Microsoft secures rights to Xbox 8 name, could this be the name of the next-gen Xbox?

Microsoft wins two disputes to Xbox-related domains, hints at "Xbox 8"

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As most of you would know, we post tonnes of rumors about the next-gen consoles, as they will most likely shape the future of gaming, and therefore, the future of PC hardware. As we get closer to the release of the next-gen consoles, more and more information surfaces. Whether this information is true or not, or just the company's way of throwing out so much information, you can't find the truth from the ocean of rumors.

Microsoft secures rights to Xbox 8 name, could this be the name of the next-gen Xbox? |

The latest news on the next-gen Xbox is that Microsoft Corporation won two disputes they filed in May with the National Arbitration Forum in regards to numerous Xbox-related domains owned by a resident of China who goes by the name "Cheng Juan". These domains are,,,, and As you can imagine, this opens our eyes to the next-gen console, and the future of Microsoft.

At the moment, no one knows what the next-gen Xbox will be called, so anyone trying to say it will be a certain name (Xbox Next, Xbox 720) is just guessing, or reporting the news as they see it. The name isn't in concrete, and we're seeing Microsoft change things up lately with Windows, making hardware for tablets, and just their general way of doing things is morphing into something completely different.

Microsoft using Xbox 8 as their next console would make a lot of sense to the public, as their ecosystem would be nice and tight. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, everything 8 makes much more sense, as it would become Microsoft's version of Apple throwing 'i' in front of everything they sell. Microsoft using numbers would make generation leaps easier, and therefore, to the normal end user, an easier purchase. The higher the number, the product is newer/better/faster.

The only problem I have with this, is Microsoft would need to release new consoles each time they jump in numbers, Windows 9 comes out, they would need to upgrade the console sometime in that time frame, or the next release, i.e. Xbox 10. The future of Xbox just got a whole lot more interesting.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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