Forum latest

Microsoft Doesn't Deny Xbox 360 Has 54.2 Percent Lifetime Failure Rate
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 24 August 2009 12:40
 Microsoft argues, though, that it warranty makes failures only a minor inconvenience

 Jason Mick (Blog) - August 24, 2009 9:24 AM

Last week, GameInformer released a survey of 5,000 gamers that claimed the Xbox 360 console had a failure rate of 54.2, and a secondary failure rate much higher than that of other consoles.  The survey looked at the entire run of the Microsoft console -- so it isn't necessarily representative of Microsoft's latest less-failure-prone version of the console.

Microsoft has issued a statement about the report according to Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows.  Interestingly, Microsoft does not deny that the failure rate is that high.  It also does not deny claims that consoles frequently take a month or more to be fixed.

Writes Microsoft:

    Microsoft stands behind the Xbox 360 as a superior entertainment console with one of the best warranties in the industry. We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems. Xbox 360 is pleased to maintain the title of 'most played console' and the vast majority of Xbox 360 customers have enjoyed a terrific gaming and entertainment experience since their first day, and continue to, day in and day out.
[DailyTech...]    [Comments...]
Don't Click Here Don't Click Here Either