Thursday, March 01, 2012

Still Have A 360 Launch Console

It's really not that big of a deal Kotaku.

I think they posted it just to drum up some conversation considering how light gaming info/news has been lately. They found 5 readers who still have launch 360 systems that work. They either never red ringer or never went to Microsoft for repairs. Considering that the fail rate was 52%ish, that's pretty good.  Imagine buying a system with only 48% chance that it won't crash in the first 2 years of use. What a lovely thought and great waste of $299.99; excluding tax of course.

Well guess what. We have a launch system here. And it still works. Never red ringed. We take pretty good care of our electronics. They get dusted daily, they're in open well ventilated areas, and they aren't over-used by spending 40 hours straight on Skyrim. We still have a working Atari 2600 and CalicoVision bought way back in the 80's during their initial releases.

Though I will say that of all the systems we've ever owned, we bought a 360 slim console and that one did RROD about 2 years in. Not a launch system, but it's the only one that officially crashed on us out of the dozens that we own.

I'm sure there are easily thousands of other people with launch 360 systems that are still working. I guess someone on staff was bored and came up with this "story".


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