Microsoft is taking their naming convention from Nintendo and that's not a good thing. Sticking random letters at the end of your console names just confuses people who aren't fully immersed in game's media and know the differences.
Name is fine and it actually works when abbreviated. XBox One X= XBOX WiiU is just.... WiiU or WU
"Name is fine and it actually works when abbreviated. XBox One X= XBOX" No matter how much you say it, it's not gonna come true 😂
Are you saying it does not abbreviate to XBOX?
Keep hatin lol ' Xbox One X ' is a cool name. Man these fanboys so desperate to hate on anything an everything with this system lol.
I can see how it could be kinda confusing to some but I think its fine.
The name is fine as the xbox one x is not a new gen console like the wiiu was. People thought the wiiu was the controller and it was a addon to the Wii. The xbox one x and xbox one and s are all getting the same games but the X games are enhanced.
Phil Spencer was probably like "X is such a cool letter, what rhymes with X?"
The name is fine, but if you don't think it'll cause confusion to uninformed consumers, you're lying to yourself.
Not even MS spells it like that (as in XBox) lol this is reaching by its very definition. Don't believe me? http://www.xbox.com/en-US/ The abbreviation would be XOX.
The general rule of thumb for abbreviated names goes like this. XBox: XB (original) XBox 360: XB360 (or 360) XBox One: XBO (or XB1) XBox One S: XBOS (or XB1S) XBox One X: XBOX (or XB1X) I didnt make them up. Society did and that's how it goes.
Don't forget about Xbone
Luckily it's not Xbox One R, otherwise it could be abbreviated to 'XBoneR' 😂
@darth I usually see: x360 X1 X1S X1X Never seen those you mention. Must be regional then or something.......
XOX...O. Gossip Girl... Okay, I'll see myself out! ;)
XOX is my acronym for it too.
Is it MS or the community that abbreviates like that darth? I haven't seen many people calling the X1 XBO or XBOS. Xbone, X1, XB1 are more typical. @Matrix That would actually be pretty epic.
It's the Xbox One Kiss!
It's actually even dumber when abbreviated. It's the first thing I noticed. Wait, you mean it's gonna be known as XBOX? Did you mean Xbox? No, XBOX. What Xbox One wasn't sufficiently confusing? You have to clarify now what you're talking about? At least when you say XBOne S everyone knows straight away what console you're referring to. Now with XBOX there's no wrong answer, no right answer, and everyone's just guessing.
The Xbox One X is a terrible name. Even Scorpio was a better name. Microsoft made a bunch of mistakes with XB1X, since the name, then the price and even the exclusives to help sell the console. Forza 7 and Crackdown 3 are probably good games, but they aren't huge names that sell consoles.
The abbreviation just gets you back to the core name, so what is the point of that?
The name will cause branding confusion. I use the blogs and forums all the time and even I am struggling to understand this thing. Why? Because while they clearly market it as a member of the family the price point, specs and features all seem to imply it is an entirely new system. And yes I am aware it is intended to be a member of the family but their marketing implies otherwise.
"Are you saying it does not abbreviate to XBOX" Well, to be fair, it's Xbox One X -> XOX I mean if one grabs arbitrary extra letters from words then you can make other 'abbreviations' as well: XBOx ONe X -> XBOONX In any case, the name Xbox One X is perfectly fine, lines up nicely with Xbox One S (and as I said below where was this article when the One S was announced?)
Xbox brand has always had multiple abbreviations. To be fair if you the playstation (which is 1 word)method you get XBOX. just like its PS4 rather than P4, See? I do use XOX or 1X however i use XB1 or XBO for the standard console so darth is right about rule of thumb. No one really uses XOS/X1s but u do see XBOS/XB1s
No because you would have to cut out one which doesn't work because it's part of the Xbox one family
I'M coining the abbreviation xboX.
It's not a terrible name, it just sounds too much like Xbox One S when you say it out loud. I can see how it could be confusing for people that don't follow gaming like we do.
"You got the xbox one or the xbox?" dude: "The xbone?" "the original xbox one" dude: "O the XBOX" "No I dont have the XBOX, just the Xbox" dude: "wait...you mean the one x....." "yea" (parents shopping) "I would like a new xbox....what do you mean which one? The next west one I guess..." Seem's like its okaaaay not as bad as the wii u but still Im not surprised if people get confused...names are too similar
People wont get confused when they know how much it costs
Its a disappointing name at most. Because people including myself expected it to be named something cooler like Xbox Elite or Scorpio. But X is fine, far from terrible like some suggest.
The writer does have some good points but let the fanboys rants begin. Note the similarity of the XBox naming for each generation such as XBox, Xbox360, XBox360 elite, XBox1, Xbox1s and now XBox1x. Sure most people here would know the difference but most nongamers or even casual gamers are going to be confused. Grabs popcorn. 🙂
Dont forget the XB360s and XB360e
I have never seen anyone use XB360 - it has always been X360...
I don't think it particularly matters. The Wii U had the problem that the console itself looked like a Wii, and they only advertised the tablet, making people think it was an accessory. The Wii U was also its own separate console, whereas in this case Microsoft wants people to think it's in the same family of consoles. It's a completely different situation.
So Nongamers (who dont game so who cares) and casuals (Who predominantly dont do consoles and even if they did, dont buy premium so again who cares) are the ones this confuses but on a gaming site for gamers we are still saying "Its just confusing"??? You literally said most gamers know the difference... Who do you think it is targeted to? The people who want it know what it is. The people complaining about the name and confusion either dont want it or dont know and when presented between a $250 dollar and $500 dollar console should/will stick with the $250 Xbox One S. Its not like you can go to the store and pick up a game that doesn't have XBOX ONE at the top of it. Guess which console plays those games... Any with the name XBOX ONE in it. I hope you get kernels stuck in your teeth.
lol no I still prefer the Xbone. Loved calling it that after Microsoft totally shot themselves in the foot. Scorpio was suitable.
Just call it "the X" ....simple
Yeah that's a good idea. I just call my PS4 "the pro" now. It fits nicely.
Urm The Wii U was a brand new next gen console...this isn't next gen
Casuals didnt know that. They all thought it was an add on controller or something because of the name.
I think thats his point. By naming a next gen console the same as the previous gen and just adding one letter at the end, it was confusing. But since the Xbox One X is still the same gen console, it shouldn't confuse people.
Yeah, it failed pretty spectacularly (I'm shocked it died so prematurely). Goes to show naming conventions are important, maybe they should have called it Wii2...
Even fans of Xbox X should agree that it is a terrible name. They should have stuck to scorpio.
And if you bothered reading or listening to interviews you would understand they couldn't call it the Scorpio because they couldn't trademark Scorpio in a number of countries. It just wasn't a viable option.
So you like the name xbox one x? If they could not trademark the name "scorpio" then they should have used a different name that, if liked, could be trademarked. At the end of the day i like the console, will buy it at launch, but think its a poor choice of name. It will cause confusion.
Shakespeare wrote something about this... What’s in a name? that which we call a Xbox One X By any other name would be as sweet
Only reason I can see is so the abbreviated initials spell out 'XBOX'. Which I thought was rather well played.
Except ms themselves have never used that they've been using xox while most people in comment boards have been using x1x
Genesis Saturn Dreamcast Jaguar Lynx I do miss the days when we had unique naming conventions. It would have been cool if they stuck with Scorpio.
Either way you write it, they made a mistake the first time round with the name Xbox One. Anything that allows individuals to easily reappropriate a brand name or rework a logo and turn it in to something both derogatory and still recognisable as the brands identifying device (logo or name) diminishes the brand in question. Xbone surfaced very quickly and its stuck. Their approach should have been to tackle this as a priority but instead we ended up with more and XboneX which looks like the title of a bad porno flick. They just don't learn. Historically MS efforts in marketing have been terrible across all products and not just this.
It will probably be called One X, witch would be fine. If youre to say the whole name its a bit of a tounge roller.
Think the name is least of their problems
As much as the name sucks, we gotta understand that the X is not a next gen console. It is a revision of existing console. Giving it a new name just confuse people more. What would happen if Sony name the Pro with something like Sony Neo? Or if Nintendo name the new 3DS as The Nintendo 4DS? Also most people do research about stuff nowaday and I doubt anyone would buy a product blindly especially regarding something that cost as much as half a grand.
For an average consumer's sake, they should just re-brand it as something that tells people it's the premium and not the vanilla choice apart from the price tag. I personally I vote for Xtreme, yep, Xbox One Xtreme.
Facepalm! Lol 😂
Okay, who cares how they named the box when it will play games with the best fidelity available on a console?
Its not a next gen console. Its part of the xbox one family so the name is perfect. Don't know how many times people need to be told this but any excuse to shit on xbox right? Tho console has Sony fanboys shitting bricks
So all these negative articles about x1x are written by Sony fanboys grow up dude. I'm sure Sony fans really don't care about x1x it's going to be niche and not change anything in the gaming landscape
It makes sense to me now theres 3 sku's on the market. XO, XOS and XOX... The letters are just model types...People looking way too into the names. They do the same with cars people...base model is S nowadays, since they discontinued thier tonka model.
The reason WiiU was a stupid name was because it may make one think it is just an upgraded version for the current generation, but it wasn't... it was a whole new generation. Should have gone with a new name or a number at least. With that said, Microsoft has been terrible with new generations as well. Xbox Xbox 360... not that bad but what does 360 even mean Xbox One... LOL
Its aimed at hardcore gamers, so i cant see the name being a problem.
In another reality: Destructoid: The PS4 Pro is a terrible name and they learned nothing from the Wii U. Random N4G comments: "lol sounds like a Sony went with a cheap whore and the name Pro stuck." "Upvote for lols". "Pro sounds ace... and the price sweet." "Sony dominating. 60 mil sold, they are the best xxx." Anyway enjoy down-voting, and happy Monday.
Nah, it's a great name. It's not anything like the Wii U which was trying to actually be another gen than the Wii. Besides where was this article last year when MS announced the Xbox One S?????
Dont worry, casual just see the price And between 249 and 499 the choice is easy. For me it should be named: Xbox true 4k or Xbox super beast
LOL...Whatever. opinions are like aholes, everyone has one.
There is one major difference. The Wii and WiiU was aimed for the casual market. Xbox One X is for the enthusiasts. And they won't get confused by that name.
Now we are shaming the name lol. Ridiculous
Being a huge Xbox fan I must say Xbox One was a crappy name and they just piled more crap on by naming it Xbox One X it's embarrassing.....
on this site anything xbox do is horrible...may be this site should only let us log in with our xbox accounts and playstation accounts on each articles so that way the hate from bout sides would be lest since we don't need hate from people on articles about the system we own and they don't
Yeah it really is a stupid name. Really should have tried harder to get the licensing to call it "Scorpio" I get that it spells out "Xbox" but c'mon now... People are probably going to be so confused this holiday