posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 07:41 PM
Originally posted by converge
Wow a lot of people taking a joke and little sarcasm to heart. That many Microsoft fan boys? By the way, I'm a proud owner of an Xbox and Xbox
360 and neither have failed me, once.
And 1998? Seriously? Vista is quite recent and it's well deserved of being called a failure.
I owned the original XBox. It was a POS. Failed after a year of very occassional use (I had 40 or so PS2 titles and didn't invest much in XBox).
When the 360 came out, i got one. XBox Live is the only reason i am loyal to the XBox name brand now. The first one had the CD Rom fail 3 months
into it. Ruined a game, too (which they didn't replace). Got it repaired, figured out that they were POS systems too, and bought a back up.
The first one red ringed on me 4 months afater getting it back. So i sent it in, and plugged in the new one. It red ringed about 1 month after i got
my other one back (replaced, brand new). It worked fine for about 9 months and had since red ringed. I am currently using my backup, as my warranty
expired in this timeframe and i don't really want to shell out 99 bucks for repair.
I know at least 50 people with XBox 360's. Have not heard a single positive review of its lifespan.
I would throw in that the last 1.5 years has seen my console recieve an unGodly amount of play time. I was laid off for about 9 months, then summer
time came and my son played a ton. Initially we rarely played, however, and lost 3 systems with barely any playtime on them. Now i am too deeply
invested in the system to think about moving to another platform (30 or so games....but all i play is COD).
Yours is the first person i have seen review the machine that had anything positive to say about it regarding its lifespan.