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Xbox 360 failure rate at 16%, warranty provider reports

Submitted by: succi @ 02:13 PM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://binarybons...)

Working with a sufficient sample size of over 1,000 claims, SquareTrade, a warranty seller, has projected the Xbox 360 failure rate at 16.4% -- and likely climbing. Comparatively, the company reports failure rates hovering around 3% for PlayStation 3 and Wii, based on less accurate sample sizes numbering in the hundreds. SquareTrade found that the ghoulish "Red Ring of Death" accounted for 60% of hardware failures it's documented...


02-14-08 - 02:40 PM
I grabbed one of the falcon chip models. Hopefully I'll have better odds.
02-14-08 - 06:20 PM
What about the elites and newer non falcon, how are those doing?
02-14-08 - 11:45 PM
Not a problem with my launch day Xbox.
02-15-08 - 10:07 AM
Scares me a bit, I just got one before I started hearing about the falcon chip models. That and the sound of the bloody thing makes me think thats its going to start eating discs
02-15-08 - 02:41 PM
from my time at gamestop, that sounds about right. we'd get as many returned xboxes as we sold PS3s.
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