At the time of writing, 2,315 (61 per cent) responses to the survey have complained that they've got through at least one console, with many having got through even more than that.
It could also be that sony/nintendo/pc fanboys are voting aswell and we know which choice the put down
The only people who respond are the people who are upset. Obviously these number are exagerated from actual failure rates. That doesn't mean that M$'s quality control hasn't been a disaster this time around though.
An easy way to get votes from 360 owners is to have them provide their gamertags and compare those to Microsoft's database. I believe the failure rate is more within the 40-50% range.
That's a good idea. Only problem is that means you would have to trust Microsoft to be truthful about the cross reference.
40% - 50%??? No way. Do you realize how high that is? It would be almost impossible for me to have 9 friends with a working/non-replaced 360, which I do. Try more like 10%, which is still really high rate for a consumer product. Most products range in the 4% - 6% range.
Mine started freezing up like crazy right before the 90-day warranty ran out (i got mine at launch, and this was before they extended the warranty), so i got mine replaced by MS. My friends' crapped out on him right after a update (and no he doesnt do anything illegal/modding with it), MS replaced that one and i had another friends' crap out on him too. So that's 3 for 3, and at $400 you dont want your system to crap out on you (heck, you wouldnt want your system crapping out on you no matter what the price!) And that's not even counting all the guys on my friends list that have sent me/out messages saying how they will not be on for a while because their system crapped out on them and are waiting for it to be replaced. So let's not sit here and act like theirs not a extremely high failure rate here. See this is one of the problems with "fanboyism", it's that, it'll make you even tolerate/try and mask this problem. When this should really be an unacceptable problem. MS really needs to address this problem already. And slapping some epoxy (which is really just a glue with thermal conductive properties) on it, is not a very good solution
its obviously sony fans trying to play down the 360, cos i personally know 6 people with 360's and not one has had a single problem i wish the truth would just come out about this matter because im sick of people makeing up fake numbers, remember not everything on the net is true guys also this spam is OLD! and my ps3 sh!t itself in the first week, the laser blew and left a nice scorch mark on my VF disc
internet surveys are unreliable... anyone can answer, as many times as they want... especially with internet trolls out there...
haha, thats called a crapbox! edit: i mean its really true ! come on what would you say about a tv with such a failure rate ? catastrophal design. period. edit: xi you cant be serious, to mention the ps3 in one sentence with the xbox360 in this respect, are you ?
i have 2 friends that had their 360 break, and one with a ps3 crapout on them. All electronics will have some that fail, the ps3 is no different. My friend with the ps3 is far more upset because he paid 600 for it and it broke already, 6 months in, the 360 were launch boxes and both have been replaced.
Man I would have hated to be that embarrassed to have to do a recall.
This is so lovely survey. If 360 would be so damn crappy why on earth all the people will buy it again and again and again and again? Especially when most of the whiners always say it broke down right after warranty expires. That at least tells its better than the rest. Even if the breaks down it is worthy to get another one again and again and again. HAH, think about that. Yeah! Lets trust the internet surveys...ffs.
its the sheep factor... baaa baaa little sheep
same reason people went through multiple PS2s. you bought it in the first place because you wanted it. if it fails, you get it replaced. anything electronic has the same potential to go bad. and the 61% is out of the people in the survey, not every 360 owner period.
Buy it again and again? They get it replaced for free because of the warranty. Most people, once the warranty is over, just don't bother with that console anymore.
Not that I believe that the true rate is anywhere near 61% you do wonder why people would continue to buy crap. Take a look at Apple and there manufacturing / durability problems... Who is still the number one car maker? GM - their cars have been crap for the last 40 years...Number one restaurant chain in the USA...McDonald's, more crap... People are stupid. Period. (this is an inclusive statement, no flaming necessary)
Kspraydad GM is no longer the #1 Car maker. Toyota finally took over. But yeah, people love buying crap for some reason...
not a nice analogy but have you ever heard of a battered wife. Why dont they all just leave their abusers. Surely their lives are more important than a console so i believe its a human nature type thing. I say do a w bobbit type thing. 3 of my friends have 360's and 1 has bricked it but was replaced for free within a week. (London)
You have to much bubbles
But I'm on #2. There definitely was a problem with the early machines. For my part I'd rather buy a warranty for my 360 and have tons of games to play than have a PS3 that will run forever and 3 or 4 games to play.
Still on 1st......well ventilated area, no problemo. Oohh, a disagreement!! (mr/miss disagreer, you don`t know Patrick Swayze do you?). Right o lads, to be honest i dont have a 360 afterall ive been blagging all the time, don`t own a PS3 either. My covers blown!!!! Show ya face gobshite, let me tek a piece of it!! Gutless freaks hiding behind your little keyboards in yer jim jams! jesus h christ........Bring back some f*****g sanity to this site!!! I f*****g hate fanboys/girls!
yeah same here still have the one I bought in December of 2005
I bought mine the day it came out and it hasnt skipped a beat....this is wrong i sell tons of xbox's and 61 percent of them dont come back nor do i here any complaints...i this were true to life per say the BBB would be in their [email protected]
I bought a Premium on launch and an Elite on launch day. Both work like a charm.
im still trying to guess what mr/mrs was d'ing about. maybe you spelt somethin wong
4th i actually owned two both crapped out so i sold one kept the other and got a ps3
If there was a 61% failure rate, we would of had a Major Recall by now don't you think?
if it was that big of an issue, the better business bureau would be all over. anonymous internet surveys are not a news source...
Why have a recall when everyone agrees to the EULA? Hardly anyone reads it, and well, the EULA protects Microsoft against huge problems such as this. IF they were to recall, they'd have a worse problem then what they have with failing 360s.
LOL i dread the ps3s
I always trust surveys that come from the place I get my porn.
to believe it is actually 61% failure rate the xbox360 for sure had a bad failure rate but it was not 61%