The Xbox 360 has been a huge success, providing one of the longest life spans a home console has ever seen. Sadly, the lives of many early generation Xbox's came to an untimely end. Despite an outcry from gamers for Microsoft to fix the problem with the hardware that caused an excess of red rings of death, Vice President of Worldwide Retail Sales Peter Moore had difficulty admitting the problem. While we now know there was a nearly 1-in-2 fail rate with the big white box, Moore insisted "The huge majority of gamers are having trouble-free experiences with the Xbox 360. "As the complaints kept coming, Moore offered little solace, stating, "Y'know, things break."
He and Microsoft did take care of every issue they could, but Moore must not have been counting how many there were. The company's President eventually admitted, "the number of repairs to consoles have been unacceptable to us." Moore may have just been blinded by his love of the console, and considering its sales, gamers must feel the same love.