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Originally Posted by Gizmodo
We always knew the Xbox 360 failure rate was high, but the only time Microsoft's put any sort of solid numbers on the thing it was always somewhere around 5%. Retailers, on the other hand, have just reported a failure rate of somewhere over 30%. That's pretty ridonkulous. It's a good thing Microsoft support is usually pretty good about taking them back, so you don't have to go all Picard and shout about how many lights there are over the phone.
Gizmodo via Smarthouse

Source: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gaming/xb...ers-271487.php

Obviously I'm not a retailer so can't comment on failure rates, but 30% seems to fit; 40%+ would be pushing it and below 10% like MS claims is a little dubious. If I had to guess, I would place the failure rate between 20 and 30%. Thoughts?
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That's interesting, good find. I have an Xbox 360, so does my brother, two of my friends, and my cousin. Ours all seem to work fine. I would think 20-25% of them where duds and needed to be RMA'd.

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Wow thats actually a pretty shocking figure. Yes it may be cheaper than the PS3 but obviously its manufacturing is something left to be desired.
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I know 360's tend to break down

But if it was 30% we would know about it. Honestly, without proof this thing doesn't stand in my books.
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So basically 3 out of every 10 consoles is going to break down? Seems a little steep if you ask me. As long a mine doesn't break, I don't care. But if it ever does, trust me, you guys will hear about it. lol
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Sounds like bull to me. Do you honestly think Microsoft could simply hand out new consoles 30% of the time without addressing the situation quicker than they have?
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Is it actual 30% failure rate.... or is it like 30% failure and return rate?
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Mine is still working...
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Have they factored in the people who simply want to return their xboxes so say they are broken to make sure they get a refund?
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Haha everyone I know who has a 360 is on their 2nd one, the first one having died from randomly failing or over heating or something.
    
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