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360s Get 3 Year Warranty, Microsoft Says It’s All Better

Submitted by on July 5, 2007 – 7:50 pm6 Comments

Red Rings Of DeathMicrosoft’s stonewalling on the failure rates of 360 consoles is at an end– well, not really. They’ve admitted there’s a problem, they’re throwing a ridiculous amount of money at it in the form of a new 3-year warranty for the console from date of purchase and reimbursing those who’ve paid to get it fixed to date. In an interview with Joystiq, Peter Moore stated that Microsoft will not share failure rates with the press, period.

Fixes are in place, he also said, to take care of these problems. We’ll have to see if the machines that are serviced from now on die as often as the previous ones did. Because in the end, all we have is Microsoft’s word (no not Microsoft Word) on having changed their repair system.

I suspect the failure rates, lengthy stonewalling and “research” that had to be done before making these changes indicate that the core design of the system is flawed. I mean, if it was something that repairs could have fixed after the fact, I’m sure someone at Microsoft would have figured it out long ago, right? These are only suspicions, of course, and for the sake of everyone who has bought the 360 in the face of all these system failure stories I really hope they’ve finally fixed the repair process. But who knows if the new systems being produced will keep failing like this and be patched up later or if the manufacturing has changed. I hope we get one of the electronics sites to crack one open in a few weeks and tell us for sure.

MS Extends Warranty.
Peter Moore tells Joystiq about Warranty Program.

  • Stephen

    LOL, Microsoft’s word!

    No, you’re right. It sucks that the failure rate is as high as it is, particularly for the owners. It’s good that MS is owning up and willing to stand behind their hardware. They clearly know that a big portion of their war with Sony will be fought in the news media.

  • sifer2400

    OMG yes this news has made me so happy my 1yr warranty was just about to expire

  • paukl

    This is really good news, my 9 month old 360 has started playing up a bit, for some reason it won’t play DVDs anymore, but now I don’t need to worry :)

  • Kyle

    You seem to love posting about the 360 failure rate. Just remember that the MAJORITY of 360 owners haven’t had a problem.

  • Bill

    But MS themselves have acknowledged the failure rate for is unacceptable for them meaning it’s not the standard 3-5% failure rate expected in the industry.

    So while the majority may not have problems there’s a big minority that do. I’m on #2 now.

  • Stephen

    Indeed, the failure rate has been pretty legendary. IGN just started a 360 podcast, and it’s called Three Red Lights. Keep in mind they all own and love the 360. It’s just a fact of being a 360 owner, that the system is unreliable.

    Let me balance that out: The Wii’s graphics are inferior and the PS3 doesn’t have as many games. Neither has online play champion Xbox Live.