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I don't know about the actual failure rate but from what I understand, the 360 is being sold at a loss and returns are factored into this loss.

They could have put more engineering into the console but then you would have the Sony situation. They are also selling their consoles at a loss but they are still more expensive and they are taking a bigger hit on wholesale vs. cost of manufacture.

Profit for the company comes from selling the games. That's it. The console itself is (without taking into consideration the other venues it offers, ie. remote media vessel) a thorn in Mr. Softy's side, just as the ps3 is to Sony.
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan View Post
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.
Same here. A great console but it's really lacking when it comes to quality imo.
    
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I've had no issue with my 360.

Wanna know why?

I have a PS3. lol
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I don't know about the actual failure rate but from what I understand, the 360 is being sold at a loss and returns are factored into this loss.

They could have put more engineering into the console but then you would have the Sony situation. They are also selling their consoles at a loss but they are still more expensive and they are taking a bigger hit on wholesale vs. cost of manufacture.

Profit for the company comes from selling the games. That's it. The console itself is (without taking into consideration the other venues it offers, ie. remote media vessel) a thorn in Mr. Softy's side, just as the ps3 is to Sony.

What's wrong with what Sony did? yes it is selling at a lose, but their consoles Work and don't die randomly. You would have to suffocate it in an entertainment center for it to overheat, otherwise it will not randomly die from poor air circulation inside the actual console like the 360 and it even has the power box inside of it as opposed to the 360's brick... They spent time making sure the console works and you can't dog them on that fact...
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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.
All of my friends have had to get their 360s repaired.
    
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What's wrong with what Sony did? yes it is selling at a lose, but their consoles Work and don't die randomly. You would have to suffocate it in an entertainment center for it to overheat, otherwise it will not randomly die from poor air circulation inside the actual console like the 360 and it even has the power box inside of it as opposed to the 360's brick... They spent time making sure the console works and you can't dog them on that fact...
Definitely not dogging them. They just put themselves in an awkward situation. They let mr. softy gain an amazing marketshare of the console gamers (considering their following, juxtaposing original x-boxers and ps2 owners) and the majority of console gamers look at cost over many other things when it comes to the actual machines.

Financially speaking, Sony blew it.
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