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Xbox 360 at 54.2 percent failure rate

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:44 AM | Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

The latest issue of Game Informer contains a surprising statistic for anyone who's ever loved and lost their Microsoft-branded home console according to their survey, in which over 5,000 console owners participated, the Xbox 360's current failure rate due to the Red Ring of Death, E74 or other hardware failure is 54.2 percent. They also calculated the relative death toll for PS3s due to the Yellow Light of Death (10.3 percent) and Wiis, due to ... well, we're not actually sure what color the Wii's light turns to upon its demise (6.8 percent).

Year In Review: 2008 Computer Hardware Industry Failure

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 02:55 PM | Thursday, January 1, 2009 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

Every technology starts with a motivation, and throughout the past year Benchmark Reviews has watched the computer hardware industry follow trends that seem all too familiar of yesteryear. In this article by Executive Editor Olin Coles, the past 2008 calendar year is summarized for it's accomplishments, but the real focus is on the coming year ahead. Will 2009 be the year that component computer hardware becomes important again, or will it be relegated to a niche hobby for enthusiast?

Inside Source: Toshiba about to give up HDDVD

Submitted by: Gundam @ 03:27 PM | Saturday, February 16, 2008 | (url: http://www.reuter...)

Toshiba Corp is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp, a company source said on Saturday.

Ebay loses almost 1 Billion Dollars due to Skype

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 04:56 AM | Thursday, October 18, 2007 | (url:

EBay Inc. reported Wednesday a third-quarter net loss of more than $936 million a rare plunge into the red for the e-commerce juggernaut caused by charges to its Skype telecommunications division.

Early this month, eBay announced it would take a $900 million write-down in the value of Skype. That impairment charge essentially acknowledged that eBay executives drastically overvalued the $2.6 billion Skype acquisition, completed in October 2005. EBay also paid certain Skype shareholders $530 million to settle future obligations.

Google Loses $13 Billion

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:20 AM | Saturday, July 21, 2007 | (url: http://uk.reuters...)

Net profit rose 28 percent as Google gained market share, but the gains were offset by a rise in costs for adding staff.

"The story is they've blown it on expense ... Operating expenses were much higher than everyone was expecting," said Jeffrey Lindsay, analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, adding that "these guys have been spending like drunken sailors."

Shares of Google fell to $511 in after-hours trade, down from a close of $548.59 in regular session trade on Nasdaq.

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Microsoft Admits 11.6 MILLION 360s are broken

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:05 PM | Thursday, July 12, 2007 | (url:

Microsoft has admitted that every one of the 11.6 million Xbox 360 consoles sold in the past 19 months suffers from a design flaw that could cause the device to fail.

The firm will extend the warranty coverage from one to three years to compensate consumers, but does not plan to instate a recall or exchange programme.

Microsoft gaming chief Robbie Bach claimed in a conference call with financial analysts that the design issues surfaced recently.

"In the past couple of months we started to see significant increases in repair requests and call requests and significant attention from people," he said.

Microsoft did not disclose the exact nature of the problems, but said that it had made the necessary design changes and that units currently in stock will be upgraded.

Microsoft Announces 3-Year 360 Warrenty Extension

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 04:51 PM | Thursday, July 5, 2007 | (url:

As of today, all Xbox 360 consoles are covered by an enhanced warranty program to address specifically the general hardware failures indicated by the three flashing red lights on the console. This applies to new and previously-sold consoles. While we will still have a general one year console warranty (two years in some countries), we are announcing today a three-year warranty that covers any console that displays a three flashing red lights error message. If a customer has an issue indicated by the three flashing red lights, Microsoft will repair the console free of chargeincluding shippingfor three years from the consoles purchase date. We will also retroactively reimburse any of you who paid for repairs related to problems indicated by this error message in the past.

Store managers detail PS3 failure rate at less than 1%

Submitted by: houston @ 06:03 PM | Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | (url: http://www.ps3fan...)

sony and nintendo are both below 1%, japanese electric engineers are the shit

Microsoft now receiving 2,500 broken 360s per day in UK alone?

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 06:36 PM | Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | (url: http://www.360-ga...)

Microsofts UK repair centre in Havant is now redistributing faulty consoles to foreign repair centres in order to clear an overwhelming backlog and keep up with the 1,500 to 2,500 Xbox 360s arriving at its doors on a daily basis, according to customer reports.

XBOX 360 Failure Rate Is Over 30%

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:53 AM | Friday, June 22, 2007 | (url:

It has taken the mainstream media a while to catch on, but they're finally starting to report on what we've known for years. The Xbox 360 fails at an extraordinarily high rate. Some users have suggested that almost all Xbox 360s of the current design will fail at some point in the first few years of their life due to the design fault detailed recently by a man who reports to have had 8 consoles fail.

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