It's that time again! Time to talk about Xbox 360 failure rates — you know, the Red Ring of Death and all that jazz.
In a survey of the print edition of Game Informer, nearly 5,000 readers were surveyed about the consoles. Here's how console failure broke down:
¥ Xbox 360 has a 54.2 per cent failure rate ¥ PS3 has a 10.6 per cent failure rate ¥ Wii has a 6.8 per cent failure rate
But think about it this way: 45.8 percent of Xbox 360s are JUST FINE. The rest? Totally screwed! Worse yet for Microsoft is that only 37.7 per cent found Xbox customer service helpful — compared to Sony's 51.1 per cent customer service satisfaction and Nintendo's 56.1 per cent.
Yet, only 3.8 per cent of Xbox 360 owners say that they would never buy another Xbox 360 because of hardware failure. Masochists!