Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is two times less reliable than its PS3 and Wii rivals, with a high percentage of users having to send the console back for repairs.
It started with the fatal “red ring of death.” In a sudden swoop, beloved Xbox 360 consoles would turn on their owners, breaking down and leaving expensive games to do no other than gather dust.
They redesigned the system only a couple of years back, and although their efforts have reduced failure rates, the percentage of people who send their faulty Xbox consoles back is more than two times higher than Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii.
A PCMag.com survey revealed that 10 percent of Xbox 360 owners have had to send their consoles in for repairs. By comparison, Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii didn’t even crack the 5 percent mark.
Mind you, the same survey a year ago revealed that 23 percent of Xbox360 owners had to send their consoles in for repair, proving that quality has improved.
It still has a long way to go though, with the cheaper Wii and similarly priced PS3 outclassing it in value and performance respectively.