Xbox One Issues Demonstrate that Hardware Problems don’t Pick Sides, and Neither Should You

The Xbox One launched today, and many reports are already surfacing on issues that range from the “green screen of death” to the fact that the console “eats disks”.

Of course many are taking the reports as the evidence that the Xbox One has some nasty and widespread hardware issue, exactly like they did with the PS4, only to discover afterwards that the problems affected less than 1% of the consoles Sony sold, which is well within industry standards for electronics.

The only thing demonstrated by the issues on the Xbox camp, is that hardware issues don't pick sides, and neither should you.

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GarrusVakarian1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

"The only thing demonstrated by the issues on the Xbox camp, is that hardware issues don't pick sides, and neither should you."

*Applauds* Well said Abriael. I said a week back that people shouldn't be so hasty to bash the PS4's failure reports, and that they shouldn't think the X1 will be immune to hardware failures. But did they listen? Nope. I hope the failure rates continue to be as low for each console, broken consoles suck.

Though i must say (and i can only go off what i have seen myself) that i think PS gamers have been much more mature about the X1 issues then the MS gamers were about the PS4's issues last week. I haven't seen any nick names mocking the X1, no bitter troll comments, no poking fun, no false "widespread" accusations. Make of that what you will.


Im sure there has, i just haven't noticed it anywhere near as much as last week, im only talking about N4G though.

Abriael1614d ago

I think there has been plenty immaturity from both sides. It's like for consoles. In Million of people there's gonna be hundreds of thousands trolls, no matter the color.

WorldGamer1614d ago

Well, I think we can play the game of saying "both sides are at fault", but there was a time when MS began the troll tactics.

Less we forget this.....


So, I believe that folks such as yourself should really try and keep some perspective before falling back on that two sides argument. MS opened up a can of worms long ago, and their fans have keep up this practice, even in the face of situations where they should probably be keeping their mouth shut. Just saying.

Abriael1614d ago

@WorldGamer: do you really, honestly believe that it wouldn't have been exactly the same if the Xbox One launched first?

Come on :D

You can't bring examples made by Microsoft's *marketing* and bunch them up with the fanbase. Mind you, Sony's marketing doesn't really hold back from jabs as well.

Software_Lover1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

@world gamer

Really? you're gonna bring up stuff almost 9 years old. Might as well take it back to the ps2/xbox days.

That is just sad on so many levels.

Edit: and what does marketing have to do with the fanbase. some of you are so sensitive. You have held onto that anger for so long.

Anger let go you must!!!!

Pintheshadows1614d ago

2436 days ago. That is a really long time.

DeadManIV1614d ago

I dislike the xbone, but I have refrained from harsh words regarding the failures

Gamer6661614d ago

The title pretty much said it all. The article after wasn't even required!

dantesparda1614d ago

So now suddenly, its to long ago, yet you still hear MS fanboys bringing up things from the PS2 era or Sony's comments during 2005 and thats fine and dandy. The level of hypocrisy exhibited by fanboys

cleft51614d ago

Users should always side with the consumer friendly company. Right now that is Sony and last gen it was Microsoft. To ignore the actions of these companies is to allow the video game industry spin out of control. Never doubt the fact that we would still have the lame DRM if consumers didn't heavily side with Sony who was being consumer friendly.

Always pick sides, just make sure you are on the side of the consumer friendly company.

static52451614d ago

Stay Calm and Game.

I'm upset at how the gaming world has turned out. Yes console wars have always been around but foremost it was about the games. I had a SNES and I loved my games but I did get jealous about some SEGA games. My cousins had a SEGA and I enjoyed that.

People stop being console brats and be gamers.

tagan8tr1614d ago

@Software_Lover so there is a statute of limitations on rude behavior. I think the sentiment is that this thing started somewhere WorldGamer just pointed out where, point is valid period.

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pyramidshead1614d ago

Indeed. There was definitely advantage taken from people commenting after the PS4 launch, and most die hard fanboys knew the PS4 was gonna have some problems as all hardware does. Just nice attitudes drop after spending a week trashing the ps4 and receiving some of their own medicine, when in reality they should have expected it.

Pogmathoin1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Going to set mine up shortly. Been sitting in a box since the early hours of the morning here in rainy woodbridge, ontario.... Had one issue, the little plastic handle broke on the box, which is quite heavy....

Edit: @ Worldgamer, great job proving Abriael's point, both sides... You just had to get something smart in there.... Just saying...

vitullo311614d ago

i live in woodbridge! what an ugly day it is today... wish i was home playing ps4

greatmatt301614d ago

Be happy its rain not snow :/

Rikuide_Furame1614d ago

Both console will have issues out of the gates. Having said that, one console may well have more issues than the other. The problem is identifying the severity of said issues whilst trying to sift through the array of false "reviews".

AngelicIceDiamond1614d ago

Having a preference is fine and normal but if you intentionally have to become puppet to these companies and narcissistic towards them, then we have a problem.

Both systems obviously have some sort of problems. And its to be expected nobody can help that. I don't have neither of the systems yet but hopefully when I pick one up the issues will be ironed out.

I can't stand so called "gamers" who wants everything to burn except there console.

Giving your life soul and allegiance to a company is just stupid and people like that have way too much time on their hands.

One of my favorite articles.

greatmatt301614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

IDK i've been seeing some pretty stupid sony fan girls. People need to just buy the console they like and be happy with it cause no matter how much you want it you don't want MS or Sony to go away. It's called a monopoly (i don't count nintendo they are so far gone. its not even funny) i think they teach that concept in grade 7 in canada.

Edit. i can also guarantee the fanboy to normal consumer ratio is quite high some like 1 fanboy per 10,000 normal consumers.They just voice their opinion more and make tear making insults.

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ZBlacktt1614d ago

Those that have been around a few launches in our day already knew issues would happen. Only on the Internet world everything is blown way out of proportion. Not many take into account the millions of products being manufactured and shipped around the world. They just see this one guy over here. A person over there. Sure people are going to have issues. But again, 376 people vs a 1,000,000+ sold in 24 hours is not even a problem at all. Seems like people want to start more drama then just enjoying that we have two new consoles on the market. Which doesn't happened often at all.

DanielGearSolid1614d ago

While I'm not happy that some ppl are facing these issues on x1 im definitely happy that x1 fanboys that ridiculed the PS4 are dealing with issues as well.

Felonycarclub81614d ago

Yeah its funny how quiet it got after problems started showing up with the X1.

captain_slow821614d ago

its the launch of new consoles this sort of stuff happens :(

anyone can link to support forums to make problems look worse than they are but at the end of the day this stuff happens on any side of a console launch :(

but the good thing is greatness awaits us all when its really comes to it :D

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