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Why can't 360 and PS3 be as reliable as the Wii?

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rckrz6 said:
its called more complex hardware = more failure.

That's not true. There's plenty of complex hardware out there which has a very low rate of failure... spaceships, supercomputers...

 



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StiC said:
I'm on my second PS3, after the BD drive went in my first one after only 7 weeks.

I'm also on my second Wii, my first one would not read disks when I got it home and my second has intermittent and very persistent disc read errors as well as black artifacts on the screen. I've tried different TVs and cables with no luck, I figure it's just a matter of time before I have to get it repaired.

should probably just send the Wii in now, you might have an older version.



NJ5 said:
rckrz6 said:
its called more complex hardware = more failure.

That's not true. There's plenty of complex hardware out there which has a very low rate of failure... spaceships, supercomputers...

 

and my PC



dahuman said:
Nintendo platforms are known to be almost indestructible and last for a really long time in general by %, they make solid hardware for the most part.

you may or may not have read about this, but...

it still plays tetris.

'nuff said



                                                                                                  

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I don't know if they still do, but Nintendo Power used to publish letters to the editor. Two I remember very clearly. One said that their house burnt down, and one of the few things that was still working was their SNES. Another said that there SNES got thrown out of a second story window and still worked. That thing was a beast!



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Design flaws that can't be predicted, I guess. Even though I've never had a Nintendo console fail, I hear more about the Wii failing than I'm comfortable with. As for Sony and Microsoft -I guess it took me twenty plus years to actually realize that consoles are like every other thing we buy. They break. At least now, I can afford to repair/replace them.



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Grampy said:
A lot of problems are heat related and Nintendo dodges that bullet pretty well by a more conservative design. Certainly they can and do fail but at a commendably low rate. But to give credit where it's due, they put in some impressive build quality. Next time you change the batteries in the Wiimote, check out the battery holder. They could have just used a bent piec of metal like the rest of the world but no............


Did you know that the same group of manufacturers make the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3?  You were right when you mentioned heat but I find it hard to believe that Nintendo puts any more money into build quality than the competition considering how cheap their optical drives have been in the Wii and Gamecube.



For what I know the ps3 is pretty reliable



lol yeah you guys did hear about Sony Laptops right? I use to work in compusa and hear many customers talking about how much of them burned out lol