Xbox One: Microsoft comments why Xbox 720 not official name

For many months, media outlets, consumers, and gamers referred to Microsoft’s next-generation console as the Xbox 720. However, all that changed this week when Microsoft officially unveiled their new console and named it the Xbox One, a surprise to many.

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2502d ago Replies(7)
-Superman-2502d ago

Even if Microsoft shows only games at E3, most of the games are going to be Kinect.
So, i really don´t care about this system anymore. Always online, blocked trade/share games, DRM, Kinect... no words...

xPhearR3dx2502d ago

You never cared in the first place. It's pretty obvious you're a PS guy.

SilentNegotiator2501d ago (Edited 2501d ago )


Why do you think so many people WENT Playstation? It's not like N4G was mostly PS fans forever.

The change to the Xbox brand happened mid-7th gen. As for myself, I was a huge Xbox fan in the first half of the 7th gen.

-Superman-2502d ago

PS4 - Free Online
Xbox One - Not free Online

PS4 - Games can share, trade, not blocked.
Xbox One - Used games are blocked, you can´t share or trade. You have to buy new.

PS4 - more powerful than Xbox one
Xbox One -less powerful than PS4

PS4 - More exclusive games, better grahpic, better games
Xbox One - less exclusive games, worse grahpic, mostly kinect games, bad games.

PS4 - Can play anytime when you want, online or offline
Xbox One - must be always online

Microsoft is blinded by Nintendo Wii Casual gaming, Microsoft wants their money, and forgets all the hardcore gamers. Sony just takes all hardcore gamers and will win next gen.

HK62502d ago

Prices haven't been stated for either console. Microsoft have only stated that your Gold account will carry over. Sony have said nothing.

Sony have not said anything on the topic. Microsoft said things, have since fully retracted any statements made, and said that "Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games." (

On paper, yes. If developers decide to use the cloud offloading capabilities of the Xbox One, it could possibly become the more powerful console.

Sources, sources, and sources please. Microsoft have stated that they have 15 exclusive games. There have only been five PlayStation exclusive games announced so far. Graphical comparisons will have to wait until games actually launch. The library of games and their quality (though you haven't played any of them...) is your opinion.

Sony haven't said anything about this. Keep in mind that you cannot play PS3 games offline as you have to play them via the cloud. Again, Microsoft have retracted all of their previous statements, though the current theory is that it will "call home" occasionally (not persistently) to ensure you still own the games installed (see the following article on The Verge for an idea of what this means

Wait for E3 before talking smack about gaming. Both Microsoft and Sony probably have a lot of games up their sleeves for their respective conferences.

Perjoss2502d ago

What happened to you Superman, you used to be someone i looked up to now you just talk nonsense, I think I preferred you when you were saving the world.

-Superman-2502d ago

Wii - 99 million(casual)
PS3 - 77 million(hardcore)
Xbox 360 - 77 million(hardcore)
Casual gamers - 99 million
Hardcore gamers - 154 million

Next gen(Microsoft goes over casual)

Wii U - 49,5 million(casual)
Xbox One - 49,5 million(casual)
PS4 - 154 million(hardcore)

In next gen, Sony will win most. Sony should thank Microsoft!

HK62502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

Completely incorrect. You fail to account for casual gamers on the 360 and PS3. You fail to account for the people that solely bought a PS3 as a cheap Blu-ray player that can also play games. You fail to account for any crossover gamers that own more than one console (I own all three). Basically, your argument is swiss cheese.

DCfan2502d ago

Microsoft really forgot that the casuals are gone, the Wii's hype died long ago, and now, look at the Wii U with its gimmicky tablet controller

BlmThug2502d ago

Absolutely flawed logic xD

Theyellowflash302502d ago

So the Xbox 360 had 77 million hardcore users? That's bullshit. So many families bought a Xbox for Kinect.

Not only that but many of the people who purchased Xbox 360's and PS3's bought multiple systems due to the yellow light of death and the Red ring of death. There aren't 77 million DIFFERENT people who own a Xbox 360 and PS3. Inflated ass numbers due to system failures.

Nocando2502d ago

Then f*** off and get a Ps4 then, your not convincing anyone to go over to Sony with these goofy lists and comparisons.

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M-M2502d ago

They could have been more creative with the name instead of choosing the name "One" to describe their system.

NextGen24Gamer2502d ago

Xbox One is very creative. It's real obvious why they named it that. Its the right name for the console. When the commercial blitz hits, it will become more clear for those intelectually challenged

NameRemoved00172502d ago

I'm surprised HTC isn't complaining about them using the name "One."

M-M2502d ago

Youtube as well, considering their new bad channel layout is "One".

forum672502d ago

Because , they are not a fruit company.

Irishguy952502d ago

I'll deal with you later...

NextGen24Gamer2502d ago

Perhaps most intriguing, however, is that Xbox One gives game developers the ability to access Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform. That leads to a few obvious and immediate applications: All your downloaded and installed games and achievements are synced to the cloud and can be accessed and played without interruption on any Xbox One you sign in to; stable, dedicated servers for every multiplayer game rather than the notoriously fragile practice of hosting matches on one participant’s console; even multiplayer matches that can grow to 64, even 128 participants, rather than the usual limit of 16 or 32.

But other possibilities also come to mind. If developers are able to offload significant chunks of processing power to the cloud—conceivably even fundamental game mechanics like physics engines or collision-detection systems—that frees them to use local processing for even more intensive processes. In other words, the possibilities are limited only by the imaginations of thousands of game programmers. “It’s not like on day one, everyone will have figured out how to take advantage of that power,” Whitten says. “It’s just one of those stakes we’re placing.”

MariaHelFutura2502d ago

The cloud and all the servers are obviously meant to ID track people w/ facial recognition technology and store it in the cloud, so it can find you on any Xbone. This cloud computing pipe dream is ridiculous and makes ZERO sense.

cunnilumpkin2502d ago

almost anything would have been better than xboxone

xbox fart would have been more respectable, I could live with that and would admire their audacity

"dude, you getting halo 5 on the fart??"

lol.....literally anything is a better name

the xbox one already came out, in 2001

johnsonbat2502d ago (Edited 2502d ago )

'Oh man my fart gave me a red ring'

Max-Zorin2502d ago

They should have called it the Xbox Infinity.

NameRemoved00172502d ago

Xbox infinity sounds far better and implies the same thing as "One."

Nocando2502d ago

Too many syllables, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. I think One is fine, it's the console version of a reboot.

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