In what can only be described as a PR disaster in the making the BBC website is reporting that the massively successful Kinect is causing older Xbox 360 models to Red Ring.
Microsoft has been very quick to deny any link between the Kinect and the latest spate of RROD’s but you will recall they used to deny the RROD even really existed until it became painfully obvious that it couldn’t be avoided any longer.
It is possible that the new spate of RROD’s is related to unused consoles finally being booted up again when littly Johnny finds a Kinect under his Christmas tree and then overheating thanks to dust build up… or they jsut can’t handle the extra juice that is being pushed through the USB ports…
Either way Microsoft need to get a handle on this quickly before it starts affecting its recently rebuilt reputation.
Source: BBC News
Last Updated: January 6, 2011