'Xbox 720' makes no sense.

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. 
 
What do you think Microsoft's new console should be named? Should it keep the Xbox name or move on to something more... marketable?

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Edited by Baillie

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. 
 
What do you think Microsoft's new console should be named? Should it keep the Xbox name or move on to something more... marketable?

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

720 would be two revolutions in gaming. 360x2=720.

Posted by Creamypies
@Baillie: I agree with you. It's just the best way to refer to the next generation of the platform.
Posted by Baillie

I can understand that how people will think that, but it just doesn't qualify in my book, lol. It just sounds like a skateboarding trick after a while.

Posted by iAmJohn

Cool story bro.

Posted by jkz

It won't be 720. It'll most likely be "revolution" or "next" or some shit

Posted by AhmadMetallic

EX BOX SEVEN TWENTY 
 
 
sounds good 

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell

Creamypies is correct though, it's not the name, it's just what everyone calls the next XBox because we don't know the name. Like I said, 360x2 = 720, so the second 360 is called 720. It's just a temporary name dude, don't worry about it.
 
Now if Microsoft actually names it 720, then it's dumb. But right now, it's just a stupid code name that people have to use, because Xbox 3 sounds even stupider than Xbox 720.

Posted by Baillie
@MasterOfPenguins_Zell: I know why people are calling it 720, it's just irked with me since I first heard it. I am just hoping people don't actually think/assume that's what it will be named.
Posted by DER

i can't think of anything better than 720.  XB3?

Posted by Six

Xbox 362?

Posted by rjayb89

It's going to be Xbox^3, or cubed.  Like the Nintendo Gamecube, it'll be shaped like a cube.

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@Baillie said:

" @MasterOfPenguins_Zell: I know why people are calling it 720, it's just irked with me since I first heard it. I am just hoping people don't actually think/assume that's what it will be named. "

I guess the real question is... what else could they call it?
 
Don't get me wrong, I think 720 sounds ridiculous... but really... what else could it be?
Posted by Baillie
@DER said:
" i can't think of anything better than 720.  XB3? "
If it sounds good for the next generation, then if there will be a forth console from Microsoft will it be Xbox 1080? lol.
Posted by torus
@rjayb89 said:
" It's going to be Xbox^3, or cubed.  Like the Nintendo Gamecube, it'll be shaped like a cube. "
I can completely see this.
Edited by JeffGoldblum
@Baillie: Its just a placeholder. I doubt anyone in their right mind thinks Microsoft will actually name it that.
@creamypies said:

" I guess the real question is... what else could they call it? "

There are literally billions of other things they could call it.
Also, with Wii being just a nonsense word the possibilities of console names at this point are literally limitless.
Posted by Baillie
@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.
Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell
@creamypies: Really though, who cares. I'm not really ready for another Xbox, so when they come out with the next one, it will have a name, and then we will have one. So who cares for now? It doesn't matter.
Posted by DER

XBOX363?

Posted by Metric_Outlaw
@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.
Posted by Kycon90
@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 it makes perfect sense.  It's two revolutions in gaming.  Plus...the average consumer doesn't know that the 360's name came from the idea that it was a revolution in gaming.  Also, the 360 is not really much of a revolution in gaming anyways, it's a great system and I love it, but it's not really that much different from consoles before it.
Posted by Creamypies
@MasterOfPenguins_Zell said:
" @creamypies: Really though, who cares. I'm not really ready for another Xbox, so when they come out with the next one, it will have a name, and then we will have one. So who cares for now? It doesn't matter. "
Haha I agree. But Microsoft hardly have the best record at naming stuff. I just can't see them dropping the Xbox brand name.
Posted by DER

No, I got it!...
 
YBOY!
 
Get it?

Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell
@creamypies: That may be, but I'm sure our speculation won't gain us a good name.
Posted by Xolare

X Red Ring of Death?
 
 
Zing

Posted by End_Boss
@jukezypoo said:
" It won't be 720. It'll most likely be "revolution" or "next" or some shit "
XBOX Shift.
Posted by Jedted

I still like the idea of YBox since that's the next letter in the alphabet.  Sorta like with each iteration of the Enterprise. :) 
Posted by Creamypies

Xbox ME: Home Edition

Posted by turbomonkey138

xbox 1080 0_0 and this would be the advert 
 
 

Posted by gimmysumcowbel

seven twenty sounds pretty tight to me

Posted by DER

They just need to call it the Playstation 5 to fuck with sony.
 
That or the master chief chest.

Posted by Baillie

Imagine if MS did patent a Playstation 4/5 before Sony. That would be funny.

Posted by JB16

Xbox unlimited? I'd buy it.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Baillie: I think part of the reason for naming it "360" was just to get a 3 in the name to match the PS3. I heard that somewhere, don't remember where but I think it's a solid theory. So anyways I don't think they have plans to continue the whole angle naming system but I could be wrong, who knows.
Posted by rjayb89

Xbox Cortana.  Games are now projected to you holographically.

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Posted by jonnyboy

Hate to break it to you fella but the 360 is called the 360 not because it revolutionised anything, but because Microsoft didn't want the XBOX 2 next to the Playstation 3. When Grandma buys little Timmy a console for Christmas she's gonna go for the one with the higher digit.

Posted by Baillie

I was thinking that if they made their next Xbox to be completely online, like OnLive is, they could have called in Xbox Live. 
 
That would've been cool.

Posted by Baillie

Here's the 'story' of how the 360 name came to be.  Looks like I was wrong, kind of. 
 
In generating a name for the system, the team threw out Xbox 2. "We've shifting the power of the gaming systems from technology to hardware to the gamer being the center of the industry, and Xbox 2 just sounds like it fits into that old scheme. We threw it out." 

After numerous attempts, the team favorite became Xbox 360 because, among other reasons, it puts gamers at the center of the circle. So they decided to try it out, give it a sort of Rorschach test. Microsoft went to the public -- gamers and non-gamers, the second gamer in the household, the NASCAR dad and the soccer mom, as Allard says -- and asked them what they thought of when they heard the name "360." 

One survey taker said, "Um, the first time I kissed my girlfriend on a Ferris wheel." Another responder said, "I love music. The word 360 makes me think of vinyl. Another said, "The first time I landed a kickflip on my skateboard." Another said, "When I exchanged rings with my husband in our vows, and I understood the significance of the ring, you know, a lifetime commitment." The answers, the team learned, were wildly different because of the unconventional name. But they all connected with a theme -- they were all emotional, personal experiences that evoked joy. "So, the reason we went in was different than the reason we came out." 

Posted by Ubiquitous
@torus said:
" @rjayb89 said:
" It's going to be Xbox^3, or cubed.  Like the Nintendo Gamecube, it'll be shaped like a cube. "
I can completely see this. "


Xcube
Posted by JoelTGM

why did you even say that?  did they announce the next xbox was going to be called 720?

Posted by Baillie
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" why did you even say that?  did they announce the next xbox was going to be called 720? "
No, I saw it in a topic title and decided to finally have a tiny rant about it.
Posted by DeadMan
@DER: 
PlaXstation 5?
Posted by CL60

XboxStation 4.

Posted by Valames

They should call it YBOX: Generation Y!

Posted by YetiAntics

Xbox 720 is gonna be 2 Xbox 360's taped together.
Posted by SJSchmidt93
@jukezypoo said:
" It won't be 720. It'll most likely be "revolution" or "next" or some shit "
Xbox Next.... not a chance. 
 
Xbox Revolution... I could see that.
Posted by Baillie

What if it was something really lame like... Xbox 360 2?

Posted by bonbolapti

Xbox Dolphin :D
Posted by ajamafalous
@SJSchmidt93 said:
" @jukezypoo said:
" It won't be 720. It'll most likely be "revolution" or "next" or some shit "
Xbox Next.... not a chance.  Xbox Revolution... I could see that. "
NeXtBox.
Posted by CaptainTightPants

GiantXBoXmb -Not a subliminal message o.0 
It would be cool if the next MS console doesnt have xbox in the name, just call it something completely different.

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