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Why Xbox 8 is a good name

InEnt writes: We have the idea behind Xbox 8 that it could be to do with the amount of cores their hardware could be packing, and while some gamers get excited over this possibility it seems a strange way to name a next-generation games console. The real reason Xbox 8 is a better name than Xbox 720 is purely to do with Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and other Microsoft products. It makes a lot of sense if Microsoft does bring some form of the Windows 8 operating system to a new Xbox.

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danswayuk2040d ago

Xbox 8 makes sense now we just need at least a release window.

MariaHelFutura2040d ago

Xbox 8 is stupid, Xbox Infinity would be better.

Hellsvacancy2040d ago

It sounds better than Playstation Orbis, Orbis sounds like a biscuit, ill stll refer to it as the PS4

Lazy_Sunday2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

Biscuit? Nah, I think it just sounds portly.

blue7_72040d ago

It sounds fine seriously has their ever been a new console who people first heard it's name and actually liked it besides the playstation. The wii came out and everyone hated the name and hated now it's people like it. The wii U people were saying how stupid it was now people like it. When Kinect was announced people hated it and now people like it.

So I expect the same for whatever the next Xbox is called people will hate the name at first and give their opinions on what it should be called instead but after a while people will get use to it and love it.

morkendo232040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

so, instead of 720 we might get X8?? turn the 8 sideways get INFINITY!!!!

@ hellsvacancy
eh,ORBIS sound like character in ACIT clank father??? im with you i rather refer to it as ps4............

crxss2040d ago

Xbox 8 could be a good name, until windows 9 comes out a few months later, then the Xbox 8 will seem outdated by microsoft's own product.... So not a smart move really

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32040d ago

But Xbox Infinity would soon get shortened to Xfinity by some people and that would cause confusion with Comcast :P, but it is better than Xbox 8, which sounds and looks stupid no matter how I look at it...

vickers5002040d ago

"The wii came out and everyone hated the name and hated now it's people like it. The wii U people were saying how stupid it was now people like it."

No, as far as I can tell from all the people I know who own a Wii, they still hate the name and think it's stupid. I don't think I've ever actually heard anyone say they like the name.

ALLWRONG2040d ago

How is it that anything on this site not about Playstation always ends up being about Playstation? Why are Playstation fanboys aloud to troll so proudly and get rewarded for it? Should remove the "gamers" from the name of the site.

NegativeCreepWA2040d ago

Orbis, isn't that a chewing gum.

ProjectVulcan2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

Could be called Xblob ME edition for all i care long as the games are good

MrBeatdown2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

@ALLWRONG

"How is it that anything on this site not about Playstation always ends up being about Playstation? Why are Playstation fanboys aloud to troll so proudly and get rewarded for it?"

The guy who brought up Orbis here did it to say that Xbox 8 sounds better, and everyone who mentioned anything PS-related after that basically said the same thing.

Not exactly a prime opportunity to start rambling about trolling.

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EasilyTheBest2040d ago

It will be Xbox Eight rather than the number from what I have seen.

gatormatt802040d ago

The reason I think they're calling it Xbox 8 is because the next generation of home consoles will be the 8th generation. And I guess it all ties in with maybe WP 8, and Windows 8. Tho of course this is just all speculation. Xbox 8 may also just be another code name MS is using.

gaden_malak2040d ago

@ALLGAMERS - are you stupid? The first mention of playstation came from someone saying PS Orbis sounds stupid.

Yeah, a real PS fanboy there. Idiot.

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Hufandpuf2040d ago

"The real reason Xbox 8 is a better name than Xbox 720 is purely to do with Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, and other Microsoft products. It makes a lot of sense if Microsoft does bring some form of the Windows 8 operating system to a new Xbox."

It's a stupid name simply for the fact that the next gen games will outlive the MS OS. When windows 9 is released, it wouldn't make sense to have the name be Xbox 8. I think at this point right now the consensus would be to name it Xbox infinity and have the 8 turned sideways. But do not name it as an OS, that's just stupid.

Snookies122040d ago

Lol, was just about to say, "Turn 8 sideways and you get infinity!" XD

ALLWRONG2040d ago

Agree they should turn the 8.

NegativeCreepWA2040d ago

X-8 wouldn't be so bad though.

OneAboveAll2040d ago

Why can't anything just be simple? X-Box 3

Keep it simple stupid.

DOMination-2040d ago

Because marketing wise, that's a terrible idea. Who would buy an Xbox 3 when the Playstation 4 sounds much better.

AtomicGerbil2040d ago

But it's almost a given that Sony won't go with Playstation 4 for a name as the number is monumentally unlucky according to their culture.

Raf1k12040d ago

Wasn't that pretty much the reason behind naming the current one 360? Since Xbox 2 would make it seem inferior to PS3.

EeJLP-2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

If it's not PlayStation 4 then Sony is retarded for following some superstitious BS:
http://japanese.about.com/b...

I don't think they're too worried about the number 4. It's pretty prominent here:
http://img2.imagesbn.com/im...

And here's Sony XBA-4 earbuds:
http://store.sony.com/webap...

WitWolfy2040d ago

Yeah its good marketing, I thought it was GENUIS when MS called the current Xbox Xbox 360.. Trolling people making them think its actually a Xbox 3(sixty). Think about it.. PS3... Xbox 3(sixty). Makes people think its the 3rd Xbox but in reality its only the second one.

GENUIS!

Kurt Russell2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

*genius >.>

DragonKnight2040d ago

@EeJLP-: The products you mentioned are different, as they have no choice but to have the number 4 as it denotes a part of the functionality of the product. PS4 wouldn't be like that. It's just a name, a name that can be changed if they feel it's unlucky. However, they should take a hint from Squaresoft and go with the roman numeral IV. Squaresoft didn't seem to think that IV was bad luck when they made Final Fantasy IV. PSIV doesn't look too good though. But it's amazing what the right font and placement can do.

EeJLP-2040d ago

You're right that they don't have a choice with 4GB, but my point was on how prominent the 4 is in that packaging. Instead of just saying it's a 4GB card; it's screaming 4.

Also, they could have named those earbuds any name. 4 is just the amount of drivers in it, but it could be named the Sony Tatertots earbuds with four drivers in the specs. There's no requirement there.

IV would still be read as 4, so your point on that makes no difference.. and you didn't read my first link.

Supposedly:
"The Japanese don't like the number 4 and 9 because of their pronunciation. Four is pronounced "shi" which is the same pronunciation as death. Nine is pronounced "ku" which has the same pronunciation as agony or torture."

But they already made a PS9 commercial, so I doubt they'll be ridiculous enough to not name the next console the PS4:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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ardivt2040d ago

but if we follow that logic xbox 8 is inferior to xbox 360. does it only have 1/45 the power of the 360?

DoctorXpro2040d ago

True and just call PSP2 Instead of Vita...

NewZealander2040d ago

Xbox 8 sounds stupid, why not just call it xbox 3 or why even have a number they could name it xbox blah blah?

LFC1EE2040d ago

They can call it what they like, i will enjoy playing games on it thats for certain.