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RAM MAGNUMS  +   1956d ago
Game informer trying to band-aid the situation, LOL!
Numbers are inflated because it's used more & there's still more than a 50/50 chance of getting rrod.
Umm game informer, the other 45% recieve error 74, 1 light of death, disc tray malfunctions, freezing & straight up dead brick malfunction.

Funny.
Mo0eY  +   1956d ago
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No matter how much you spin it bots, it'll glare into your soul and haunt you for the rest of this gen.
The_Beast  +   1956d ago
Even mart
the master of spinning this miserably failed..... poor bots lmao
RAM MAGNUMS  +   1956d ago
You have a better chance of getting rrod than you do having a working 360! LOL!
I've had 3 rrods!
The 360 lasted a year then rrod. I bought a arcade and it rroded the first week. The replacement 360 rroded when delivered to my door. Maybe I just saved a life.

Never again will I mess with that system. Especially when the P$3 is so much better.
Now I watch YouTube videos of people shooting thier rrod bricks with ak-47's & shotguns.
It feels so good to put a bullet thru that pos!
jdktech2010  +   1956d ago
Easy fix.....
Buy a warranty from Best Buy......if it doesn't work it, replace it

I've had 3 systems but it hasn't cost me a dime past that initial warranty purchase.....people create more drama than is usually needed
Quadrix  +   1956d ago
At this point, I think 360 fans can be lumped into the same category as PETA members; abominations that don't deserve to breath life.
Arutha  +   1956d ago
Well as someone who has had to repair one 4 times (it never cost me a dime at all, and the last one that RROD was replaced with a new one) I can say I will buy another if this one breaks. For one thing my game library is just to big to get rid of. You do not get enough on trade ins to make it worth while, and I do not feel like selling games off one by one Plus the system has some excellent games to play through a. Second I have a good group of friends that I play online with, and that takes time to develop on a whole separate network. Lastly I already have the PS3 and Wii, so even if I did have MS fix the console I at least have other systems to play in the meantime.

Overall though it still sucks that the failure rate is even as high as it is. Especially considering that my original Xbox works like a charm.
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spektical  +   1956d ago
its real
i have an xbox and im on my 3rd already... , M$ customer service is a joke... heaven knows why i decided to get a new xbox after each failure... maybe cause of halo xD

but yea those numbers seem very realistic. Most of my friends are on a different xbox than the one they started with and most of them are because of hardware failures
batterystrength  +   1956d ago
Images say more than 1000 words,

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Aceluffy  +   1956d ago
Bubbles up mate
I also have an old Nintendo and Sega Genesis that still works.
WTF is this ? A supposedly next gen console with 54,2 % failure rate and people still buy this crap ? This is not a good gaming era if we have at least 20 something millions morons willing to put up or even defend this rotting company of M$. Well, I give up, I guess people really are misinformed almost most of the time
Narutone66  +   1956d ago
My GameCube,
DreamCast, PS2 still works fine. I got bored with my SNES and gave it away. Even my game and watch still works.
The shoddy hardware is one of the main reason I will not buy a 360.
HDgamer  +   1956d ago
Wow, this is very shocking.
SurgicalMenace  +   1956d ago
Why are we all in denial?
Why is it that, we Xbox 360 owners, refuse to look at the facts? I know that I have been through over 5 systems personally, so is it hard to believe that there could be more people that have experienced the same thing?

Look, I know it is hard to except that the hardware that you chose is the most faulty out of the three, but it does not mean that your decision was wrong. What is wrong, is that fact that because you made your decision and you do not want to feel like you were wrong, you turn a blind eye to facts that have been proven over the years.

The only things that most of you have to fight with in this ongoing debate are comments like;

Well, if these numbers were true Microsoft would tell us.

I will not believe that X company is telling the truth because they were paid off by Sony and/or Nintendo.

Well these numbers cannot be true because MY system has never broke.
Note: "My" in math is a term that has a value equaling one.

Look the proof is, Microsoft paying out 290 million dollars in damages and extending the contracts to three years. If this was not true why would a company do that? Because they are the richest and just love to spend money on accusations right.

And, just recently Microsoft was ordered by a judge to pay out another 200+ million in damages. I have multiple 360s and a good library of games but I can see that the hardware is not as reliable as the other two companies.

Why is it okay to know something is wrong as long as no one tells you that it is wrong? I know, it is the hope that no one sees that facts and turns to use them against you. I love gaming but I am tired of these debates that are not based on facts only blind bias for the defending team. Open your eyes and except the facts.
ukilnme  +   1956d ago
Luckily for me my Elite is still running strong. Wish I could say the same about my PS3.
SurgicalMenace  +   1956d ago
Yes, because your one elite is the voice of victory for all the xboxes that have been doomed to the graveyard. Your PS3 breaking is illustrated as the 10% failure that was stated in the article anyway. So your attempt to prove a point has a failure rate of 100%. Stop debating over what you believe is the truth and just look at the facts.
Gun_Senshi  +   1956d ago
Viral Marketing
When you buy an X360, you will be games. You'll have quite a libary. If it breaksdown, even when not under warranty, the amount of money spent on games will make you buy a new x360.

In my humble Opinion, Microsoft did RROD fault on purpose, so buyers will have to buy multiple X360s to enjoy gaming on it. Most people have at least 2 different X360s, so they can keep playing when one is at repairs.

Before you call me a fanboy for my views, answer me this. How come RROD is nearly never ever appeart on a Modded X360 with added fans?

And no, Jasper and Falcon NEVER fixed RROD. Just more propoganda.
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rukia_chan  +   1956d ago
RROD:

only in the 360fxme ;) ;) ;)
Relientk77  +   1956d ago
thats a pretty high percentage, maybe microsoft should do something
Doletskaya  +   1956d ago
Well,no surprise,I went through three 360s myself before deciding to go with PS3 instead and then realising what kind of idiot I was to keep supporting a console that breaks on itself.
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gano  +   1956d ago
Get them outta here
I know it's more then that for the metoo360.
M$ is the worst company to enter gamin ever.
Garbage system in history, and cats/kids try to justify this to real gamers.
How? Payin online, what! They even said they knew the system was faulty and didn't care.

People justify their hardware, to their buyouts of timed exclusives, even payouts to make the comps games look bad. The cats who where here when n4g started know who u are. It's business these clowns say.
Bet, if M$ made cars and 54% of those cars crash, brake lock up, trans went out etc, regardless if it has satellite radio, dvd player u cant convince me thats a good car.

Gameinformer mostly ms fans so the percentage is more.
This gen of gamers.... wow.
I'll never support a snake azz company like ms, never. Some who snake stay snakin.
vShinobi  +   1956d ago
Mine broke twice already.
ZILLA  +   1956d ago
IS THAT ALL!?
i thought it was more like 99.9%!when will ppl figure out that the 360 and the wii are toys and the P S 3 is a home entertainment machine(period)fact:HOME killed the xbox!!!
NaiNaiNai  +   1956d ago
yes yes and we all know that the ps3 is over 10% fail rate as well.

so both sides need to stop living in denial.
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NaiNaiNai  +   1956d ago
oh you'll agree with 54% but not the fact its like 11.2% on the ps3. Okay what ever be delusional.
TheColbertinator  +   1956d ago
Wow that is a lot of hardware failure.
rubixCubos  +   1956d ago
Most faulty console of all time by a country mile
This is an absolute disgrace of epic proportions on Microsoft's part.

I'm still baffled and angry as to how the hell they are getting away with this.

If this was any other large company, there would be worldwide uproar.

54% !?!?!?!?!?

10% is acceptable.

12% is poor.

15% is bad.

25% is disgraceful as that is 1/4, which is not acceptable in any way but...

54% ??!?!?!
PirateThom  +   1956d ago
I doubt it's 54%, the sample is quite small, but it gives you an idea how people are like beat wives when it comes to the 360, it breaks down once, but maybe it can change, Microsoft said it had changed.
SurgicalMenace  +   1956d ago
Like I stated above they were ordered by a judge to pay out another 200+ million dollars in damages just recently.
darkride66  +   1956d ago
:)
That exact same comparison stated almost exactly as you put it got me suspended from the Gamespot forums for a month back a year or so ago. You want to see out of control, pro-Microsoft mods just trying making anything but a 100% pro-Microsoft opinion on those forums.

I used that site for almost a decade before they decided to go that route. It's sad when you see a site like that that you've grown to respect all of a sudden noticeably shift their editorial policies and then see that spread over into their forums.
Blacksand1  +   1956d ago
Yes PS3
I was just in gamestop about 1:00pm and the guy thought I work at gamestop and he told me he just got a RROD last night after having the 360 back for 4 month. is that bad are what I told him that RROD all the time my sister man had 3-4 of them, so I told him to buy a PS3 because tomorrow the three will have a price cut tomorrow.
Gun_Senshi  +   1956d ago
Dude USA = The World
Where I live Microsoft don't even let me play online, there is no XBL, at least Sony let me play online even though there is no Playstation Store to buy.

Where I live MS gives only 6 month warranty on X360.
Citizen_King  +   1956d ago
I find it funny that not even a survey conducted by a well established gaming magazine can stop X-Bots from spinning the results.
Socomer 1979  +   1956d ago
Inflated?
The only thing thats inflated are those so called xbox 360 consoles sold each month in america.

this percentage of hardware malfunctions are definatly a factor.
Socomer 1979  +   1956d ago
xbutts get no respect. NONE!
& this is why you all are officially the dumbest waste of space that ever existed in the history of gaming. every single one of you toolboxes are bend over buddies and ya got the avatars to proove it.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAA !
artsaber  +   1956d ago
It Is A Fact Hard To Swallow
That the average generic brand toaster has a longer average shelflife as a 360, that at one point was guaranteed to be $400 and up. Most folks have come to terms with this, but there are a few who still have issues with reality.

My advice to those of you, is to let it go. Don't create a safe-haven for manufacturers or companies to produce shoddy hardware in the wake of your denial. If so, this may become a standard business practice.
SurgicalMenace  +   1956d ago
You are proof that there is hope for the gaming community. No more denial only facts people.
Hiruu  +   1956d ago
I subscribe to Game Informer...
which issue was this article in?
xboxlover  +   1956d ago
I've had 6 360's crap out on me...
but kept getting them fixed until #6(bought an arcade). 2RROD, 3E74, and a no video problem. At this point, it would be a waste of my money sent on games to switch. I will buy Xbox 720, because MS will have learned by 2010 or beyond not to rush ahead of PS or nintendo, and lt will be them that have the faulty console, just like the PS2. Only problem will be is when Nintendo/Sony fix for free like MS is doing, people won't switch because of the same reason I didn't (But Blu-Ray and GT5 almost tipped me.)

My original crystal xbox still works fine, and I just play then when the 360's in the shop. (why would MS sell an arcade, when they pioneered having a HDD standard with xbox 1? BTW how big was that HDD, it never gets full.)
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SurgicalMenace  +   1956d ago
Unfortunately man, your comment sounds more like wishful thinking because Nintendo has never been known for their faulty hardware. Sony had two generations to learn from their mistakes. Microsoft was known for faulty hardware last generation as well. Sony or Nintendo will not extend their warranties because there is faith in their product.

I too will purchase the 720 but not as a fan of the company but as a hardcore gamer that will not limit himself to just one system.
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