First Confirmed Reports of Broken Xbox One's in the Wild

Last week, prior to the PS4 release, the larger gaming media pounced on every report of a PS4 problem like rabid animals. This week, with the Xbox One coming out tomorrow, reports of issues with the system are generally being ignored. But with the system technically already launched in parts of Europe, we’re starting to see issues pop up along with video proof.


It has also emerged, that a few Xbox One's are having problems, with the rejecting of discs, as a vine has shown. Although take all these reports with a pinch of salt, clarification from Microsoft should indicate actual fail rate.

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dedicatedtogamers1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )


As with the PS4, which turned out to be normal launch-window failure rate, let's not jump the gun.

Angels37851255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

NO!! We need to assume that this issue is a LARGE scale thing and ignore official reports of less than 1% failures. ALSO lets not forget...we need to claim that this is the NEXT RROD in a pathetic attempt to see the other console go down in flames because it would somehow fill another pathetic rivalry void with in us all.

Obvious sarcasm is obvious....but maybe you can see how pathetic some of the xbox fans were about all this. Electronics failure rates happen especially on NEW hardware. Heck most electronics have somewhere between 8-10% failure rates
This is no different. Less that 5% is considered an outstanding accomplishment. I know PS4 AND Xbox one will have launch failures....every electronic does. Heck when the iphone launched it had a 15% failure rate.......

Put things into perspective before being a ridiculous fanboy making claims.

abzdine1255d ago Show
Kingthrash3601255d ago

called this on a roll today.
hats off to both ps4 & x1 gamers with broken systems. i know its painful.

shoddy1255d ago

Wonder if the media would over react like they did to ps4

hakeem09961255d ago

Just saying download the damn update on a flashdrive people if you going to get an Xbox or a PS4 .saves you tons of time and no network issues .All that video shows is that he should have downloaded the damn update on a flashdrive .
Good thing i'm getting my consoles Next year.No need to be an early adopter this gen

gaffyh1255d ago

This was obviously going to happen. A lot of fanboys jumped on the PS4 failures, and a lot will probably jump on these failures. Unless we start seeing an RROD-level of failure, I think we can assume everything is okay. Plus, the console is huge so there should be enough ventilation.

mark134uk1255d ago

i presume it will be fixed if he just grabs the update on pc and puts on usb,aint as tho the xbone is really broke

although not being able to play without updating kind of sucks

nightsurge1255d ago

Seriously? Lol fanboy website gets approved on here... This is a video of someone unable to download the update. It is NOT a broken Xbox One/DOA/BLOD unit like with PS4's. Not saying their won't be any broken units, but this is not one of them.

Also, for those unaware, Xbox Live is undergoing last minute maintenance/switch over right now, which could very well be the issue with whoever seems to have gotten their Xbox One already and is trying to download the update.

harrisk9541255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )


Well, that's 2!

Where did you find that video?

EDIT: Ignore the question... it's in the link! :)

Soc51255d ago

You sound really excited, I wouldn't say you're a fanboy but I would say you are putting a bit too much energy into this silly console wars debate. Why do you care what fanboys of whichever camp think? That's what puzzles me the most why do people care what the fans of whichever console think? If only 1 out of a billion consoles fails and there are a few losers harping on it, so what? let em, why should anyone care anyways. Pick the one you like or pick em both but lets stop caring what other people say.

tagan8tr1255d ago

@hakeem0996 except MS removed the offline update from their site..

Krosis1255d ago

Oh get over yourself. It's no more "pathetic" than Sony fans spitting on anything Xbox. Christ, the hypocrisy on this site is a joke. You console kids are always good for a laugh. You resent Xbox fans poking at the PS4 failure rates knowing FULL well the Sony camp would do the same thing....What a joke.

Anarki1255d ago

Everyone will be so quick to jump on the doom and gloom bandwagon and say one console is defective solely because of a select few defective consoles.

Boody-Bandit1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

This is what I wrote 5 days ago when the PS4 hardware issues were being blown WAY out of proportion.

"Those that would make this into something it's not might want to take a breath. The next console is about to be launched, and if anything, they are the ones that have something to prove when it comes to reliability.

All electronics have a failure rate. Until it's a known fact what the percentage that rate ends up being it's a moot point. Personally I don't think either side should rub salt in the wounds of a gamer going through hardware issues. We gamers are like kids on Christmas morning when we get our shiny new consoles to welcome the dawn of a new era of gaming. You have any idea how discouraged the people having these issues must feel? I've been there and it's nothing but frustration. Anyone that gets enjoyment out of another's dismay has issues they might want to go see a doctor for and get checked."

ChrisW1255d ago


"Wonder if the media would over react like they did to ps4"

Nope. Because everyone is still rolling their eyes over the PS4's problems being blown out of proportions. You can call it, "being desensitized"

Azzanation1254d ago

Honestly what's wrong with you. I am a PC gamer and all I heard b4 any of these 2 systems released was RRoD2. Hmm I am sure Xbox Fans wouldn't be saying that. Honestly grow up. PS fans are known to be the worst out of the 4.

UltimateMaster1254d ago

The iPhone 4 had a bad design flaw with it's receptors. Yet Apple is recognized for quality on software.

KyoSiegfried861254d ago

It's finally time to see how will media react to this. Will they react like PS4 or will they remain silent?

SilentNegotiator1254d ago

The problems with XO/PS4 could be miniscule or it could be large scale. Who knows? People thought that the RROD was an isolated incident at first, too, especially a mere week in.

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G20WLY1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

After X360, launch problems wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

But this is probably just a hiccup that can be fixed quickly.

Mr_cheese1255d ago

I did have to laugh at this article.

"Based on the video, it’s possible it’s a bad power supply judging by the light on the power brick. If it isn’t that, it could possibly be something else"

At least they covered every option reason of fault.

There are going to be issues occuring with launches like these. The PS3 had them, the 360 had them, the ps4 has them and inevitably the XB1 will have them. The generation will get through them

tagan8tr1255d ago

I agree but don't include the xb 360 as normal a 20-30% fail rate puts it in a catagory of its own..

firefly691255d ago

He nees to buy a new HDTV that screen its all screwed theres no uniformity on the screen black!People want to play well and play on that horrible screen.

thrust1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Why did this guy say 720? Bit fanboyish!

He sounds stupid to me I bet my wife could update and that is saying somthin!

DragonKnight1255d ago

Yeah, that is saying something. It's you saying your imaginary wife is stupid. That's pretty disrespectful man, you should remember that imaginary people have feelings too. She's going to make you sleep on the couch now.

black0o1255d ago

maybe his TV is 720p did u consider that ? or u just sensitive to the word 720p

jimmyateham231255d ago

Why even buy it if ur a ps4fanboy, and maybe his internet connection sucks maybe that's why his console is not updating

LoTuZ1255d ago Show
Mr_Writer851255d ago


He is VERY sore about 720.

I had a PM from him crying about how COD would be 1080p on X1, when proven wrong he cried and blocked me.

thrust1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

I blocked you because you are a rude person!

For the record it was you who pm me first in anger over my trolling :)

A keyboard warrior, someone who is very rude behind a keyboard because they know nothin bad will happen to them.

NarcolepZZZZZZ1255d ago

Right before he says 720p, at the bottom of his screen it says 720p. This is why he says it.

Mr_Writer851255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Thrust my dear boy you REALLY need to stop making things up on the internet its not healthy.

Just chalk this up as ANOTHER fail my dear little misunderstood fanboy :)

I liked how you call him 'fanboyish' despite actually BUYING a X1....

MRMagoo1231255d ago

OOOOOOOOOO thrust got his arse handed to him lol nice work MR_writer lol, see ppl cant even lie on the internet anymore because they can be so easily found out.

ZBlacktt1255d ago

No, he is not happy at 3am after spending $500 and waiting months. Listen to the tone of his voice.

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Fixay1255d ago


Hopefully it updates in the end for him though lol

kewlkat0071255d ago

Hopefully a good indication with the review consoles not having major issues is a good sign..

I don't think any journal site reported hardware issues..

AngelicIceDiamond1255d ago

@Abzdine The day one patch gets rid of the DRM. Has nothing to do with the X1 bricking.

trancefreak1255d ago

I had a similar issue with my PS4. It would not except my DS4 and a simple reboot fixed it.

davekaos1255d ago

So the second video could easily be that the patch has been taken down until official launch? as for the first 1 well it cant be an issue with the power cable as it does attempt to power on.

Eitherway next gen is now here, well for me its next week when the ps4 launches

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Funantic11255d ago

Somebody needs to try harder than this. He should give me that X1. I might could get it to work. He should try the emergency update file Microsoft has for the X1. Also he would need to make sure he's using the right OS type for the USB update.

harrisk9541255d ago

I think that MS took away the ability to update via USB.

Eddie201011255d ago

Microsoft has a huge box.

xtremeimport1255d ago

iTS a strange issue...

Seems like its software related. which is probably a good thing because that means theoretically a patch can be released that might fit it.

But, still....just another thing that makes me think they weren't ready to launch so early. Especially if its software related instead of hardware.

GT671255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

Now let's see how the table turn now that there is proof some x1 hardware malfunction.

ALLWRONG1255d ago

Can't wait to compare on Amazon and Youtube

Harmy6661255d ago

Need to change the title... Broken Xbox One? It's not broken, the servers are probably acting up, you know, considering it's launch hour!!!!

Cueil1255d ago

disc drive fail rates should apply here for what ever manufacturer Microsoft used

tawak1255d ago

maybe we should start making fake reviews on amazon...lololol

nosferatuzodd1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

now now its just a few systems the internet makes things look worse than it really is same thing goes for ps4 a few systems have problems and they make it sound like 50thousand systems crash fanboys need to cool it on both sides let Microsoft do their thing its a new console software errors bound to happen every electronics has it my iPhone crash over 30 time when i download the new ios7 please

MiloGarret1254d ago

Shouldn't the article be updated to reflect the fact that it is now working for the guy in the video? And that it was just a matter of servers being overloaded? Just saying, seems a bit desperate tbh.

r1sh121254d ago

This is sometimes what happens when people purchase a day one electronic item.
There are likely to be bugs, errors etc which have not been forseen.

It happens, as long as its not a RROD type error its ok.

Gamer19821254d ago

Im glad the consoles out as the xbox fanboys who have been trying to trash the ps4 and lying about it will now instead go on the defensive and things will just settle down when it comes to failure rates and we will get a real perspective.

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Snookies121255d ago

Yes, it's a console launch, just like the PS4. Some units will be messed up. It is inevitable.

black0o1255d ago

yep sh!t haPpens always at launch ..

trancefreak1255d ago

Yup I Busted my PS4s cherry last night and had to unplug her.

Got a hard screen freeze playing KZSF.

Xsilver1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

imma say the same thing i said when this happened with the PS4 lets just chill out and not jump to conclusions.

Cryptcuzz1255d ago

I prefer the PS4 but I agree with this. No need to go up in arms and fling mud until this is proven to be a widespread issue of more than 5% to 10% or so.

I am glad my PS4 has been working flawlessly. It just sucks if anything anyone has been waiting for is DOA.

JamieL1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

This is what I feel as well. Just the act of laughing at anyone in this situation, or even talking like "oh it happens, no big deal", is just disrespectful to anyone who runs into this. It's just sad the lengths we will go to defend or bash a toy. It doesn’t even matter if we agree about the point being discussed, if one likes MS and the other Sony, there will be no compromise. Also game on man, enjoy your new console.

MorePowerOfGreen1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

MSFT knows there is a problem with updates(more so with USB attempts). What does this have to do with failed hardware? LOL

Fanboy *THEM TOO* spin/damage control. Notice how the trolls in here are quick to point out PS4's issues.

Xsilver1255d ago (Edited 1255d ago )

your really sad go to the link theirs another vid.
@onago Who give's a shit -_-

Naga1255d ago Show
GryestOfBluSkies1255d ago

im starting to feel convinced that powerofgreen is either a microsoft employee or owns stock in the company. hes the only person who uses their stock symbol MSFT to say microsoft. oh and that whole all in defense force thing

on topic: theres bound to be failures on any new device. it shouldn't have been big news for ps4, and if numbers are minimal on xbox, it also should not be big news.

GTgamer1255d ago

Grammar Police out in full force.
It's just a damn comment section calm you're tits.

Naga1255d ago

@ GTgamer

I see what you did there.