Red ring of death worse than the plague
The Xbox 360 red ring of death kills off more than half
of the consoles, according to a new survey printed in Game Informer.
of 5000 readers shows that the failure rate has climbed to a shocking 54.2 per
cent. Console failure rates for the Playstation 3 were only 10
per cent and for the Wii were 6.8 per cent.
The Xbox was also likely to blow up again after a repair.
More than 41.2 per cent of Xboxes had to go back to the shop after a second
repair in comparison to 14.7 per cent of PS3s and 11 per cent of Wiis. As you would expect, the figures of such a survey are
The Wii had the lowest hardware failure rate could be because
console is played the least. More than 41.4% of Wii owners surveyed
play the console less than one hour a day, meanwhile the majority of
Xbox 360 (40.3%) and Playstation 3 (37 percent ) owners say they
play their console on an average of three to five hours day. [So unlike
them, people with Wiis have a life. sub.ed.]
The figures also depend on the readership of the
magazine, but 50 per cent is still high however Microsoft spins it. Strangely only 3.8 per cent of respondents said they'd
never buy another Xbox system because of the failure rates.