• D0CCON - July 26, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    My elite I bought in 2008 Red Ringed in either fall of 2009 or 2010 (I think 09). It's replacement is doing just fine (my old one had a few false alarms in its lifetime and my replacement hasn't had even one). I still think it's stupid that my warranty is gone because my replacement console's warranty had expired before I even received it from Microsoft.
  • Cyberninja - July 26, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    I love how non existant wii failure rate is, I dont think of I have ever seen someone replace a wii.
  • Child Of Death - July 26, 2012 1:16 p.m.

    The Wii can take a beating. I have a friend whose pet or friend repeatedly knocked the Wii off of the table it was perched onto the hardwood floor. The damn thing still works! Nintendo may be behind when it comes to graphical performance but Nintendo built those things to go through a freakin war.
  • J-Fid - July 26, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    The quality of Nintendo is a beautiful thing.
  • bass88 - July 26, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    Indeed. I have my SNES twenty years now. It has been dropped many times or had stuff fall on it or been knocked about but it still goes strong. Only "consoles" that failed me were PCs. Gone through three. One occasion it blew up whilst playing Blade Runner.
  • Ultima - July 26, 2012 10:07 p.m.

    The PC is not a console, even if you put it in quotation marks, so it needs a bit more care than games consoles. All those PC's will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.
  • Rambo 11 - July 27, 2012 6:46 a.m.

    It's true, most if not all of nintendo's consoles are like a nokia phone, built like a brick and pretty much indestructible unless used by an infant. Also is anyone else sick of these recaptcha's? The top half of mine was out of the text box.
  • J-Fid - July 26, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    I had to get my disc drive replaced a few months after SSBB came out because it could not read the disc. SSBB is the only game that my Wii has problems with, which is a shame because SSBB is my favorite game to play. Hoping that my future Wii U won't have these problems.
  • needles - July 26, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    I have a theory as to why the Wii's failure rate is so low. It's because people don't play them not nearly as often as PS3 or 360. It's another 'failed' Nintendo product. Pun intended. Hahaahahhahaha HahahahahAHAHAHA hahaah!!! Praise Allah.
  • Cyberninja - July 26, 2012 5:02 p.m.

    Honestly I have played more games on wii then PS3 so that isnt the problem.
  • needles - July 27, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    I'm not into casual games. So the Wii is not my thing. Playing virual bowling with granny sounds like loads of fun and all but she's dead.
  • coyoteDUSTER - July 26, 2012 9:38 p.m.

    I bought my PS3 in August 2008 and got the YLOD this past April. Got it fixed and so far so good.
  • ThatGamerDude - July 26, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    My first ps3 which I got back in March 2008 died in august of 2009 (Most likely due to me playing CoD4 so much) and I have had my second one since February of 2010. My Xbox 360 is doing fine (though I rarely ever play it) and I have had it since last Christmas. The Wii was my first seventh generation console and I got it one day in the August of 2007. Since then, it has suffered only exterior damage and works fine internally.
  • Divine Paladin - July 27, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    Maybe Gaming Karma exists, because I've always been insanely good to my consoles and have never had an issue with any of them (minus my launch N64 which is now dead, but that's acceptable). Got my 360 (Pro) in 2009ish and have had no problems, although the disc tray is starting to go. Got my (launch) PS3 off a friend, who treated it well, last year, it's worked excellently.
  • Nettacki - July 27, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    Got my original 60GB PS3 on June 2007, which got a YLOD about 2.5 years later. Managed to get it fixed a couple of times before it died for good (I suspect the job the repair guys did wasn't quite as good as I thought it would be...). Then I got the Slim somewhere in early 2010 and I've stuck with it ever since.
  • rxb - July 27, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    I had a PS1 over heat on me and 2 dreamcasts that only worked after 10 minutes in the fridge. As much as I hate to believe it I think all launch 360s are destinted to die. My 2006 box lasted 2 years, the next one lasted a year til the disc drive broke. The 2009 replacement lasted a year before it red ringed, managed to fix it so it could die two months ago. Got a slim now, if it breaks Im done.
  • JAZ9030 - July 28, 2012 7:18 a.m.

    My Xbox just died when this article was published.
  • Vestedgibbons - November 16, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    "Xbox 360 failure rates are reportedly down".. And my middle finger is reportedly up.

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