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#1 Edited by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

I didn't see any other threads about it, but Microsoft has registered the name "Xbox 8". My guess would it be having to do with the launch of Windows 8 later this year. Then again it could mean virtually nothing and just be another name Microsoft locked up.

#2 Posted by believer258 (11776 posts) -

But... I've already got an Xbox 360. That's a whole 352 versions ahead of 8...

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#3 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

@believer258 said:

But... I've already got an Xbox 360. That's a whole 352 versions ahead of 8...

So thats why we've been getting nothing but sequels

#4 Posted by Humanity (9025 posts) -

I don't know which is worse: XBOX 720 or XBOX 8

#5 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

XBOX 8: THE OCHO

#6 Posted by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

@believer258 said:

But... I've already got an Xbox 360. That's a whole 352 versions ahead of 8...

So thats why we've been getting nothing but sequels

Would you prefer prequels?

#7 Posted by Brendan (7734 posts) -

Sure, why not?

#8 Edited by BadSniper52 (607 posts) -

I hope its a code name for the next xbox, that sound a little bit weird.

#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@SomeDeliCook said:

@believer258 said:

But... I've already got an Xbox 360. That's a whole 352 versions ahead of 8...

So thats why we've been getting nothing but sequels

Would you prefer prequels?

I'd prefer original ip's. Please dont make me explain the joke

#10 Posted by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook: Awww man. I was again trying to be as obviously sarcastic as possible, but it internet-failed.

#11 Posted by Sweep (8837 posts) -

More like Xbox h8, amirite?

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#12 Posted by Jimbo (9799 posts) -

X8OX

#13 Posted by Gnubberen (764 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

God damn it... we're all doomed...

#14 Posted by Cincaid (2955 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

My God. You win on all fronts.

#15 Posted by ShaggE (6403 posts) -

"The DirectX Box: The Gritty Reboot" still has my vote, but X8OX is fucking amazing and should be picked up by MS right now.

#16 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@SomeDeliCook: Awww man. I was again trying to be as obviously sarcastic as possible, but it internet-failed.

So we double failed?

#17 Posted by OldGuy (1545 posts) -

"The XBOX"

#18 Edited by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

If Microsoft doesn't use that branding, or at least snatch up the rights...

Except, how do you say that? If it's just "Xbox," there's market confusion.

@SomeDeliCook said:

@AndrewB said:

@SomeDeliCook: Awww man. I was again trying to be as obviously sarcastic as possible, but it internet-failed.

So we double failed?

Nope, I got your joke! That just means I double-failed in the execution of mine.

#19 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

If Microsoft doesn't use that branding, or at least snatch up the rights...

Except, how do you say that? If it's just "Xbox," there's market confusion.

With what, their own product? Sure, there might be a period of time where everyone would call it "The new Xbox," but after the 360 phases out, everyone will be fine just saying "Xbox."

That's assuming Microsoft does go with this name though. They might just be registering stuff that is possible or interesting to them.

#20 Posted by psylah (2169 posts) -

XBOX 2099

#21 Posted by AndrewB (7568 posts) -

@isnipeyoudie said:

@AndrewB said:

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

If Microsoft doesn't use that branding, or at least snatch up the rights...

Except, how do you say that? If it's just "Xbox," there's market confusion.

With what, their own product? Sure, there might be a period of time where everyone would call it "The new Xbox," but after the 360 phases out, everyone will be fine just saying "Xbox."

That's assuming Microsoft does go with this name though. They might just be registering stuff that is possible or interesting to them.

"I bought an Xbox."

"What, that big old black box that plays Halo?"

"No, the new one."

Okay, admittedly that wouldn't last long. Microsoft could totally just call it the "Xbox" again and it would work out, considering the install base of the original console VS the PS2.

#22 Posted by JeanLuc (3577 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

"The XBOX"

This is what I want.

#23 Posted by wafflez (524 posts) -

The YBox.

#24 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Sweep said:

More like Xbox h8, amirite?

Sweepin' em out of the park today.

#25 Posted by rmanthorp (3910 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

GR8

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#26 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

I'm of the opinion that the next XBox will run a modified version of Windows 8, possibly Windows RT for ARM if indeed the new system ends up using ARM procs like a few rumors have mentioned.

#27 Posted by DeF (4851 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

@Jimbo said:

X8OX

My God. You win on all fronts.

*jumps off a cliff*

:D

#28 Posted by hankrazorbeard (53 posts) -

Flip that sucker on it's side - Xbox Infinity.

#29 Posted by Adaurin (186 posts) -

They should take a page from Apple and just call it the New Xbox.

#30 Posted by kon1312 (47 posts) -

take away the x .. and make it "The Box" or something

#31 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

The New X8ox 720 Experience. V2.

#32 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5140 posts) -

Reboot it and call it The Xbox.

#33 Posted by s10129107 (1182 posts) -

I don't see why not. All names sound dumb before you get used to them. Hell Xbox 360 still sounds dumb. What does that even mean?

#34 Posted by triviaman09 (799 posts) -

With Windows 8 hitting soon, calling the new Xbox 'Xbox 8' could make a frightening amount of sense.

#35 Posted by s10129107 (1182 posts) -

The real question is what they do in 6 hardware cycles

#36 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Maybe it's a vertically placed infinite symbol, to mislead you into believing it's called Xbox 8.
XBOX INFINITE 

#37 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -
@hankrazorbeard said:

Flip that sucker on it's side - Xbox Infinity.

Damn. We were totally on the same wavelength here.
#38 Edited by Jeust (10540 posts) -

There is a thing I learn with the show Pretender. Eight sideways is the simbol for infinite.

infinite > 360

So there is a good chance that is the codename of the new Xbox. Probably not the final one because chances are Microsoft will still make field research for the final name.

#39 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@joshthebear said:

XBOX 8: THE OCHO

We have a winner. If those two commentators comment on your every xbox action, I am sold on the Xbox 8.

"Ya, he will not be able to see very well Cotton"

#40 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

@iBePeRFeCT said:

I didn't see any other threads about it, but Microsoft has registered the name "Xbox 8". My guess would it be having to do with the launch of Windows 8 later this year. Then again it could mean virtually nothing and just be another name Microsoft locked up.

Nope, it's for the eighth Xbox. See, the reason Microsoft repeatedly shot down rumours that they're bringing out a new Xbox this year is because they're actually releasing six of them.

#41 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

@BadSniper52 said:

I hope its a code name for the next xbox, that sound a little bit weird.

It already has a code name, though I can't remember it of the top of my head

#42 Posted by shway (176 posts) -

XBOX EL OCHO

#43 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i'm sure it's just a lock up on using that word.

#44 Posted by MikkaQ (10280 posts) -

I would totally buy it if they called it Xbox Ocho.

#45 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -

Damn! Guess it's time to release the PS9..
 
  

#46 Posted by yoshisaur (2700 posts) -

I think a reboot is in order. Microsoft may learn from Apple's recent adaptation of that movement with the iPad - and I think it would work out well. However, there is a lot of market research out there that might contradict that kind of thinking. Playstation "4" vs. the "Xbox" will make it sound obsolete in the eyes of consumers.

This may or not be true, as Nintendo hasn't number their systems yet, but we'll see.

#47 Posted by Sammo21 (3252 posts) -

@AndrewB: Prequels really are nothing more than sequels when you think about it.

#48 Posted by Adaurin (186 posts) -

@Jeust said:

There is a thing I learn with the show Pretender. Eight sideways is the simbol for infinite.

infinite > 360

So there is a good chance that is the codename of the new Xbox. Probably not the final one because chances are Microsoft will still make field research for the final name.

What do they do for the generation after that? Because infinity plus or times any other number just equals infinity.

#49 Edited by Jeust (10540 posts) -

@Adaurin said:

@Jeust said:

There is a thing I learn with the show Pretender. Eight sideways is the simbol for infinite.

infinite > 360

So there is a good chance that is the codename of the new Xbox. Probably not the final one because chances are Microsoft will still make field research for the final name.

What do they do for the generation after that? Because infinity plus or times any other number just equals infinity.

Spoiler:

There won't be another generation. ahah
#50 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

I've seen rumors that it'll be called Xbox Infinity which isn't bad compared to this.