Thanks to a new report from Strategy Analytics comparing the active user base of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the lifetime failure rate of the PS3 and Xbox 360 were recently shown to be relatively similar.
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What? Don't you think that the fact the PS3 and Xbox 360 have very similar failure rates despite the conventional wisdom that the 360 had huge RRoD problems for years is worth mentioning? After all, the 360's failure rate was a HUGE point in the console war and yet here we see it was pretty close to the PS3's all along.
a troll calling someone a troll LOL we need to put an end to this troll on troll violence!!
No effing way is it even in the same ballpark. Maybe the new 360s versus the new PS3s. But not when you figure in the old ones. I have straight-up bought 3 Xbox 360s since September 2006 when I bought my first one. The first two were both sent in for repairs multiple times. Bought the 2nd one a year after the first, it was prior to the 3-year warranty extension and MS had at this point in late 2007 refused to do any more free repairs on my console, so I bought that 2nd one. Then just a couple of months ago I needed another one, and the 2007 machine was out of warranty. So I bought another one. Yeah. My PS3 on the other hand has never once needed to be sent in for repairs. I also don't know anybody who has had to have their PS3 repaired or replaced. And I have about a dozen friends with PS3's. Conversely I know another dozen or so who have 360's, and every single one of them has had to have their's replaced or repaired at least once. I know this is only anecdotal evidence, but come on, I just don't buy it one bit that the PS3 has had anywhere near the failure rate as the 360.
80 gig still going strong. Mgs4 bundle baby :)
I'm on my 3rd PS3, just saying
Some people have bad luck. Mine (60gb launch PS3) will likely need to be replaced this year.
I'm on my second. I had a $600 60GB PS3 that died 2 years ago (YLOD) and then I bought a 120GB slim. Since last year the wi-fi card of the slim stopped working and now I can only play online with cable so now I'm thinking about buying a third PS3. =/ To tell you the truth Sony is not exactly quality but the PS3's more reliable than MS X360 though. Through the years I have owned only 4 brands for electronic equipment and this is how it went: --------- I once had a Vaio and now is dead I went through like 5 PS2 and 1 PS3 down several dead MP3's one dead HDTV and one dead Sony Xplod stereo *All this products from Sony broken in a period of 5 years -------- Compared to the other 3 brands Asus, Nintendo and Panasonic: All my Nintendo consoles are still alive, I only bought them once. I have an Asus laptop since like 7 years ago and still running well, now with Win7. Even the battery's still going strong! (and people say that korean brands are bad, yeah right) I have 3 SD tv's from Panasonic since like 13 years ago still working fine and one Panasonic HDTV from 2004 still working great too. I have 2 Panasonic MP3 and even my Car stereo is Panasonic and everything working fine! Honestly? I wouldn't recommend Sony to anybody beside consoles cus they have good exclusives. The Sony brand has 1337 price and looks but not the quality. I believe in the conspiracy: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/... XD
My SNES died recently and I was gutted :(.
You're a liar, just saying
You have no proof and are just a troll. I bough a launch PS3, if you could see when I signed up to PSN you will see it was march 23rd or 24th 2007. Sometime after MSG4 came out it broke while doing a perfect runthrough on normal mode in shadow moses, I was angry to say the least. I don't remember when the 2nd broke but when I got a new one I traded it in and got a slim. I have no BC anymore :( but I have a good, working machine so I'm happy.
my ps3 just died yesterday. as much as i love sony and the ps3, they're not immune to breakdowns. i'm getting my new slim in a few weeks anyway.
same here. 3 ps3 & 3 360 since 2007.
Yeah my PS3 doesn't read disks, mine is a 40gb phat model. Whoever thinks people are lying about PS3 failure rates, you got to wake up. The inevitable will slap you in the face when it happens. You look on the forums and YLOD, Blu-Ray failures are the most common topics in the technical topics.
I'm on my 4th PS3 at the moment. I got blu-ray failure with first and then had 2 YLOD's. Paid £145 for first refurb and got next 2 for free from Sony. I have looked after them all well, and kept them clean and cool. They have all been the 60gig original fat ones. I do play them a lot, (have 87 blu-ray games at minute). I think I've just been unlucky really.
Definition of "failure" is likely a key in these figures. The difference in AUB and Sales indicates that 7.1 million XBox's no longer function, but I would believe that all units that "failed" under warranty would be repaired, thus all repaired units probably are included in the active user base. But the same can be said for Sony's products. But remember that Sony's default warranty is 3 times shorter than MicroSoft's. "Figures never lie, but liars always figure"
Well... they had to eventually get the RRoD problem sorted out...
had my ps3 for a year now (its a slim) not only did I have to replace my 360 FOUR TIMES IN 2 YEARS!!! The ps3 has MUCH better games...
I've got a pretty similar story. 5 dead 360s since launch and still on my first PS3 Slim that I got a year ago. And yes, MS had to work out the RRoD issues on the first few models, but that doesn't mean you can eliminate them from the overall failure statistics because that's exactly what statistics are for. I'm not a fanboy or hater for either brand by the way, just telling you what happened to me.
"active user base" so the 360 users on their 3rd or 4th 360 against the PS3 users on their 1st or 2nd FIGHT!
Flawed logic. A 360 could have failed and still be reported as Active. Most of the the RROD 360's were repaired for free by MS. You can't use these numbers to determine a console's failure rate.
Just putting it out there, these are the same people that said the PS3 is second place in AIB, leading over the 360 by 500,000 units.
this isnt the right way to determine failure rate lol, failure rate on this article=100% first of all % of inactive hardware doesnt mean that that hardware has failed second, a rate is based on time, which is generally measured in one year cycles, but when you take failure rate as a general term like this your results become inaccurate. third, by this same logic, we find that the wii has an 11% failure rate (~86 million sold w/ active base of ~74), making the ps3 the least prone to fail of the consoles, though we know that the wii has had a failure rate of ~3% since launch while the ps3 came in second with ~9% with older models and has since been lowered to ~4% with the slim, the 360 had something like 25% failure rate and have since lowered it with their most recent model, though i dont have any specific number to site
wow! 6% is a lot! Every 100 ps3, there would be 1 failed ps3. However, every 100 xbox360, there would be 7 failed xbox360.
I had 3 PS3´s since 2007 and now the Slim i have its getting power supply problems (it shuts downs by itself when im playing a game) but from ive seen on youtube this seems a common problem with the slims and it needs a little tweek on the temperature regulation screws inside the power suply, its actually pretty simple to do but hard to handle for people who dont know how to handle with hardware in general.
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