Originally Posted by ChielScape
the Wii itself is generally out of sight. theres a small device to be placed on top of the TV, but its generally the wiimotes that endure the beatings. most playstation owners are a really different kind of people from Xbox owners. they treat ALL their stuff differently. Xbox owners also break PC and TVs more often than the general PS owner. the reason for the different kinds of people behind the different consoles, is the different games that are released for them. PSs have lots of anime and other japanese games. the Xbox is more american style games. while the nintendos are party consoles.
perhaps a sterotypical view but it seems to hold true
to say the least the PS3, wii, and 360 are targeted, or at least seem to be adopted by different demographics(i think i misspelled that, not sure tho).
I don't know about 30% but maybe 10%. to be honest though, any product in general should have a failure rate </= 1% not 10% or 30%. the main problem w/ these consoles seems to be overheating... this kid probably had it in a cabinet or something w/ little or no airflow. either that and/or they are just continually sending him back the same one but repaired, ie. jerryrigged. Microsoft should have put a little more into cooling R&D. it's really not that hard of a concept IMO tho.
perhaps i'm just ranting tho... lol