Microsoft Almost Called The Xbox 360 "Xbox 3"


New member
Apr 14, 2011
K12 said:
... you could have just not used a number guys. XBox Neo, ZBox, MBox, XBox Prime, XBox Alpha, XBox Elite, OmegaBox/ ΩBox, XLBox, XXBox, XtraBox, neXtBox, XBox Revelations, XBox: Enemy Unknown, XBox with a vengeance, XBox: Wrath of Khan... or you know just a totally different unrelated name.
The name comes from the very early days of development when it was known as the DirectXBox because it would run their API.


Robots will replace your job
May 28, 2011
So apperently we should make a kickstarted to get microsoft employees to primary school so they could learn how to count.

1st Xbox - Xbox (thats fine)
2nd Xbox - Xbox 3
3rd Xbox - Xbox 1

Steve the Pocket said:
Then people might have thought it can only handle 720p. Which is only true most of the time.
The vast majority of Xbox 360 games are 480p-544p range. The 720p game is an exception. This is because the memory buffer used in Xbox 360 was small and could only hold 2 480p frames in it, so if the game wanted to do any post-processing effects at all it had to be bellow 720p. Worth noting - it did have a few very simplistic games run at 1080p!