GameZone's Lance Liebl doesn't understand why everyone calls the eventual future Microsoft console the Xbox 720. He vents about the matter.
Yep someone started this name its never goteen called anything but. I never liked it sounded like i was on BMX off a dirt ramp. Anyother ideas people?
There's just no creativity with people. 720 sounds gross. Dreamcast. Genesis. Those were names!
How about the Xbox 420! http://tinyurl.com/huhyr
As for Genesis...that is truly one of the best names and it has a meaning. The genesis was a new beginning for gaming when the 16bit generation arrived. Dreamcast is a good system with a weird name. Like gamecube and turbografx and a few others. If anything, other than genesis, one of the best names to never be released was the sega phoenix. That was a rumored name for sega to get back into the console biz. Rising from the ashes like its namesake.
Xbox 1080 is even worse than 720. Might as well go with Xbox 2097152. They should just make a robot out of it that could do your dishes and watch your kids and name it Xbot. /jk
It will be called Xbox 460 likely. Why? Well reason behind Xbox 2 being called 360 was 100% marketing to say Xbox 2 is not inferior to PS3. They have no reason to name their next console 720 or 1080. As it would refer directly to screen resolution and that is not relevant or necessary. Everyone already will know next consoles are fully 1080 compliant. Only other likely option is Microsoft called it Xbox + A codename or addition to the name. Xbox Fusion or other oddball name? Could be Xbox 4U for all we know haha.
Because after 360 the next cool number is 720. Go watch a XGames show u will see what i mean.
I agree. I call it the next xbox. The brand name xbox would be there but why 720? Xbox 720 doesn't ring well to me
The Next Xbox will be called, Xbox Four. The Four will be refering to some marketing gobbledegook about the Four things it can do. My bet is on Xbox Four. Oh and Not the number 4.
It makes no sense. Name the 3rd product with number 4? I would bet on something totaly different, without a number. Also Id say the next playstation will not be called PS4, although it makes much more sense. I heard the number 4 is considered bad luck in Japan.
Because for some stupid reason MS called the Xbox 2 the 'Xbox 360' (they still haven't explained what the 360 stands for) so we all just assumed the next console would have an even dumber name like the 'Xbox 720'. I wouldn't be surprised if they call it the 'Xbox flying Tyrannosaurus Rex'
360=A full rotation. It was named the 360 because it was a complete evolution of the original Xbox.
But an evolution does not equal a revolution, which is what you were originally referencing.
Then why couldn't they just call it Xbox 2? everyone knows that the successor of any console is going to be all around better. Using Microsofts logic the next Xbox should also be called Xbox 360 since it will be a complete evolution of the current console.
it meant a complete circle of purpose. 360 degrees of gaming and entertainment.
Its not called Xbox 2 because M$ was afraid it would sound less powerful than a PS3. Kind of schoolyard childish if you ask me.
like bathyj said. it was a marketing reason. dont know about childish though???
Because xBox 2 sounds inferior to the Playstation 3. That's MS's logic.
360 is the sum of all angles. It's degree is all-encompassing. Geez, and I just thought that up on the spot!
I know they didn't name it Xbox 2 because it would look like an "inferior" console to the PS3. Like if the PS3 was newer since it had the 3.
how do u know that? microsoft told u?
Also, the word THREE (sixty) is important. Its a marketing preemptive move against competition. "Xbox 2" doesnt sound equal or better to "Playstation 3". Your average (uninformed) customer would see only that 3>2. But a "360"? That is very clever branding.
The 360 stood for the fact it was an all round media hub that could do everything in the home, so it provided 360 degrees of accessibility and use. This is why the 720 would make no sense, would it offer 180 more degrees of accessibility? So stupid, currently nextbox or just next xbox makes the most sense, when they actually come up with a new console they will call it something rubbish as they dont want to seem inferior to the 4th iteration of a Sony console (which is why they didnt go with xbox 2 against the ps3)
Skip to Xbox 6 then. Makes as much sense as 720 lol.
"This is why the 720 would make no sense, would it offer 180 more degrees of accessability?" I think you meant 360? lol I dont know why Im pointing this out but just correcting your math
HA yes, indeed I did mean that! For shame on my math skills there. Still you cant offer 360 degree coverage twice! Unless its going to be as powerful as two 360s...
Well if that's the case then the next Xbox should be called Xbox 360 as well, heck even Sony should have just called it the PlayStation 360 lol. Xbox 2 would have done just fine and no people wouldn't have though it's inferior to the PS3, since the Xbox brand itself is younger than PlayStation so just the name 'Xbox' has a fresh new and hip vibe to it. Consumers naturally look at the games and features of the successor of a console before the name, since the name as already been established. But If that really is the case of them naming it 360 then Microsoft was probably having an inferiority-complex lol.
Never heard of a code-name? Project Natal = Kinect Wii2 = WiiU Codename Kingdom = Ryse Xbox720 = "We don't know yet" Ya picking up on what I'm laying down?
I'm picking up what you're laying down....it's just inefficient. Next time just hand it to me.
Well, "we're" not the only ones calling it 720. Now, the logo for the "XBox 720" is in the movie "Real Steel." In the movie, during one of the robot matches, the electronic billboard spread in the arena has the official XBox logo, as well as the number "720" next to it. Last I checked, Microsoft wasn't big on letting people use any of their copyrighted material, without express permission. My guess is that they paid for the advertisement. Maybe they liked the name, when it was coined. Only time will tell.
Well obviously they gave permission. But were they the ones that came up with it, or like you said, they just liked it? Or maybe they're just messing with people and building some hype and chatter. In The Island they also had Xbox logos in a fight scene. Not the first time they did this. Doesn't change the fact that the name is stupid. 360->720 just because it comes after the 360 is stupid.
LOL why is this article even needed? People started calling the next Xbox Xbox 720 because 360+360=720. What did you want them to call it? Xbox 360 2?
Its because with names they either add one or double the number: Playstation 1,2,3 Xbox, Xbox360 (Xbox720) Personally, until it gets an official name i have been calling it NextBox.
It sound good to me!Two times a 360º rotation!
Xbox = (0 degrees) Xbox 360 = 360 Xbox ??? = 720 At this point in time, with no real project codename or words from Microsoft, 720 is the most logical progression. Whether you like it or not is up to you, but saying it doesn't make sense is ridiculous.
it comes after X....
Shiould be zbox with that logic.
720 is really a stupid name, lets call it xbox revo short for revolution or something, 360 was an evolution over the previous xbox, this can be a revolution over the 360... just a random thought...
introducing.... the xyzbox where there is more than one axis now!!!
To be honest I've never understood why the current xbox was named xbox 360 so I have no idea where the hell xbox 720 would come from. The author, with his rage, has summed up how I also feel about people calling it the 720....which is a ridiculous fucking name to be fair. I do hope they come up with something that sounds a lot better than even xbox 360 nvm xbox 720. The name xbox is pretty cool imo, just tag another cool sounding word onto the end of it...job done!
Fucking retarded name just like ps4... come up something new already.
I agree...don't make it Xbox 720. 360, 720, 1080...these sound like snowboarder moves. No more numbers....Time for big boy names.
MS named it the 360 to coincide with the 3 in PS3...so my guess is that if sony sticks with the norm an goes with PS4 the new xbox might be called XBOX FORCE(PS4)or something like that....
They should call it the Xbox Foreplay.
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