Microsoft Explain Their Choosing Of Xbox One Name

Written by Luuk on Tue, May 28, 2013 4:12 PM

The new Xbox had rumors piling up the roof about it's name until it's announcement. The Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity and simply 'Xbox' were all on the cards.

In the end, the name 'Xbox One' was officially chosen by Microsoft. Since the name isn't chronologically sensible, Microsoft felt they should explain their idea behind behind the name...

Jeff Henshaw of Microsoft:

"The original Xbox was just the 'Xbox', it wasn't 'One'. But this vernacular formed where people referred to it as the Xbox. Even today during interviews, I've slipped."

"It only takes a little while before you realize what's going on underneath that name. There's something very powerful about it. Xbox One really embodies the concept that this is the first device, the combination of this very powerful console that brings all its eight cores, 8GB of RAM, super fast memory, super powerful SoC we built, super powerful dedicated audio and video processing subsystems."

"There's incredible power in this device, married with the next generation of Kinect for really enabling those subtle interactions between you and your entertainment." 

The name Jeff, the name...

"Xbox One is really the embodiment that this becomes one device that addresses all the entertainment that you want to enjoy on your TV, and brings it to you in a way that's so simple, that it can be the only input you have connected through your television. It is truly the one place to go for all this."

"So One ends up being a deeply meaningful thing to us here. It's almost a bar that we are striving to achieve, and I think we nailed it really well with the Xbox One." 

So the One was chosen to make it very clear how much Microsoft want to own your living room; One box to rule them all.

"The thing you have to bear in mind, is that if you look at the original Xbox, the experiences have grown to become so dramatically rich and different. There's no resemblance anymore between the two. You can't confuse them in any way. So when people say 'Xbox One,' it's going to be reflective of this new generation of experiences. I really don't think there's going to be any confusion."

So, we as gamers of course have the final say in all of this. Did you ever call the first Xbox the "Xbox 1"? Are you likely to confuse the system people are talking about now with one that's 12 years old?

More Importantly, how successful do you think Microsoft will be in making the Xbox One the centre of the living room? Tell us your thoughts below!

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18:11 May-29-2013

"super fast memory, super powerful SoC we built, super powerful dedicated audio and video processing subsystems". How old is the guy that wrote this anyway?

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18:22 May-29-2013

I guess 48 :P

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18:29 May-29-2013

then i guess he's never seen pussy

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19:56 May-29-2013

ROFL "..super powerful dedicated audio and video processing subsystem.." ×Đ ×Đ

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20:33 May-29-2013

He's just reading what the PR department told him to say. I'm sure he has very little idea of what he's actually talking about... and how incredibly wrong he is.

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10:37 May-30-2013

@greg I was talking about the pussy :P

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12:17 May-30-2013

I was referencing the OP... ;-)

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05:37 May-30-2013

This comment made my day! haha +1 for you bro! :D

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13:59 May-29-2013

Thread Locked - This thread is now locked

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14:00 May-29-2013

Just kidding

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13:39 May-29-2013

I remeber an article about consoles slowly dying. This is what it meant, they will be boxes stalking you, on which you can watch movies and just like the old TV's: pause, and play buit in tetris :D

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13:50 May-29-2013

Yeah i hope they will die one day...

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08:42 Jun-06-2013

What? :O
I enjoy playing games with my PS3...

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11:44 May-29-2013

not sure why they called it the Xbox One?! it definitely wont be the centre of my living room considering the specs which cant even level with the PlayStation 4. personally the xbox 720 sounded like a better name.

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13:14 May-29-2013

+1 for you man. 720 would be a better name. it would be like 716 gen ahed of PS4 XD, but insted MS took 359 step back in the past....

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11:40 May-30-2013

lol seems like all Microsoft can do lately is take steps backwards...
they had a good os with windows 7, then they had to totally ruin it with windows 8. after winows 8 and xbox one it doesn't seem like they are learning from their mistakes.

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10:31 May-29-2013

They accidentally left off the rest of the name, as well as some vital punctuation. The full name is:
Xbox, One huge pile of crap.

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09:44 May-29-2013

what if Microsoft was bribed by SONY to make crap ??????????? O.o

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09:45 May-29-2013

It is already crap.

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09:49 May-29-2013

seems that crisis called Windows8 ruined Microsoft that much they couldn't afford better hardware for their XBOX......
and what if they'll make only ONE XBOX ONE because of insufficient funds ??? O.o

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09:51 May-29-2013

then they need to throw it to recycle bin

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11:05 May-29-2013

I was gonna say that, because it sure looks like they were.

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06:34 May-29-2013

all in one? really

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06:36 May-29-2013

all in one, except for games

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06:41 May-29-2013

In games Xbox One will work like poop

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06:45 May-29-2013

and cow sh!t

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06:46 May-29-2013

Cow sh&t can be used as manure but XBOX ONE cannot be used for anything

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06:49 May-29-2013

99 + 1 = 100% correct ;)

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12:45 May-29-2013

How the hell do you know this sir? Have you seen any gameplay, have you played it yet? I think f-cking not

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13:35 May-29-2013

And the Kinect STALKING YOU 24/7/365....or until it runs into RROD.

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06:17 May-29-2013

So basically, they named it "Xbox One" because it's an "All in One"? and that was their goal?!?!

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05:50 May-29-2013

i still don't get it why AMD had to built a 8 core chip for it. a 8Ghz chip would have pwnd insted of 8 core :P

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06:14 May-29-2013

I doubt it. If you overclock a Pentium 4 to 8Ghz. it still wouldn't be as fast as an fx-8350. Besides, they needed the multitasking power.

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08:05 May-29-2013

bleh, a 4 core or even a 6 corewoul have been perfect. but 8 core... thats too much... i wonder if you can overclock Xbox/ PS4

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08:26 Jun-06-2013

Imagine the cooling solutions they'd have to install for a 8GHz CPU :D

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05:00 May-29-2013

If the PS4 loses to the Xbox One, all will lose faith in the gaming industry :(.

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05:01 May-29-2013

That'll never happen, atleast not this year ;)

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03:25 May-29-2013

2001: Hey wanna play some Xbox?
2005: Hey wanna play some 360?
2013: Hey wanna play some One? lolwut?

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03:26 May-29-2013

Actually:
2013: Hey wanna' watch some TV on the One?

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03:27 May-29-2013

No, 2013 is "Hey wanna play some PS4?"

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03:29 May-29-2013

Haha, yeah.
Somewhere around 2020:
Lul, remember when Microsoft used to make consoles?

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03:30 May-29-2013

Actually, that'll be somewhere around 2014

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03:31 May-29-2013

But if PS5 comes out and the Xbox One 2 doesnt

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03:33 May-29-2013

Exactly...

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05:29 May-29-2013

XBox One 2 sounds hilarious! lol :D

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00:48 Jun-01-2013

Xbox one 2 3 4 5

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12:35 May-29-2013

FIXED:
2001: Hey wanna play some Xbox?
2005: Hey wanna play some 360?
2013: Hey wanna play some Xbox One?
Why would I want to play Xbox One? That sh!t's outdated.
No, dude: Xbox ONE!
Yeah, I heard you. I sold my Xbox One years ago when I got a 360.
Dude, NO... Xbox ONE! The new Xbox One.
What?! They made a new Xbox One? Why would they do that? That sh!t's OLD!
NO NO NO! The NEW Xbox One. God, dude, you know... the new Xbox that JUST came out, like, last week?
What? Why in the fck would Microsoft remake an old-ass console from 2001?
F
CK, NO, YOU HALF-WIT... THE XBOX ONE... the new Xb... you know what f*ck it... you wanna just smoke some weed?

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12:42 May-29-2013

reminds me of 2 blondes talking:
"hey I just got new Windows 8 !!"
"pfff ya kidding me, must be quite old, I have Windows 98"
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12:43 May-29-2013

"Hey, I just got Windows 8."
"Why do you need 8 of them?"

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02:40 May-29-2013

Yo Dawg! Xbox one lets you connect to your TV to watch TV on your TV while watching TV! :/

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02:44 May-29-2013

^I honestly don't know what Microsoft was thinking. Your statement made me laugh. Why would we need more TV, when we already have a TV that allows us to watch TV Channels? Now they expect us to connect another TV (called the XBOX One) to our TV to watch more movies and TV on TV.
XD

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03:04 May-29-2013

Yeah! haha! xD... but 360 will always better than xbox one :)

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11:06 May-29-2013

TVception.

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02:34 May-29-2013

Sony released One too... 13 years ago... :P

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02:36 May-29-2013

Which happens to be better than Xbox One :D

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02:38 May-29-2013

I feel the need to +1 you for that statement, my good friend.
:)

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02:39 May-29-2013

+1 for you too :]

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02:42 May-29-2013

What's the difference between an Xbox One and your Mother?
I genuinely care about your mother.
:D

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02:48 May-29-2013

and thats how i met your mother ;P

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02:50 May-29-2013

lol xD

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02:43 May-29-2013

  • 1 to both of you :D

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02:46 May-29-2013

In Soviet Russia . . . Kinect watches your every move . . . wait what???
O.o

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02:49 May-29-2013

this is getting creepier and even more creepier...=="

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02:52 May-29-2013

They are watching your every move-stalking you-staring at you-every single muscle without you knowing about it. :(

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02:53 May-29-2013

Who do they think they are, HUH???... our ex-girlfriends??? :B

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03:32 May-29-2013

Creeper Microsoft. Makes sense though, at the end in the credits of Halo 1, they did say they were striving for world dominance...

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05:57 May-29-2013

it's some templar's scheme I tell ya xD

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06:07 May-29-2013

yeah xbox one also kinect are templar scheme..dont be deceived by microsoft..huhu get ps4 instead..

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00:52 Jun-01-2013

GOD DAMNIT KINECT STOP WATCHING ME WACK IT TO PORNHUB!!!!!

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01:43 May-29-2013

How stupid will it sound when your friend asks: "Hey, dude, are you getting the new XBOX?" Then you respond, "OH YEAH!!! I'll be getting the XBOX ONE very soon!"
Wait . . . what?
Since when did Microsoft think that a multimedia console would be good when it's MAIN RIVALS ARE GAMING CONSOLES!!!!!!!!!! We already have PCs, DVD Players, Blu Ray, the GODDAMN MOVIE THEATERS for multimedia-a GAME console is supposed to focus on GAMES!
Final Score:
XBOX: One
Playstation: 4
Bad move on every part of the XBOX reveal, Microsoft.

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00:54 May-29-2013

Why doesn't Microsoft realize that the next generation of consoles is all about games? Microsoft didn't show any gameplay at the press conference, and that bothers me a lot.

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00:56 May-29-2013

Same, Xbox One seems to be a Media Console

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00:32 May-29-2013

Reading this douche pirate's quotes reminds me of this.

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09:42 May-29-2013

LMAO ×Đ

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23:26 May-28-2013

So what are they going to name the next Xbox? Xbox All In One? Xbox One 2?

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23:28 May-28-2013

Next xbox will be called..."Xbox Once more"

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00:20 May-29-2013

Xbox Onenner

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00:25 May-29-2013

C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker.....
sorry, had to say it :P

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00:23 May-29-2013

Depends how sales go :P

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00:26 May-29-2013

it already broke records for the most pre-orders...

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00:41 May-29-2013

Really? I would never pre-order a console this early, not at least until e3

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00:44 May-29-2013

Me neither, but unfortunately it has :(

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01:16 May-29-2013

Given the amount of negative news the Xbox One has been receiving lately, they won't have to worry about naming the next Xbox because there won't be one.

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01:24 May-29-2013

won't be One? nice pun :P

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01:27 May-29-2013

Didn't even clue into that actually haha.

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01:29 May-29-2013

unintentional puns ftw ;)

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23:16 May-28-2013

I thought it's called Xbox Oneline.

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23:06 May-28-2013

I called it Xbox Original

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22:06 May-28-2013

One..Step closer to your full house surveillance..With the Kinect in your living room,noone will ever go through unnoticed from the "X" Box..Every one of your moves will be taken into it's "X" files :D

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22:09 May-28-2013

Its a gaming console for God's sake :/

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22:21 May-28-2013

Well I was actually kidding there,I'm not paranoid enough to think that Kinect is going to be taking naked pictures of me..But I do think (Like many other people) that this will be a serious privacy issue,detecting how many individuals are standing in front of it or even studying them as well as face/voice recognizion combined with cloud servers would make anyone think twice about it,even if it would be used just for comercial reasons.Regarding the 'Gaming' aspect of it,for now it's more of a more functionable Smart TV than a Gaming Device,if you watched their conference you know what I mean.I personally expected a huge counter from MS to Sony but it just did not happen,we'll see at E3.

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22:24 May-28-2013

Agreed +1

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22:55 May-28-2013

What if we want it to take naked pictures of us? o.O

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22:58 May-28-2013

Your iphone should do the job ;)

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10:16 May-29-2013

Hahah :D +1 to both :D

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