Takahashi Article Suggests Xbox 360 Had Consumer Failure Rate of 15% to 16%

| | Comments (0)
Dean Takahashi has published an article called "Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft's video game console woes" that Takahashi describes as "the last chapter of my book on the making for the Xbox 360, 'The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console." In the tale, Takahashi reports that Microsoft new about the hardware problems with the Xbox 360 as early as August of 2005, and moved ahead knowingly with faulty hardware that resulted high console failure rates. According to the article, Microsoft expected a failure rate of 6%-7%. The final failure rate for consumers is estimated to be as high as 15% to 16% with many more consoles failing before being shipped to stores.
In his story, Takahashi acknowledges that Microsoft has called the story "sensational" and "irresponsible," but obviously disagrees with that conclusion.

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Editor published on September 8, 2008 10:13 AM.

Mad Catz Ships Bass Guitar Peripheral for the Xbox 360 was the previous entry.

Stray Bullet Lines Up Neowiz as Publisher is the next entry.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


Add to Technorati Favorites