well i'm not surprised really.
When you think of the technology in the next gen consoles and the prices your paying, they have to cheap out on the parts. I know some of you will say they are taking a hit...maybe so, but obvisouly not enough of a hit, b/c 90% of the 360 failures come from heat and component deformation.
of course the wii will not have the same issues the 360/ps3 will have, it's 1/4 of the power and technology, so chanes of hardware failure due to excessive heat is minimal. I read somewhere the original xbox had more 'processing' power then the Wii (not to take anything away from the wii at all).
I'm on my second x360, and as someone mentioned it depends how you treat it. Maybe this guy in the article has it embedded in a closed wall unit with other recievers/dvd player/ ect and is covered in dust...we don't really know. But 12 consoles is a bit unrealistic, or someone has it out for him