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Originally Posted by Mac the Geek View Post

"720" would be every bit as dumb as "360", so I guess there would be some consistency there. wink.gif
And actually, there's an older Microsoft precedent for skipping numbers. The last 16-bit version of Microsoft Office contained Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, PowerPoint 4.0, and Access 2.0. The next iteration, Office 95, contained Word 7.0, Excel 7.0, PowerPoint 7.0, and Access 7.0. The intervening version numbers were skipped in order to standardize them across the platform.
So if Microsoft wants to standardize Windows 8 across consoles and mobiles and PCs, it does make sense for them to apply the "8" moniker to each of them. But that begs the question: Is Microsoft going to delay Windows 9 for mobiles and PCs until Xbox8 has exhausted its shelf life? If not, that cross-platform naming consistency is going to be pretty short-lived.

Wrong. I absolutely hate the "720" name and it doesn't fit at all and the people who started naming it that have no idea why the first one was named "360".

360 was meant to refer to a 360 degree view on gaming and entertainment by making a console that encompassed gaming, movies, music, all areas of entertainment. 360 degrees is a full circle. XBOX 360 makes sense. XBOX 720 makes none. XBOX 8 fits better than XBOX 720 would.
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Why didn't they already own this name.. They should just buy up all the relevant names, and names that could be come relevant. Meh, Captain Hindsight.
 
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Windows 8 + 8 core CPU + 8GB of ram + 8GB of vram smile.gif one can dream

You can already pretty much have this now in a PC. I also think Xbox 720 will be pretty dumb. I can see why they did 360. Because they wanted to have a higher number than the PS3. Because they couldn't just skip 3 and call it Xbox 4. Because as you all know your average electronic consumer ALWAYS sees higher numbers as better. Xbox 360 has the sense of coolness that the PS3 doesn't. It always reminded me of some punk sk8tboiter saying "radical dude!". Idk why it just did.
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post #24 of 53
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So they can simply take the domain names from people after a bit of courting? Oh, nevermind, courts are for the people (company) not people (people) these days. On topic, why would they call it xbox 8? 720 is more fitting... and it's only their 3rd.

720 makes no sense at all.

Xbox 8 would match Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 8...
post #25 of 53
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You can already pretty much have this now in a PC. I also think Xbox 720 will be pretty dumb. I can see why they did 360. Because they wanted to have a higher number than the PS3. Because they couldn't just skip 3 and call it Xbox 4. Because as you all know your average electronic consumer ALWAYS sees higher numbers as better. Xbox 360 has the sense of coolness that the PS3 doesn't. It always reminded me of some punk sk8tboiter saying "radical dude!". Idk why it just did.

 

We are not talking about a PC here. Myself and everyone already knows this can already be had on a PC. We ARE talking about consoles which are extremely outdated. I buy consoles for Exclusives period so I would like to see a beefy console since I will be buying both.

 

win8 + 8GB Ram + 8 core CPU + 8GB vram in a console would be awesome but its not going to happen.

 

It might be win8 + 2-4GB ram + 4 core CPU + 1gb Vram GPU which is still a pretty beefy console. As I said in the PC world we already have this but in the Console world this will be a HUGE upgrade

 

I hope consoles get a huge boost in performance & graphics so we can finally break the barrier in graphics we are at today. Without consoles getting a boost we as PC users will not see any real boosts either since all our games are mainly ports of current console tech


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Microsoft's new tag line for Xbox Infinite "To infinite and Beyond!"
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"720" would be every bit as dumb as "360", so I guess there would be some consistency there. wink.gif

It's probably so they can keep customers turning 360 degrese and walk away for the second time now thumb.gif
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It's probably so they can keep customers turning 360 degrese and walk away for the second time now thumb.gif
360 degrees would take em back to the Xbox =(
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Xbox Revolution? Not everything has to be named with a number. tongue.gif
 
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Why is 360 & 720 dumb ?

im not a native english speaker, but 360/720 name feel comfortable for me.
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