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Posted by agentboolen

Xbox Dolphin

Posted by Avarix

It will be something that will make it seem on par name wise with the PlayStation 4, I can totally see Microsoft going with the 720 name.

Edited by mordukai
@Baillie said:

" The Xbox 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming. Having 720 completely defeats the purpose of the name and annoys me when anyone uses it.  Rant over. "

I think that MS named the XBOX 360 and not XBOX 2 because they didn't want it to sound weak compared to the PS3. With MS image is everything. The 360 was most definitely NOT a  revolution in gaming but just a natural progression as PC's had that level of graphics, sound, and networking (for free) way before the 360. If you want to talk about revolution in console gaming then talk about the Wii.  
 
As I said before that with MS image is everything then don't expect the the next version of the xbox to be called 720 because it sound like 720p. 
Posted by Baillie
@Mordukai: It's called good marketing when you say your console is the revolution in gaming.
Posted by ryanwho

They should probably stop calling it an Xbox because they named their product Box with an extreme X in front, and that's about the lamest shit ever even if it suits the hardcore nerd fanbase perfectly.

Posted by Llama

Itll be XBox 4 or X4 something to that effect. They chose xbox 360 because they need to have something with a 3 in it against a playstion >> 3 <<. next logical number for the playstation will be 4 and so will it be for the xbox.

Posted by mordukai
@ryanwho said:
" They should probably stop calling it an Xbox because they named their product Box with an extreme X in front, and that's about the lamest shit ever even if it suits the hardcore nerd fanbase perfectly. "
The original name for the xbox was DirectXbox for the obvious reasons but it was shortened to the Xbox.  
 
@Baillie said:
" @Mordukai: It's called good marketing when you say your console is the revolution in gaming. "
Depends who you tell it too, but it is good marketing. MS were always very good at marketing. Too bad they don't invest as much money and energy in  QA. 
Posted by Emandudeguyperson
@TimAllen624 said:
" @rjayb89 said:
" It's going to be Xbox^3, or cubed.  Like the Nintendo Gamecube, it'll be shaped like a cube. "
I think they should just go full force and just remake the gamecube. "

Lulz... 
 
...Oh wait, you were serious?
Posted by Baillie
So, if Microsoft would substitute out the Xbox name, what do you think they would make it?
Posted by Tru3_Blu3

I remember when we were all facepalming at the name "Xbox360". Good times... :-)

Posted by oldschool
@Mordukai said:
" @Baillie said:

" The Xbox 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming. Having 720 completely defeats the purpose of the name and annoys me when anyone uses it.  Rant over. "

I think that MS named the XBOX 360 and not XBOX 2 because they didn't want it to sound weak compared to the PS3. With MS image is everything. The 360 was most definitely NOT a  revolution in gaming but just a natural progression as PC's had that level of graphics, sound, and networking (for free) way before the 360. If you want to talk about revolution in console gaming then talk about the Wii.   As I said before that with MS image is everything then don't expect the the next version of the xbox to be called 720 because it sound like 720p.  "
I remember reading that they didn't want it to be called Xbox 2 because it would be seen as inferior in some weird way to PS3 (as in a generation better). 
 
I think they will try to correct the problems of this generation of hardware failure and call it: 
Xbox We swear that it works this Time.  Xbox WstiwtT for short.
Posted by rjayb89

Zune: Games Evolved

Posted by Giantsquirrel

You know why it does make sense? Because some marketing guy will say so. Nothing about the "deep overall meaning" or "symbolic undertones", because that's all bullshit. 
 
Thanks.

Posted by Baillie
@Giantsquirrel: I know it's bullshit, but 720 does sound stupid regardless. 
 
Thanks.
Posted by JP_Russell
@Baillie said:

" @creamypies: I totally think they should call it the SexBox, I've called the Xbox that for years and I'd love to see it become a reality. "


Too late.  It's already being done. 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/60338    
Posted by Baillie
@JP_Russell: Damn. I should have trademarked that name.
Posted by eclipsesis

"The Xbox 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming."

Thats wrong. From a marketing stand point (the only true stand point in a corporate business world) the Xbox was called "360" to compete with the "Playstation 3" more importantly the "3" at the end of the title. For example "Xbox 2" sounds far inferior to "Playstation 3" especial to the casual demographic, so MS needed to design the title so that it would imply it was the third in its generation but not exactly say it. I have consulted many people involved in marketing and experts which teach at uni and they all come to this conclusion.

But lets not take away from what it truly is a exceptional piece of Marketing.

To answer you first question, i too think that "720" sounds crazy. I think that MS will be going with a worded sub title like Nintendo did. For example the Nintendo "Revolution" or "Wii" as it came to be known. So in MS's case the "Xbox, Gen" or  any other cool sounding words          

Posted by Seedofpower

How about " An xbox that works!"

Posted by Grilledcheez

I wouldn't be surprised if they ditched the xbox name altogether

Posted by oldschool
@GrilledCheez01 said:
" I wouldn't be surprised if they ditched the xbox name altogether "
I would. 
 
There is a lot of value in the brand.  If they want a completely new market, then yes, but that isn't likely.
Posted by eclipsesis
@GrilledCheez01 said:
" I wouldn't be surprised if they ditched the xbox name altogether "
This i could see happening but then you would have to think about all the brand recognition that they would lose
Posted by Gregomasta

RoxBox

Posted by Kiemoe

They just named it the 360 to have a 3 in the name, to compare to the PS3. There will be no degrees in the next xbox.

Posted by bjorno

xbox:  first blood part 2

Posted by rjayb89

Xbox 4D.  Implements Natal-like functions in the box itself.  There is no controller because you are the controller.

Posted by Wildfire570
@JP_Russell said:
" @Baillie said:

" @creamypies: I totally think they should call it the SexBox, I've called the Xbox that for years and I'd love to see it become a reality. "


Too late.  It's already being done. 
 
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/60338     "
Does that mean we can digitally download Do You Like Horny Bunnies discreetly? And expect some DLC with that?
Posted by mordukai
@oldschool said:
" @Mordukai said:
" @Baillie said:

" The Xbox 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming. Having 720 completely defeats the purpose of the name and annoys me when anyone uses it.  Rant over. "

I think that MS named the XBOX 360 and not XBOX 2 because they didn't want it to sound weak compared to the PS3. With MS image is everything. The 360 was most definitely NOT a  revolution in gaming but just a natural progression as PC's had that level of graphics, sound, and networking (for free) way before the 360. If you want to talk about revolution in console gaming then talk about the Wii.   As I said before that with MS image is everything then don't expect the the next version of the xbox to be called 720 because it sound like 720p.  "
I remember reading that they didn't want it to be called Xbox 2 because it would be seen as inferior in some weird way to PS3 (as in a generation better).  I think they will try to correct the problems of this generation of hardware failure and call it: Xbox We swear that it works this Time.  Xbox WstiwtT for short. "
LOL. Cool name.
Posted by eclipsesis


 

@rjayb89:
Xbox 4D, Needs You! 
Posted by Dr_Feelgood38

Dude, the Xbox was like an exhale. The 360 was like an inhale. The only obvious next step is a vacuum, and what number would denote a vacuum? 0. 
 
The launch title for the Xbox 0 will be Total Recall. You heard it here first.

Posted by Red

720 is the dumbest name for a console ever, especially when they're trying to push it as a 1080p system. 
 
I like the sound of Xbox Squared or the Xbox 1080.

Posted by Akeldama

IMO they should just call it "Xbox" again. A reinvention. They need it.

Posted by rjayb89
@Dr_Feelgood38: Xbox/0?
 
 Look at what you've done
Posted by Grilledcheez
@oldschool said:
" @GrilledCheez01 said:
" I wouldn't be surprised if they ditched the xbox name altogether "
I would.  There is a lot of value in the brand.  If they want a completely new market, then yes, but that isn't likely. "
They released two consoles under the Xbox name...I'm pretty sure most people can correlate Microsoft with the console gaming industry by now, so just put microsoft in front of it like Nintendo is doing with their consoles.  I have yet to hear a name that sounds marketable with xbox in front of it for a new microsoft console.
Posted by TheGreatGuero

Xbox 1080 it is! Sold to the gentleman with the basketball video!

Posted by keyhunter

They should call it the XXXBOX suggesting that it is in fact the third iteration on the XBOX, while being more extreme and over the edge than any gaming console before it.

Posted by LiquidPrince

It won't be 720 mainly because people will think that it implies that it can only display up to 720P.

Posted by Tebbit

The blacksmithing guilds of America present XBOX 3: With 20% increased heat dissipation, it can now melt TITANIUM!

Posted by Alex_Murphy
@JJWeatherman said:
" @Baillie: I think part of the reason for naming it "360" was just to get a 3 in the name to match the PS3."
Yea, it would just look bad to have the 'Xbox 2' going up against the 'PlayStation 3'. Especially to parents who don't know anything about systems buying a present for their kids. But mark my words guys the next Xbox isn't going to be 720, it's going to be the Xbox 420. Microsoft already has the brand associated with the color green, the marketing writes itself.
Posted by SBYM

Xbox The Revenge.

Posted by Ironhide

Call it the Xbox 640p, then developers don't feel awkward when they tell people "It's almost HD!"

Posted by Diamond

After the success of Wii they're going to have to name it Poo or Piss or something.  That's what we all said, and it's probably true.

Posted by dbz1995

Call it 50 Cent.

Posted by Valkyr
@Tru3_Blu3 said:
" I remember when we were all facepalming at the name "Xbox360". Good times... :-) "
We are all still facepalming at the RROD
Posted by Red12b
@Six said:
"Xbox 362? "

Fucking this!
Posted by WinterSnowblind
@eclipsesis said:
"

"The Xbox 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming."

Thats wrong. From a marketing stand point (the only true stand point in a corporate business world) the Xbox was called "360" to compete with the "Playstation 3" more importantly the "3" at the end of the title. For example "Xbox 2" sounds far inferior to "Playstation 3" especial to the casual demographic, so MS needed to design the title so that it would imply it was the third in its generation but not exactly say it. I have consulted many people involved in marketing and experts which teach at uni and they all come to this conclusion.

But lets not take away from what it truly is a exceptional piece of Marketing.

To answer you first question, i too think that "720" sounds crazy. I think that MS will be going with a worded sub title like Nintendo did. For example the Nintendo "Revolution" or "Wii" as it came to be known. So in MS's case the "Xbox, Gen" or  any other cool sounding words          

"
I think everyone already came to that conclusion way back when it was first announced, it doensn't really require marketing consultants.  Yes, they picked them name because the "Xbox 2" would have sounded inferior to the PS3, but the name was primiarly chosen to show that the console was a "revolution" in gaming, which was also the prototype name for the Wii at the time, so it fitted in well against it's two competitors.
 
But I agree with your other point, I don't think they're going to go with a number, I think it'll be some kind of subtitle.  

I don't think we'll see it for some time anyway, it's quite obvious that it's going to be Nintendo first to announce their new console, and that will probably push Microsoft and Sony to release theirs.. but it depends on what Nintendo do.  If it is just another Wii that's onpar with the 360/PS3, I doubt they'll be too bothered as we'll already have Natal and the wand by then.
Posted by pornstorestiffi

I swear every time i hear the words "xbox" and "720" in the same sentence i want to go shoot my self. There will never be a device with such a stupid name, and whoever thought it  up, should be beaten over and over with heavy mining equipment.

Posted by JoyfullOFrockets

X3ox.
 
I win.

Posted by Mushir

If they called it XBOX 720 it would mislead people to thinking that it can only go up to 720p. Not good.

Posted by Scooper

It'll be called the 900 and the first game to come out on the system will be a Tony Hawk game that the only trick is a 900 and you can do it off a curb.

Posted by eroticfishcake

I've had it with fucking numbers in the gaming industry at this stage. PS 4, Xbox 720, and Final Fantasy XIII. Graphics cards aren't any better,  ATi HD 5870 and the nVidia GeForce GTX295. They've got so many cards now I don't know which is which anymore.

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