So we've probably all seen everyone nickname the upcoming generation of Xbox 360 the Xbox 720. It's easy enough to understand; 360 + 360 = 720. However, this name fails to capture some sort of feeling of a "4th" generation of Xbox. It is true that in reality the Xbox 360 was only the second generation of Xbox. However, the reason "360" was chosen as the name for the second generation of Xbox was because it had the number "3" in the name and that gave the Xbox a competitive marketing edge when it came to competing against the PS3 and Nintendo Wii. Because the Xbox 360 was being marketed at around the same time as the PS3, Microsoft needed a name for their console that gave them a competitive chance against the PS3 etc. Think about it, at the time would you have rather bought the "Xbox 2" vs the PS3 or the Xbox 360 vs the PS3. The "360" certainly sounds better and newer.
Now, this brings me to my idea for the naming of the next generation of Xbox. Because "720" has been used as a popular nickname for the next Xbox generation, I thought of a name that encompasses the "720" but also gives Microsoft a competitive edge when competing against the "PS4". Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The Xbox 4 Pi. While I'm sure the percentage of people reading this right now and saying "4 Pi?" is through the roof, I will go through and explain what "4 Pi" means. Excuse me if this gets a little math related.
In school grades 10-12 (depending on where you live) you may encounter introductions to calculus. These introductions normally involve using what is called a Trigonometric Circle. This circle is used in conjunction with a Cartesian plane to graph wave functions
in pre-cal and calculus. The circle itself has fractions marking different positions along the circle and they are added up as you count "laps" around the circle. Furthermore, each fraction designating a position on the circle can be measured with degrees
(this coincides with "720"). Every time you count around the circle you add the degrees for each "lap" and so two complete laps around the circle end up equaling 720 degrees OR, if measured using the fraction coinciding with 720 degrees, 4 pi. Therefor, the
name for the next generation of Xbox should be the Xbox 4 Pi.