-D

GiantEnemyCrab1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Vigilante_man: It's not like the guy opened a thread whining about it. A commenter asked him what he thought about people calling it the "XBone" and he answered. I agree with him that it is disrespectful but that's life. I'm sure Sony doesn't like POS4 or PSBore or anything like that but kids will be kids.

Godmars2901685d ago


The Sony nicknames aren't as widely used. Haven't become practically automatic.

Sarick1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

"Nelson" has proven that he only says what MS wants him too."

I agree, it's no coincidence that he may have recently joined NeoGaf. He could even be a member on N4G hiding under an assumed name.

His job is to promote the Microsoft products. IMHO Microsoft must be placing him on a few popular forums and news sites to interact/sway people who don't follow/comment on his Twitter feeds.

I honestly think that's a mistake IMHO he needs replaced ASAP. Why? Even though he does what he's paid to do IMHO his reputation is all but destroyed. A lot of people despise him and the company he works for.

Having someone who's infamous for deception working at the top of the public relations is as far as I'm concerned a big negative. They need to get someone new in there that's fresh. Someone who isn't tainted by their past.

Sure people will still have negative views of the company and its polices but the stigma from a tainted public relations representative or CEO is something that can seriously hurt any company in it's market.

People are fickle, when screwed with most don't forgive or forget easily, especially with the internet and its social impact. If you have a representative that has high negative marks on their name they have very little respect from the community when they speak. In fact the most common reaction is hostile if the reputation is low enough.

Microsoft needs to replace this guy so they can at least get a fresh start on someone new. They don't need to fire him just put him someplace else or let someone else do PR until things settle down.

I know if I was in the public EYE caught on camera doing/saying something for a company that pissed people off the last thing I'd want is to add fuel to the fire. This is exactly why I think he needs to go on a long vacation.

Honestly, if I was as some would call a complete Sony fan I'd hit disagree with this comment imminently because it'd be in my interest to see him stay as a representative. If I was a complete Microsoft fan I assume my emotions would be split after reading this comment.

I really can't think to much about it because both companies have tickled my feathers. I suppose it depends on the current situation.

Comments. Just hit agree or disagree. If you strongly disagree send me a PM explaining why. I'm open to constructive criticism or I wouldn't be posting this LONG comment.

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pompombrum1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

Well after the original controversy of their own making, I think they got lucky coming out of that with the label Xbone.. could have been a lot worse.

Also another one for their long list of mistakes tbh.. nobody is going to call it the Xbox One constantly, they should have attempted to use a shortened version at their unveiling instead of going TV TV SPORTS TV TV. I'd have went with X1 personally.

sincitysir11686d ago

Yeah its easier to just say xbox. People know what ur talking.about anyway. Plus i.think x1 is too x-men ish

FragMnTagM1686d ago

Or we could just call it X1 for short. XBOX works too, but Xbone just doesn't fit even if you are making fun of it.

Mikeyy1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

How does Xbone not fit?

Xbox One

XB One



Xbox 360

XB 360


UltimateMaster1685d ago

On the next article, Penelo says the Xbox One can sell 400 million to 1 billion because it can do TV and therefore it can be sold to a wider audience than just gamers.

So yeah, don't call it a gaming console, that's an offensive term now, call it an Xbox TV.

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dj3boud1686d ago

And what they did and try to shove down loyal gamers throats is not disrespectful?!

Deadpoolio1686d ago

It definitely sounds better than whatever mentally retarded Xbot came up with Pauperstation....

They should just 180 the name anyway they could call it the Xbox One80

Sarick1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Do you think he would've had the same reaction if gamers nicknamed it Xbwon?

XB is Xbox and the ONE is 1 or ONE. XB-ONE if they named the thing XB720 or XB3 like they should have done people would've abbreviated it the same way. The only difference is the number wouldn't have combined with the B to make the word "BONE." Look at these XBThree, XBIII, XB3, or XB720

It all depends on the reaction of the reader. If the writer is recognized as hostile or snarky xbone is seen as X-bone. If the writer seen as level headed, neutral and constructive then the reader might be seen it as X-Box-One.

At times of controversy/bias when people feel entitled or defensive they may overreact. They can and often do take offense no matter how subtle the context is written.

It's like those pictures where some people see faces while others see 2 wine glasses.

BlueBlood171685d ago


I always make sure to capitalise the 'o' ine 'one' to distinguish from the 'XB'. I thinks that's fair.

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Bathyj1686d ago

I can wait til we get a report someone says XBONE ON!
and it actually works.

Tito081685d ago

Lol, true. BTW, surrounding all of these MS bad press these past couple of months, where's Aaron Greenburg aka Annoy Greenburger, because he was totally annoying at the time, now he's nowhere to be seen,that was bragging about how awesome 360 and was and that Blu-Ray isn't needed, I would like his excuse this time.

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ChrisW1686d ago

It's the most intelligent thing that Sony fans can come up with...

BOLO1686d ago

Yeah...Because Microsoft naming the THIRD Xbox, Xbox One is even smarter...-_-

come_bom1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

Xbone is disrespectful, but it's totally Microsoft's fault. With silly names (Xbox One) comes silly nicknames.

I would really like to know who the hell come up with such a "brilliant" name like the Xbox One? That moron should be fired.

IcicleTrepan1686d ago

It's like naming your kid. Someone at the playground is always going to come up with an insultory version of the name no matter what you pick.

fattyuk1685d ago

"It's like naming your kid. Someone at the playground is always going to come up with an insultory version of the name no matter what you pick."

Not really my kids are named Bruce lee and Muhammad Ali and they do quite fine

Cloudyday711686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

I think the way Microsoft treated gamers with their DRM policies is disrespectful.

The way they copied the PlayStation naming scheme is disrespectful.

The way they took the success of my favorite console the Xbox 360 and tarnished the entire brand with their arrogance is disrespectful.

The way Major Nelson spoke to Angry Joe and talked down to him like he was a piece of shit and lied to him and LIED TO ALL OF US is disrespectful.

I think the way Major Nelson tells me I can't call the XBone the XBone is DISRESPECTFUL.


IcicleTrepan1686d ago

To be fair, Angry Joe was not being professional in that interview, he was being an ass.

HonestDragon1685d ago

@ IcicleTrepan

Angry Joe was being very courteous. He was asking hard and direct questions (some from fans), yes, but Nelson didn't conduct himself in a professional manner. The video shows it.

At 7:30, the Microsoft staff force Joe to switch his question because they were giving him dirty looks. At 11:35, Nelson takes the microphone away from Joe because he was asked a legitimate question. How exactly is Joe being unprofessional when the Microsoft staff and Nelson were treating him like so coldly?

MAULxx1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Well said & I agree. This should be common knowledge by now, at least to people who post here.
Sadly, it seems that even Larry doesn't get why people have went from pissed to not giving one rat turd about the "Xbone".

ZHZ901686d ago

I loled at Nelson doesn't ike Xbox One to be called Xbone. :D

Anyways well said.

IcicleTrepan1686d ago

Someone asked him about it and he answered honestly, geez.

If you spent several years working with teams that worked very hard to bring something to market only to have someone make a slang name for it, you'd probably be unhappy too.

MazzingerZ1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

Haha while Yoshida and Kaz love the GIFS people create Major Nelson gets offended by the nickname X1 got...just funny

hiredhelp1686d ago (Edited 1686d ago )

I still wondering about why they come up with the name i have 2 reason.
One As in going back to old Xbox witch pretty daft as the old Xbox was great robust self upgradable console but looks nothin like New Xbox.
Two. XBOX ONE What if we miss seeing the name wrong they trying to actually make a statement by saying Xbox Won eaither way it's stupid.
But something to think about Old Xbox or a comment to Sony they won last gen or perhaps they feel they gonna win this gen.?

BTW he think hes EPIC Cliff with the Chaingun


It is being marketed as an "All in one" device...therefore, Xbox One.

gamer78041686d ago

So if you don't like something, then its name calling. Ooook.

Whether you agree with past policies or not is not the issue. Lots of people put hard work into the xbox one and they deserve at least that bit of respect.

DragonKnight1686d ago

I don't even know where to begin with your comment. Respect just for the sake of respect is wrong.

GiantEnemyCrab1685d ago

Respect just for the sake of respect is wrong.


Are you saying you don't respect people around you? Or is this just the stance you take on the internet where someone can't pop you? If you don't have just a little respect for other people you must live a sorry life.

XB1_PS41686d ago

Hahaha, I like the xbox and I completely agree. Major Nelson is some sorta special. He sounds like a whining little baby.

TheKiller97451686d ago

Frankly, no one cares for your opinion. I also don't remember anyone going all the way to the PS4 forums and finding you specifically and asking you. Do you not have a life? Why be on Xbox One forums? Go back to the PS4 forums.