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    News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Following an Xbox 360 price cut last week, Microsoft hit the 6 million mark in Europe.
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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe



    Yeah, 360 is good. But 6 million + ?

    And I guess it's safe to say at least 30% cooked themselves to death and are in a landfill somewhere?
    Right now I'm lucky mine is okay. But how many 360's have the average veteran 360 owner owned?


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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyV9 View Post
    And I guess it's safe to say at least 30% cooked themselves to death and are in a landfill somewhere?
    Right now I'm lucky mine is okay. But how many 360's have the average veteran 360 owner owned?
    Don't you just love made up facts with no real evidence. I've yet to see any official figure from MS concerning the failure rate. Nor do i expect MS to release such data. My 360 will be 3 years old in December, i also know others still running form launch day.

    6 million is still 6 million, no matter how many people have replaced their older consoles with a newer version.

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    There was a reason they suddenly extended all warranties from 1 to 3 years......and it wasn't because they felt confident that the consoles would not break

    I've seen so many die that I find it amazing Microsoft are making money out of the hardware.....but then it is a good peice of kit and now its at a price-point where anyone who has a PC in their house and wouldn't mind a media-centre, cna purchase the 360 on a whim as a media centre.
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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    There was a reason they suddenly extended all warranties from 1 to 3 years......and it wasn't because they felt confident that the consoles would not break

    I've seen so many die that I find it amazing Microsoft are making money out of the hardware.....but then it is a good peice of kit and now its at a price-point where anyone who has a PC in their house and wouldn't mind a media-centre, cna purchase the 360 on a whim as a media centre.
    I know why they added an extra warranty. I know that its has a stupidly high failure rate. But at no point has MS ever said what % that was. Hence why i said it. Made up facts until i see real evidence from MS not from some forum member.

    How can it be a good piece of kit with the constant failures?

    Also i don't think MS make any money on a sale of the console. Its all about the games and extras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    Don't you just love made up facts with no real evidence. I've yet to see any official figure from MS concerning the failure rate. Nor do i expect MS to release such data. My 360 will be 3 years old in December, i also know others still running form launch day.
    I don't think he was being serious judging by the tone of his post....

    There's plenty of people of console 4+, others like you are on their first.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I've seen so many die that I find it amazing Microsoft are making money out of the hardware.....but then it is a good peice of kit and now its at a price-point where anyone who has a PC in their house and wouldn't mind a media-centre, cna purchase the 360 on a whim as a media centre.
    I'm surprised that the consoles sell so well given the failure rate, it certainly oput me off. Hopefully MS will sort it out on the next one they release or eventually get round the reducing the die size of the current 360....which seems to be taking forever!

    As for a media centre - I'd love a 360 for the bedroom to hook up to my HTPC, the noise of it means its a no, no for me though.

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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    There's plenty of people of console 4+, others like you are on their first. I'm on my second PS3 at the moment! Damn consoles
    I'm on my second 360, my first failed on release day after an hour. Up until the 360 i had never experienced a console failure. The PS3 has good reliability, you just see the odd failure as you would any electronic device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    How can it be a good piece of kit with the constant failures?

    Also i don't think MS make any money on a sale of the console. Its all about the games and extras.
    A chance to fail does not effect functionality. It has a lot of power, handles a lot of media, streams, now has VOD etc etc Hence its a good piece of kit - at least when it doesn't have a RRoD and now its at an exceptional price.

    Microsoft have been quite tight-lipped about profit or loss on each console sold, although I am guessing these price cuts signal that they have been making money on the hardware for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    As for a media centre - I'd love a 360 for the bedroom to hook up to my HTPC, the noise of it means its a no, no for me though.
    I have one in the bedroom now, I just make sure to turn it off when I want to sleep! But once the die-shrink gets here, we may find that the console gets given the silent treatment.
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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Sounds to me like the 6million figure is what has been sold, not what has been distributed. The distribution figure would be higher to include warrantee replacements. Sure there is going to be a small inflation in there due to people buying a second console to replace a dead one, but you will get that from any sales figures, it's impossible to filter that out (and why should anyone?).

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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Either way, plenty more noobs on XBL

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    Re: News - Xbox 360 reaches new milestone in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by beanbandit View Post
    Don't you just love made up facts with no real evidence. I've yet to see any official figure from MS concerning the failure rate. Nor do i expect MS to release such data. My 360 will be 3 years old in December, i also know others still running form launch day.

    6 million is still 6 million, no matter how many people have replaced their older consoles with a newer version.
    I was mainly just taking the mickey. 3o% was just an estimate by some store of something.
    But if MS say are saying that they have shifted 6m out of there production line and of to retailers then I find that misleading. Especially if more come of the production to replace the broken ones.

    This may interest you: Guardian UK

    "According to figures put out by Microsoft, it's around the industry average of 3-5%, though of course as Microsoft has sold north of 10m consoles, that still works out to anywhere between 300,000 and 500,000 bust ones."

    Still, despite it's flaws the 360 is a very capable gaming machine. I still enjoy GTA IV on it and I'll enjoy Fallout 3 on it.

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