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In the history of bad ideas, changing the name of a product when it is finally garnering significant market share might just be the worst.



This thread is false.

Xbox is a great name, and it's well established already. Xbox is even a slightly better name than Playstation.

'Xbox' sounds a lil bit generic, but 'Playstation' sounds quite childish nowadays. And Wii is just a terrible name.



Saki said:

Yes, yes thats already a known brand, when people think microsoft and games they think xbox (well not really maybe PC, xbox brand is strong,etc.

I already know thats what some people are gonna say. I dont think its really true.

When I first heard about the orginal X-box I couldnt believe MS chose such a stupid and generic name. I mean "X" Xtreme and gaming and all that bullshit. X-box sounds so stupid. Xbox 360 sounds even worse. There is also no way in hell the next one is gonna have 720 in the title.

Its obvious I dont like the name but Im sure others do. Im not trolling I just think its bad name and if they change it they could change the image of Xbox and hell even tap into a Japanese market.If something sells bad you can always rebrand it and just make it more appealing.

Shit....Im going off-topic.

Anyways I think MS should really think of a new name for their next console because X-Box is terrible brand name (not console) and already has a bad image in Japan. Something more appealing and simple that sounds good. (No not like Wii Im not the biggest fan of the "Wii" name either)

By your logic Sony should also change the Playstation brand name. Playstation is just as stupid but just as Playstation is well accepted nowadays so is the Xbox brand name. Xbox 360 may be a lame name as well but we came to accept it just like people came to accept the Nintendo Wii name which is the worst game console name EVER! BTW the 360 in X360 has a meaning. They added it to represent the 360 degrees of change in Xbox from one generation to the next. Better networking, wireless controllers, larger community/social implementation, huge makeover in the graphics/physics department, rewards system (Achievements), their goal to have community games and videos on LIVE and add in their goals for the revamped Marketplace. Now we have Netflix and soon will have Games on Demand, Last.fm, Facebook etc. and Project Natal down the line and don't forget about Primetime Games like 1 vs 100. It is easy to see why they wanted to name it Xbox 360 instead of say Xbox 2.



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No, I like Xbox as the main title. One could argue about "Playstation" too. To be honest, I like all of the names..... why is that bad?



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LordMatrix said:
Saki said:

Yes, yes thats already a known brand, when people think microsoft and games they think xbox (well not really maybe PC, xbox brand is strong,etc.

I already know thats what some people are gonna say. I dont think its really true.

When I first heard about the orginal X-box I couldnt believe MS chose such a stupid and generic name. I mean "X" Xtreme and gaming and all that bullshit. X-box sounds so stupid. Xbox 360 sounds even worse. There is also no way in hell the next one is gonna have 720 in the title.

Its obvious I dont like the name but Im sure others do. Im not trolling I just think its bad name and if they change it they could change the image of Xbox and hell even tap into a Japanese market.If something sells bad you can always rebrand it and just make it more appealing.

Shit....Im going off-topic.

Anyways I think MS should really think of a new name for their next console because X-Box is terrible brand name (not console) and already has a bad image in Japan. Something more appealing and simple that sounds good. (No not like Wii Im not the biggest fan of the "Wii" name either)

By your logic Sony should also change the Playstation brand name. Playstation is just as stupid but just as Playstation is well accepted nowadays so is the Xbox brand name. Xbox 360 may be a lame name as well but we came to accept it just like people came to accept the Nintendo Wii name which is the worst game console name EVER! BTW the 360 in X360 has a meaning. They added it to represent the 360 degrees of change in Xbox from one generation to the next. Better networking, wireless controllers, larger community/social implementation, huge makeover in the graphics/physics department, rewards system (Achievements), their goal to have community games and videos on LIVE and add in their goals for the revamped Marketplace. Now we have Netflix and soon will have Games on Demand, Last.fm, Facebook etc. and Project Natal down the line and don't forget about Primetime Games like 1 vs 100. It is easy to see why they wanted to name it Xbox 360 instead of say Xbox 2.

You do, I hope, realize that a 360 degree change puts you right bac where you started?



Ah. So defensive as I thought.
Yes Wii is stupid I even said on the OP Im not a fan of the name and I think Playstation isnt that bad,

At the dude who keeps saying I want the name change just for the Japanese market thats dumb because I dont really give a damn. Im just saying that can be one of the benefits of a name change.

Anyways this thread has proved that most people dont really care about the name or are defensive as fuck about any badmouthing of Xbox.

Im done.




Just because the Japanese don't like it, doesn't mean we have to change it. Microsoft is an American brand, you know. Sony and Nintendo are Japanese, so naturally they have a more favorable audience in that region.



Read what the hell Im saying thats not the main reason I want the damn change. The could possibly be a benefit it could again not do anything at all.

I mainly want a name change because Xbox is a stupid name.




Saki said:
Read what the hell Im saying thats not the main reason I want the damn change. The could possibly be a benefit it could again not do anything at all.

I mainly want a name change because Xbox is a stupid name.

We read what you said.  You want them to rename their successful brand because you don't like it.  How are we even supposed to reply to that?  No one in history has ever wanted a console and then not bought it because of the name, so giving up brand recognition to please some inexplicably irate guy on VGChartz would be mentally bankrupt, to put it mildly.