Monday Rant Corner: Flimsy consoles and fragile accessories are a problem

Darryl Linington from ITF Gaming writes: Technology has this way of moving forward much faster than everything else around it; however, this leads to equipment that is lighter, smaller and ultimately fragile. Now you are probably thinking, “but smaller is way better”… granted you may be right; however, fragile is not.

Read Full Story >>
Oculus Quest Giveaway! Click Here to Enter
The story is too old to be commented.
mixelon2500d ago

Some of this rings true but other bits are the opposite of my experience. I had more faulty/breaking hardware between PS1-Dreamcast era than this one.

My DS3 and Sixaxis controllers regularly fall 2-3ft onto wooden floorboards (I have a 5 year old kid) and have never been damaged at all. I have had to replace my 360s battery pack though.

I had one RROD 360 and one YLOD PS3. I had one borked laser PS1 and two Dreamcasts die. Obviously the 360s had high failure rates in the early years but a lot of its just the luck of the draw. I don't think breakability is increasing as a trend.