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Old 11-23-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default XBOX 360s crashing like crazy?

http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/...yEHasmrPqu.php

Check that link out. It seems a number of the Xbox 360s are already showing signs of defects. I'm glad I didn't run out on launch day and try to buy one!
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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> I'm glad I didn't run out on launch day and try to buy one!

Only a moron would buy a console as soon as its released, and at this time of year just shows pure stupidity. I don't care how much you want it, if you can't wait a month or two for the demand to drop you really shouldn't have one in the first place.

I love the parents on TV that say they're waiting in line to get it for their kids... why don't you just get an assload of games for what they already own with that money? I bet they'll have more fun (Unless, of course, they just want it as a status symbol)
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:31 PM   #3
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>(Unless, of course, they just want it
> as a status symbol)


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Old 11-23-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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> It seems a number of the Xbox 360s are
> already showing signs of defects. I'm glad I didn't run out
> on launch day and try to buy one!

Hmm.

Well, I think that a given percentage of all consoles shipped are going to be received DOA. We don't know the exact numbers, we only know of defective units based on the people who have complained in that one thread. I don't think the percentage of units experiencing problems is any higher than the percentage of PS2 units received defective when it launched years ago.

The number of defective units will seem higher when all people having problems post in the same place. That's just the nature of support threads in forums. The same goes for customer service: You hardly ever remember exemplary service, but you will remember the shit-tastic experiences for years.

I am in no way sticking up for Microsoft... their marketing strategy for this launch was stupid. They're not making a penny on <a href=http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Game-Console-IN-HAND-Xbox360_W0QQitemZ8236391851QQcategoryZ62054QQrdZ1Q QcmdZViewItem>shit like this</a>, but their launch strategy encouraged it. <img src=smilies/mystery.gif>

Overall, it's a lot of marketing fluff and very little deliverable.

I'm going to be waiting until

- Systems are widely available
- At least one good RPG (my preferred genre) is available
- I can buy a system used... delivering the profits to the hands of GameStop, for example.

No plans to get one in the immediate future. Too expensive.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:12 PM   #5
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<img src=smilies/mystery.gif>

But I guess it's a good thing they come with a warranty, JUST IN CASE OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Heh...Almost said circumcision...<img src=smilies/laff.gif>
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:30 PM   #6
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Admittedly, I still haven't bought a PSP, because there aren't any games I can't "live without" yet. When Mega Man X comes out on it, that may change...

And same for the Xbox 360. I liked it just fine, and I like Call of Duty 2, but I can play the same game on my regular Xbox. Well, something -similar- to it.

Though I may break down and get a Revolution on launch day, just 'cause I love Nintendo. <3
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:00 PM   #7
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Meh. Console gaming died for me after the PS1, so I'm not affected.

Still, pretty bad stuff if this is the case.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:23 PM   #8
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This is exactly why I wait until new consoled come to the pawn shop. Usually by then there are more games, plus I get the consoles for quite a bit cheaper. I do the same with my games, I scrounge flea markets and pawns hsops and used game bins at EB for a good deal. Why spend wads of cash on it new when you wait and get an almost new copy for substancially cheaper?
When I do buy new, I wait till the price drops to $20 or less, like Front Mission 4, thus saving me money. I'm not a cheapskate, I just prefer getting the better bargain for my hard earned cash.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:20 AM   #9
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> Check that link out. It seems a number of the Xbox 360s are
> already showing signs of defects. I'm glad I didn't run out
> on launch day and try to buy one!

Man, I hope that when we get them in-store they aren't going to have these problems...otherwise I'm probably going to have to deal with some irate customers when they find out they can't exchange it for a new one since we're only getting sent six of them. >_<
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:23 AM   #10
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> Though I may break down and get a Revolution on launch day,
> just 'cause I love Nintendo.

Come to think of it, I don't think I've had a Nintendo console/handheld fail on me yet, even on launch day.
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