Xbox 360 Failure Rate Is Almost 55 Percent

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  1. antonkan
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    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

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    You know why the Xbox 360 is the most console failure today (54.2 percent)? Because of the Red Ring of Death, so the Xbox 360 will 'kill' the motherboard of itself due to overheating. So go buy the Wii or PlayStation 3! If you have an Xbox 360, play it for 2 hours.

    I know this is the old news (about 4 days ago) but this topic is posted at GBAtemp for Xbox 360 users that the news is the most console failure today.

    Source: WinInfo, part of Windows IT Pro
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

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    Well, if you bought it off a reputable dealer (like Best Buy, etc), I'm pretty sure you can send it in for a new one without any charge. I also think Microsoft lets you send in your 360 and they'll repair it for free. You can also buy fans and other accessories to prevent it. You're only screwed if you're stupid enough to try and fix it yourself and crack open your 360 like a walnut or if you're dumb enough to install a modchip before seeing it gets a Red Ring.

    There's probably more bricked Wiis out there than Red Ring'd 360s, if that's any comfort to 360 owners.
     
  3. Ryupower

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    the 360 has always had the highest failure rate
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Fans serve nothing, they're just made to sell because people think they work. About fixing them yourself, I've repaired a lot of 360s, and they're up and working [​IMG]
    Mine was a RROD'd one and now has almost 2 years. And before that was used, so it already had 2 years on it. I guess I do a better job than MS at repairing 360s [​IMG]

    And by the way, modchips for the 360 are outdated nowadays thanks to drive flashing. If I'm correct, they aren't even produced anymore.
     
  5. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    thats why it's a very bad idea to invest in a mod for xbox 360, i would rather wait for a mod on the ps3, it's sad but true.
     
  6. Cablephish

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    If you round it down, like it's supposed to be, it's 54%. That's not so bad.
     
  7. Emuboy

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    54% Not bad? that's horrible it's like when you buy a 360 there is 54% chance of it malfunctioning. thats more than half!
     
  8. Deano.2k8

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    how many are rrod and not some idot trying to flash or reflash kernals thow whats what u got to ask
     
  9. Hop2089

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    Xbox360s have a history of poor hardware, lack of parts, and poor assembly techniques.

    -overheating leading to fire (lack of fans in launch 360s)
    -laser errors (It happened a lot with the 2nd batch of 360s)
    -RROD (the cause of most breakdowns)
    -The bricking update (can happen to any 360)
     
  10. antonkan
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    antonkan GBAtemp Maniac

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    Sure, Hop2089, the Xbox 360 is the most console failure today (54.2 percent) because of the bad Xbox 360 hardware, and the bad motherboard. Console failure rate for Wii is 6.8 percent while PS3 is 10.6 percent.
     
  11. megawalk

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    well. once someone makes a screened documentary about the RRoD on tv. microsoft will get a big bomb in their economical state of matter (probably not most likely)
    i have a xbox360 but had no big problems so far
     
  12. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    i find this statistic hardly believable. why would the watchdog allow microsoft to even market it a product where half of them are faulty. 33.3% was believable. its simply not fair use, even with warranty & returns.
     
  13. Prophet

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    I got my system at launch and its still doing great.

    *Pats the system gently.*

    *Turns it on to play Batman, Lights go red*

    *Cries*
     
  14. Maz7006

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    ive had one of my 360's for about 1 year now...no hick ups.

    Cousin has had his for almost 2 years...still doing fine.

    This RROD stuff is completely random i tell you!
     
  15. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    We actually got a cheap one off a guy who needed a quick buck, then when it got home we tested a few dvds on it worked fine. Then when we borrowed a few 360 games they wouldn't play at all, even though they played just fine on my friend's 360. When I called microsoft to find out if it was still under warranty (which it was) I found out it would have cost me about 50$ less than a brand new 360 to send it in and have it fixed, and I said "No way am I paying to fix it when I have it under warranty!"

    The 360 is a Win Win for games, but hardware failures, and poor customer service make me feel like buying a PS3 Slim when they come out [​IMG]
     
  16. Joe88

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    probably not the most acurate (due to many unknowns like fanboys just voting for other systems to increase their failure rate in this poll) but anyway I could believe the 360
    the other 2 seem too much then whats really true, the 360 I would probably estimate around 60 something %
     
  17. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Well a few things wrong with this poll:

    5000 respondents is not enough at all and does not give a good general image

    How is this news? I'm expecting that failure rate is more like 100% than 55% (after enough use, anyway)
     
  18. p1ngpong

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    No way is the 360's failure rate as low as 55%, everyone I know with a 360 apart from one person has had their 360 die on them. I would say the rate is easily over 70%.

    And the figures for the PS3 and Wii fail rates you quoted are way too high, no way are they over a couple of percent. Just goes to show what a load of garbage these statistics are.
     
  19. wchill

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    I say 360 = 70%
    PS3 = 6%
    Wii = 1.5%
     
  20. BAHIM Z 360

    BAHIM Z 360 B-but I'm not a new member :(

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    same here!! my bro bought one before two years and its workin fine!!