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360 Most Reliable Console?

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by wezeles, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    Red ring of what? If you ask Bill Gates, the Xbox 360 following the new warranty and repairs is becoming "the most reliable video game box out there."

    source:http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/n...most-reliable-console-on-market-/19040/?biz=1

    I bet all the people that have gotten the red ring of death 2times or more agree with this... a few on the link comment on there love of the system..lol
     
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    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    What a load of BS. He's not gonna admit to it, I fukkin hate people like him. Though im so glad he's alive or else Xbox wouldnt exist. He's right yet wrong. Because its not the most reliable, yet if it does fuk up, atleast you know you dont have to pay for another one. I just hope if mine does fuk up, they replace it with an xbox that has 65nm processor, so I wont have to worry so much. I get paranoid when I leave my xbox on to download demos and stuff.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    i would leave it on constantly... atleast then if it does die you can replace it in the nice 3 year warranty period...
    i havent had any bad luck, but i am putting it through its paces so i know it will last more than 3.01 years.. ha ha
     
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    this warranty is bs

    my brother's 360 got the rrod only to be told that he didn't have the specific rrod that is covered under warranty. but they won't include this stipulation in the press releases.
     
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    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    A long warranty doesn't make a console reliable. . .

    I have also heard many stories stating that repairs aren't always free.

    The warranty was a good move but it's not like 'yay now it's fixed!' :tard:
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    and it cost them 1 billion so far... jesus, i know gates has money to spare but he plans on retiring soon... hes gonna have to say goodbye to that new submarine he wanted...

    How profitable could the 360 be after that? i thought they were turning a profit? a small one but a profit the same...

    how can you turn a profit when you dedicate 1 billion dollars to fix what you already sold?
     
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    Because Xbox makes profit in alot of different things, not just console sales. There's the obvious games and accessories but there's also downloadable content, arcade games, xbox originals, movies, and the big $50 a year from 10 million subscribers. So in just 1 year they make half a billion dollars from the Live subscription alone. You get the idea :p

    lackluster, your brother probably had a more rare RROD, there's a button you press that makes it blink in a certain pattern that tells you whats wrong with it. So if its not the overheating crap then its not covered in the extended warranty. So maybe he did something to break it himself or something thats not Microsoft's fault. I got RROD like 3 times but it ended up being something minor and I corrected it myself.

    Bill Gates says its reliable because he thinks a Warranty makes it more secure, which in some what it does because you know you can just fix it, but sometimes people continue to have problems. Some of it I think has to do with the Xbox owners themselves. Some people say their xbox heats up ALOT even with a cooler. Mine barely heats up without a cooler, with the cooler the only heat I feel is at the very back where the cooler plugs in and its only mildly warm.

    Though even still after all that, it comes down to the Xbox and it basically breaks itself, you shouldnt have to go to extreme measures to help make sure your xbox doesnt die on you.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    i was reffering to console profit soley... i know they dont need the profit to stay in buisness, but i thought xbox was one that claimed to make some profit "all be it little profit" they said they made some...
    i dont see how thats possibal with 1 billion set aside for fixing them...
     
  9. T3kNi9e

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    Yeah they lost alot of money.

    Edit: or atleast I thought they did. I think my calculator is broke. I Multiplied $270 x 17.7 million but the number is huge, it doesnt seem right. According my calc its $4,779,000,000. Wtf? Can someone else try it, according to that, even with the billion dollars wasted on warranty, they still make close to 3.78 billion dollars. Its actually more, because I went by the price for the cheapest console. Thats crazy, I actually thought they would lose more than they gained. I didnt think it could make that much. Unless my calc is wrong.
     
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    In my experience, I haven't had a problem with either my Xbox or my Wii. I've had them both since launch, and they seem to be perfect.

    Obviously I am lucky.
     
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    I hope im that lucky. I feel like I could be considering mine doesnt heat up much. But **** happens :/
     
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    kronau Nice And Simple

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    rrod is still in the new xboxs justs happens less often plus all my friends ahve ps3's and none of them have nything or had anything rong with them ps3 is more reliable
     
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    The official figures.

    Console | % of breakdowns within 1 year

    PS3 | 1%
    Wii | 1%
    Xbox | 50%

    This is actually the official numbers
     
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    i never play mine thats why i dont think my 360 has rrod yet
     
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    I thought it was like 33%

    You got link for that?
     
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    Yeah its something like 30%.
    I don't think you can say the console itself is reliable, but the service Microsoft give for broken consoles is reliable. 2 Of my friends recently got the rrod, for one it took 2 weeks and he got a month free gold and my other friend's took 7 weeks and he got £50 worth of gear and games :p
    Where'd you get that xbox signature from T3kNi9e?
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    Thats not bad service at all... ive heard it both ways on the State side.. eaither they were taken care of well or not at all...

    I bet they treat the overseas markets better, just to try to keep them..
     
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    this warranty covers the 3 red rings of death, all other forms of failure are just as common as you see problems with the wii or ps3. 360 has a 3 year warranty, meaning, when ps3 and wii owner's 1 year warranty is up, if they fail after that they have to pay, whilst 360 is matching its number of hardware failures to a 3 year warranty. you guys still find stuff to ***** about and a few of you dont even own 360s from what i can guess.

    frummage, those stats you posted at complete bullshit, dont even bother posting stuff like that, unless you have some site thats like ps3fanboy.com saying it so we can all laugh at you for believing it.

    newer 360s do not get rrod as often (has anyone who got a 360 for christmas even got it? because i havent heard anything about those 360s yet), and you know what? 360 has the best games number of awesome games out of any console out right now. people play 360s a LOT and get the rrod, which is why they care about having to be without it for a couple weeks, its obviously a great console when people go on the forums to ***** because they cant have their 360 for a couple weeks and justifies it.

    they actually loose money per console sold
     
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    ya i know they didn't make alot, every one always pops up charts showing like 30 bucks per system...

    but if a 5th of the overall sales is put back into fixing consoles, they can't be making any profit on consoles yet.
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    It doesnt matter they have a very effective marketing plan for the future...lol

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