Xbox 360 is a bittersweet success for Microsoft. Although the machine is the second most selling and so far keeps up with the very hyped Playstation 3, the cost has been high. First there was the Red Ring Of Death (RROD) issue, when a hardware failure meant that virtually all of the Xbox’ had to be replaced. In light of this, Microsoft extended warranty to three years.
But the errors didn’t stop there. A software update in the spring meant multiple machines went bust, again.
Now the magazine Game Informer investigated how widespread the problem really is. They sent questionnaires to 5,000 readers, and the results doesn’t look too good for Microsoft. 54.2 percent of Xbox 360 consoles break. By comparison, only 10 percent Playstation 3 and Wii 6.8 percent breaks.