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At least 67% of CAG-owned Xbox 360s have failed.

If we increase that number to 3 failures, the failure rate jumps to 72%. My guess is that the actual percentage of console failures is 70% or higher.

Although no survey is 100% accurate, I believe this one is pretty realistic for the following reasons:

* We only took responses from registered users and we did not receive an abnormal number of new registrations during the duration of this survey. Also, in an attempt to keep people honest, CAGs were told their individual responses would be made public.
* We had a large sample size. With over 3500 responses, even if there were hundreds of attempts to skew the results, the percentages would not change very much. It's also fairly safe to assume that skewing could occur in both directions, canceling each other out.

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http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/...d.php?t=175137

Interesting. I'm starting to think it's only a matter of time before all the original XBox360's perish. I'm just surprised Microsoft can keep lowering prices with the looming failure of their old consoles.

I don't know much about CAG, but I assume their members play a lot, and for long stretches.
     
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Somehow this isn't surprising...
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yea, it's not like fanboys can come create an account, vote and BAM

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I have an original and it is going strong!

Got mine within 2 months of release. Just keep it well ventilated.
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mine broke once and a buddy of mine had to send his back 3 times so he had 4 boxes
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0______0 72%?! Holy moly that's high
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Ouchies.

Why anyone would repeatedly buy a console after numerous RROD's is beyond me.
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Ouchies.

Why anyone would repeatedly buy a console after numerous RROD's is beyond me.
Microsoft lock-in. What are you gonna do with all those games you bought?
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Now why was I not part of this poll? My 360 hasn't broken yet.

Hardly accurate.
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Now why was I not part of this poll? My 360 hasn't broken yet.

Hardly accurate.
Yeah. Cuz any poll not encompassing every Xbox 360 owner in the world is inaccurate.
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