The biggest story on N4G at the moment is a reworded article based on a previous article that based it’s assertions about the reliability of the Xbox 360 on old data.
If that sounds ridiculous to you then we are sharing an opinion here.
The Guardian newspaper in the UK has just published an article entitled The truth about the Xbox 360 which is based on an old VentureBeat article, actually it’s the same article just shortened.
Microsoft has already responded to that article with the following
â€œThis topic has already been covered extensively in the media," the statement said. "This new story repeats old information, and contains rumors and innuendo from anonymous sources, attempting to create a new sensational angle, and is highly irresponsible
So to nutshell the entire story.
Microsoft pushed to get into the market before the PS3, they rushed and made huge mistakes, the first 360’s had a terrible reliability record, this has now been modified but the failure rate is still higher than the PS3.
There, not lets hope the next time this story is raised it contains something new like exact figures of previous failure rates compared to current failure rates.
I have always assumed a 33% failure rate for launch consoles with a 100% defective build rate for launch consoles.
Last Updated: November 13, 2008
November 13, 2008 at 15:04
it is an old story, and the fun factor has definitely gone. but the fact of the matter is that it is totally unacceptable that some people are on a 4th swap out, if not more.
ms should’ve sorted this out seeing as it has been on the market for over 2 years now!
seems like ms have a habit of rushing goods out. maybe this policy will change with the advent the 720 and windows 7 in the next couple years
November 13, 2008 at 15:56
I’m on my 2nd 360. What really pisses me off is that it has already given me 3 read errors on my BRAND NEW, UNSCRATCHED, UNTOUCHED Geow2 disk. And I’ve played the game like 4 times now…