Nice post, and I agree with all of it, although my experiences with the various consoles were slightly different. I too had issues with my launch PS1, but they were almost certainly exacerbated by idiots it lent it out to, running it round the clock in a room that was both very hot and quite dirty. Even when they stepped out to grab food or whatever. Because they were too stupid to simply save the game and turn it off. Anyway, that particular unit had to be repaired 3 times, and only one of those were directly attributable to those guys. I do have 3 Vitas and one of them is a legit lemon in terms of build quality. I'm really surprised to read that you've dropped your Vita so often. I have dropped my launch Vita once, and knocked it off a counter while in it's protective case on another occasion. Very traumatic. Playing Rainbow Moon in 2014. Hasn't happened since.
My PS1 was shared with my brother, and it was on all the time. The issue we had was swapping discs when the machine was hot. The plastic on the disc spindle would get too hot, and the little balls would pop out. Over time the plastic broke, and we had to send it in to get a new spindle.
As far as dropping my Vita. It is more like it falls out of shorts pockets. Same thing happens with my wallet and keys, typically when getting out of the car, but also when hopping up on stuff. I wear athletic style shorts a lot, and they are the worst at keeping things in their pockets. Basically any time my quads comes up past 90 degrees, there is a good chance things will come flying out.
I am actually surprised my 2nd 3G Vita is still fully functional, because I was running back to my friends car one night in the rain and it came out of my pocket, and I kicked it about 20 feet. It tumbled end over end across the asphalt until it slammed into the bumper of his car. It's missing chucks from every corner, but everything still works perfectly.
The thing that knocked out my 1st 3G Vita's back touch pad was it falling about 12' from my pocket while I was climbing a ladder. Slipped out of my pocket, and came down right on the cement patio. Everything else still worked fine, only realized the back touch was out when I went to play Little Big Planet.
My OG Xbox and the Wii just quit working. Never figured out why. One day they were fine, and the next they were just flat dead.
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