The Xbox One is certainly a name that a lot of people didn’t expect Microsoft to use.
So what made Microsoft go with something like that? We know for a fact that the company prefers to call it the All-in-One home entertainment system, and that’s also one reason why the One part fits after Xbox.
Microsoft’s Jeff Henshaw explained why they did that to CNET. He doesn’t believe the Xbox One name will cause confusion among public.
To that he said, “But this vernacular formed where people referred to it as the Xbox. Even today during interviews, I’ve slipped. It only takes a little while before you realize what’s going on underneath that name.
“There’s something very powerful about it. Xbox One really embodies the concept that this is the first device, the combination of this very powerful console that brings all its eight cores, 8GB of RAM, super fast memory, super powerful SoC we built, super powerful dedicated audio and video processing subsystems. There’s incredible power in this device, married with the next generation of Kinect for really enabling those subtle interactions between you and your entertainment.”
He then emphasizes the All-In-One aspect of the device.
“The embodiment that this becomes one device that addresses all the entertainment that you want to enjoy on your TV, and brings it to you in a way that’s so simple, that it can be the only input you have connected through your television. It is truly the one place to go for all this.
“So One ends up being a deeply meaningful thing to us here. It’s almost a bar that we are striving to achieve, and I think we nailed it really well with the Xbox One.”