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Silverspoon's Sunday Discussion Topic #5: What Console or Handheld had the Coolest Name?


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I have always loved the name of the Sega Saturn.  Atari Jaguar would be my 2nd place finisher, but Sega had great names for a little while in the 90's as Genesis was a solid name, and 32X sounded cool, but the Saturn is the ultimate console name.  Had the Neptune been released, I dont feel like it sounds as good.

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Just now, Bearcat-Doug said:

I always thought Playstation was a pretty cool name. I guess Sony did too since they kept it for all of their consoles after the original. 

I debated on the same answer.  And it was the PlayStation.  Capitalize that S.  Also, I loved the abbreviation "PSX".

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1 minute ago, RH said:

I debated on the same answer.  And it was the PlayStation.  Capitalize that S.  Also, I loved the abbreviation "PSX".

Funny you mention that since I usually catch myself slipping not capitalizing the S. PSX sounded cool too, although I usually saw that as a written abbreviation instead of people actually saying it.  

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1 hour ago, spacepup said:

And I think Sega definitely had more unique / interesting names for the systems, most of which I like very much.  Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast, were all pretty good names IMO

 

I like those, too, but Sega also had the Mark III, Sega CD, and 32X. They were pretty hit and miss.

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Gizmondo!  It just stands out to me and sounded very hip for it's time. 

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Runner up would be Atari Jaguar which was a system I wanted as a kid just based on the look and name of the console alone.

I will also second that Sega probably was the best at naming consoles - Dreamcast, Saturn and Genesis are up there with the best.

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4 hours ago, SilverspoonGaming said:

Nothing irritates me more than someone referring to the PS1 as the PSX.  The PSX was a different console completely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's a pet peeve for me as well, although I've learned to live with it.  It's so common place now, it's not worth correcting anyone.  However, I will never use it that way myself.  

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I always hated the name Playstation.  Its very Japanese, go figure, but its super dumbed down.  Play new Sony Video Game Machine Raaaaaahhhhh!

Xbox is a solid name, but the 360, One, Series X, I really feel like they probably have the worst later model names.

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I try not to think of console names too hard because so many of them are awful. The Wii and Wii U. The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, a console with awkward multiplayer capabilities that's mostly known for its single player games. The dumbness of calling an X-shaped box "Xbox" to the Xbox One... the third Xbox to the mega dumbness of the Xbox One X Series X-Box 2.0 X-X Box Live Verxion X.

What the hell is a JVC X'eye?? A marketing guy actually let them release a product named that??

I think we peaked early:
Magnavox Odyssey
Vectrex
RDI Halcyon

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