NEWS - Thursday, February 14, 2008

Xbox 360 Failure Rates Top 16 Percent

From a sample of 1000 warranty claims, SquareTrade found that Xbox 360 failure rates were 16.4 percent. The ’Red Ring of Death’ error accounted for 60 percent of the sample failures, reports 1UP.

In comparison, from sample sizes in the “high hundreds", PlayStation 3 and Wii failure rates came in at just 3 percent.

"It is reasonable to believe these failure rates will increase over time, since the Xbox 360 failure issues tend to increase with prolonged use where overheating appears the main culprit," said SquareTrade CEO Steve Abernethy.

While the company didn’t track the various Xbox 360 models, Abernethy estimated that “most if not all” of the failures occurred in consoles that contained the original motherboard.

Microsoft said that it does not disclose internal hardware repair data or comment on speculation when contacted by Next-Gen about SquareTrade’s findings.

“The majority of Xbox 360 owners have had a great experience with their consoles,” added the statement.

Last year Microsoft extended its Xbox 360 warranty coverage from one year to three years as a result of an “unacceptable” amount of failures, a move expected to cost the platform holder over $1 billion in the long run.



Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,985
Forum Posts: 725,147
Xbox One Titles: 656
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,448
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,082
Screenshots: 28,871
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
1 Replies, 35 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 41 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 54 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 72 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 64 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 115 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 159 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 96 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 110 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 178 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 346 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 214 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 263 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 247 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 323 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics