According to Yahoo! a warranty company claims the Xbox 360 has a failure rate five times higher than other gaming consoles.
fanboys inc watch them flock below
Coming from someone with the user name poos3. On Topic: I own the original Xbox, Gamecube, PS2, PS3, Wii but no 360. Why? It's not because I'm a fanboy (Sure I favor Sony, but everyone has a favorite) It's 100 percent because of console reliability. I don't hate Microsoft, I don't hate the games (in fact I love the PC ports of a few of them), I don't hate Xbox Live, I hate the Hardware. I hear/read stories not only of the dreaded RROD but also faulty DVD drives and faulty HDD's (friend of mine often had to reformat his HDD in his 360 due to corruption, that and 1 run in with the RROD) That's pretty much the entire console. I don't want to have to rely on a warranty, I want reliability out of the box I want to love the 360 but Microsoft is making it very hard for me.
Best console in this generation
Well, when I buy a new console I don't do so to shoot sticky wads over how reliable it is, in other words, I don't buy it to value the hardware. I've had numerous consoles crap out over the years including a Dreamcast and a SNES, and although my 360 remains intact thus far I'm quite happy to have it fixed or replaced if (when, lol) it breaks. The reason I have one at all is to play good games on it, not to sit and admire the workmanship that's gone into it. Worst reliabilty rate doesn't = worst gaming console, but that doesn't seem to be what the article is claiming anyway
Microsoft needs to be embarrassed. Keep the RROD articles coming, I never get tired of them. Do it until MS recalls the Xbox 360. That will probably never happens so just keep on submitting these articles.
its true. Xbox 360 is the worst gaming console ever in term of reliability. A month ago i went in-store to play xbox 360 demo but couldnt. Why? it failed. Its red lights were flashing. Microsoft rushes into releasing xbox 360 too early. I wasnt surprised after reading that article. it is pretty old and ongoing news.
...happen to me me and my cousin was going into gamestop i think and I wanted to play the 360(since I don't have one) and I couldn't because of the RROD. I didn't know it was flashing 'til my cousin said: "Look!" Then he laughed!!!!
how many of those 360 sold actually "WORK" if 18million are sold then i would guess that about 15 million actually work right now. and i wont even get into all those upgrades that people do with the 360. \ and people like to bring up sony's disk reading errors back in the ps2 days. the 360's disk reading errors are just as bad, the only difference is it gets overshadowed by the rrod stories. and this is not a flamebait comment, but the truth.
I was about to buy me a 360 until I remind myself about the RROD. I don't want to buy me a system that I know would break down anytime!
well oke thats not so good then.
But the statement it says is true, the Xbox 360 does have a failure rate of 16%, a bit higher then most consoles. I don't see how it's THAT big of a deal, sure 16% of all the 360's out there fail, but it takes all of a week or two to get a whole brand new one. All of my friends that have 360's have had them since launch, kept them in open, non closed off areas, away from dust, like you really should. And they've had no heating problems at all.
does this RROD thing never die? why are fanboys still making a big deal out of it? Simply because there are gamers out there that are still having problems with their xbox360s.
it prob won't jus a few weeks or maybe a couple weeks ago my friend's 360 broke on hers and she had it I guess since launch date I believe or maybe a few weeks later
I got 3 xbox360 (jap,usa and Pal) the jap was manufactured in 2005, no problem at all works like a charm, also i keep them in well ventilated area
360 fanboys like you are exactly the reason why microsoft doesnt care because thier are idiots who are always saying, "WORKS FINE TO ME" sigh........
You need to turn it on btw
as long as, I get the best experience in this generation,,, I don't care about the failure rates BTW I already have 3 ps2
and proud of it!
70% of the x360s purchased have died within months after purchase and you want us to believe your lies that x360 works!!! the remaining 12 million x360s which are alive will also give RROD in the coming months cant imagine the fate of XBUGS whose consoles would fully die while playing GTA4. However i dont believe x360 will stay competitive till then As soon as GT5P hits europe x360 will be fully finished there. same goes to US
In hardware failure yes the 360 is the worst. But in other stuff like games the 360 is really good.
;-D ;-D ;-D
I'm saying nothing! ;-D
i think yahoo is mad at microsoft for the buyout fiasco... yep.
Can't believe people still buy this rubbish???
in reliability yes it is the worst console, in terms of games its really good (just give me more genre variety MS) hopefull i should be receiving my 360 back from their repair center soon, and ill tell you this much...... ill be playing it like mad because i know they give you a year warranty once returned, so if its to break again i hope its before that one year is up.
I mean, they're even bringing out like 5 RTS games this year... GOOD one too.
and yahoo is one of the most visted websties this Sept-Dec should be real interesting funny stuff
It is the most visited website. Someone submitted the most visisted websites and Yahoo was number 1, but it failed to get approved. Ouch for Microsoft and 360.
3 360's playboy, i guess that justifies my comment over in the gamerzone......
damn this thing is such an embarrassment for M$
SERIOUSLY - is there any need to change the title of the story for anything OTHER than to cause a flame fest?
Good - mods have changed it to the ORIGINAL title.
very embarrasing for microsoft.
And you BERSERK PIGS continue to buy this piece of TRASH! You CREATURES are an embarrassment! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
last time i checked a ring is a circle so what is it called a red ring of death if its 3/4 a circle? any who cant wait till april 29th
I still have my launch Xbox 360 and I have an elite no problems at all and all of my family members have 360's about 8 360's no problems You people should really quit being anti 360
LMAO no one cares how many Xbox 360's ur family has. They still are a big P.O.S and just because you like Gears and Gaylo doesn't change how crappy of a console it is. Guess what... I'm getting a PS3 soon... my brothers have a PS3... my Parents want a PS3 for Blu Ray and every friend at my University (USF) LITERALLY says how birght the future is for the PS3 and how they will be getting one... even if a couple years from now. One of my firends got a PS3 3 days ago with COD 4 and UT3 and is buying MGS4, day 1.... with me. When its all said and done the PS3 will be remembered as the dominant console and it will sale the most.... BY ALOT. A 360 price cut isn't going to help much at all... its alreasdy alot cheaper than the PS3 and sitll losing. People want playstation and always have, Not RROD fest Xbox 360's with only 3-4 better games because its tiwce as old as the PS3. PS3 has alot of games coming in it's second year also. Xbox 360 FTL. You might as well stop trying to defend the Xbox 360 on this site and find another if u don't like it. Xbox 360's are GARBAGE.
im a ps3 owner, i dont think bill gates planned for the xbox 2 hav a high defect rate, nothins perfect, i was tempted 2 get an xbox but im glad i waited 4 the ps3. ive written numerous comments slaggin the xbox off but the more i think about it "the xbox is here 2 stay". in all walks of life there has been competition and its very rare the 1 of them completely dies off, people will still bad mouth the ps3 just like they will the xbox in years 2 cum, nothins gonna change!!! move on
I've had a launch console with no issues what so ever.
The word failure is synonomous with Xbox 360. Microsoft has made such a poor hardware design, it has resulted in pickett fences of angry Microslaves who look to abandon their beloved platform for the vastly superior PLAYSTATION® 3. Anyone who still says they have a working XBOX 360 since launch or any 360 that has lasted over two years is plain delusional and is a liar to defend the slave company known as Microsoft. $niper
Not many people can afford to buy multiple consoles, let alone the same one, so going to buy a 2nd, or 3rd 360 is just not an option for me.... i wish i felt comfortable in buying a 360 but i don't... i know my Wii and PS3 will work till the next gen comes out... and unless MS sends me a free 360 or i suddenly win the lottery... until then i won't buy a 360...only when i have $$$$$ to waste would i go buy one.. PS Note to all fanboys...congratulations u bought a ps3/xbox360...please leave the rrod alone and anything about the ps3 alone...they are both the same....until your ps3/360 makes u waffles in the morning then u have something to brag about...
I don't know one person who had a problem with his 360. I have problems 5 times. Do somebody know someone with 360 with no problems?
... I guess we are still talking about this. So .. how about the election ??
I can see why! :) Go yahoo! Go yahoo! This is the dead TRUTH!
This is so freakin funny. I am so glad that I never purchased a 360 LMAOROFL
I bet the ps1 and ps2 went through higher failure rates than the 360. my little brother went through 4 ps2s and I had 3 ps1's ( never had a ps2 ) The ps1 & ps2 disc drives were really really bad .Thank god some1 figured out about adjusting the little white dial in the ps2 to help with the disc read problems
It matters not which PS3 you are using. Once you get your system all that matters is your user i.d name and password. After signing in you simply go to the PSN store review a list of all the downloads that you have ever done and re-download them. But they will be there. This is one reason why i have not had to upgraded my hdd as yet.
you could fix the PS2 yourself. All you had to do was turn the wheel inside the machine. I doubt it was anything close to 16-33% fail rate on the PS2
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