A run-down of the world's biggest console design failures, featuring not only some of the most infamous failed consoles, but the add-ons and peripherals that jeopardised the reputations of some of gaming's biggest success stories.
Some people don't get tired of beating a dead horse
There is one that still not fixed at all.
Any gamer who defends MS after this : http://www.youtube.com/watc... This is much worse than their lack of games,.. I really don't even know what to say to you 360 guys anymore,.. Just go out and buy a real system,.. MY GOD !!
@Zinka: There's a reason why people still play 360 right? I'm perfectly fine with it, as well as the millions of people that stil buy games for it, I don't know what are you refering to with a "real system" O.o It's pretty real what I play on my 360
Yeah, I have a 360 and a PS3 and consider them both "real" systems. I also have a wii, but that's my "imaginary" system lol
Love my XBOX.. check my gamertag.. and my RAPTR.. and i have had my xbox for a number of years with no issues..
How can PS3 fans even talk after nearly being hacked to death lol! They were silent for a whole month LMAO!
A hack that more likely would not have happened if the ps3 wasn't able to dump and revert its firmware to and older version. The Xbox 360 had some serious heat issues but microsoft installed a physical fail safe which blew a fuze when an attempt to reverse a firmware update occurred. Once triggered the console was dead. If the ps3 had that, then the biggest hack in gaming history might not have happened. But then again it's encryption keys were in the open.
@ CyberHater : The hack happened because Sony got too enthusiastic with hunting down hackers. They also got non hackers accounts too.
@steve30x: Microsoft gets attacked all the time whats Sony's excuse? And the last time I checked (today)the PSN account manager is still under construction :) So don't give me that Sony is holy crap.
I find it funny how you put current gen instead just the 360. Real slick there xbot.
360 with 52% failure rate has to take this with ease. ps2 in the first couple of years was also a defective device
Well it would do if it had a 52% failure rate!
The dreaded "Disc Read Error" I remember when my neighbors PS2 had that, came over to play some SA...and then none of his games would read. Profanity followed.
The disc read error didnt end with the ps2 its a very commun problem with cechg model ps3's which mine was & yup the damn lens died on mine
Oh yeah... I forgot about the ps2 disc read error, I had to buy a whole new ps2 when mine did it. There was much profanity in my house too, especially for a couple of thirteen year olds
1. Using stats that were conducted using a sample base of ONLY 5000 console owners where there is ZERO proof that each voter was an actual 360 owner by Game Informer is pathetic at best. However I have no gripe with the 360 being on the list as it did have a high failure rate which was stated to be 33.33% by MS themselves. 2. PS1 AND PS2 had HUGE issues and should both be on that list. I remember having to turn each of my 3 PS1's upside down just to read the disc and play the game. Each PS1 died just after the 1 year mark and the warranty on each of them was only a 90 day warranty on each.
i remember that with my PS1 and the 90 warranty kinda made me wonder.. i first had to have it on its side.. and then i had to have it upside down. the worst was once my memory card got 'corrupted' and i lost all my data!
Overheating has been a real problem this gen for both PS3 and 360. Next gen consoles need a better cooling system
it has been solved with the slim editions
my friend bought a slim and he didnt even get to play it. it came red ringed. i bought a used 360 and the same happened, i returned it and bought a new one, the new once scratched my disks, i returned it and bought a ps3. no problems since 2006.
actually the cooling system didnt really change on the slims smaller nm chips were used making the system run cooler. But he is right the non slim next gen do need to have overheting looked at more carefully
But that doesn't excuse the current 40 million XBOX 360's that are still breaking left and right. They didn't just magically up and disappear.
Interesting, apparently your friend bought a 360S that red ringed without the ring of light.
I can't say for 360 but PS3 slims definitely fixed the heating problem. Though with more power in next gen consoles they will need a slightly better cooling system then now I would guess
Out of the 17 consoles I currently own, all(V.Boy included) but one still works... All older 360s will die eventually. It just wasn't built to last like the first Xbox. That big brick will be here long after humanity is gone.
I actually liked the "V Boy" I just dont know why but I still own one.
YLOD is nowhere near what RROD was. I don't really think it's worth mentioning in comparison. Dumb article full of stupid.
Since they are mentioning older consoles why isn't the ps2 in that list. I know my broke down 3 times cause of dre.
@Persistantthug i was kinda reffering to the ps3's the slim edition barely gets hot but the xbox...well it has its problems
Who disagreed? The 360s will kill your disc if the console is moved the slightest millimeter.
um, no. it's not about the distance of movement, but the force of the movement and the speed at which it is moved. Every experience is different. I don't want to the defend the 360 because as it is a console, it's not a product worth defending anymore. My views have changed since I realized that to buy a console is to admit that you are just to lazy or ignorant to build a proper PC that will last many years and max out most games and play the rest at higher settings than any console could produce. But the 360 is just not as bad as it is made out to be. And having it repaired is not the terrible experience that people make it out to be. I don't think that Microsoft made the most reliable console they could have made. But that's not something you pin on one company and then sit on your laurels for the rest of the day. Sony's Vaio laptops came with exploding batteries. The iPhone 4 had a defective signal receiver or whatever it's called. And Apple denied it for a long time despite evidence. Yet despite the negative reception that companies have received, the situation has always been overblown. Secondly, the 54 percent failure rate of the 360 consoles was obtained from a poorly conducted poll. Basically, if you ask people on the internet to vote whether or not their console got the RROD, you're choosing a biased sample.
360 has the highest failure rate in gaming history.
dont exaggerate the console is nice and the red ring dosent happen that much
Atari Jaguar may take the cake for that, I don't even know anyone who had a working model. As far as I know near all had issues. No dust protector ensured that. Same can be said for the CD attachment. On top of being a commercial failure that drove Atari into where they are now.
Everything has flaws, deal with it you stupid fanboys. The only thing that dosnt is the "Easy" button.
The biggest flaw with consoles is they have coolers that arent cooling the hardware enough , because most console buyers want a console that looks good. Its hard to design a case thats small enough that has good ventillation with good looks. Also A console needs to be quiet and all small cooling fans are noisey. If Console developers put 120mm+ fans into a console for cooling (Preferably 180mm++ The noise the fans would make would be much lower than those small fans the designers insist in using.
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