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.
Last edited by EricHiggin - on 15 December 2019