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Next Xbox to be called Xbox 8?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jul 2012 1:24 User comments (22)

Next Xbox to be called Xbox 8? Some evidence this week suggests that Microsoft's upcoming console will be called "Xbox 8" instead of Xbox 720 or Xbox Next.
Microsoft secured a handful of domains from a Chinese citizen, after winning their case in the National Arbitration Forum.

A few of the domains include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org.

Naming the console Xbox 8 would be a smart move for Microsoft, who is set to unveil their Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems later this year, each of which integrate with all Microsoft products.

The console is expected for the holiday season next year.

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22 user comments

15.7.2012 1:26

I still think Xbox the 3rd would ring off pretty well.

25.7.2012 1:29

similar to richard the third (slang).. I like your thinking :)

I don't know why they don't call it "Kevin"




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35.7.2012 2:01

I can see it working well but what will they call the xbox after that? xbox 4? I like the name 720 actually.

For example google called their tablet nexus 7 for 7" what will they call this years nexus phone? Nexus 4? Leaves the consumer confused.


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45.7.2012 2:03

Originally posted by plutonash:
I can see it working well but what will they call the xbox after that? xbox 4? I like the name 720 actually.

For example google called their tablet nexus 7 for 7" what will they call this years nexus phone? Nexus 4? Leaves the consumer confused.
After Xbox 8 there won't be any new Xboxes :)

55.7.2012 2:14

Maybe all the next gen systems can be named to go with a theme. They can go with "Kung Pow! Enter the fist"

Nintendo already named their system "Wii U".

Microsoft can call their system "Betty" and Sony can call their system "Wimp Lo".

There, problem solved.

65.7.2012 3:36

It makes sense because it's a MS product but it just does not sound as good as the Xbox 720 or Xbox Next. Maybe I just got used to people calling it that because it didn't and still doesn't have a confirmed name. If they call it Xbox 8 will it run a modified or full version of Windows 8? That would make some sense, why tie Windows 8 into a gaming console that besides its makers have nothing else to do with each other.

75.7.2012 3:58

Stupid...but then MS does do stupid things a lot!

85.7.2012 4:42

we don't want to be original do we. common... Xbox 8 . really? how about Xbox media center hehe.


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95.7.2012 6:00

Windows 8 if an awful system and to share it's name with anything else is stupid. Would you call your child "Big Arse edited by ddp".

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105.7.2012 7:24

8... how is this "smart"? It's not original or inventive in any way. Duh.

115.7.2012 12:18

I shall namez it failbox 3!


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125.7.2012 15:06

They can call it whatever they want to.I'm not going to be buying one anyways.


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135.7.2012 16:07

Originally posted by JST1946:
They can call it whatever they want to.I'm not going to be buying one anyways.
me too after 3 failed 360's even with warranty repairs and paid repairs im done atleast my pc i can fix myself except i hadn't needed too in the 4 years i've been gaming on it. just got two new video cards and ready to go for another 2 years till i just get a whole new one.

145.7.2012 17:03

Times like this I miss the retro days in gaming, cause seriously console names were superior. From Odyssey to Saturn, even Atari had something going for naming their consoles after wild cats (Lynx, Jaguar, etc). Dreamcast is even better than Xbox 8 (name wise), and a lot of people shot that down. At least it was original.

155.7.2012 17:25

meh

165.7.2012 17:26

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Times like this I miss the retro days in gaming, cause seriously console names were superior. From Odyssey to Saturn, even Atari had something going for naming their consoles after wild cats (Lynx, Jaguar, etc). Dreamcast is even better than Xbox 8 (name wise), and a lot of people shot that down. At least it was original.
People are just too square these days.

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176.7.2012 14:37

Originally posted by plutonash:
I can see it working well but what will they call the xbox after that? xbox 4? I like the name 720 actually.

For example google called their tablet nexus 7 for 7" what will they call this years nexus phone? Nexus 4? Leaves the consumer confused.
Ok how bout a compromise & they call it an xbox 820 :p

188.7.2012 20:34

Originally posted by Hopium:
Originally posted by JST1946:
They can call it whatever they want to.I'm not going to be buying one anyways.
me too after 3 failed 360's even with warranty repairs and paid repairs im done atleast my pc i can fix myself except i hadn't needed too in the 4 years i've been gaming on it. just got two new video cards and ready to go for another 2 years till i just get a whole new one.
If you can fix your PC you should be able to fix an XBox, I can....

The XBox naming is getting a bit old now, what's next? XBox After? :)

1920.7.2012 8:20

Perhaps it's actually Xbox 'Infinity'? Not Xbox '8'...

2020.7.2012 9:33

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
Originally posted by Hopium:
Originally posted by JST1946:
They can call it whatever they want to.I'm not going to be buying one anyways.
me too after 3 failed 360's even with warranty repairs and paid repairs im done atleast my pc i can fix myself except i hadn't needed too in the 4 years i've been gaming on it. just got two new video cards and ready to go for another 2 years till i just get a whole new one.
If you can fix your PC you should be able to fix an XBox, I can....

The XBox naming is getting a bit old now, what's next? XBox After? :)
Fail60 is fail60, its earned that title. Also with MS locking drives to motherboards its very annoying to just replace parts.

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2120.7.2012 16:38

True it can be a pain in the A** re-marrying a new optical drive. That's why I've normally been able to repair the original drive, still a pain but not so bad after the first one.

2220.7.2012 16:42

Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
True it can be a pain in the A** re-marrying a new optical drive. That's why I've normally been able to repair the original drive, still a pain but not so bad after the first one.
I almost prefer Sony's OCD obsession with changing component layout every 6-10 months 0-o

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