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I still kinda expect a Microsoft guy to come out and say it is not the name of that one box, but the name for a few different boxes including this one. And this one (being part of the Series X) is called Scarlett, Anaconda, really anything but what it currently sits on.



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JuliusHackebeil said:
I still kinda expect a Microsoft guy to come out and say it is not the name of that one box, but the name for a few different boxes including this one. And this one (being part of the Series X) is called Scarlett, Anaconda, really anything but what it currently sits on.

Sounds better than just calling the console itself "Series X".



CaptainExplosion said:
JuliusHackebeil said:
I still kinda expect a Microsoft guy to come out and say it is not the name of that one box, but the name for a few different boxes including this one. And this one (being part of the Series X) is called Scarlett, Anaconda, really anything but what it currently sits on.

Sounds better than just calling the console itself "Series X".

Scorpio became One X and Scarlett became Series X

Now it was said that Scarlett was or would be a family of devices, so odds are more likely right now we're going to see a another Series something.

Series X, Series Y, Series Z, etc.

This way they can now follow up with something like Series XS for the slim version. Then maybe Series 2X or Model X afterwards ('next gen') to show it remains in the same performance group but a step up within the same family.

I sure hope they don't do something worse like calling each model, Series X1 (Lockhart), Series X2 (Anaconda), Series X3 (future), etc. This wouldn't be much of a problem if they ditched last gen, but having XB1, XB1X, and XBSX1 on the shelves, would be terrible marketing.

*They could actually get around this pretty easily by just skipping Series X1, and going to Series X2. Make X2 Lockhart, and make X3 Anaconda, or if they have discless versions in mind, maybe leave X2 for the discless Lockhart, X3 for Lockhart, X4 for discless Anaconda, and X5 for Anaconda. This would actually put Anaconda on the same number scheme as PS5, which would be smarter marketing.

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EricHiggin said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Sounds better than just calling the console itself "Series X".

Scorpio became One X and Scarlett became Series X

Now it was said that Scarlett was or would be a family of devices, so odds are more likely right now we're going to see a another Series something.

Series X, Series Y, Series Z, etc.

This way they can now follow up with something like Series XS for the slim version. Then maybe Series 2X or Model X afterwards ('next gen') to show it remains in the same performance group but a step up within the same family.

I sure hope they don't do something worse like calling each model, Series X1 (Lockhart), Series X2 (Anaconda), Series X3 (future), etc. This wouldn't be much of a problem if they ditched last gen, but having XB1, XB1X, and XBSX1 on the shelves, would be terrible marketing.

*They could actually get around this pretty easily by just skipping Series X1, and going to Series X2. Make X2 Lockhart, and make X3 Anaconda, or if they have discless versions in mind, maybe leave X2 for the discless Lockhart, X3 for Lockhart, X4 for discless Anaconda, and X5 for Anaconda. This would actually put Anaconda on the same number scheme as PS5, which would be smarter marketing.

I think the best thing to do is make the Lockhart its own letter designator. Anaconda is Series X, Lockhart is Series S. Future iterations should be Xbox Series 2 X and Xbox Series 2 S. This is simple and easy to understand. 

The Worst thing they can do now is go into the Xperia line of naming. If we end up with something like Xbox Series 1, Xbox Series 5, Xbox Series 10, Xbox Series Z, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series T, Xbox Series XZ, then it is going to completely confuse consumers just like Sony has done. 

With multiple tiers, there needs to be a clear identification of what is the Top, Middle, and Low end, in addition to what is current, and what is prior. 

I hope they are able to brand and market it in a way that the masses can understand. It would be a shame if they deliver a great product, and have it fail, in part,  due to bad branding like we saw with WiiU and Vita. 



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trunkswd said:
Angelus said:

You just need to get with the modern standard for headlines on your articles if you wanna see things really pick up around here.

Try something like "Hellblade 2's blatant endorsement of Satanism calls into question the morality of Ninja Theory, and the gaming industry as a whole."

So I should make all the headlines click bait?

Noooo, no, that's got such a negative ring to it. Attention grabbing headlines, that's what it is



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CGI-Quality said:
curl-6 said:

After how things went down at the start of this gen, MS would be pretty foolish to let Sony get the jump on them again in terms of power.

It isn't a matter of 'let', though. Once the hardware is crafted, it's done. Now, they could always pull an X1X later, but at this point, very little change will happen in regards to specs.

The most we can expect is a possible clock increase for CPU/GPU/Ram pending thermal and power headroom... It's happened with consoles in the past via a firmware update.

shikamaru317 said:

^What Versus said. Xbox was so named because it was the first console to use Microsoft’s DirectX technology from PC. The goal of the project was to make a console that was easy for PC only developers to port their games to, a goal which was ultimately successful, with MS luring in quite a few formerly PC only developers to the system, including Bethesda with Elder Scrolls 3 and BioWare with KOTOR.

False.

Dreamcast used Windows CE and Microsoft's Direct X.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast#Development



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Yeah I can see them going with an approach like Xbox Series X for "Anaconda", Xbox Series S for "Lockhart", later Xbox Series Z for the 2023 Pro model. 



It will be interesting to see how many main skus there will be, as it seems there might be four for xbox next gen:

1) x series which is less powerful than the xbox1x as its the same as a ps4 Pro.

2) digital ony one

3) the actual next gen xbox

4) mid gen upgrade one


The next question I have is what will the price difference be between the x series, actual xbox next gen, xbox1x and the ps5.

Finally, what will be the difference in performance and price be between the xbox1x, xseries and ps5?



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KBG29 said:
EricHiggin said:

Scorpio became One X and Scarlett became Series X

Now it was said that Scarlett was or would be a family of devices, so odds are more likely right now we're going to see a another Series something.

Series X, Series Y, Series Z, etc.

This way they can now follow up with something like Series XS for the slim version. Then maybe Series 2X or Model X afterwards ('next gen') to show it remains in the same performance group but a step up within the same family.

I sure hope they don't do something worse like calling each model, Series X1 (Lockhart), Series X2 (Anaconda), Series X3 (future), etc. This wouldn't be much of a problem if they ditched last gen, but having XB1, XB1X, and XBSX1 on the shelves, would be terrible marketing.

*They could actually get around this pretty easily by just skipping Series X1, and going to Series X2. Make X2 Lockhart, and make X3 Anaconda, or if they have discless versions in mind, maybe leave X2 for the discless Lockhart, X3 for Lockhart, X4 for discless Anaconda, and X5 for Anaconda. This would actually put Anaconda on the same number scheme as PS5, which would be smarter marketing.

I think the best thing to do is make the Lockhart its own letter designator. Anaconda is Series X, Lockhart is Series S. Future iterations should be Xbox Series 2 X and Xbox Series 2 S. This is simple and easy to understand. 

The Worst thing they can do now is go into the Xperia line of naming. If we end up with something like Xbox Series 1, Xbox Series 5, Xbox Series 10, Xbox Series Z, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series T, Xbox Series XZ, then it is going to completely confuse consumers just like Sony has done. 

With multiple tiers, there needs to be a clear identification of what is the Top, Middle, and Low end, in addition to what is current, and what is prior. 

I hope they are able to brand and market it in a way that the masses can understand. It would be a shame if they deliver a great product, and have it fail, in part,  due to bad branding like we saw with WiiU and Vita. 

Not sure which way you're leaning. At first you say the models should have different letters and that would work out good, yet then mention that having different letters would be a problem. Or are you mocking me since I said X1, X2, etc would be bad, then realized just skipping X1 would fix the problem?

If they want to do slim models, considering they've been using the letter "S" to identify that version, calling launch Lockhart the S model would be odd since the slim version would then be known and the 'XB Series SS'. I'd stick to X,Y,Z if they are going that route. Actually maybe not Z because the slim ZS model would be a Z's sleeping meme nightmare.

Could go Series XL for Lockhart, but make Anaconda Series XX becauuse XA doesn't sound right. Which would lead to XLS and XXS I guess?

I dunno, XB and names are just a mess all around. I kinda like my X2, X3, X4, X5 idea now. Seems quite simple and easily matches Anaconda with PS5.



We were wrong all along. The name is just Xbox and not Xbox Series X. Microsoft doing all the mistakes Nintendo did with the Wii U: Bad first presentation and needing to explain what they meant afterwards...

""The name we're carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox," a Microsoft representative told Business Insider, "And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X."

Like the first Xbox generation, the next one is simply named "Xbox."

It's a basic rebranding, but a meaningful one that could help to simplify the Xbox line for interested consumers. It also clarifies Microsoft's intention with its console line.

"Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations, the name 'Xbox Series X' allows room for additional consoles in the future," the Microsoft rep told us."

https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/microsoft-only-using-xbox-name-going-forward-2019-12