It has been confirmed that starting February 2, all launch day Xbox 360s will no longer be covered by Microsoft's three-year extended warranty. The warranty should have technically ended at the end of September last year, but was slightly extended.
Xbox owners warranty ended just in time for Killzone 2. Now it's time for them to convert. Come on,you all know you want to.
i have been going through my own struggle with their warranty department but that is a different issue i prefer people be real gamers and own both systems, no reason to shut yourself off from quality titles on both sides if the ps3 drops in price ill get one but right now i cant afford it
there is just no reason to own an X360 when there is KZ2 i see just no reason to own an X360 You do know that KZ2 is the best fps of this gen and way better than Halo 3/Gears 2 just think about those millions of people who are without warantees and whose X360 might RROD any moment
it seems like m$ wants to triple their installbase and brag all about it , what to do ? cancel three year warranty , 360s red ring , ppl buy another , BOOM more installbase / more money
my launch console didnt want to die so i forced it to red ring before the warranty ended, smart eh! so i got my free repair and i can confirm i DID get my actual console back and it is now much quieter and cooler then the launch console i had. took several attempts over a couple of weeks to finally get it to die, shame it died in the middle of watching heroes on it though.
outlawlife, maybe you should talk to Peggy about the money she is taking out of your wallet.
For seem reason when i read that sentence the Eastenders theme tune came to mind
I can see some people switching to PS3 now.
But that would require me turning the thing on...
Damnit, now I'm doing it.
Honestly, people never seem to learn. Break on me once, shame on you. Break on me twice, shame on me. Break on me thrice, I'm a retard, here's full access to my bank account, take as much money as you want. If mine breaks again, that's it.
I dont think there's that many launch 360's out there that haven't succumbed to the RROD yet ..but M$ is jjst crappy the warranty 4 all 360 should never be expired since they had known about the faulty hardware b4 launch...
with KZ2 inbound ...i can see all of them switching to PS3 since Xbox owners are hardcore gamers who love FPS
There won't be a working 360 on planet earth. :)
... and they probably still feel that the PS3 is too expensive Now maybe if they trade in their 360 and all of their 360 games, maybe PS3 would be in their price range :) To any 360 fans reading this, make the switch - seriously. You've already played Gears and Halo. Come try some of the PS3's amazing games - WipeoutHD, Uncharted, MGS4, Warhawk, Resistance2 - and some pretty high profile games that are coming this year... KZ2 Uncharted 2 GT5 And and some planet-busters coming soon after... GoW3 Versus XIII SotC (you know it's coming...) You'll still get all of the multiplats that you love But personally, I just can't wait for Twisted Metal and the rumored FVII remake (hinted at Crisis Core's end) to finally get announced! :O
meanwhile, most people including people who set them up at tech shows/e3 anywhere have them dying relatively soon, and they have already upgraded.
"Or 360 sales get a boost in February :)" I agree....cause instead of people paying the cheaper repair cost and getting another Microsoft warranty, they will just go purchase another 360. :-/
I can confirm this story. My 360 died after the usual 3 year warranty (and I was really pissed off) but MS replaced it with a new one (still doesn't have HDMI but the manufacturing date is nov. 2008) in just 6 days and I got a 1 month XBL gold for free :).
Last day to choke the 360 to death, kill em while you can!
lmao actually i belive that will happen long live quality consoles
...nigh-flawless performance out of my Microsoft box. Now I have to take it easy. :( The first one was far superior to the PS2 in every way... I don't know what happened this time around. Maybe the 2nd console of everyone is a little wacky, like the PS2... but Nintendo's next console was the Super Nintendo, so that's not really true. If I can last until ODST, then I'm set. I'll be happy throwing it away and getting Halo 4 on the Next Box or PC. I might put it in storage until then.
You know somethings wrong with PS3 fans when they party in room such as this. Unlike any other type of fanboys in history. Must be because of the rule over the past two generation to last place this one.
If you look at the comments on that articles page in the first dozen posts in the comments the 360 owners are on their 2nd ,4th one guy his 11th 360 LOL what CRAP build quality 360's have!!! So much for 28m sold more like 18-20m the rest replacements,with the RROD, ERROR 74 and now the HDMI sound problem what else can happen to it. Rob.
Perfect timing,just in time to buy a PS3 and enjoy Killzone 2 later this month LOL!!
Does that really make sense when you can: -Buy an arcade -have a Jasper unit -be covered for another 2 years -still save $200-$300 -have all your games and gamesaves -only interest would be Killzone 2? yeah...right.
jib I didnt have a trouble getting a ps3 either but I seriously doubt that I'd be willing to replace my ps3 if it broke at a 400 dolars. especially when I rarely play it
While you heard the Eastenters theme I heard the Jaws theme.
i dont care. Im perfectly content with playing Halo 3, the superior console version of Fallout 3, Gears, and many other FPS's and RPG's that i own and will continue to buy for my 360 elite. I love my 8 person party chat, its extremely enjoyable to talk and exchange details to my buddies while we are all playing Fallout 3 or our individual favorite games. Video chat is hilarious, avatars are funny to mess around with, playing all the arcade games the marketplace has to offer is also a plus. I prefer 360's controller, its built with a competitive edge over other controllers. multiplats will flood the 360 in 2009 with a couple exclusives like the Fallout 3 exclusive 360 DLC, Halo Wars and Alan Wake on the way this year, im also alright with that. Yea, things are pretty good for me and my 360 so no PS3, sorry. Killzone 2 looks great but im sick of games that litter the artistic design with blacks, browns and grays. And since i have a good job i can more than afford everything i want this year, so im good.
Who the hell are you to say that people are lyeing when they said they had their 360 since launch and didn't have a problem.I bought 2 at launch and i never had a problem with 1 of them and the other i had to send back.A 33% defect rate doesn't mean that every one that have a 360 had to send it back.it mean that on an average 33 out of a 100 had problems not 100 out of a 100. The only thing i hear from ps3 fanboys like you is how great KZ 2 will be.You act like it's the greatest game ever made and it's not even out yet.I bet you are 1 of the ps3 fanboys that said just wait till MGS4 comes out and people will dump the 360 and buy a ps3 because it's the greatest game ever made.I bet you are 1 of the ps3 fanboys that claim all microsoft does is steal and buy exclusive games away from sony because they can't come up with a game their selfs.You are also 1 of the ps3 fanboys that claim that sony is the only one to come out with new games and the rest have to steal and copy from them.The fact is that MGS,Final Fantasy,Ninja gaiden and other ps3 exclusives was nintendo exclusives first.Sony stole them away from nintendo years ago and that's a fact.The fact is that Microsoft is doing to sony what Sony done to ninyendo years ago.That's how buisness works. I know that the 360 had a lot of problems when it first came out but microsoft fixed the problem with the newer ones.The problem is ps3 fanboys like you can't admit that when sony came out with the ps2 they had a defect It didn't have a high defect rate like 360 but it had one.The harddrive would stop working and say can't read disc.Sony tryed to deny it but lost the lawsuit.You are right that sony would never give a 3 year warrinty on a defect like microsoft did for the 360.Sony only gave a 2 MONTH warrinty from the date of the announcement on the ps2.I went through 5 in 4 year.The first 1 that i bought it went out in about 4 months,i called Sony and they told me that the 2 month warrinty was over and i have to pay $99 to have it fixed and i did.Every one i know had to buy at least 2 ps2s in 3 year and and not 1 person had to buy 1 360 in 3 years.The point that i'm tyring to make is that sony screwed the people more with their 2 month warrinty then microsoft did with a 3 year warrinty.Not 1 person had to pay to have the rrod fixed for 3 years but people had to pay sony to fix their ps2 if the drive went out after 2 months of the day the announcement and that's a fact. Unlike you i give credit where credit is due.Sony learned from their mistake and made the ps3 the most dependable console that was ever made in my opponion.I will also admitt that the ps3 have exclusives that i wish was on the 360 like,R 1&2 and KZ2 because it looks good.The problem is that they had a ton of games that was suppose to be real good and people couldn't wait till they came out but when they did it was a big disappointment.You can't honestly say that KZ 2 is the best game of the year when it's not even out yet,hell just look a LBP.Ps3 fanboys were all saying that it will turn the tide in the ps3 favor and it didn't do anything.The problem was it was a childs.If it was on the wii it would have been 1 of the biggest seller of the year. I'm tired of hearing the same thing over and over that the 360 doesn't have any games coming out this year.The 360 have the same amount of games coming out as the ps3.The 360 also have about the same amount of exclusive that the ps3 have and that's a fact.Here is a few of them. - Mass Effect 2 - Alan Wake - Halo 3: Recon - Ninety-Nine Nights 2 - Ninja Blade - All Points Bulletin - Huxley - Halo Wars - 2 days to Vegas (Timed exclusive for PC and 360) - Project Forza 3 I know you will cry and say that they are on the computer to.The fact is that 99% of people that have a 360 doesn't like to play games on a computer.Every one o know don't like playing games on a computer.I don't like GTA but it was one of the biggest sellers when it came out.The 360 is the only system that you will be able to play the lost and damn on.You will be able to download it or buy the disc and it is suppose to be close to the size of the last GTA. I bet you are the type of person that claims that all the 360 games sux.You also agree with every positive news about the ps3 even when you know it's not true.You also disagree with all the negative news about the ps3 even when you know it's true.You do the opposite with the ps3.You remind me of a 6 year old kid crying and saying my toy is better then your toy. Unlike you i'm not childish,bias or a fanboy.I think that the ps3 and 360 are both good system.They both have negative and positive things about them.They both have good and bad games on them.Unlike you i want say that a certain system is the best because it's just an opponion.When you claim that the ps3 is the best it's not a fact,it's just your opponion and that's it.The system that you think is the best might not be for some one else.the games you like some one else might not like them.Unlike claims people don't buy the 360 because it's cheaper.hell like i said before i bought 2 360s at launch and i'm going today to buy an elite to put in my room because i can't get on the other 2 in my kids room.I like the 360 more then the ps3.I had a brother that bought a ps3 and R and when he came to my house and played GOW 2 he bought it back to walmart and got a 360 elite and GOW2.he had to just swollow what he paid for R because it was opened and walmart wouldn't take it back.Like i said before it depends on what system you like.
get ready to see a 360 sales spike~
My launchday 360 has served me more than well. Still is, no RODD what so ever (yea I know hard to believe uh?!!! O__________O!!!!!!! .. stupid) Thanks to PS3 fantards, RROD issue and 360 is known to the whole universe, right after Michael Jackson. None on the other hand has heard anything about PS3 except that it's the most expensive thing right after Donald Trumps underwear... and as rare to encounter the owner of one.
You forgot to add the cost of ur first 360 launch model. whats that, 299, 399? Cant remember. And u forgot to add payment for XBL for 3 years. Dont know how much that is.
now more idiots will buy multiple x360s. everyone knows x360 fanboys have at least 2 x360s
im not a fanboy but yes i have two 360 consoles, just because they are so cheap and i wanted one for watchin my media on in the bedroom.
WOW i'm really scared now.....what will i do......I know i'll just buy another new Xbox360 if something bad happens sorted.
Microsoft loves taking idiots like you to the bank
360 not so cheap now is it?
^ Shane Kim, nobody would want to with him anyway
Your name is awesome killzone2flop, its like having the name "grass isn't green", just because you think it's true doesn't mean it actually is
*slaps forehead* So that's the problem! He's colorblind!
finally, someone gets it!
LOL I bet you don't even own a next-gen console pp,stop pretending like you do!!
Would Microsoft know the real numbers if they keep counting the same people as part of there userbase? the 28 million is false.
My friend got a RRoD on his launch console just last weekend... for once I can call him lucky.
So did I, lol.
LOL let the fear and panic begin. I can see all the 360 clowns who were quick to scream out, "I don't care if the hardware fail since the system has great games and warranty", Now start to panic that their sh*tty hardware will fail and start to cost them money per Red Ring of Death... then u going to have the other clowns that will start toe madness of buy replacement systems due to Ring Of Death and the other new hardware issues that it has. The real funny part will be Microsoft stating how great their hardware is selling due to people re-buying too to hardware failure. Wii and PS3 are well made systems with a very VERY small failure rate. With those two in my home I have the complete gaming experience. Good luck and happy service spending for the 360 fanboys.
How old are you? Just curious...
yep. believe its called maturity
I suppose physical and mental age don't always go hand in hand. I hope all these idiot fanboys are just 12-year-old chaps, so they might still have a chance to grow out of this nonsense. It just scares me that these silly fanboys might actually be "physical grown ups" with a family and all...just imagine that...how sad really.
It seems that Caffman, jib and gamingisfornerds are pretty pissed off right now, as instead of actually trying to come with a decent rebuttal they have to resort to personal attacks which are pretty much off topic anyway. I better play most of my 360 games now before my Warranty ends in June as I bought mine in June 2006. It seems that tommorrow will be the last safe day for these 3 guys. Oh well, if you want you can give me your 360 games while my warranty lasts.
All he's doing is spouting the usual fanboy trash. We all know the 360 is an unrealiable piece of crap and that the PS3 and Wii are better designed in terms of quality. If you fail to see what's wrong with his post and that there's no point in having a discussion with him, you're just as bad. Perhaps my "personal attack" serves no purpose either, but I really couldn't give a rat's ass at this poing to be honest. I've done my fair share of 'decent' posts here, I doubt our friend jadnice has.
hmm when you think about it i bet there is less than 5million launch 360s in the world, so this shouldnt be a big problem since most peoples 360 have already broken
did you just pull those numbers out of your ass or something? a little bit of proof woulf be nice...
when the failure rate of the 360 rate was lowered it had sold about 20 million units, 33% of 20 million is about 6.summat mil so i just said 5 million ok?
its a good thing we didnt buy a console which has faulty problems the majority of us have playstation 3s
why are you on an article that concerns a console(360) you don't even own? i bet we'll be seeing some of you on the next RROD article as well
Ive had 3 360s,all broke my fukn games,I own 2 Doa4s. 2 Fifa08s,3 smackdown vs raw 2008s.all had bs samsung drives.my current Zephyr,4th 360, runs cool,has a BenQ drive,God. . .please dont let this RROD on me.
buhu cry me a river, as much as im in struggle with microsoft about the rrod (got 2 on mine) a 3 year waranty is a nice thing and yes someday it will run out. proceed, nothing to see here!
but i'm on my 4th PS2 and my 2nd PS3 after it came up that the HDD was corrupt and I lost my uncharted game saves dammit! Now lets see the disagrees come flying in because every PS3 fan on here MUST work for Sony returns department
people like you are the reason for these stupid fanboy discussion here. What does it give you to insult every ps3 fan on n4g with your statement "Now lets see the disagrees come flying in because every PS3 fan on here MUST work for Sony returns department " You Sir seem to want some idiotic replies to get the fire fueled. And because of that i will infact disagree with you and pull a bubble for trying to start a totally unnecesary discussion. AGAIN
I highly doubt you've had those issues. It's clear from your remarks that you just want to see how many people you can get to respond and start a fight. Nice try...maybe less exaggerated numbers would have been more effective?
is the truth and not starting a flame war. And the only people that would disagree with my statement about my PS2s and PS3s would be Sony fans. Did I say that ALL sony fans would disagree with me?No. Did I say that all 360 fans would agree with me? No. And how is all the people above me saying that "all the launch 360s are dead anyway" and "watch the dumb xbots (a term BANNED in the gamer zone) run to the stores and keep purchasing the same old faulty trash hardware." NOT trying to start a flame war, but me saying that SOME PS3 fans automatically think they know EVERYTHING about my consoles is fanning the flames? For your knowledge, sir (since we are using these terms) I prefer to debate rather than have "flame wars" but the likes of nasim and his ilk have made it so that a good debate is impossible on this site. I'm truly sorry that you have had problems with your 360s, but I have had none. My daughters had none, my girlfriend has had none and my son has had none so myself stating that my 360 is reliable is FACT. The statement that some PS3 fans seem tothink they know everything about everyones console is FACT. I do respect that you have said why you disagreed with me and why you've -bubbled me but I'm now doing the same back as I highly disagree with you.and the person below you proves my case. And to you above me, 1 PS2 power fail.2 PS2 DISK READ failures and I am happy with my 4th unit even though sony wouldn't swap out any of them. My PS3 failed with its HDD and Sony swapped out in 4 days which I was more than happy with. So please go away
"because every PS3 fan on here MUST work for Sony returns department " your own sentence, and since this is a XBOX360 thread about the waranty to run out (not even about the faulty hardware) your comment is useless flamebait immature and just plain stupid. Not trying to insult anyone or attacking you in person im growing totally tired of everyone talking about everyting else then the topic of the news. i looked up some of your comments and i may reacted to harsh your definatly not the regular threadabuser. i appologise in that case sorry it hit you with my rant. :)
since its no longer in warranty I am very happy about that. And yes I did make a generalisation about PS3 fans which I'm afraid was proved by the person who responded after you. Apology accepted ghoul. As I said I prefer debate than flame wars and therefore you had every right to rant if you thought I was threadbusting and I apologise to you if my first comments came across that I was. And I agree about Nintendo. My wii is gathering dust at the mo because of lack of good games but my 360 and PS3 are going to get an airing on the 27th, I won't know which game to play first! Although it'll be Killzone 2 I think. And I've just bubbled you up. Happy gaming Ghoul
sure that's the problem you can throw out generalistions, and there will ALLWAYS be one in line to proof your right with the claim. But you also tempt them to crawl out of theyre caves and give you what you kinda wanted. if people on here would stop to mention one side and probably only use the term "fanboy" it would be alot quiter between the "not even excisting" camps here. those people on here defending either side are ALLWAYS the same people + some kids. Most of us here have all consoles or plan to own all, or dont have a problem with either side. But since some few on here love to provocate everyone, even the multiconsoleros sometimes act like there is a need to defend something. I LOVE my 360 ( HATE the hardware) I LOVE my ps3 ( HATE the SONY support) I LOVE my nintendo ( HATE THE KIDDY GAMES DIRECTION) well said caffman. :) next time ill give you a bubble back
That's an interesting quote right there! Take a look around man, take a look at the sensible posts and see how many disagree's and how few agree's they get. See how many fanboys are posting nonsense here, day in day out. Seriously, that statement couldn't be farther from the truth. This site is a mess.
Boy you sure try hard. I've never had problems with any console except with my 360. I'm on my fourth 360, this one has endured some time. Still, it scratched two of my games and two of my HDDs died. I don't care what you say about Sony, maybe it's true maybe it's not, but the truth is, you're in the minority pal and you have no credibility at all. Perhaps you need to treat better your consoles, but I still doubt your word.