In Little Rock, Arkansas, investigators believe that a residential fire Monday afternoon was caused by an Xbox 360 console.
Speechless... Good job Microsoft.
Blame a fire on MS. Even if it was the the 360 it could have been several reasons, like hooking up a 360 to a power supply with two many other applaince and/or electronic devices. Or from the article... According to investigators, the source of the fire was traced to the power cord of an Xbox 360. “It was melted and it looked like they had it against the wall in on edge and things like that need a little space to dissipate heat,” Little Rock Fire Department Captain Jason Weaver said. Hmmmm. electronic products that require heat put in with no room to dissipate heat. Does not take a rocket scientist not to do this. Like they say could have or they believe. The person below me is right, flamebait and the person above me is try to add fuel to the fire.
Are you tellin me that the xbox 360 cable would melt if you put it next to a wall beause it heats up???? wow a cable over heating, lol
I wonder if that still qualifies for the RROD warranty? Good thing no one was home. Nyko needs to come out with a foam suppressant intercooler.
batteries from sony blowing up in laptops big recall a year ago. Mr big mouth.
@Ben1054-No, I am saying if you have any electronic device you should give it ample room to ventilate, especially ones that dissapte a lot of heat.
a nice little piece of crap article to cheer up all the ps3 fanboys after the npd results!!! this site is ridiculous!
Yeah, we need cheering up after we got outsold by 5,000 units ... in THE US. Let's take a look at worldwide sales: 360 obliterated. Looks like someone needs to be "cheered up."
lol what quality! and it needs to do more than obliterate it. 100k a month more world-wide(provided it's even that much), is not gonna be eating into the 8mil cushion that microsoft has anytime soon is it! it needs to overkill it, with wii type figures! it's lucky for sony that the 360 is dead in japan!
and some people in US still buys that console?? @danboy It is around 500k considering that GT5P boosted PS3 sales in EUrope by atleast 100k. so in total the difference would be as high as 400k/500k if you add europe and Japan PS3 outsells x360 by atleast 2x in europe per week. You can look at the weekly charts of Spain/France/Germany/Italy for evidence. in ITAY for instance GT5P sold 32k copies last week and was the top selling title on the charts . The only x360 title managed 1.5k copies RB6V. In France/Germany /Spain you wont ever find an x360 game on the charts The difference is just 5/6m at the moment. It is lucky for SONY that X360 is dead in both EUROPE and JAPAN. You clearly read the MCVUK article which said that X360 got outsold by PS3 even during the week where it had the price cut. I am talking about UK cuz X360 wont make impact in other EU regions
Why is everyone disagreeing with Sayai jin? It sounds like they had the power supply pushed back against the wall behind the console. The console and power supply need air flow. I have mine on different shelves on my TV stand to give them lots of air. This person sounds like one of those fools that puts their console on carpet. Some of the fanboys on this site are just ridiculous, i think it is time for you guys to give your heads a shake. You know who you are. vvvv Nice example bababrooks, i just hope 360 owners don't stoop to the idiotic low that several sony fans have reached already in this thread. This site is starting to give some merit to the saying "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large"
Rick, google this (Dell, Sony knew of battery fire danger 10 months ago)what do you think of that? good job sony.
your talking out of your backside mate... 400 or 500k a month more lolololol again for such ridiculous, outlandish rubbish that your talking. it's about that in TOTAL worldwide a month! my god man! sony would love to be outselling microsoft like that world-wide every month. pull you head out of the sand mate please. sorry in advance if i've offended you lol.
if they bot a PS3 It WoODnt Bern down house DuH GooD joZB M$soft
PS3 outsold 360 by over 140,000 units in Europe alone last month. I had a really good math teacher in Kinder Care. I still got her number if you need it.
next gen power! XD
You 360 fanboys never cease to amaze me. Are you people crazy or something? no consumer device is that sensitive! NONE! Come on! get your heads out of your a$$e$. Anyways, keep on defending this sh!t and youse will continue to get exactly what youse deserve. Next time somebody may get killed (who knows, it may even be you). The system is ridiculously sensitive and is just badly made, period!
Sayin Jin... you are so right. It's funny... the ignorance that abounds on this site regarding commonly known risk factors for electronics. Next they'll disagree with you about the safety of taking your console (of choice) with you into bathtub.
It burns down people's houses while they are at school and at work.
Nevers and wallace1000 - This is the reality of this site. Its become useless to have an intelligent and unbiased dialog. You can make an ubiased and clear statement and get the fanboys disagreeing like crazy with no explanation and those who reply do not even have a legit statement. This site is getting worse and worse. dantesparda - Who are you proclaiming to be a fanboy? Hmmm, if you are refering to me I am far from it. I am a gamer that owns the three current systems and enjoy them all. I have never left a biased comment, bet you can not say the same, thats what many consider a fanboy. I would have made the same comment if it was about the PS3. Secondly, it does not seem you know to much about electronics. Ask any electrician, electric engineer, etc about not properly ventilating a high current, high heat emitting, etc electronic device and they will tell you that you run a very high risk of causing damaged to the equimpent, fire, etc. But, you know what do I know, I giess my 4 years at U of T and getting my bachelors in electronic engineering moeans nothing.
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/s... It is all right here.
you better get that maths teachers number then...coz 140k does'nt plus the extra in japan does'nt quite rach 400 or 500K?? and where was the link saying that the 360 was in defecit by 140K vgchartz are just estimates dont you know??!! lol
Hm, for somebody who supposedly knows their electronics, you sure as hell dont seem to notice just how unusually sensitive the 360 is to these things. And its also funny how you took the fanboy comment the hardest. You insecure much about that ? And i dont know my electronics!? Ha! Your funny kid, keep making assumptions. The 360 is the most disgustingly sensitive system i have ever seen. PERIOD!!! No other consumer device is so fragile. The system is just always a warm breeze of air away from breaking down, face it! I should know, Im only on my 4th system! And im not a fanboy of either system, i just dont like the 360 fanboys that's all. Check my gamertag and you'll see how long I've had the 360 for. And i notice that the 360 fanboys just keep continuing to skip around the issue and make excuses.
ridiculous fanboyism gone mad !! shock horror mosquito kills with maleria please get a grip!!
Dantesparda - Nope, I just do not like being labeled a fanboy as I own all three systems. When you make comments like the most sensitive device ever, your credibility is shot, as your bubble count speaks for itself. Do you know how many devices have been created? As far as you being on your 4th console, sucks to be you. I still have my two original launch 360 and have nad no problems. Hmmm, not making excuses, becuase I only own a 360 and I do not own stock in MS. I would have made the same statement if a lame article was posted about it too. Look at my profile I own all three system nd have no biased at all and fanboys do not bother me until I see ridiculous comments made by them and I hold all fanboys in the same light.
No evidence it was his 360 that caused the fire... ? Flame bait article. Pun intended.
It looks like one of those cases they know the 360 problem and have just a quick look and blame it on the first thing they see. A good example is Jack Tompson believes games are the cause of these shootings and he goes looking for them in the offenders home and if they have them there is the cause.
you dont have to defend MS when neutral investigators dont do it
First off, I memory servers me well the recall for the xbox power cord was for the regular xbox and not the 360. And it was for 360 made before later 2003. I story is pure BS and appears to be more anti-microsoft propaganda. Link to the power cord issue below. (try reading the article an not just look at any pictures you may see on the page.) http://www.consumeraffairs.... Once again, I call shenanigans. BTW, the house in the picture isn't worth 40,000 yet alone have 100,000 in damages. Notice the burnt stuff under the overhand, yet there's no evidence of smoke, or any other fire damage to the exterior of the building. This sh!t is garbage.
.......No surprise, unfortunely......
I have been saying this for so long. Nazisoft wants YOU.... DEAD to populate the fires of hell. LOL
Another satisfied xBox 360 Customer!!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
Thats because people share their review on XBOX 360 to their friends and there is only positive reviews. If there is would be about 30% RRODs current 360 sales won't be possible. So people to people opinions is the main reason people still buy 360. Imagine what sales would have been if it was not so faulty. XBOX 360 problems does not make PS3 better. they just hurts theirselfs. But that is still can't hide the fact what 360 and their games overall are better gaming expiriense. People still buy it. And sales will only grow up when RROD wiil be solved compleatly.
People by Xbox 360 more tahn PS3 now?? COME BACK TO REALITY XBOT. PS3 IS KILLING the 3fixme in sales in ever country all over the world. PS3 is winning in sales in America so far this year... and came NECK AND NECK with a crappy ROOD 250$ in March NPD. Xbox 360 didn't win or even stop the PS3's lead....and in Europe and Japan Xbxo 360 is getting destoryed... PS3 i still 400-500$ and just don't worry bro. Xbox 360 is going to come in DEAD LAST...6th PLACE by the end of this generation... Sony isn't even TRYING to win yet, douche.hhhahahhaahahhahhahaha But they still are.
PS3 is in the lead? Hmm. Pigs must be flying, hell must be freezing over, and Oprah & Dr. Phil must of had a love child because the last time I checked, it was dead last. It's common sense for the PS3 to be selling because it's NEWER than the 360. The way you Sony fanboys talk the PS3 up, it should of surpassed the 360 by now. But wait, has it? Too bad, so sad. Ohh yeah, and Sir Ken Kutaragi: Stop playing with your own balls and go get Sony's balls back in your mouth where they belong you little douche bag.
Suck's!? should have bought that PS3 would still have a HOME!!!! @imad '1.3 - So why people still buy xbox more than PS3?' they buying 2nd box to replace 1st. and @dem0n oh u silly kid NPD data hurts that much eh ? 'PS3 is in the lead? Hmm. Pigs must be flying, hell must be freezing over, and Oprah & Dr. Phil must of had a love child because the last time I checked, it was dead last.' --Only in America kid. It's common sense for the PS3 to be selling because it's NEWER than the 360. The way you Sony fanboys talk the PS3 up, it should of surpassed the 360 by now. But wait, has it? - --um look at the NPD its happing right now to bad u blind. Too bad, so sad. u bought a Xbox 2? Ohh yeah, and Sir Ken Kutaragi: Stop playing with your own balls and go get Sony's balls back in your mouth where they belong you little douche bag. - spoken like a true Xbox Fan
At least Sony has a d!ck....
“It was melted and it looked like they had it against the wall in on edge and things like that need a little space to dissipate heat,” Little Rock Fire Department Captain Jason Weaver said. p.s. I would not call that trailer trash shack, a house. Nice FUD lemmings. NPD numbers for "MAY" are gonna crush little lemming hearts.
On that GTA4 Ad for the xFlop 360 they should of had the song - 'Firestarter' By The Prodigy! :D
you are an asshole. trailer house is not trash. 360 is trash.
No you STFU meanie. LOLZ
you know it very well that X360 is a defective console that doesnt live long This is why it is the least selling console in the world No sane person could buy X360 ---a worthless piece of S***
Were do you come up with these crappy names Man your a PS3 fan !! On your next account try to create a name that tells every Xbot SUCKA which side your on Just like for instance Mr PS3
i ask again, do you not feel just a little bit like a saddo, loser, loner when you log in with one account, talk crap, then log in with another and talk more fud????? that is one of the saddest things i've come across ever!!
True next gen systems don't cause fires.
It is just a bit more powerful than old XBOX
Wow, sammy_mantra, what does that say about the PS3 then considering almost all games on 360 this gen have better graphics and frame-rate than PS3 games.
many multiplat games run better on PS3 and also look better. The X360 has nothing to counter Uncharted/GT5/HS/Motorstorm technically or graphically. You cant judge a console by MULTIPLAT GAMES which (some) look and run much better on PS3 too. You are right. In this gen x360 will never have anything to challenge those 3 not to even mention KZ2 or WARDEVIL ONLY and i repeat ONLY some MULTI games look and run better on x360. TRUE for PS3 too. ONly the multiplat games on some occasions run better on x360. However COD4,DMC4,BURNOUT,AC all run better on PS3 and also look better too X360 has nothing to compare against Uncharted. I wonder whether it would ever have anything in its lifetime to compare to Uncharted/GT5P/KZ2 /WARDEVIL and other games. PS3 runs games at 1080P NATIVE at 60 FPS something which is impossible on x360
For every story about 360 burning down house we have 1000s of sony batteries exploding. http://techfreep.com/sony-b... http://www.funtechtalk.com/... http://news.softpedia.com/n... http://techfreep.newsvine.c... http://www.arabianbusiness.... Need i go on?
Bubble UP! The Sentinel.
Wow, a little far fetched. But hey while we are at it lets find every RROD article, every Windows problems article, blue screen article, we are going to sell 1 billion consoles article, 360 DRE article, boeing 747 360 dvd article, faulty disc tray article makes games look and play nice article, bill gates finally made his sex change article...
hmmmmm...... batteries, what a damn fine comeback because batteries relate to the gaming consoles soooo much (ok fine, they're used in controller, but guess what- no-ones Sixaxis or DS3 has ever blownn up)
most desperate attempt at defending a 360 I have seen so far
How about we dig up ALL of the promises Sony has made in the past. Let's just see how many they didn't break. After that we can have a PS3 party. Now what Blu-ray movies should we get? You decide. "B3yond" that we can finish the night up with a great session of Lair. Sounds fun. LOLZ
Lol the PSP fire was caused by a third party accessory: http://www.destructoid.com/... I find it funny that the laptops have nothing to do with the console war and it's a pathetic attempt to troll, but the best part about it is the problem is resolved, unlike anything to do with the Xbox 360 they keep it the way it is, absolutely hilarious. Anyway, unlike the PSP or any other console, all the Xbox 360 needs to do is be plugged in, Why don't americas military start dropping them to substitute as fire bombs? I'm sure it's cheaper than napalm in bulk. Obviously you can't use Xbox as a toaster anymore because it'll burn your toast to crisp, hmm.. Oh you could use it to start a barnfire, use it as a backyard barbecue , obviously no one needs Molotov coctails anymore, just throw Xbox 360's at each other. Hell I'm sure you could use Xbox 360's to substitute for Dynamite as well for when they have to blow buildings down, or hell even just for mining. You could use it to cook your marshmellows, use it as a furnace to warm your house, there are ENDLESS applications to a Flaming Xbox 360, I'm sure Microsoft will get into this market soon, it's a wise business decision. Look at the video to see the smartest Xbox 360 owner. http://www.youtube.com/watc... And now how the actual house burning down came to happen: http://n4g.com/ViewComVideo...
Don't worry Sak.. You know your right when you give facts and get a lot of disagrees. So, the more disagrees you get the righter you are, and they know your right.
hahahahahaha Xbox 360 sales= FLOP AND FAIL Xbox 360 hardware + Flop and Mega Fail Why bring up Sony batteries HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA We are talking about the FLOPBOX 180 HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA I love this site. Xbox 360 is going to lose so bad.
Look at you owning these dribbling fishheads look at them disagrees. They find some 1/2 made up BS story and you come back with a paragraph of links to $ony's garbage. As ET says. "oooouuucchh"
Hey fishface, did those batteries almost burn down a house? Lol no, and they were resolved, Xbox 360 burning down houses since 2005.
Wow...what a way to divert attention from flopbox 360 that was probably the cause of a household fire!
in a freezer, it'll turn into a microwave.
sak500 - You dig up old stories on 'Sony batteries exploding' when it's all been resolved now. Same can't be said for the 360 hardware problem's eg RROD, Causing fires etc. Point is this is a new story on '360 causing fires'. Guess the truth hurts.
The point being, the 360 issues are now resolved. MS requested people return their power cables, this guy obviously didnt. They also ask you to leave ventilation around the hardware, once again this guy didnt. He is the one to blame here. Thats the truth I'm afraid.
ANY product that generates heat and is in a closed space and is on for an extended period of time, CAN catch fire.
Not the PS3.
There should have never been a call back on power cords to begin with. Proper testing would have given MS the heads up on all these issues prior to launch. There is no excuse for rushing an extremely faulty console to market. Consumers purchases of these products should be at least 90-95% worry free.
Fishy Fingers - 360 problems are far from resolved, your in denial. 360 still Red Rings & causes fires, thats not resolved. Disagreeing with me only proves how 'blind' 360 owners are.
Why are you talking about RROD, RROD didnt cause the fire. The faulty power lead that MS ASKED YOU TO RETURN did. I realize this is a wet dream for you, but facts are facts, he was asked to return it, he didnt, asked to "give it room to breath", he didnt. Spin it all you want bro, this fire was NOT directly MS fault. I dislike the hardware as much as everyone else, Im on my 4th 360, all to RROD, but it sure as hell hasnt burnt my house down. I dont know why I even bother with you kids, your bias out weighs any fact I can put infront of you.