Microsoft has clarified that the next-gen console is simply called Xbox, and the Series X is just the first console of the new generation.
When it was revealed, Business Insider was quick to point out the way the new console’s name was presented. The word “Xbox” was significantly larger than “Series X”.
"The name we're carrying forward to the next generation is simply Xbox," a Microsoft representative told Business Insider, "And at The Game Awards you saw that name come to life through the Xbox Series X."
Which is a fair choice considering that this gen has three entries, the Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Xbox One S. While Sony kept it clean for years now starting with PlayStation 1 up to next year’s PlayStation 5.
And Microsoft made it clear that it was leaving the way clear for multiple iterations of hardware in this generation.
"Similar to what fans have seen with previous generations, the name 'Xbox Series X' allows room for additional consoles in the future," the Microsoft rep added.