What will the next Xbox be called?

Discussion in 'Xbox One - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by shaunj66, Oct 9, 2019.

?
  1. Xbox Two (or Xbox 2)

    104 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. Xbox X (or Xbox 10)

    72 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. Xbox 720

    52 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Xbox V (to even things up between the PS5)

    62 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. Xbox Next

    87 vote(s)
    12.8%
  6. Xbox (yes, just "Xbox" again)

    197 vote(s)
    29.1%
  7. Something else (leave a comment)

    104 vote(s)
    15.3%

    10,192

    239
    Front-page
    xbox_naming.

    With the recent official acknowledgement of the next-gen PlayStation and its unsurprising, yet conventional name of PlayStation 5, we are left wondering what direction Microsoft will choose when it comes to naming their successor to the Xbox One.

    The Xbox brand has had a less than straight forward history when it comes to naming their hardware after the release of the original Xbox in 2001.

    With the upcoming release of the PlayStation 3 in 2005/06, Microsoft allegedly wanted to avoid calling their next console the Xbox 2 to avoid consumers splitting hairs between numbers and causing consumer confusion with possible assumptions that 2 is greater than 3, so instead they opted for the Xbox 360 name when it released ahead of the PS3 in '05. Though this decision only furthered complications when it came time for the next generation Xbox...

    Though many believed the next generation Xbox would be called the Xbox 720 after a supposed teaser was seen in the trailer for the 2011 film 'Reel Steel'. Instead, Microsoft chose to go back to the drawing board and turned heads when they revealed the Xbox One name during the Xbox Reveal 2013 event. The Xbox One released in 2013 up against the PlayStation 4.

    xbox_720_real_steel.

    Further revisions of the Xbox One would be released under the monikers Xbox One S and Xbox One X. With the S being a revised, cost efficient revision of the original Xbox One and the X being a competitor to the rival PS4 Pro.

    It's all a stark contrast to Sony's continued method of naming each home console PlayStation revision numerically and this makes us wonder what Microsoft will decide when it comes to naming the next Xbox which is rumoured to release in 2020 against the PlayStation 5.

    Will they follow the likes of the Windows and Android teams and jump to 10 or perhaps X? What are your thoughts?

    Let us know your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!
     
    Disco, T-hug, KingVamp and 5 others like this.
    Discussion (239 replies)
  1. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti

    Member
    12
    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Where my feet lie on the ground
    Xbox Zero, because going backwards is a thing apparently.
     
  2. Reynardine

    Reynardine Wrote in ancient letters, my name is Reynardine

    Member
    6
    Aug 14, 2018
    Germany
    Negativland
    Maybe they should just restart at this point and call it XBOX.

    It's not like their naming was ever any good. With Sony you could at last tell from the name which is the newer console...
     
    MrHaqs, felix.200, JavaScribe and 5 others like this.
  3. Mohammed2935

    Mohammed2935 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Jul 4, 2018
    Kuwait
    Xbox 4 because it can play 4 generations of Xbox games.
     
    MrHaqs, Refriger8tor, Dagosty and 2 others like this.
  4. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

    Member
    14
    Aug 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Glasgow
    Xbox FPS because that's what 99% of the games are gonna be on it anyway :rofl2:.
     
  5. emigre

    emigre An electric type pokemons

    Member
    21
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    SeXbox. It should have a fleashlight as part of the system.
     
  6. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti

    Member
    12
    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Where my feet lie on the ground
    On that front, Nintendo is just cocaine with the naming of its consoles.
    Honestly any name that makes it clear it's a new system would do, something that's not too over the top either. Sony's method of ascending number seems to not do harm just fine, Apple even got to 11 recently, and they may just continue till it reaches three digits. :P
     
  7. bodefuceta

    bodefuceta GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    6
    Apr 3, 2018
    Brazil
    I kinda like Xbox's naming scheme, making different names that all mean the same thing. I think just Xbox is the most likely, specially if it's going to have incremental upgrades, just as they might rename Windows 10 to just Windows, so they can show consumers it's a thing that will stay around for a while.

    I think it would be pretty stupid to make a new Xbox a traditional console. Microsoft doesn't even make exclusives anymore, it should just make a Windows box, that alone should give full X1 backwards compatibility LOL. Maybe it can simulate a console experience with disks, could need online DRM. I hope it's really cheap and I can run Linux on it.
     
    Last edited by bodefuceta, Oct 9, 2019
  8. Engezerstorung

    Engezerstorung GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Nov 9, 2011
    France
    xbox pi

    ...because it won't be shit !

    ...dont worry, i can find the exit myself...
     
  9. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Member
    9
    Aug 2, 2004
    Probably all sorts of trademark issues but I wouldn't be surprised if they just called it the Microsoft X.
     
    souhukyafod and JavaScribe like this.
  10. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Member
    7
    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    I'm sure it's gonna be shaped like a box so may as wel go for ABOX
     
  11. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    14
    GBAtemp Patron
    gnmmarechal is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 13, 2014
    Portugal
    https://gs2012.xyz
    You mean the XBox One X?
     
  12. Lazyboss

    Lazyboss GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    6
    Sep 26, 2017
    United Arab Emirates
    Assbox.
     
  13. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    5
    Nov 10, 2018
    Argentina
    Xbox Plzbuyme
     
    JavaScribe, IncredulousP and x65943 like this.
  14. warweeny

    warweeny GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    6
    Apr 25, 2011
    Netherlands
    NeXt-BoX

    With an emphasis on the X in "next" for the logo.
     
    Tigran, Pandaxclone2, Minox and 3 others like this.
  15. OldGnashburg

    OldGnashburg Canadian Zoomer

    Member
    5
    Feb 6, 2017
    Canada
    Alberta, Canada
    PlayStation 6, that'll show Sony.
     
    Last edited by OldGnashburg, Oct 9, 2019
  16. Missingphy

    Missingphy Pokémon Master, Console Bricker, and more...

    Member
    6
    Oct 7, 2018
    Mexico
    xbox scarlett
     
    sup3rgh0st likes this.
  17. diggeloid

    diggeloid Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Apr 29, 2019
    United States
    gbatemp.net
    Xbox Uno or Playstation Not
     
    Dagosty likes this.
  18. StiflingHat9897

    StiflingHat9897 Member

    Newcomer
    4
    May 2, 2017
    United States
    It will be called Capital One
     
    JavaScribe and pokothebird like this.
  19. retrofan_k

    retrofan_k GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    10
    May 31, 2013
    Belarus
    Caves
    $haftbox 3000
     
Quick Reply
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...