Submitted by hamsterfist 2154d ago | article

Top Myths About the 360 and its Owners

Article Excerpt:

'You Lie' suddenly rang out in the chamber hall, who had dared to yell such a thing? Why none other than the Congressman Joe Wilson, from South Carolina. What was the President to do?.......What does this have to do with the Top Myths About the Xbox 360 and its Owners? I am not really sure, other than the fact that there are numerous lies, myths if you will, floating around out there. Let's get to the bottom of them. (Xbox 360)

Major_Tom  +   2154d ago
That is a pretty funny picture, I'm gonna save that one ;).
gamesR4fun  +   2154d ago
Gaylo ftw XD
Myth: The 360 has as Many Good Exclusives as the PS3 this Fall

sad to say but ya its lookin pretty barren for those poor 360 only owners.
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NineteenSeventyNine  +   2154d ago
@ 1.2
Forza 3, ODST, L4D2 vs Uncharted 2, R&C and MAYBE GT (if it even gets released this year). Thanks for trolling the 360 articles, though. =D
RockmanII7  +   2154d ago
soxfan2005  +   2154d ago
The only bleak year will be for 360 haters.
talltony  +   2154d ago
"We have all come across the occasional a**holes online, truth be told they are everywhere."

But the fact is that since the 360 has been cheaper for longer most of those a**holes are on live. I have never heard so many screaming, racist, swearing 10 year olds on any online service in my life!
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gamesR4fun  +   2154d ago
the only one that looks decent is fz3 l4d is ok 2 but way better on the pc. Odst should b a 20 dollar dlc at best... Ps3 is def way ahead in the games this year n anyone but a blind fanboi will say the same.

as for 360 haters n trolls well jus look at my comments b4 u judge k....
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ukilnme  +   2154d ago
@ soxfan2005

So true. They will never learn.
JonnyBigBoss  +   2154d ago
Epic image is epic.
XLiveGamer  +   2154d ago
"Ok, so this is actually true. But stay with me for a second here. ALL corporations, if they are publicly traded, are out to make as much profit as possible. Sony is just as guilty as Microsoft at wanting to be a monopoly and hoping their competitors die a slow death. That is just the way our current consumer culture is structured. It is hard to blame just one company for all of this, when it is everyone’s fault."

d-_-b <( 100%True )
Kornholic  +   2154d ago
"There is no doubt that the 360 has hardware problems, I have been through 3 myself. What does this prove? Nothing. "

So it proves nothing that you have had 3 consoles broken down on you? That author is retarded.
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Eddie20101  +   2154d ago
I agree with some of the article but not all.

Defends failure rate of the Xbox 360, yet has had 3 fail on him, Typical. Xbox 360 failure rate is not defendable any way you look at it.

Microsoft made the Xbox 360 a household name along with RROD.

Xbox 360 exclusives that are available on the PC simply are not exclusives.

Yes Sony and Microsoft are big corporations that each want a bigger share of the market than there competitor, but Microsoft Is the One Known for breaking trade laws to get there bigger share, not Sony.

Just type in Lawsuits aganst Microsoft in google and you will see.
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36T  +   2153d ago
@ Eddie20101
"Microsoft made the Xbox 360 a household name along with RROD."

What does that tell you? Do you think that's good for Sony? How do you think the next Xbox will sell like if it has no hardware issues? If the PS3 had a similar RROD problem, what would their sales look like? hummmmm...
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2154d ago
Funny 'cause these are all known facts.
54percent  +   2154d ago
yeah, that's the funny part, I thought they were put myths like the 360 fanboys are athletic and surrounded by chicks while playing halo...
blackbeld  +   2153d ago
''Myth: The 360 has as Many Good Exclusives as the PS3 this Fall''

360 hass no games this fall.... READ THE ARTICLE BOTS you will love it!! Hahahaha.
Saaking  +   2154d ago
Wait, but these aren't myths, they're facts. We all know bots are very inferior to normal people.
STICKzophrenic  +   2154d ago
The failure rate probably isn't a myth. I've paid for one console, but they've sent me about two or three refurbs, as well as "repairing" my console and it having to be sent back.

My personal failure rate is probably like 80% lmao. Horrible

I will say this, I haven't had a bad customer service experience yet. They have generously compensated me for my console troubles. I got PGR3 for free, a Quick Charge kit for free, a wireless controller for free, as well as a month or two of XBL for free. It doesn't make up for not having my console, but it made it easier to deal with.
hamsterfist  +   2154d ago
No, I totally agree the failure rate is bad. My point was no one knows the actual rate. But it is more then likely somewhere between 25 and 100%. =)
Killjoy3000  +   2154d ago
I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the read and keep up the neutrality. Good work. I'm curious to see an article about the Wii using the same structure as the PS3 and 360 myth editorials. Even though most of the myths can easily be proven as fact from the majority of the N4G community and the gaming community itself.
Zeevious  +   2153d ago
The thing about the failure rate is Microsoft knows . . .
If it was anything even remotely flattering...even after the Jasper revision, I'd expect them to be posting it on every website & news program they could.

About 9 months ago my Elite started running louder & I was told by a couple people who'd had failures it "was just a matter of weeks" - Well, it's still running...no warranty repairs needed, but with many of my friends having needed replacements I am much more careful, playing shorter game sessions than on either PS3.

I shouldn't have to be, but don't wanna push the pause button on any game I'm in the middle of and pick it up again in 3 weeks on a new machine!

That said, though I hope to never have to use it...Microsoft's extended warranty has taken care of many gamers.

How MANY gamers is actually easy to calculate no matter what Microsoft WON'T tell us...they have to indirectly tell their stockholders.

(I say indirectly, because I haven't had any actual notification of the number of units, or how they are directly accounted for in their division, SEC briefings or annual reports.)

At 1.4 billion set aside for these warranty claims...at full retail of $200 for each full Arcade unit...(Their hardware unit cost is probably more like $130 per 360)...That adds up to SEVEN MILLION replacement 360's! (This number just gets larger if you factor in Microsoft's wholesale costs, not full $200 retail.)

I'd personally like to know how these replacements are accounted for when counting the userbase, but what this means depends on your perspective :

Some would consider this quite a commitment to the 360 fans and consumers...

Others would point to this number to supports claims of massive technical defects of about 1 in every 3 units sold...

Still others would point out how this negatively affects the total number of 360's claimed to be sold...

Only Microsoft knows for certain, and as you said...aren't likely to tell us.

Thanks for the article, it was a good read, instead of the usual..."ConsoleX is your G-O-D now Worship gamer...WORSHIP!" articles that seem to be the norm these days!

This is one question though, that I'd like to know the answer too, but probably never will...I guess till then I'll just keep on playing the great games, & shooting with my fingers crossed.
Saaking  +   2154d ago
Most of those aren't myths, they're truth.
sunil  +   2154d ago
Some of them arent true

The Xbox 360 is Doomed Post PS3 Slim - Microsoft will never let this happen. Even with a 54% or 33% failure rate the 360 is still selling amazingly well - its all about how Microsoft plays with the media and they do play that card extremely well

You Must be 13 and Racist to be on Xbox Live - I am not 13 and I am NO racist. I did own an xbox(a year back).

Microsoft Customer Service Sucks - Not true at all. The 3 times my console failed (before I said enough is enough), MS Customer Service was extremely courteous and understanding and was almost willing to do anything to keep my business (like giving me a free game)
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Saaking  +   2154d ago
It's selling well BECAUSE of the failure rate. 360 has twice the consoles in NA yet Batman AAA only sold a few thousand more. I wonder how many of those 360s are dead and how many people have bought replacements thus inflating the number. And let's not forget the year head start.

@below, True.I cane see what you're saying.
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sunil  +   2154d ago
I am not gonna argue that :)

But still a sale is a sale. Even if 10 million of the 30 million are console failures and re-purchases, does it really matter?

If those who own an Xbox keep buying another after each one fails, MS is still gaining correct? The numbers keep raising !!!
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NineteenSeventyNine  +   2154d ago
Is there some competition within the SDF to see who can troll the most 360 articles? Why aren't you in the Open Zone?
LoydX-mas  +   2154d ago
Using a game that has exclusive content for the PS3 is a horrible example.
How about the preorder numbers for MW2? The 360 has nearly three times the numbers. See how that proves nothing.

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soxfan2005  +   2154d ago
Interesting that you choose to use "Batman" to try to make a point, considering it had PS3 exclusive content. "Batman" was the second biggest title on the NPD report, Madden 10 was #1. I guess if the #1 game doesn't help you, ignore it, pretend it doesn't exist, and move on to #2 right?

Pretty much what I expect from you.
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lh_swe  +   2154d ago
Wow how much of a hypocrite are you? How much have you trolled on Saakings blogs and comments, seriously!
NineteenSeventyNine  +   2154d ago
@ Ih Swe
Kinda' like what you're doing to me? Don't think I don't know you're tracking me on this site.

See, the thing is, I read 360 articles and if Saaking just happends to be trolling in it then he's fair game. There is a difference between "trolling" and responding. Perhaps it would be in your best interest to learn the difference? When he trolls, I'm calling him out on it! I don't go into PS3 articles and say, "Ohh gee, that there PS3 sure don't have no games" like Saaking does with any 360 article. What I find most amusing is that Saaking wont deny any of this, yet YOU are still defending him! As long as he, and others, keep trolling 360 articles unmodereated, I'll keep calling him and the others out.

I know you don't mind his posts, though, because you're not a big fan of the 360, either (don't deny it, need I dig through your comments).
a_squirrel  +   2154d ago
That's cause ps3 owners play stuff like uncharted and killzone 3x more than they did COD4 or WAW

While 360 guys got stuff like gears and halo, both of which are getting kinda old
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getonmylev3l  +   2154d ago
I'm going out on a limb here but I'd place money on that you are a 30 year old good for nothing virgin, that sits his fat ass on the computer all day arguing about a damn console. WTF man? Does it make you feel warm inside to call people out on trolling? How much of a bad ass do you feel when you tell your invisible friends that you called someone out on "trolling" on N4G. Go outside, get some exercise for once in your god-forsaken life.
NoBias  +   2153d ago
"60 has twice the consoles in NA yet Batman AAA only sold a few thousand more"

With someone with so many bubbles, that was a really really weak argument. Horrible, even. The only reason I bought Batman for my PS3 was the exclusive content. I think that holds up for many dual console owners. Batman is the first multiplat I've ever bought for my PS3. I own 13 on my 360.

Luckily, I have the XCM Cross Battle Adapter so I can play my PS3 with a 360 controller seamlessly (Of course only on games that don't use sixaxis). But not too many of the games I play on PS3 use sixaxis (either that or I turn it off - aka SOCOM). I highly recommend it for dual console owners who prefer the 360 controller, btw.

*Reads through saakings post again*

MAN, what a bad argument...
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DARK WITNESS  +   2153d ago
@ NoBias

I am with you man.

I have the battle adaptor, i still use it mostly to play ps3 exclusives except for the ones that use motion stuff.

still most of my multiplat games i get for the 360, even batman AA, i got on the 360.

As for saaking's comments, well he is just being himself as usual. he is a troll, nothing more.
lh_swe  +   2153d ago
No to be honest I am just attacking you.
Since all you do is bash the PS3, yeah we get that you like the 360, Saaking is not the most intelligent when it comes to arguing, but you seem to have some wit atleast I'd just like to see you use it.
36T  +   2153d ago
@ soxfan2005
"I guess if the #1 game doesn't help you, ignore it, pretend it doesn't exist, and move on to #2 right?"

"Pretty much what I expect from you."

Yeah, Saaking only sees what he wants to see. Now i can't wait for his response. Will he run and hide or explain himself? Saaking, while you're at it, why don't you give us software comparisons for all the top 360/PS3 games on that list?
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NoBias  +   2153d ago
Nice! That adapter is brilliance. I just got it about 2 weeks ago. I honestly didn't expect it to work so damn seamlessly. It just feels right when playing Batman.
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lh_swe  +   2150d ago
No I am not a fan of the 360 hardware. 360 software is another thing
I used to be a fanboy but I changed my way's. Because I actually realised that both have their strengths and weaknesses but concerning their games they are as equal as they can be.
Queen Elizabeth II  +   2154d ago
Incest = A game the whole 360 family can play.
Saaking  +   2154d ago
The possibilities with Natal are endless!
Queen Elizabeth II  +   2154d ago
They cry alot ... myth? Hardly
The Iron Sheik  +   2154d ago
Those are all true especially this one.

"Microsoft is an Evil Corporation and the 360 Will R@pe Your Mom"
54percent  +   2154d ago
The article is full of facts
ZombieAutopsy  +   2154d ago
the only thing i think that is close to true is the average Xbox360 owner is between 11-18 and the whole racism thing just comes with immaturity.
KillerPwned  +   2154d ago
This article was funny lol. Failure rate has got to be really high im on my 8th xbox 360 yes i said 8th. Also 6 out of the 7 that died ( I just bought a new Elite ebay for $170 unopen pretty good deal) have all died with RROD that last one died of the E74 error from what i heard pretty much the same thing as RROD but without the lights.
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NineteenSeventyNine  +   2154d ago
Buying eight 360s says more about you being dumb than it does about Microsoft's hardware troubles.
Saaking  +   2154d ago
If you have a sizable collection of 360 games, you're not just going to ditch it. We shouldn't have to put up with this and MS should have fixed the issues before release.
KillerPwned  +   2154d ago

For your info i only bought 2 the first one and this last one i gave up for a long time. Also im very heavy with the ps3 i play that alot more and am more into it then the xbox 360 ever. So get ur info right before you act all big and bad. Seriously to man chill lay off on people.


Thank you i agree with u i do have a large collection of games and i didn`t want all the money to just go to waste. Before i bought this new one i sold the last one when it was fixed and just kept most of my games. Till one with better hardware came out.
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sunil  +   2153d ago
So from what I understand, MS is doing nothing wrong, but the people who buy the 360 are idiots?

PS: I know a certified genius who owns a 360.
Silentmerc3nary  +   2153d ago
Why on Earth would you buy 8 360's? Microsoft fixes them for free...
09 holiday lineup
Told you guys it dosent stack to the ps3
NineteenSeventyNine  +   2154d ago
And this no name blog confirms your theory!

Seriously, you are very well aware of what the 360 has this holiday since I KNOW you troll every Forza, L4D and Halo article on this site.
DARK WITNESS  +   2153d ago
" 09 holiday lineup
Told you guys it dosent stack to the ps3 " in who's opinion ? ... the only game i am getting for my ps3 this holiday is Uncharted 2. Thats all that interests me. on the 360 i will be getting forza 3 and halo odst, maybe left for dead 2.

you see, it just depends on your preference. why is that such a hard concept for you guys to understand.
Waldex  +   2154d ago
Hey guys
... Its been so calm the past few days, only MART has appeared...

Where the fvck are the bots?... usually we should have them here by now
Ares84PS3  +   2154d ago
This is really just an attempt
To try to tell people in the face off all this success the PS3 is having that the 360 is still out there and alive and kicking.

Yet PS3 gets the most attention because it has better exclusives and now the huge success that is the PS3 slim.

Just pathetic.
jmare  +   2154d ago
My only problem with this list is number 5. This story: http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/... begs to differ.
Double Toasted  +   2154d ago
Games not on the PS3
Forza 3
Magnacarta 2
Tropico 3
Blood Bowl
Left 4 Dead 2

Games not on the 360
Uncharted 2
Demon's Souls
Ratchet & Clank
God of War collection

Add to the list if you like, but only if they're coming out in 2009
TheBand1t  +   2154d ago
Games released earlier in the year:

Ninja Blade
Halo Wars
Velvet Assassin

Killzone 2
MLB '09 The Show

Also add to the PS3 list for this holiday:

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

Can't recall anything else
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Double Toasted  +   2154d ago
I should have mentioned
that I was referring to the articles myth about this falls lineup...
WMW  +   2154d ago
Magnacarta 2, Tropico 3, Blood Bowl, Venetica wow your really scraping the bottom of the barrel i have never heard of any of these games and i'm sure i'm not the only one who hasn't so that just leaves halo odst, l4d2 and forza 3 against UC2, GOW collection, ninja gaiden sigma 2, demon soul ratchet and clank and GT5
Double Toasted  +   2154d ago
So just because you haven't
heard of them they shouldn't exist? Welcome to my ignore list...
WMW  +   2154d ago
calm down cry baby what i'm saying is none of those 4 games are big games yet you add them to the 360 list if your gonna list any random game then do the same with ps3 and it will have the longer list but i guess you can't expect a 360 fanboy to make a fair list
S M N  +   2154d ago
you forget Final Fantasy XIII coming this year to ps3 exclusively in japan
Double Toasted  +   2154d ago
Feel free to add to the list...
if not then STFU!
a_squirrel  +   2154d ago
I haven't heard of those games either...
DRUDOG  +   2154d ago
Wait, how many of those games are also on PC?

Magna Carta 2
Blood Bowl

All on PC and I haven't heard of Tropico for anything but PC.

Basically, there are really only two exclusives on your list. If I can get it (and usually the definitive version) on PC why claim it as a 360 exclusive?
W S K  +   2154d ago
NOPE...i&#180;ll pass this one!
i´m not going to jump on the PS3 versus 360 wagon...

have fun

*bye bye*
ChozenWoan  +   2153d ago
An agree and a bub for you buddy. =)
Wiitactics  +   2154d ago
-How is listing the games of a console is a fanboy tactic? If anybody cares to explain?

-And since when Sony have been known has a company that practice monopoly? That's an illegal move that MS keep doing again and again and most of the time they get sued because of this.

-Myth: 33%, 54.2%, 1,000,000%. Didn't MS once said that their failure rate was around 33%?

-This is the most stupid statement in the entire article: "Also I promise you with the PS3 architecture was more like the PC, you would be seeing cheaply made ports to the PC.".
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Major_Tom  +   2153d ago
DVD and BLURAY is practically a monopoly. I don't care how you think there are no good sides to a corporation, only more money.
patterson  +   2154d ago
Good article. Would definitely recommend.
Wiitactics  +   2154d ago
I recommend it too. =D
Myth: The 360 has as Many Good Exclusives as the PS3 this Fall

I am sorry to bring this up, but I keep seeing this myth perpetrated all over forums. Well it is an outright lie. (Feel free to post your stupid list of upcoming games below fanboys.) I recognize that Halo ODST will sell well, but it seems to be the same recycled game. Forza 3, while I am sure is awesome, faces some tough competition from Need For Speed Shift and Gran Turismo 5. The other console happens to have a much larger mix of different genre types and a higher number of quality games.
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Ron_Burgundy  +   2154d ago
I agree with all information in the article
big ups to the author, the bots are truly desperate and are scavenging the bare ground for hope
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TwistedMetal  +   2154d ago
halo odst and L4dead are expansions and released way to soon.
they look the sames as the original games and you probably have more fun and save money playeing the originals. Those 2 games arent even AAA. valve is pc and L4dead is multiplat. None of those games are pushing any limits or feel new or fresh. wheres the excitement? there is none. you got forza3 but GT5 crushes it and every categlory and pushes limits.
Redempteur  +   2154d ago
I have been through 3 myself
But of course this doesn't prove anything ..

or "how to contradict yourself easily ..."
S M N  +   2154d ago
failier rate for 360 should be 100% cos every body had gone througth 1 or 2

when will people open there eyes
K-Tuck  +   2154d ago
To say that the studies are worth nothing is to say that Microsoft's flaccid phallus is firmly lodged between your lips.

It doesn't matter which audience was polled, or who by, but the studies do show that the failure rate is quite large. It might not be 50 percent -- it could be less, could be more. Until you are ready to poll five thousand gamers across the world, you should accept the work that has been done for you.
djfullshred  +   2153d ago
I enjoyed both PS3 & Xbox myth articles.

I am wondering if the myth that both fanboys of xbox & PS3 are not actually born, but created like the Uruk-hai in smelly bogs under the Earth is true? Nah, can't be. The Uruk-hai are much more civil, reasonable creatures than fanboys.
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bjornbear  +   2153d ago
Myths spawn from true stories...
To represent something real...maybe they are myths, but 360 has its problems too, all related to each myth =)

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