I am very happy with my pro 60 gig, it has the jasper motherboard and by feeling the back for heat, it runs a lot cooler than my older falcon, which died. The new jaspers have the 12.1 amps power requirement which is a lot better than the older ones which needed either 16 or 14. I got my pro for just $250. I expect good things. I hope
When you consider the circumstances, it really makes sense that the Xbox 360 fails more often. If you own a PS3, you have about 3 decent games to play, and a bunch of useless online features. If you own an Xbox 360, you have about 10 series of games you can play, and THE best online experience currently available.
Play more often = more wear and tear. Simple logic, I don't understand how anyone can't understand it.
[citation][nom]anamaniac[/nom]They fixed it free, they shipped it free, they gave me a month of LIVE... I'm content.[/citation]
I really do appreciate what they did, I got an E 74 a few days ago. I go online, go through registration, and I can print a shipping label within 5 minutes. No cost to me, just time.
I love Microsoft, they know how to treat customers.
PS3s started coming in regularly for replacement at the Gamestop I worked at late last year.. it was mostly the first generation ones and the problems were almost always with the blu-ray drive.. but it was nothing compared to the stream of 360s that came thru the door needing attention.
That said, despite the hardware issues, Microsoft still leads Sony in hardware sales? What does this say about how Sony has handled the marketing for their console? Only the biggest fans (with big pocketbooks) were picking up the PS3 at first..
This should start to change with the 299 price point tho.. now Microsoft will struggle because 299 is the point you say Yes.. it is worth it to get the reliable hardware platform.
I bought an xbox from best buy in 2007. I brought it home and plugged it in.. red ring.. I took it back and got it replaced by best buy. ..fast forward 2 months.. I get the red ring again.. I register with microsoft and they mail me a box to send it in... I get a refurbished replacement within a month.. fast forward 1 month.. the wireless stops working.. yes i have to buy wired controllers because my two wireless cannot connect to the 360... fast forward 2 years.. my 360 shows a red ring after 5 minutes of play...(still no wireless support).. I need to get a 4th xbox.. as soon as i can send it in...
What can we say about this. High heat devices + bad design = failure. The more heat a device makes the more likely it is to fail (Xbox360/PS3 = high heat devices). Same thing goes with those high end GPU's we like they usually fail more often than the x200 series of card with no fan(x = generation 2 = random low number for card series).
The Wii is a low end device so it won't fail as much as the Xbox360/PS3, The only other parts that will fail are Optical drive (moving parts can break go figure) and the contacts for the ports can wear off (my PS2's first memory card port is showing signs of this issue... annoying).
Basically if it moves or creates heat it can fail. (No this is not a perfect rule there are other things that cause failures, but are not as common)
What is interesting is how some people have very good luck with certain consoles and other have terrible luck with the same ones. I primarily use my PS3 for movie watching as there aren't a lot of exclusive games that I want to play on it. I have had the 60GB version since launch. Since then I have had to have it repair at my cost twice. Once I got that stupid yellow light, and the other was for the Blu-Ray drive. Both happened after the warranty period on the PS3, or at least that was what I was told when I called into Sony to get it fixed. My Wii had a graphical corruption problem and I called Nintendo about it. My Wii was out of warranty as well, but they cross shipped me a new one claiming, "Send that to the US Nintendo headquarters. We've never heard of a problem like this." They also gave me some points for buying stuff from the Wii Store. And of course, my Xbox360 has failed on me. Only once though and it wasn't even the RROD, it was just a single red light. Luckily, I had purchased the extended warranty and I was able to get it replaced. I haven't had any problems with any of the three since these above issues were dealt with. I try to keep my consoles in very well ventilated areas though, and that may make a difference.