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New Code-Name'Falcon' Xbox360 to cut costs for MS

According to Mercury News, 'Falcon' is the code name given to the new innards of a revised 360, which is said to feature new central and graphics processors that are manufactured in a 65-nanometer production process (as opposed to the older 90-nanometer processors in current models).

These 'Falcon' machines are expected to resolve the reliability issues that forced Microsoft to extend 360 warranties to three years, promising to "retroactively" reimburse customers who have previously paid for repairs related to the three red lights of death.

The introduction of these 'new' consoles could spell the end of the dreaded Three Red Lights of Death syndrome that's wiped out many Xbox 360s already.

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Also Known As3664d ago

even when its good news for MS sony fans like to emphasize the negative. Why didnt you just copy and paste straight from the article, why did you have to add your own comments to the article mr MK red? I saw no mention of the "red rings of death" or

"promising to "retroactively" reimburse customers who have previously paid for repairs related to the three red lights of death.
The introduction of these 'new' consoles could spell the end of the dreaded Three Red Lights of Death syndrome that's wiped out many Xbox 360s already." in that article.

The more that playstation fans behave like this the more that i desire for the playstation to fail.

Also Known As3664d ago

and you know what i blame the admins of this website too for not enforcing theyre own posting regulations. For all we know maybe they are the ones making these skewed submissions.

kewlkat0073664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

but was this really needed?> Come on bro?

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These 'Falcon' machines are expected to resolve the reliability issues that forced Microsoft to extend 360 warranties to three years, promising to "retroactively" reimburse customers who have previously paid for repairs related to the three red lights of death."

-Your playing with matches, while you know accident, usually do happen on N4G. Really no need to add to the damn article.

Also Known As3664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

come on N4G i dare you to move this story up to the top headlines section now that ive made my comments. After all you've moved stories with less degrees up there only because they made the 360 look bad. I also dare you to give me back the bubble you took.

Xeoset3664d ago

^^^ I agree.

Move it to the top!

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jromao3664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

^
As we know reducing costs was exactly what MS did with 360 and ended with that high failure rate (more than 2.5 million boxes).

If this news is confirmed and they are reducing costs, then also confirms the "new" model ELITE is just a black box with same content + HDMI and none quality improved because they have now the new "Falcon" ???

I think this is just another marketing move from MS to keep current 360 owners "happy". My 360 is already parked in the corner getting dust, moved to PS3.

kevoncox3664d ago

Since your 360 is collecting Dust are you playing ps3?

Honeal2g3664d ago

otherwise he would be playing it... i seriously dont understand where all these sony fans come from with there graphics huungry attitude lets think about this xbox games took frequent dumps on the ps2 in terms of graphics but ps2 still prevailed ...because of the quality games.... now lets open our eyes and realize the same shlt is happening now only sony will still have so quality games just not all exclusive anymore 360 will be the victor this time around but sony still runs shlt cause they are asian (not being rascist or anything they just make the best games honestly and unfortunatly they are loyall.

Anonagrog3664d ago (Edited 3664d ago )

the elite console was always known to just be a black box with nothing new added to improve the consoles reliability.

the 65nm processors have been in the works for absolutely ages now, so i look forward to their introduction....i just hope the quieten up the dvd drive too whilst they're at it.

Blankman3664d ago

jroamoa. This is actually what msoft needs to reduce those failure rates. Anything higher than 10% is unnacceptable for a console that plans to sell millions. However if these new chips dnt reduce these rates below 10% then 3yrs of warranty still isnt enough

Naruto3664d ago

like 360 fanboys didn't spin the price drop for the ps3 as bad news

Honeal2g3664d ago

i hear where ur coming from!.... but it has to stop somewhere right? why should this circle of hate go around lol...honestly do u guys really think that your dumbass comments of hate really impact the console sales or that peter moore is gonna say "oh you kno wat those kids at N4g are right yo bill shutdown the videogame section lets make airplanes!" or phill harrison or w.e ...but in all seriousness this is just retarded i mean this guy Mk-red is clearly biased and the "news" should be reported the way its gathered not summarised

Salvadore3664d ago

The faster the problems are fixed, the better for the consumers.

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