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Tech & Science It's Not Xbox Series X, It's Apparently Just Xbox

06:41  19 december  2019
06:41  19 december  2019 Source:   kotaku.com.au

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As stupid as it sounds, it isn't when we look at it from the business aspect. The company decided to rebrand in order to be able to focus on one name, recognizable Business Insider writes clearly: Xbox is the brand, and Series X is the model. The console name is simply Xbox , just like the first generation.

It ' s not the same as, say, Xbox 360, then Xbox 720, then Xbox 720 Pro, which is pretty obvious as to said it would cause any problems. You were, apparently , just bringing up a fact for no relevant reason, and Well the article says it ' s just called Xbox . It ' s the X after Series that might be the issue.

  It's Not Xbox Series X, It's Apparently Just Xbox © Supplied

Know how everyone was making jokes about what the next Xbox would be called, and it turned out to be the Xbox Series X? There's just one problem - it's not called that, with Microsoft clarifying in a new interview that all future iterations of their console will simply be called "Xbox".

In an interview with Business Insider, a Microsoft representative clarified that "the name we're carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox".

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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

So people will just call it the Series X , instead of Xbox Series X . A bit It ' s had no idea it was just Xbox . Now that I think about it all their consoles have been just Xbox You were, apparently , just bringing up a fact for no relevant reason, and are now acting upset that everyone didn't just ignore it.

"And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X," they added. To help that make a little more sense, have a look at the size of the fonts when Phil Spencer announced the console's name and look:

a man standing in front of a television© Kotaku

See how the Xbox is the largest font there? It's not just because that's the brand name - it's also meant to designate that all consoles are "Xbox" going forward. That's kind of what Microsoft has always done (Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One) ... so it's kind of hard to understanding the thinking.

And you've got to wonder how regular consumers are going to parse this. You'd have thought that Microsoft would have learned lessons from Nintendo, whose customers thought the Wii U was an add-on instead of a new console.

Just imagine a parent walking into JB or EB Games. "I already own an Xbox? Oh, all games are gonna still run on that Xbox? That's fine then."

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As it turns out, the console' s name is actually only " Xbox ." A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed this to Business Insider. The " Series X " is meant to In our recent interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer, he acknowledged that the new naming convention opens the door for additional versions of the system.

In the family of consoles called " Xbox ", it is the " Series X ". Just like the Apple Watch Series 5 is a particular watch in the Apple Watch Family, or the I don't understand the Series X part in relation to Xbox . Have I miscounted and it ' s the tenth Xbox ? I don't think it'll really change much but what is

To rub a bit of salt into the wound, see this follow-up quote from the same Microsoft representative:

“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.

The name? The model name? Or the console's name?

I can understand the logic behind wanting to move away from numbers. It's inevitable that some families and people outside of the gaming sphere would have assumed the PS5 was more powerful just because the number was bigger. I reckon Xbox 2020 would have worked just fine in that regard, and it communicates pretty clearly that it's the latest console.

All of this will only get worse when the cheaper next-gen Xbox, the one without a disc drive, launches. Will the Xbox Series S sit alongside the Xbox Series X? What about the next generation? Do they dump the "Series" naming convention? Do we just go to Xbox X2?

PlayStation must be having a blast watching all this unfold. They still need a proper answer to the value Xbox Game Pass provides, but there's nothing like getting an advantage by doing absolutely nothing.

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