Microsoft says it takes customer concerns about Xbox 360 hardware quality "very seriously" but denies there are any "systematic issues" and won't specifically address concerns relating to defect or return rates.
when will these idiots realize this destroys their image in the mind of the consumer. Most couldn't careless about fanboy logic and just see a company that is dodging questions on shoddy hardware quality.
seems like MS needs to go take some business lessons...lol
SOME 360 owners let them get away with it. They should not have to pay for warranty on a console (unheard of in the UK), they should not be receiving refurbs and they should definitely not have to pay anything other than shipping. If the 360 community stood firm then ms wouldn't have to act this way like nothings wrong. I respect the 360 owners who challenged ms over its practices. I understand why ms wont tell the truth on this 1 though. it just wouldn't look good plus ms is actually getting money of the back of the faliures. I have 2 close friends with 360's and only 1 has failed. The fact that their giving people refurbs by def means that that was another persons failled 360 which might explain the people who are on their 3rd and 4th machines
When I look at your profile, you don't have any gamertags listed. You say you have 2 friends with 360's and "only" 1 failed. That's 50% after it's only been out for 1 1/2 years and I don't know how long your friends have even had them for. 50%? 50%! "Only" 50%!?!?!?! You're INSANE!
- Why do manufacturers offer two HD formats? because they can.
- Why does the PS3 cost so much? because Sony thought it could get away with it.
- Why don't all the 360 owners get together to make a stand? because those who have experienced the problems are still very much the minority.
Manufacturers will continue to use bullsh*t to make a sale or try to save face. Sony is no different from MS in that regard. I for one am sick and tired of the red ring of death and HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray debate.
I hope this site will soon start to return to reporting real news and not the kind of crap that just launches another pointless, change nothing, flame war between the Sony and Xbox camps.
This site will never return to that, unless or until the fanboys on this site get so tired of it, that they just cant take it anymore. But that wont happen, because you'll always a fresh supply of new guys to take their place. But the first guy is absolutely right! MS is able to get away with this, because of the all fanboys protecting them. I swear that it seems like everybody and their mothers 360 is dying. And you still got fanboys on this site trying to downplay it and protecting them, cuz god forgive, if you should say anything bad about their beloved 360 or MS. Its pathetic and you people need to stop that sh!t, its just a fvcking video game system, its not some "loved" one.
I'll admit that if you are still under warranty, its doesnt seem that bad, cuz MS will take care of it for free, and the worst that'll happen is that you'll get stuck waiting for it (which for me was about a week). And that aint that bad (unless you are a big fiend that has to play games and cant wait). I know cuz I've gone through this, my 1st 360, a Nov 22nd launch unit put me through this. It lasted about 80-something days and then died! The whole ordeal was not that bad, but i couldnt believe it broke, but oh well life goes on and MS fixed it, and the worst was that i was without my 360 for about a week. Not that bad. But now my 2nd 360, (the replacement 360) is dead! and its out of warranty cuz its a yr and 3 months old/later. And now is when the sh!t has hit the fan. I do know want to pay MS out of principle. Cuz i feel like they are trying to rip me off and i do not want to succumb to their bullsh!t. They want $70, which is better than the $139 they wanted originally. But truthfully, it is still to much! I shouldnt have to pay a damn thing! for it's their fault that this system is dead, not mine, because it is a faulty system. And i shouldnt have to pay no $590 to play this sh!t ($400 for the system, then $20 tax, then 2 yrs of live, which i only got 1 yr and a half out of, so i am losing out there too and now $70 more for repairs!?) and all for just 1 yr and 6 months worth of gaming? Im sorry but that is just not worth it and also the most expensive gaming experience i have ever had. And i am afraid that the paid replacement will just break down too after the 1 yr warranty is up.
"Oh but wait, dantesparda, there's more, you can buy the $50 two yr extended warranty, yay!" so now that makes the system cost me $640. And that is just to much. I have never bought a warranty in my life and i have never had anything break down on me within a yr and half. And if it did, then i would consider it junk! and that my friends, is what i am considering the Xbox 360 right now. I have one friend who is also on his 2nd 360, and it is starting to freeze up more and more all the time now. And he knows 2 other guys who's 360s have also just died. And my roommate knows 6 other people who's 360's all died around the same time as mine. And thats not even counting all the guys on my friends list who's 360s have died. And how about all the stories on the internet, the News, and the papers. So get your heads out of your @sses fanboys, because it's only a matter of time before it happens to you too. Then you'll see what it feels like
They always get slammed when they try to avoid questions regarding failure rates where as Sony or Nintendo get a pass on their crap like wrist straps or Connect failing or whatever else.
It's kind of unfair that they hit Microsoft so hard while saving the others.
Not quite true - Nintendo got enough flame towards their was for the Wiimotes of Death.
As for Sony - the connection problems aren't that big as you might think - in most of cases the problems are coused by router configurations. I couldn't connect to Motorstorm too, but after I opened the correct ports on my router, the problem was gone.
And it is completely fair to bash MS for their quality. They are notorius for what they can do to their products. Look at Vista. (or Power Point).
So... why is Microsoft getting a free pass here?
that i have two close friends with 360's but even im not stupid enough to believe the failure rates 50% nor was that my angle I was just stating a fact and sorry if it offended ya. I also know more people with 360s but i cant comment on their experiences. IM NOT TROLLING SO BTFU. To further my point ms wont admit anything until they have fixed the problem or the 360 community stand up and be counted by not paying which might seem stubborn but if enough people reported their 360 broken and said they wont send it back if they were gunna be charged then ms would soon have to sort it out 1 way or the other. To make you feel even better ms isnt the only company that has treated its customers like shi+ at some point in time. With the ps2 sony tried to downplay some laser issues but when people started to get wind of this potential defect sony sorted it and i got MY console back with scrapes and authentic scratches with a new laser installed free of charge. Take a stand thats all i say. My missus had a problem with her original ipod battery that they totally refused to sort so i told her to ef em, get another mp3 player and she did. Also when people said they were having probs with the strap on the wii remotes it forced Nin to sort the problem so by the time we finally got our 1 it had the new strap they didnt just let more people smash their plasmas n lcds. Ill update my profile for ya NOT. What would my names have to do with you i never said that i had any system so checking my profile was so irrelevant
HA! This is pathetic. This is the only issue that haters can pick against Xbox360 so they keep going on about it ad nauseum. And we all know its a lie. For a change, can we FFS hear you guys whine about something ELSE that's supposedly bad about Microsoft's console already?
I have to wonder if these stories are true though, with 7 system replacements and so on. I could tell you honestly if I was having red ring problems with my system, I would be pissed if it happened multiple times.
One should always buy an extended warranty in my opinion when dealing with any expensive next gen hardware. It will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.
the xbox had the red rings of light.
and now the 360 has the red rings of light.
that's 2 generations.but it's being handled low key and being swept under the rug.it's just not right.class action lawsuits should be taken just like sony had to deal with on ps2.
it needs to be fixed.or we all lose when companies start selling us low quality products next gen because they can get away with it.
after so much time, can`t they make reliable hardware?
first xbox was enough reliable, what`s wrong now?
does this problem will follow x360 forever? ofcourse, they will sell more x360`s(unless it`s their plan - to sell more x360 no matter what), but definately not going to make a bigger user base.
until they solve that problem, they won`t be successful on the market.
even 200$ for a hardware is too much, but probably good for those, who will want to replace broken premium. But still, people shouldn`t get used to pay for failing things or for playing multiplayer, imho.
p.s. if you will ask, why do i care, because i am jrpg fan, and probably will want to play Lost odyssey, Cry on, Blue dragon(maybe), Trusty bell(if not get ported), Infinite Undiscovery and so on, and i want a reliable console. And i am not fine with failing hardware.
I'm on my launch 360 and have had no problems at all. My friend however has had to take back his PS3 and I've had to send back 3 PS2s in the past, 2 of them slimlines
and i bet your Windows runs smooth since 1999.
this article has nothing to do with broken ps3s or ps2s .... but you ....
Why bother or even risk getting a Xbox 360 at this point. Get a PS3 for this typ of gamer or a Wii for the kiddy type of gamer. If I was just now looking for a console I would dare buy a 360 even if they lowered the price because of hardware issues. I own one now but I got it last year. I have a PS3 and I have no complaints, the hardware is of high quality. The Wii is of good quality and innovative. If you have to buy more than one 360 within 2 years than dam righ the PS3 is cheaper in the long run so get the system that is the best and don't worry about it.
Last month.. my 360 died for the second time! I have send it to the repaircenter. Now we are more than a month later.. and I still haven't got it back! I phoned the helpdesk several times and they keep telling me I have to wait! I'm sooooo angry and I don't know what to do! When i'm getting my 360 back it will probably be someone else 'refurbished' one. I don't want to get someone else crap! Is this legal??? I want my old one back or a new one! And why is the damn thing so noisy? Its almost a helicoptre :s. Xbox360 has great games, realy great games... but the hardware is crap! CRAP!!!
I don't care which camp you are in, you need to call a spade a spade. I have been a long time supporter of the Xbox (since the orginal) so I am NOT a Sony fanboy (I don't own a Sony console). I still have my launch console original Xbox and it runs without issue. My 360 is another story. I have the premium 360 (I use that term loosely) that has been plagued by issues lockups, reboots, scratching discs, and now the beloved red rings of death. A group of us purchased the 360 (some launch, some later) and of that group of 15 people 10 of them have had the red ring meltdown.
The 360 is a complete and utter piece of crap. The original Xbox was light years better in terms of build. I think in all the time I had the orginal xbox it maybe locked up a grand total of 10 times. The 360 has effectively ruined console gaming for me. Console gaming which is supposed to be worry free, stick the disk in and play. Not with the 360. The thing sounds like a leaf blower, runs hotter than a hair dryer, locks up, scratches discs, and of course provides the red rings of death.
Thanks for ruining console gaming Microsoft. I await the class action lawsuit for the 360 as I refuse to pay to have what is clearly a known issue on your part repaired.
Fanboys wakeup, the 360 is not what it should be. It was rushed to market to capitalize on the late delivery of the PS3. MS succeeded in the short term with displacing PS3, but they are going to hemmorage users with shoddy hardware.
I think a good chunk of the 3RR (Three Red Ring) problems could have been caused by the NYKO Intercooler. I've experienced the 3RR problem but my 360 didn't die. It just locked up with 3RR. I removed the Intercooler and I didn't have a problem ever since. Regarding scratching disks, yes I think in certain situations the disk ended up being scratched. On most ocassions I think users moved the 360 from vertical to horizontal (or vice versa) while the disk was in the drive. Its safer to turn the system off, remove the disk, place system vertical/horizontal, boot up the system, reload the disk. While I think this is kind of ridiculous to do considering the advancements in engineering ..it is what it is.
If people say they are having problems and it is severe as the claim, MS would already have a class action suite on their hands. Now, my thoughts are that yes the engineering sucks. The QA sucks. 3RR sucks. I do believe the MS has the resourcesd to resolve these engineering deficiences. 50 million for GTIV downloaded content tells me that they do have a huge budget in the gaming dept.
I never used the Nyko ( yet still had massive lockups, freezes etc)
I never moved my console - it has remained horizontal since the day I purchased it (and yet it etches 60 dollar game discs).
If the 360 is not as bad as they say, why do almost all publication outlets who use the unit on a regular basis to test games go through them like water (most outlets are on their 4th or 5th units). Why in a small control group of my friends have a vast majority of the devices failed? Why did EA come out and announce that even their own test units had a 30-50% failure rate?
Each time I called to have the unit replaced/repaired while in warranty (for lockups, scratched discs etc) I was advised that I should not move the console (no shiot, I didnt) and that I should llow my 360 to cool down before continuing to play it. They would NOT accept these as reasons for replacement. Now that I am beyond the warranty period I get the red rings of death and now they want money.
I can definitely see how MS will be profitable this year. Repairs and replacement unit purchases by end users are going to net them a small fortune.
The 360 is CRAP!! The games are great (which is the real shame), but what good are great games on the shiot console that scratches the discs, locks up, and then goes belly up!?
Microsoft cannot publicly admit how hight the failure rate is, or they would most definitely have a class action on their hands. Instead we get question dodging and answers like 'we dont comment on that', and 'users are really enjoying the 360 experience'....um I sure as hell am not enjoying your chinese doorstop.
wow all of the posters complaining on the article is sony boys. theres only one xbox guy in here bloodmask!! I've had my system since launch no problems, just the occasional freeze, which my Ps3 does from time to time also!! then you guys keep saying MS needs to do something!! they are, extended warranty, free repair, free shipping, what more do you want!! unlike sony who denied it an did nothing about it,UNTIL THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT brought aginst them!! but MS is doing all they can!! its just the cry babies of the world who you cant satisfy!!
There is more than 1 xbox guy in this thread. Look me up, sajj316 gamertag. I'll be happy to snipe your head off at Gears ;). Would you be willing to eat your words if your 360 ends up bricked? Let's not be totally ignorant here. There is a problem. It has nothing to do with fanboyism. I'm sure if the PS3 had these same problem, it would be just as negative, if not more. I have a fear that my box will die on me every time I boot it up. This is not the feeling that MS would want their customers having and no the problem is not in my mind.
2.2 - In addition...
- Why do manufacturers offer two HD formats? because they can.
its called a format war, they have been going on since you was a sperm.
- Why does the PS3 cost so much? because Sony thought it could get away with it.
uhm because its worth it..duh
- Why don't all the 360 owners get together to make a stand? because those who have experienced the problems are still very much the minority.
so, being in the minority means theres no significant problem? you realize anything under 50% is the minority right, and with 10 million systems sold thats 4.9 million people.....even if the failure rates are 30% thats 3 million users, some are saying its closer to 40%.....ouch
It will be MUCH cheaper to buy a new console, then go through law-court, and M$ knows that. That`s why they are so ignorant.
p.s. there are around 8 mln. Wii sold, so if the would be a minority with failing hardware, they would state that on web. But Wii and PS3 even don`t have that minority, while M$ has even after 19 month.
to be honest here , i dont own any next gen console. Seeing that the 360 has many hardware failures,PS3 being too expensive , and Wii with a lack of good games.
Now regarding to the article, why is MS so scared to answer such things... i think that this Red light failure is PLANNED by MS to sell more consoles.
@StrboyM the Failure rate is coming close to 50-60%... My friends are so lucky their 360 aint dead yet.
I doubt it was planned (put the foil hats away). I hear that they overclock the cpu and thus have to keep the system extra cool (i.e. HUGE power brick and Jet engine fans). So anytime the fans don't perform properly it leads to the board getting hot and warping/flexing causing a separation.
Now while I and everyone else would like to hear strait answers they probably won't come from someone inside MS. Bill has had enough lawsuits to know how to avoid getting into new ones. Unless there is some kind of leak/informant the world may never know.
...My 360 has been perfect from day 1 of launch. Same goes with my cuzins and a few others that own a 360. It's the sony fanboys that make this more than it really is. Did they forget that the ps2 was notorious for being faulty. The infamous "Disc Read Error" was a huge problem with the ps2. I owned 3 faulty ps2s before I finally owned one that lasted longer than 2 years. Than that one broke down too. And the ps2 still did fine. So get off the 360 already.
Not quite. I've been burned by a 360 once. My 2nd 360 (now only four weeks old) is acting up right now. If this one dies, it's all over for me and the 360. The reason you see so many of these article is b/c there are a lot of faulty 360's. When MS runs out of 'coffins' for their defective units, you know the return rate is high. So take off the MS colored glasses and cross your fingers, your's may be next.
i had to replace my ps1 three times and constantly play it on its side or in its dyeing days fully upside down, my ps2 two times and i got a third ps2 but a slimline and the laser blew in a month and had to get repairs doen
also my ps2's scratched my discs up and left cloudy marks on them, so no console is without its issues
as for the 360 thirteen mths and not a single problem, no scratches or failures, doesnt get any hotter then the ps3 if its given ventilation
maybe the problem isnt as big as sony fanboys make out, but yes the red ring drama is all sony fans have to hold on to, maybe when they finally get some games they will have somthing better to do with their time
i have six friends that are happy with their 360's, only one has had a problem due to the dodgy guitar hero patch
im so sick of seeing the same old rubbish getting posted by fanboys, grow up and find some real news
E3 is coming yeah! thats the news im looking forward too!
-- Microsoft says it takes customer concerns about Xbox 360 hardware quality "very seriously" but denies there are any "systematic issues" and won't specifically address concerns relating to defect or return rates. " --
I would like for you to explain this since your a Microsoft Board member. Moore and Gates are living in Fantasia if they think there are no "systematic issues"? I think the system breaking down and not working is a systematic issue ~ I dunno could be going out on a limb there..:P
I know that you were quick, quick, quick to throw Phil Harrison under the bus the other day for actually admitting SNE's mistakes and not talking about KillZOne II (as if you'll ever, ever play it), but I'd like to hear your convoluted take on this stance by MS, and what your going to say to defend your beloved Microsoft. What gives? Has the sun come up there yet?lol Hey, where are you sonny boy?
at least they are dodging instead of denying. What really baffles me is how they arent making any significant effort to improve this. I mean if it goes as far as running out of return boxes for faulty systems then that is definetly a whole lot more faulty 360's than msoft anticipated. My 360 has only scratched my disc so far and microsoft said it was my fault. Well maybe it was i don't know but if i get the red rings on my console am gonna use the towel. Don't have time to be sending nuthin back
I posted the entire interview 2 days ago.
I'm glad that Sony fanboys are going crazy over this articles and posting made up story about the fictional xbox 360... "Yes, I am in my [enter number here (minimum 4)]". I honesly believe that the failure rate is highter than anticipated. I do have a friend which xbox 360 failed. I want people to make noise. This will in term make microsoft do something about it and it seems as they are already doing something by adding the heat sink solution. My 360 is kicking still.. so, I am ok. My friend already got his xbox 360 back... and said that his got fix fast, and free (since he was within warranty)... he also said he didnt have to pay a single dime.. not even for UPS to pick it up. So, asside from having to wait a week or 2 to play the so many games available for the 360 what's the big deal? It's on microsoft best interest to fix this issue since they are the ones losing money.
Sony fanboys act as if people have to pay for repairs. If you do things right... Some of these madeup stories make it seem as if they had to buy 4 xbox 360 which does not make sense since the 360 only being out for less than 2 years.. and the warranty is 1 year... + an extention of another year if sent for repairs... + an extended 2 year on top of the default one is like $60 bucks.. which you can add at anytime.
If you look around the this is the only issue that Sony fanboys can point out.. and this is why the fload articles about this topic the moment they see it.
Here is something to think about. I rather take 1-2 weeks breakes every 6 months or year repairing my 360 and have all the games I got... then to pay $600 to play one game (Resistance) and then not have any games to play. I would still be getting more played hours anyways.
I do hope microsoft fixes this problem... not because I am affected by it... but because having to hear the same old news for months and months.... it's getting kind of old... it seems as Sony fanboys have what they are going to say copy in some documents so they can copy and paste it... the same old crap.
Every single article about PS3, you bash in some way shape or form, in fact I dont even know how you still have all those bubbles, you probably have xbox live friends on this site just constantly giving you + bubbles. And then you have the nerve to come in here and claim that people are making up stories, you mean people that actually admit they have had 360 problems, I mean it isnt to hard to believe, or are you just to blind to see that you live in a real world where there are real problems. And you probably wont believe me either but ive gone through 3 xbox360's and I just gave up on it, you dont believe me look up my gamertag.
In that case the price point of a PS3 is fictionally high - I can go out now and buy another couple right now without feeling it. Does that mean it's cheap, or that the price doesn't affect me?
It's all relative. To you the 360 failures do not exist simply because YOU haven't been affected by it.
Saying they (hardware failures) don't exist is as stupid as my saying the PS3 is cheap simply because I can afford it.
i can post you about 50+ of this guys negative comments about the ps. WE ALL KNOW WHAT HE IS, STORY DONE. To the real 360 owners like two of my closest friends (GTags available if needed) I tell ya. dont let people like bstar or any other denial ridden fanboys keep you quiet with smoke, mirrors and accusations against psfanboys. Speak up and make ms deal with this. Eff what ps fanboys tell ya as well as this doesnt affect them its just ammo and denial is Exactly what MS wants from ya. Dont let em take the piss. To the 360 fanboys some people like dantesparda are gunna jump ship and you aint gunna want that now are ya. If ms keep pissing people off Some of them will just say eff it and get a wii or a ps
I think its important that we keep shouting that there's something wrong with the 360. You are one of the few lucky ones who have a decent 360... but a lot of people aren't that lucky. What do we have to do? Congratulating microsoft and licking their ass? No, we have to shout that there really is a problem! I don't understand microsoft is getting away with this. It's just unbelievable.
Sorry for my faulty English.. I'm from Belgium
thank god i bought a ps3
Without even considering whether there's a serious problem or not, it's obvious that Microsoft can't comment. If there really is no problem at all - which is unlikely given all this bad publicity - then commenting will simply draw even more attention to the issue. If there is a serious problem, then anything they say at this point could damage their case if there is a class action in the future. I wouldn't say anything either if I were them. They're riding this one out to see where it takes them...
xbots gettin ready to pull down ya skirt microsoft is here for you!!
I'm not saying that the xbox 360 do not have hardware issues... as matter of fact if you quote what I wrote You will see I am not saying that it's not the case. But let's be realistic too... we've seem Sony fanboys saying that they have a 4 xbox 360 and they continue to buy new ones.. yet they hate everything about the 360? Show us your gamertags.... Or are you saying that no one single person saying that they had their 360 broken is lying?
Sorry Fanboys but I buy a console for the games... and even if the 360 failure rate would be 100% and it has the games and I have a great time when It's working and not being repair that's the console I would buy.
Heck, if the 360 brakes on me every 3 months and microsoft continues to fix it for free (not even having to pay shipping)... I may buy myself another xbox 360 so I can always have a 360 working... so while I send my 360 for repairs I can use the one that's working.
Ony the games matter. What do I do with a working consoles with no games? Sorry not interested in a blu-ray player. And don't talk to me about Resistance (Plenty of FPS in the 360) and don't talking to me about Motorstorm(plenty of racing games on the 360).
Ok, let me try doing the same... "I'm on my 5th Playstation 3 and the stupid crap keep giving me disk errors"... do you believe me?
I never said that these xbox 360 hardware failures are non existant.. but that there are lots of fanboys with agenda liying their @$$ off to promote their so loved PS3. which is predictable.
I even have a 1 friend that had to send his 360 for repairs.
I think what really pissed some of you off is, "Here is something to think about. I rather take 1-2 weeks breakes every 6 months or year repairing my 360 and have all the games I got... then to pay $600 to play one game (Resistance) and then not have any games to play. I would still be getting more played hours anyways.".
It's a fact... the 360 has the games. Now if the XBox 360 would be as expensive as the PS3 and it would have such of poor library games and inferiour online service compared to xbox live and microsoft would be charging for repairs.. then xbox 360 owners would be b!tching as much as Sony fans do... which it's interesting... look around... who are the ones making so much noise out of this issue? Xbox owners? No, Sony fanboys.... it iches you knowing that regarless of the hardware failure the 360 is selling more consoles then the so perfect PS3 console. What's even more painful is knowing that people rather to send the 360 for repairs or even buy a new one than to buy a PS3.
He basically states "I would rather have my Xbox 360 break down 1~2 times every 6 months than own a PS3 that never breaks down."
The next sentence is even better. "regardless of the hardware failure... people [prefer] to send the 360 for repairs or even buy a new one than to buy a PS3."
Yes DJ try to take my comments out of context... I know you do that already.
I will not bother going into too much details.. but... do you think people are buying the 360 over the PS3 because they like Microsoft or because they love the 360 as a hardware? A gamer only cares about the games. The 360 only does one thing play games and that's real gamers care about. Do you actually think if Sony would have the advantage when it comes to existing games at the same price as the 360... do you think anyone would bother buying an XBox 360?
Sony fanboys only focus on the console are always quick to take advantages of articles like this to try flame the 360.
But tell me... convince me... to drop all the available games available today on the 360 + all the other games like (mass effect, Ace combat, blue dragon, ....) and xbox live features not available on the PS3... and go and spend $600 and play Resistance and motorstorm.... instead of just sending it to microsoft for repairs which happends to be free?
If the PS3 would have the games and the best online services I would be saying the same thing... that's why I didnt own an original xbox.. because the PS2 had the games.
Stop saying stupid things, ok? You have to admit that 360 has the hardware problems, its hardware=crap, like you want the psfanboys to admit the lack of games, but even here you are wrong, ps3 was out 1 year later but in the same period it had better games than 360, and after all is a matter of tastes. On ps3 you can play non only Motorstorm and Resistance, but also Virtua Fighter 5, Oblivion, Gundam, and recently Ninja Gaiden Sigma etc and some good psn titles as Tekken DR, the world of gaming is not only about fps like you and all xbox fans think, i personally hate fps, they are all the same, but this is another thing. And your lack of games will end in september-octomber, that period will give us great games, and is still before the ps3 1 year. If you like your 360 that is dying on you so many times, fine, use it and play it, but stop saying crap on ps3, the 360 has it's problems like ps3 has it's own.
Stop saying stupid things, ok? can you please come out with a better argument about ps3 lack of games... why? becase you will be saying the same sh!tsm... in one year... 2 years... 3 years... or let me guess... you are expecting developers to stop making games for the 360... so the ps3 can catch up?
you are one of those guys that married a butt ugly girl.. hoping that she will turn into a model because you saw a tv comercial of Balley's Total Fitness.
Thanks, you just proved how stupid you are! I will not say the same things for years because i personally don't need it, i'm fine with the games that are out and the games that i want will be here after 2 months, NOT YEARS, i say those things for blind peolpe like you who lack good sense. Yes Microsoft will not stop make games, is normal but what will you say in september october that 360 has a greater number of games instead of ps3? I prefer quality over quantity and the quality is on ps3 side, hardware and software. And the ps3 has the greatest first party line up in comparation with 360 plus all the games that it had it's still on the ps3 with some of them beeing still exclusive like MGS and FF, it's the 360 that have not the most third party games and not viceversa, it's trying desperately to own them all but, it can't. So i prefer to spend 599 for a cosole, and after to spend only on games and not like you spend in reparations, add-ons, and live. I will enjoying the games i want while you will be waiting for your xbox to be reparated.
In mid January I got the Red Ring of Death after doing a console update and an update for Gears of War. Called MSCS and had to send in the console. I got it back about three weeks later, same console with the same serial number, but it had new issues. I had random shapes, spots, lines, etc flashing all over the screen. I called MSCS, they said I had to send it in again, so I asked to speak to a supervisor. The supervisor told me I had to send it in again. So reluctantly, I sent it in again with the offer of getting a gift game (PGR3). I got it back about three weeks later, with the exact same issue. I called MSCS again, talked to a supervisor, told them I've sent my console in twice, they couldn't fix it properly twice, and I wanted it replaced. They forwarded my claim/request to the Repair and Replacement Dept. and they said I would be getting a replacement console. I sent my 360 in for a third time, then three weeks later I got what appeared to be a brand new console in a retail box. This was around middle of March I guess cuz GRAW2 was out. So the console was goin' great until last night. I went to play the Crackdown demo and it froze three times. A friend wanted to play Gears co-op, so we started playin' and after about five minutes, it froze accompanied with a loud buzzing sound (from the speakers). It did this a few times, so I called it a night. I turned it on today, played Gears for a few minutes and it froze. I went through all the troubleshooting things of disconnecting and reconnecting, playing a different game and playing without the HDD, but it keeps freezing after a few minutes.
I called MSCS and the lady said I'd have to send it in again, but to call back later and go through it all again because they're having problems or some sh*t and can't process any requests blah blah blah.
I'm so frustrated right now. I was without my console for a little more than two months, and now it appears I'll be without it AGAIN. I've spent too much money for all my games to just sit around and collect dust.
Oh and if any Xbox fanboys think I'm making this up as a Sony fanboy, check my gamertag, STICKzophrenic.
I also still have all the emails and tracking info from when I shipped my console off three times.
Sorry to hear that... I would be pissed if that would to happen to me too. I remember being that pissed when my P2 broke 3 times of which I had to buy 2 of them all over since the warranty was only 90 days.
This situation sucks.. cause I lived it with the PS2... but as a gamers and not a console lover... I felt I had to stick around with the console that had the games I wanted to play.
I hope microsoft fixes this problem and do it quick since this can bring the console down hard. I'm sure they don't sit down and say... we want the 360 to brake... since they are the ones having to play for shipping and repairs.
As a consumer you don't have to deal with it. You have the option of getting rid of the 360 and buy yourself a PS3 or another console that offers you a more reliable hardware or hope.
There are other options. Sony or Nintendo. I'm sure Sony will improve their game library in the future and that their online service will match xbox live. So, you can buy a PS3 and wait for those to come.
To me personally, though it's an anoynace... I rather wait 2 weeks for a console I already own... then to buy another console and wait months or years (if ever)... then I would be saying....
"and now it appears I'll be without [games]. I've spent too much money [on the console] to just sit around and collect dust and not games to play"
I agree with what you're saying. I love all my games and have had great enjoyment playing them. I'm not a fanboy in the slightest, I just love the games I've been able to play on my 360. Gears of War, GRAW2, WWE SVR 08, PGR3, Forza 2, Saints Row, Viva Pinata etc. are all great games that I can't play on any other console.
I feel like I should trade in everything and get a PS3, but then I won't be able to play those games. It's frustrating because MS doesn't deserve to get my money, but I want to play these great games.
Also, I just got off the phone customer support. I spoke to a supervisor and my claim is getting forwarded to the Repair and Replacement Dept. again lol. I also got to choose a compensatory item. He said I could choose from Kameo, PGR3, Viva Pinata, Arcade Games Unplugged, Play & Charge Kit, Quick Charge Kit, Universal Remote, Wireless Controller or Vision Camera. I chose the Quick Charge Kit cuz I already have three controller, and only use one of them.
At least my experiences with Customer Support have been pleasant and not the nightmares I've heard about.
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