1/3 of Xbox 360s Fail says Retailers
"Retailers report that as many as 33% of Xbox 360s sold will fail. Read inside for more."
Published: 2nd July 2007 | Source: DailyTech |
Retailers Report that as many as 1/3 of all Xbox 360s Sold Fail
The Microsoft Xbox 360 has proven itself to be a great console since its release in November 2005. With a large number of exclusive title, and the largest online community of any console.
Many horror stories have been told of 11 Xbox failures from one customer. In the mean time, Microsoft has continued to state that failure rate of the 360 is at more of a 3 to 5 percent; however, anyone with a computer or some console gaming friends, has probably heard the many many cases of Xbox 360 failure, often known as the "Red Ring of Death".
| The failure rate nearing a third of all Xbox 360 consoles was found at other retailers too. A Best Buy customer service department manager, who wished to remain unnamed, said that failure rates for the console were “between a quarter to a third” of all units sold. |
We see a ton of [Xbox 360s] come back all the time. We strongly push our customers to buy our service plans no matter what they buy, but it is especially important for them with the Xbox 360,” said the manager. “It’s a lucky thing for us that Microsoft extended the factory warranty to one year, because we were having a hell of a time dealing with the launch units. Now we don’t have to deal with those broken [Xbox 360s] until their second year, for those who have purchased the two year plans.”
While this may not come as a surprise to most people, Microsoft stands by their 3 to 5 percent claims. With the release of Forza Motorsport 2, it seems that even more Xbox 360 failures have come out of the woodworks. So while the Xbox 360 may be unreliable, will that really stop anyone from purchasing one? If you're like any normal person, you just hope you are part of the other fraction that gets a working 360, because in the end, you still want an Xbox 360 and nothing else.
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