Microsoft's Spencer says the clever Xbone nickname will stick

Head of Microsoft studios, Phil Spencer, shares his personal opinion about the nickname "XBONE" given to Xbox One.

"But, you know, I think it’s going to stick…

I think we can say we don’t like it as much as we want, but it’s a clever use of the name. Probably not the most flattering name, but I think it’s going to be there."

admits Spencer. When asked whether Microsoft should embrace the nickname to which he replied that albeit it’s a clever use of the name but people won’t see Microsoft running ads with it.

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AngelicIceDiamond1782d ago

Spencer's a cool sport. He's not letting it get to him.

Prepare to get X-Boned coming 11/22/2013

malokevi1782d ago

Definitely my favorite MS rep.

I mean... now that Don is history....

/s? XD

theBAWSE1782d ago

lol they really hate it

its a bad stigma and it's stuck...

AngelicIceDiamond1782d ago

@Disagrees Lol I was just jokin.

I don't really care for the name it doesn't bother me none.

Just a little joke.

gaffyh1782d ago

Yep, Xbone rolls off the tongue, and differentiates the console way better than the consoles ACTUAL name. That's why it will stick, because MS were too stupid to realise that Xbox One can also refer to Xbox 1, sorry, The Original Xbox. It doesn't sound stupid like the Wii U, but in terms of practicality, it is VERY stupid. What do they call their next console? Will there even be one?

Blackdeath_6631782d ago

as much as i dislike MS phil has won me over the only guy who seems to care, be even remotely connected to the fanbase and hasn't majorly fucked up in one way or another. everyone else at MS should just shut up and let him do the talking. who knows maybe even one day he will convince me to become an XBoner

rainslacker1782d ago

meh, over the course of it's life time, people will eventually just call it "One", or "Xbox", just like they call it the "360" or "Xbox" this gen. Simplicity always reigns supreme.

On forums of course is a different matter, as it's all inclusive in reminding people of their initial hiccup, and is pretty easy to type.

I've yet to meet anyone outside the net that has called it the Xbone. Think the most common term I've heard is "Next Xbox".

dantesparda1782d ago

They hate the name, tough sh*t though, should of picked a better name, idiots!

kreate1782d ago

I didn't call it the xbone only cuz I didn't want to offend the fanboys but if Spencer is cool w it, xbone it is!

TekoIie1782d ago

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Blaze9291782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )


really, show me one person who actually thought someone was talking about the original xbox when xbox one is mentioned. No one is that stupid to think they are talking about the original xbox "releasing" in 2013

This isn't like the Wii U where literally after the wii all they added was a U and didn't explain anything. Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One - even the most uninformed gamer, never called the origina xbox - xbox "1" Not like Playstation One

LetoAtreides821781d ago

gaffyh, they can call it Xbox Two.

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Ezz20131782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )


egidem1782d ago

Clearly not clever enough to figure out the name isn't clever....

vigilante_man1782d ago

Should of just stuck with 720. Could of took 5 mins to think of and everyone gets it. Guess Microsoft know best...

PsylentKiller1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )


If they went with 720 then the next generation after would probably be called Xbox 1080. These names seem to describe the resolution they are capable of. Come to think of it, those names seem about right. Lol.

I've got my XB1 already paid for so a fanboy I am not.
I hate that you have to clarify that your not a fanboy.

dantesparda1782d ago


With that logic then the 360 should have been named the 720. They need to stop using all these bad naming schemes and come up with cool ones, not some stupid crap they think will mean something

Docknoss1782d ago

I like the nickname, the one hasn't established itself but a year after the console release. It will be a shortened xbox one name that just rolls of the tongue. Thank you Sony Fanboys your mellow dramatic plight to slander the XBONE was actually good for something.

LostDjinn1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

"Sony Fanboys your MELLOW DRAMATIC plight to slander the XBONE was actually good for something" - See melodramatic.

Don't you hate it when you think you're showing people what's what. When it turns out you're just showing them that your parents shouldn't leave you unsupervised. Anyway, cheers for the giggles.

OT: Gamers came up with the term, use the term and will continue to use it however they choose. At this point whether MS approve it or not is meaningless.

Edit: I'm sorry. I read your comment again and can't stop laughing. It's awesome!

bjmartynhak1782d ago

I usually write XB1, which is basically X-B-One

The "xboned" thing is childish, but "xbone" just sounds natural and shorter than Xbox One.

MightyNoX1782d ago

D'awww, no thanks for getting rid of DRM, used game blocking, indie draconian crackdown and making MS overclock their GPU?

You Xbots are really lazy. -Sigh- It's tough having to pick up the slack...but your appreciation is noted.

Docknoss1782d ago

Mellow Dramatic- Characterized by false pathos and sentiment.

You know you never see fans of xbox always getting on ps article and talking trash yet ps fanboi's are always trolling. Maybe its a masculinity issue, mommy never loved me, lack of every getting laid, or a mental issue but whatever it is I'm here to get y'all help. We can start a charity, trolling psfanboi's awareness association. Just donate one dollar now and you can help these pathetic waste possibly one day get a life. This is a serious mental issue that must be addressed at once. Stop the flooding of your internet with stupidity at today and just give alittle. These people are our neighbors, coworkers, and family members. Like i said I'm just here to help guys I truly feel sorry for ya.

ZeroX98761782d ago

I prefer Xbone, because the Xbox 1, the "real" Xbox 1 was released back in 2001. sure, no numbers were put after the name of the original, but it's would be like saying let's release final fantasy "one" or even Forza One.

that would have been funny, just like the old nintendo era(with the super first and the 64 at the end): Halo "One", Gears of war "One", Ryse "One"(this one works actually!)

rainslacker1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Off topic...but if your going to define your word in a post to make your point, it's generally good netiquette to spell the word properly.

It's also proper to use the proper definition, and not one you wrote up.


1. a dramatic form that does not observe the laws of cause and effect and that exaggerates emotion and emphasizes plot or action at the expense of characterization.
2. melodramatic behavior or events.


1. of, like, or befitting melodrama.
2. exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; sensational or sensationalized; over dramatic.

Given those two definitions, which part was exaggerated? It seems to me that many people, even Xbox fans, had issues with what MS tried to do. The term, "Xboned" is a play on words using the slang term "boned", which typically means getting the shaft, which in itself is slang.

Are you saying that it was all just exaggeration and sensationalism on the part of Sony fans that many people didn't like what MS was doing? If so, how do you explain why the many Xbox fans weren't rushing out to pre-order the system?

The only reasonable assumption to that answer if you believe it's a conspiracy on Sony fans part is that Xbox fans have no mind of their own to make decisions using critical analysis. I will say that I don't believe that most Xbox fans are that stupid. I do believe a great many of them actually just didn't like what MS was trying to do, because they aren't as stupid as you would unintentionally imply.

On topic: X1 is fine by me. It's simple and easy to type. I only know one person getting one, and he's in no rush. He doesn't really care what we call it. We just have fun playing games together on occasion.

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LackTrue4K1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )


Lol, only thing missing is they will ever make a white system!

webeblazing1782d ago

Who would honestly waste their time n say x box one saying xbone flow better

Magicite1782d ago

Im totally using xbone all the time.

bganci1782d ago

Spencer is going at this correctly. Embrace it. Great and smart outlook.

nukeitall1782d ago

MS just need to take back the word, and it won't be as degrading.

Just like how gay is now ok, and homosexual is degrading. Go figure!

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Enemy1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Well, somebody has to throw them a bone. Gamers sure aren't, might as well be Phil.

Docknoss1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

Well That was Stupid
I like how you edited your comment and only made yourself look even more ignorant Hahaha.

TheOneEyedHound1782d ago

It's true isn't it? I don't know what your anemic mind thinks, that you are fighting for a dumb*** nickname.

Sounds like a Pornsite.

Deadpoolio1782d ago

I still prefer One80....It seems to fit better than Xbone

ziggurcat1782d ago

they hate it so much that they bought the domain name...

GryestOfBluSkies1782d ago

they bought it because what they do with it will be less damaging than what someone else could do with it. instead of an xbox hate website, it brings you to a search of xbone on bing (which is ms owned).

DeadManIV1782d ago

Come on Phil, surely you know the name is mocking.

ape0071782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

I agree 100% with Phil

honestly at first it appeared disrespectful but once i got used to it, the XBONE is really an awesome name and make the system feel special/have personality

it's like when u joke with your friends, the first time it feels mean but after that it becomes awesome and a part of who he is, it's a blessing in disguise

cannot wait for the bone and the ps4

Kingthrash3601782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

well cant blame you for being positive. guess they are making negetives into positives. its all they have left.

@Ape007...i never mentioned ps4...look^^^, you did. i just said EXACTLY what they are doing making negitives into positives...its really all they have left xbone is prolly used more than xboxone...smh stop looking so hare for trolls and enjoy gameing...smh

ape0071782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

"guess they are making negetives into positives. its all they have left"

i don't know how you think people, i mean when someone go to see N4G comments, it feels like the ps4 is the greatest system ever and xbox one is 3DO, they are basically the same, if X1 sucks then ps4 automatically sucks and vice versa LoL

Xbox one will have great games, great gfx, great online, great exclusives and so is ps4

what's wrong??

Patrick1782d ago (Edited 1782d ago )

You know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade...

"All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give you lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
lol, sorry I couldnt resist. The life and lemons thing popped in my head and then Cave Johnson's version popped in right after.

rainslacker1782d ago

I don't know if I agree with him 100%. It's just a name, and the masses(on an individual level) will call it whatever the hell they want.

I'd be more interested in their thoughts on why many people call it something derogatory, as opposed to if they are willing to just go with the name.