RipTen: While some people send their Xbox back to Microsoft for repair, others ask Twitter for advice. NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez did the latter this morning, and luckily, Playstation’s Jeff Rubenstein saw the tweet.
It's 2011 and 360's are still RRODing?
Yup. Not even joking my Pro system that I bought exactly a year ago today Red Ringed.
They didn't all just get whisked away by the game fairy..... Or have they?
that's crazy how they still havent figured it out.
@Ninferno Figured what out? The new 360 models have a failure rate equal to or possibly even lower than the PS3 Slims. Microsoft certainly figured it out, but there's nothing they can do about the old consoles that are still out there.
"The new 360 models have a failure rate equal to or possibly even lower than the PS3 Slims" proof and sources or stfu.
LOL..it would be bigger news that he quarterback of the Jets couldn't simply buy a new 360 Slim and any other console he wanted at the same time. Slim 4TW.. Evil
"It's 2011 and 360's are still RRODing?" - Contrary to fanboy belief, older 360 models did NOT transform into newer ones as new SKUs released. About 30/40 million people still own a defective model (I think it is VERY appropriate to call the launch model - and earlier models - that). @Corepred4 Don't worry, once that one research team releases new data, fanboys will turn the fact that models less than a year old, that were tested, have a 1% rate of failure, into a touted overall failure rate. Just like they did with the last one, where the less than a year old elite models got like a 1% failure rate and the fanboys were saying that the 360 failure rate had fallen below the ps3. @EVILDEAD360 Do you always buy a new model from a company that screws you over? If you had a toaster start on fire due to defective wiring, would you go out and buy the 'NEW AND IMPROVED FIRE-FREE MODEL!!'? Or would you get a different, more reliable brand?
"Figured what out? The new 360 models have a failure rate equal to or possibly even lower than the PS3 Slims." lol. You should start a site and post that on here as a story. It'd probably get approved.
@ SilentNegotiator Your response to EVIL is pure FAIL imo. Have you ever owned a PS2? The console had all kinds of disk reading problems. Did you buy another one or switch to Nintendo? Now what if PS3 owners get YLOD? Are you suggesting they buy an Xbox 360 or Wii?
now to make the statement of "it's 2011 and 360's are still RROD" is pretty stupid. To think that the newer slims erase the potential problem for older ones is also stupid. Many people have older units still in service. Not everyone traded them in for a slim just like not everyone who had an older ps3 traded theirs in for a slim. RROD/YLOD is an "older model" problem that those who still use could potentially occur. Yes it is 2011 and yes an older 360 could still RROD. My Dec 05 (launch timeframe) has been fixed once and still going. My elite had e74 problem and was fixed. My wii had audio failure and was fixed (had to pay for that). My older ps3 has not had a problem like ylod but it is acting funny. Maybe i should tweet: my backwards comp 80gb ps3 is acting funny....any suggestions? Lets see if Jeff Rubenstein see that and helps me out too.
How is that possible? Didnt they resolve the issue with the redesign? Anyways i am pretty sure its much better than before. And at the article ROFL funny as heck
@JerryKurl Don't be ridiculous. The PS2 and PS3 never had failure rates even half as high as the 360. Inherent issues (The 360 and the RROD) aren't equivalent to industry standard failure rates (PS2/PS3). You'll ALWAYS have an average failure rate, because nothing is 100% immune to failure. But I won't reward a company with more of my money because they created a "fixed" version of the device, after they sold me a device with GLARING design issues (See 'X-clamp'). Back to my analogy; I wouldn't buy the "fixed" SKU of the toaster from the brand that sold me an inherently problematic device. I would buy a more reliable brand to replace it.
Failure rate is time based and also reflects in warranty repairs. All electronics will fail eventually. The launch 360s failure rate was high enough that Microsoft extended the warranty on three ring failures to three years. During that time period, nobody should have bought another system since the repair was free. The Playstation and PS2's had a 90 day warranty. Failure rate within that time was acceptable or within industry standards. That does not mean they didn't break, when they did it was up to the customer to repair them or replace them. If anyone here is old enough to remember, the original Playstation was the console that made extended warranties so popular. I still hear stories about people with launch Playstations and PS2's but I've never met them. My Playstation number three is new in the box still and I am using my PS2 slim which is replacement number 4 on one of my tv's. Sony hardware for me atleast hasn't been the picture of reliable. Knock on wood, my 60 gig PS3 still works well as does one of my Xbox 360's that never needed repaired. My launch system failed multiple times, but never cost my a penny to be repaired. It's been working fine for a couple years now. -Death
@Death People seem to forget the steps MS took to rectify the problem. I'm willing to bet that most people that have had RROD have had their console replaced/fixed free of charge, or at least had that option over buying a new console. Not all, but most. I've had mine for almost 5 years now and it's broken one time. I called up MS, sent it in and got my console back FOUR DAYS later. Not a random refurb, but the same console. Fixed. Free. I'm on my second PS3 right now. Why? Because the first one broke over a year after purchase and Sony quoted me $75, just to open it up and look at it... not to even fix it. @Silent That toaster argument is so ridiculous I actually laughed out loud when you brought it up for a second time. It might be relevant if there were over 100 different kinds of game consoles that did the exact same thing. But there's not. There's really only 2 and they each do very different things. And yes, the PS2 had a terrible failure rate at launch. Thankfully, Sony fixed it quickly and it didn't turn in to the epidemic the MS has had to deal with, but that doesn't change the fact that it happened. Take your rose-tinted Sony-branded shades off for once.
@silent negotiatior. Your post kinda makes sense. BUT what if that particular toaster toasted things the other toasters didn't, toasted them faster, and toasted to your liking? Wouldn't a new model of that same toaster you loved make sense to buy? It would to me. I love my 360, as do I my PS3 and gaming PC. Your analogy is full of fail for me. I like all the systems besides the Wii. If anything happened to them, I would fix/upgrade them...
@ death..oh the original PS, most people here probably aren't old enough to remember, but remember after 2 or so years you'd have to flip the PS upside down and play it that way because of the laser??? I can remember finding out that "fixed" the disk loading problem and was promptly back in Twisted metal 2 heaven (played that game to death) I'm not a fan boy of either the 360 or the ps3 but a fan boy of gaming, but can you imagine the crap any console would get for having to do that now? oh and to Mr. Sanchez, why don't you take those millions ya haven't earned and just get a new one? Why would you even bother with the sending it back in or going to twitter? Why not just send someone on your payroll to go get you a new one pronto? But yes, even if you get a new xbox, get a ps3, you are missing out on some stellar titles, just like you would be if you were solely a 360 or wii gamer.
Xbox 360s fail for life, literally.
So why do they make more money? lol
Because people have to keep shelling out money for the console, thus the term failing for life XD. LOL @ the disagree, you mad bro?
Jeff Rubenstein is just a douche (seriously, people who have spoken to the guy know this). Let it had been Aaron Greenburg or anyone form Microsoft saying this about a PS3 malfunction and the internetz would be going nuts. Only on Playstation... disagree away!
Well that's just how it works, back in 2006 it was the other way around. There's no use in complaining.
"Jeff Rubenstein is just a douche (seriously, people who have spoken to the guy know this)" Why cause you know him personally or you spoke to him in person before? So is ok for Aaron Greenburg be a douche but is not ok for someone who work at Sony to say "Get a PS3"??? Only on Playstation...? obviously you have problem with Sony/PS brand.
the old card . But if someone else did it. come on grow up
You sound mad.
to afford both but if he can have one ps3 is the one i would want because of all the exclusives. and been played with PS brand since ps1 days. but he should have both
Are you talking about the PS3's Network? lol
That is funny... kind of like the lawyers that hang out in the emergency ward hunting for clients. What do they call them... Ambulance Chasers? ha
He's gotta do something, not like he's got any football to play. #Lockout Also, good advice Jeff ^__^
lol. jeff should have said, ill get you a free ps3 personally signed by kb.
Could have been a classic Kevin Butler moment.
KB is a washed up has been. He was funny for a few commercials, then it got old. Glad he dropped off the radar.
Thank you! Finally someone with some sense in their head. I seriously can't stand that dude. I could listen to Jack Tretton mumble on for hours before I would want to hear another KB "joke."
lol Sanchez doesn't know that he has to buy a new system?
Sanchez took his shot and scored....apparently.
Later Sanchez tweeted: Why won't my Xbox games work on my new system?
I can't access Live, help!!
I have enjoyed my 360 10x more than my PS3. I had a 360 since launch day and I got a PS3 a 4 months ago. I hope than in time I will have equal enjoyment.
trolling on the sly, niceeee.. but how can you enjoy 360 10X more then PS3, when you don't have a PS3???
PSN ID: TexasToast30
Because he didn't have the time to enjoy it that much! Just yet! LOL
I am reading his post and it does say "I got a PS3 a 4 months ago" I know he added an extra "a" in his sentence but even I understand that he owns a PS3.
What the Hell was that? A stealthy troll? A troll snipe? HAHAHA that was awesome. Nothing to do with the article, but neither is this. Sanchez needs to put down the stick and stop throwin picks. he'd better stop gaming and start lobbying for Plax.
"Sanchez needs to put down the stick and stop throwin picks. he'd better stop gaming and start lobbying for Plax" .......................I have no idea what you just said.
By stick he means joystick. By picks he means interceptions. By Plax he means Plaxico Burress (top receiver). Plax just got out of prison, but is not signed yet.
yea but......nobody asked so...
So you've had the XBox about 16 times longer but only enjoyed it 10 times as much. By my calculations that makes the PS3 about 65% more fun/unit time. That sounds about right :)
Step it up? Sony? With all the games that are coming out you should be whining about MS to step it up, quit being stupid.
Why the disagree? I'm guessing you didn't like my math, I admit it, I was estimating. If I go by actual dates we have 2077 days for the Xbox and assuming 4 months before today we get 122 days for the PS3. That makes the PS3 70% more fun/unit time. Do you like that better? :)
You probably won't. You've spent years bashing the PS3. Kinda makes it tough to enjoy the object of all your rage for the last few years. BTW...I hardly ever see you on G4TV.com/forums and more...
yeah i have both and prefered my 360 more, mainly the controller. this year i have finally broken my ps3 in with all its great exclusives. i cant go back to choosing just one console. from here on out i vow to own all kick ass gaming systems.
Sanschoke can afford to buy dozens of 360s and store them in his garage. He'll need them too, playing Madden is the only way he'll ever see the Superbowl.
lol wow, that is just sad. More reason why PS3 last longer then 360, I have went through seven of them. My friend has been throught about four of the new model, yet no RROD (For both of us).
how can your friend be through four of the new models and not get RROD?? what happened to the other 3??
First two times it was lost of audio, she sent it in and Microsoft replace the system. The other times it just freeze up on her. My only problem I had with a 4GB when it first came out was that it had problems reading 360 games.
BS on what? The fact Microsoft has a hard time making good software/hardware or fanboy bs as no new 360 every breaks? Because last I check they do but not as much.
It's rare that I get to use the "not a reply" button, thanks.
My launch 60gb PS3 still works perfectly, I have however gone through 13 (irony at its finest) of the original 360 arcades. My new 360 slim from a year/half ago still works though so maybe they fixed the problem. time will tell i guess. Edit: this was meant as a reply to Neko_mega's post about going through 7 PS3's, not sure why it glitched way down here.
hmm,i guess you are lucky then...my launch 60gb yloded on me last year,but on the next day i just went to store and got another 60gb:P fat ps3 rules(well,except for overheating,hehe).i am kind of worried every time when i read that some new game gives old fats heartattack but for now it is all good and smooth(more or less,few games like f.e.´´Prototype´ ;´tend to freeze quite often)
I still use my launch 20gbs although i upgraded the HDD
13? turn the damn thing off every once in a while and let it cool down. for the love of god have some self control
Didn't expect to see that from PlayStation's twitter feed, funny stuff.
Wow. Plus points on PlayStation's part... although Xbox's feedback on Twitter for 360's problems is pretty impressive.
We need football this season. Labor talks taking too long.
haha that's too funny. This sort of stuff, like the red rings of death, even happen to celebrity athletes.
No one is safe from the RED RINGS OF DEATH.
Lol. I'm loving it.