Something tells me they just barely named it...

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I mean, there's no "XBOX ONE" on the console itself, unlike the 360. And the name itself isn't that...great or inspiring, I think we can all agree on that. Nor did the logo change at all. People were speculating the name "Infinity" and that it would have the infinity symbol next to it. Kinda weird.

Just a thought.

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Why would the logo change? Xbox is a brand, brands don't change there logo very often.

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what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

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what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

It means I need to find a new way to refer to the Xbox 1 that's shorter than "original Xbox."

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what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

Xbox All-in-One. One device for all your entertainment needs.

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#6  Edited By TychoX

Why would the logo change? Xbox is a brand, brands don't change there logo very often.

Hasn't every new console been through a logo change...? All they did was make the color of the green font darker...like, cool? The entire name and design seemed rushed to me.

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what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

"Obvious Numbering Error" of course

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As someone who has worked in marketing I can guarantee you that they have known for a long time what it will be called and that they put a ton of thought into that name. You might not like the name, that's fine, but there is no way their marketing department did not put effort and thought into it.

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#9  Edited By dooscent

@jouseldelka:

It's a console, dude. You can't go into these situations expecting logic or rationality. You need focus testing. You need to sell it! You need to act like it means something, even if that "thing" is pretty stupid.

XBOX ONE: IT'S NOT ON RAILS!

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If I had to guess, they have a list of names and logo builds planned in case of a leak or lucky guess gaining traction. Nothing kills buzz like people already knowing what your console is going to be named before you announce it (assuming you don't follow a numeric system like Sony). Or I could be wrong and they simply feel that "Xbox" is more than enough to print on the console.

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#11  Edited By ThePickle

@wacomole said:
@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

"Obvious Numbering Error" of course

Holy shit that's great.

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The unchanged logo keeps making me think Xbox 360.5, which is an odd number, but you get the point.

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@tychox said:

@zombie2011 said:

Why would the logo change? Xbox is a brand, brands don't change there logo very often.

Hasn't every new console been through a logo change...? All they did was make the color of the green font darker...like, cool? The entire name and design seemed rushed to me.

Again Xbox isn't just a console it's a brand, it's their music service, SmartGlass, Kinect etc. If they change the logo on the console they have to change the logo on everything, and why do that when it all just got put under the name and logo a couple years ago.

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@onan said:

@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

It means I need to find a new way to refer to the Xbox 1 that's shorter than "original Xbox."

It's going to be really awkward when the 9th gen Xbox is named "Original Xbox."

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@tychox said:

@zombie2011 said:

Why would the logo change? Xbox is a brand, brands don't change there logo very often.

Hasn't every new console been through a logo change...? All they did was make the color of the green font darker...like, cool? The entire name and design seemed rushed to me.

Again Xbox isn't just a console it's a brand, it's their music service, SmartGlass, Kinect etc. If they change the logo on the console they have to change the logo on everything, and why do that when it all just got put under the name and logo a couple years ago.

They made the font darker though.

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I think the first meaning is the "All-in-One" but there are two more much more possible arrogant meanings as well:

Xbox is #1

Xbox Won!

And then there's also meaning of Xbox Fuck-You-and-Your-Sequential-Numbering-We-Are-Microsoft-and-Want-To-Call-It One

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Maybe they just got tired with people calling it this gen's console the 360, so they went with a name that would make people just say Xbox instead of giving people that opportunity to call it just the Infinity or 720.

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It Xbonely does everything.

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My take on this is that they don't want someone to feel scared of the number. If PlayStation 4 is your first console you clearly missed three other. Here you don't missed anything, you're there from the start! The Xbox One! Love it!

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#20  Edited By ThunderSlash

360 degrees = 0 degrees

Thus 360 + 1 = 1

I think?

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#21  Edited By ArbitraryWater

I want them to make the Xbox Zero and have it be a 32 bit console that uses CD ROMs.

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Are you guys talking about the new xbox?

It seems like you are talking about the new xbox and not the old xbox.

I think i might get the new playstation.

Microsoft lazily just recognized everyone is just going to refer to it as the new xbox. Really they should of just called the the "xbox" and everyone would of just dealt with it. Instead they have added this confusing unnecessary subtitle.

It's like they weren't even paying attention to the Wii U launch.

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With HTC seemingly launching every one of their new phones with a One name attached to it I was waiting for there to be some kind of Microsoft/HTC co branding thing announced. As I have said elsewhere already, it's a terrible name and I will keep calling it X-Box 3 for as long as I can.

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#24  Edited By JJWeatherman

@onan said:

@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

It means I need to find a new way to refer to the Xbox 1 that's shorter than "original Xbox."

OG XB

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There can be only one

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Worse names:

XBOX MS-NBC
XBOX Fabula Nova Crystallis
XBOX Let Momma Watch Her Stories Box
XBOX Honey Boo Boo Box...or Yogi & BooBoo Box

Better Name:
XBOX Slartibartfast (system is shaped like a fjord)

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#27  Edited By rebgav

@onan said:

@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

It means I need to find a new way to refer to the Xbox 1 that's shorter than "original Xbox."

It's going to be really awkward when the 9th gen Xbox is named "Original Xbox."

Does that come before or after the Xbox Crispy and the Xbox Boneless?

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I don't know..."XBox Fabula Nova Cyrstalis" just rolls off the tongue.

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@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

Xbox All-in-One. One device for all your entertainment needs.

it should be called Xbox Almost-All-in-One though.

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@truthtellah said:
@jouseldelka said:

what the hell does 'one' mean anyway? this is Xbox number 3, logic is needed here

Xbox All-in-One. One device for all your entertainment needs.

it should be called Xbox Almost-All-in-One though.

Or Xbox All-in-One-as-long-as-you-live-in-America.

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#31  Edited By Spankmealotus

If you listened to Jeff's interview he asks and is told it has been named One for quite a few months now. I don't remember exactly how many.

*Just realized this came up before the interview was posted. Sorry.

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@soap: Even still, in America it's not backwards compatible so it can't play my 360 games. Maybe it's Xbox One-Giant-Pain-in-the-Ass?

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#33  Edited By jayjonesjunior

Maybe not having it imprinted on the device was a maneuver to help keep the name a secret and they will eventually put it there.

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They said they had the name since early this year. Why would they lie about that?

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#35  Edited By HaltIamReptar

@mrfizzy said:

As someone who has worked in marketing I can guarantee you that they have known for a long time what it will be called and that they put a ton of thought into that name. You might not like the name, that's fine, but there is no way their marketing department did not put effort and thought into it.

Marketing efforts fail all the time.

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Something tells me the marketing company responsible wasn't told that Microsoft had two consoles before this one.

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