Post your new ideas and feature requests for Xbox (or vote for an existing idea) here!

Ignore the word "The" when sorting purchased games/films

Some films in the Films and TV app ignore the word "The" when sorting alphabetically. I would like all Films to behave this way. Additionally, this would be useful when sorting your games

2,001 votes
Sign in
Signed in as (Sign out)

We’ll send you updates on this idea

nw1gamer shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →


Sign in
Signed in as (Sign out)
  • Shion Majerus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Games should have a display title and a separate sort title.
    The sort title wouldn't be shown to the user, but would define where it is shown in the alphabetically sorted list.

    This would enable games from a single series to be sorted in chronological order, for example "Banjo-Kazooie" would have a sort title "Banjo-Kazooie 1", "Banjo-Tooie" would have a sort title "Banjo-Kazooie 2", and "Banjo Kazooie: N n B" would have a sort title "Banjo-Kazooie 3". Monkey Island: SE" would have a sort order title "Monkey Island 1 SE", and "Monkey Island 2: SE" would have a sort order title "Monkey Island 2 SE", avoiding the current issue of showing the 2nd before the 1st. Same with the Sonic games.

    This would also fix the problem with games using roman numerals for some of their episodes and standard numbers for others, or studios which lack consistency such as "Assassin's Creed" sometimes being spelled with a ' (apostrophe) and sometimes with a ′ (prime), sometimes with and sometimes without a ®, ©, ™ symbol, messing up their alphabetical order.

  • SPGamer4Life commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Kinda hard to do when devs & directors and the like already called said movie/game before they make it

  • Barabus69 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agree, need to remove 'The' from these things. "The Witcher 3" should be sorted under 'W' not under 'T'....

  • deSynq commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They should also group games from a single series in chronological order. Halo Wars: Definitive edition shouldn't be placed after Halo Wars 2, Darksiders 1 should come before Darksiders2, Fallout: New Vegas should come before Fallout 4, Gears of War Ultimate should be before Gears 2,3 & 4, Halo: MCC should come before Halo 5... and so on.

  • Capta1nAm3rica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Couldn't agree more. When it's downloading, Jackbox Party Pack 3 shows as just that. When in "my games and apps" it was "The Jackbox Party Pack 3". Quit the shenanigans, Microsoft!

  • ScaryBunny18926 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Witcher belongs under W not T! The same with The Crew, The Bunker, The Deer God, The Escapists, The Little Acre. The list goes on!
    The "The" should be ignored.

  • Phernost commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Especially for "Games & apps" app. Banner Saga #1 is sorted under T (The Banner Saga), while #2 is sorted under B (Banner Saga 2). I have 30 other digital games that are all under T because they start with "The"

The Clubs & LFG Forum Is Live!

Our newest Feature Area forum, Clubs & LFG, is now live! We've added a bunch of ideas that you can now vote on both in the Feature Area forum and in the Clubs & LFG category of theNew Ideas forum!

Go to the new Clubs & LFG forum and vote for your favorite ideas!

Feedback and Knowledge Base