5 Names For The New Xbox
Here are our top 5 most (un)likely names for the new Xbox.
It’s commonly referred to as the ‘Xbox 720′, but if Microsoft gives the successor to the Xbox 360 such a blindingly obvious title (despite the name appearing on an ad banner in Real Steel), we’ll start taking every one of Michael Pachter’s predictions seriously.
Incidentally, the industry analyst has recently said that a new Xbox console won’t be revealed in 2012 and won’t launch until as late as 2014, which gives us time to play the guessing games with the name of the new Xbox.
Or rather, guessing which of the names out there has even the slightest chance of being the one. Here are our top 5 most (un)likely names for the new Xbox:
5. Xbox 720
What?: It’s the Xbox 360… times two (*rolls eyes*).
Likelihood: This is waaaay too banal a title to be green-lighted. Besides, based on the precedence that no hardware manufacturer has ever simply rolled with an unofficial denomination of a new product, we’ll stop gaming forever if Microsoft makes its new machine an excepetion to that rule.
What?: We’re not even going to justify this with an explanation.
Likelihood: Only marginally more chance of being the official name than Xbox 720, purely because it’s not as widely disseminated. But seriously, it’s stupid on several levels.
3. Xbox Uranus
What?: Microsoft’s marketing team was going with big cats or planets, but Jaguar was already taken and the dart stuck in the seventh planet from the Sun.
Likelihood: We know Sony fan boys would love it if Xbox Uranus was green-lighted and it would make us chuckle too. Xbox Uranus would probably generate as much media heat as the Wii did when it was launched… but no. No way, not a chance.
2. Windows Box
What?: The machine that finally makes a happy compromise between PC and console.
Likelihood: You’ll be able to find this one in the gardening section of B&Q. Commercial suicide.
1. Xbox Fusion
What?: It brings us together to play and combines several new technologies, including Kinect and Cloud storage.
Likelihood: We quite like this one as a concept, except fans have already thought of it so for the sake of the marketing guys justifying their jobs (as per name #5), this name has only a glimmer of a hope.