Xbox 8 Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

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/ July 5, 2012

Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console may be called “Xbox 8,” or perhaps Xbox Infinity, according to a recent report. The software giant recently secured a slew of Xbox-related domains from a Chinese cybersquatter through the National Arbitration Forum, a company that handles international domain disputes, Fusible reported. The disputed names include XboxPhone.com, XboxTablet.com, XboxLiveTV.com, XboxCompanion.com, Xbox8.us and Xbox8.org. Microsoft also has pending cases against the owners of Xboxliverewards.com, Xboxsports.com, Xboxsmartglass.com, and Xboxmusic.com.

The Redmond-based company’s next-generation gaming console was previously thought to be called Xbox 720, following the naming scheme of its predecessor. The recent domain acquisitions have increased speculation that Microsoft may veer away from its previous naming scheme, however.

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