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Xbox 360 failure rate in UK? 60%, says CNET


8:30 AM on 11.18.2009
Xbox 360 failure rate in UK? 60%, says CNET photo



It's the story that never dies, which is ironic because that's exactly what Xbox 360s keep doing. The old "Red Ring of Death" thing has all but disappeared from the news, but CNET has followed up on a Game Informer study to determined that 60% of British consumers have faced the crimson beast.

1,128 gamers were polled in a survey, with 562 Xbox 360 owners, 473 PS3 owners and 591 Wii owners. The PS3 and Wii reported a 16% and 6% failure rate respectively. The 360's 60% completely and utterly dwarfs the other two systems. Even worse, 32% of that number said they've dealt with a crippled Xbox twice. A further 19% stated that their 360 had died on them three times.

We all know how bad the 360 failure rate is, but this really hammers home how pathetic the whole situation has become. When the percentage of 360s that died three times is higher than the percentage of PS3s that died once, something truly ridiculous has happened.

That's our Microsoft!






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