Even if failure rate is 100%...MS took care of the problem.
Usually you get 3 months of free live and a repaired console for 3 years. So yeah...these threads need to end.
but how far each one's benifitted in the same manner is yet to be surveyed...yeah we've been hearing MS is taking care of the problems..recent one being Jasper versions, giving away free LIVE access..so on. At this failure rate it can get tedious.
Regardless. Xbox owners may bitch and whine when it happens and they have to deal with the shitty customer support but they will continue to be 360 owners. To me that says a lot. Hey maybe MS can spin that. "Even with our horrible hardware, people still love us!"
No. That kind of stuff shews people away......Sony:: "we could sell 5mill PS3's with no games". Although that pretty much happened, their arrogance helped land them in hot water. I don't think that kind of marketing would work. And Sony was market leader when that was said, look what happened...
@ Black: It's price has also helped it outsell the PS3, let's not kid ourselves here. What if the PS3 and 360 had been the same price all along?
Well you yourself said that the failure rates shouldn't bother people and that you'd continue to buy/own(whichever) a 360 because of it's games. That's all I'm really saying, regardless of how bad the hardware is, once you are hooked to the console you will continue to want one. If it be because of the library or Netflix or whatever, 360 owners love them and are willing to take it up the rear, it's a small price to pay.