Console Codenames: Before They Were Famous

What's in a name? Everything. Products live and die by their catchy or unique titles, and children, oh man are they in for a tough life if they're hastily named Richard Long or Nancy Weiner. Obviously the same goes for game consoles, which go through several stages of mock ups and codenames before they ever earn the right to sit next to Big Mouth Billy Bass on a Wal-Mart shelf.

Some of these you may know, others you may not. Just be glad the R&D department doesn't have final say.

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NegativeCreep4273774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

I think that has a little more "OOMPH" to it than the Sega Dreamcast. I think they should have stuck with that.

Cajun Chicken3774d ago

No, since Microsoft decided to drop support for it for Xenon.

Bill Gates3774d ago

Cause that's what it does, it hunts down the BABOONS and punishes them...........AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA

NegativeCreep4273774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

AAAAAAAAAA...Shut the F*ck up, Million-Man-March.

Shadow Man3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Codename: PS3

You know it as: POS3,DelayStation3, and BS3.

NegativeCreep4273774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

As in Plenty Of Substance 3.

BS3? Best System 3.

zo6_lover273774d ago

Xbox 3fixme
Xbox 3sh!ty
Xbox pleasefixme

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God of N4G3774d ago

I used to love that name. By the way, is the new XBOX codenamed Phoenix? I tell ya what, If Sony doesn't get their act together soon I may have to buy into that if it comes next year (Christmas obviously).

Panthers3774d ago

Too soon for a next console. Still, what are they suggesting with phoenix? That they are dead but going to rise again? Interesting...

Cajun Chicken3774d ago

Or as you know it;
"XBOX we have to come up with a larger sounding number than '3' to make ours seem superior to the market, QUICKLY!!! make it sound a bit like the word 'Revolution' too!"

UnDone143774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Personally, I thought the name "Ultra 64" was awesome. I don't know why Nintendo changed the name of their system to "Nintendo 64."

I remember seeing Killer Instinct and Cruis n' USA in the arcades with the "Ultra 64" logo in their intros back in the day.

Megatron083773d ago

Do you also remember at E3 when nintendo was catch using a 100,000 dollar plus SG machine to run their demo of the "project reality" Of course the name was drop instantly when this happen a few months later they show off their "ultra 64" they change the name in hopes of getting people to forget about there lil stun at E3. I never like nintendo after that for some reason

UnDone143773d ago (Edited 3773d ago )

Oh wow. Nah I don't think I remember hearing about that. Crazyness! I do remember however, EGM saying something about SGI and Nintendo in a news story at the time...that must have been it.

I still liked the name Ultra 64!

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