To many 360's on the network?

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It seems that the huge surge in Xbox 360 sales in the US is having some unexpected side effects. The paid for Xbox Live service over there is starting to fail.

According to a Microsoft support technician the servers are struggling to handle the weight of all these new users but the problem should be resolved by the end of the week.

This is yet another case where I just have to wonder how on earth they didn’t prepare for this blatantly obvious surge in users? Or did the 360 really sell way more than they expected?

It apparently got so bad at one point that they disabled the ability to create new Live accounts.

This problem doesn’t seem to affect us South Africans who are illegally piggy backing on the system. How about we get some local support so that we can also suffer like the American?

360 Holiday Sales Wreak Havoc on Xbox LIVE Servers – Seriously

Last Updated: December 30, 2007

Gavin Mannion

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