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[News] [Rival] Another Huge Xbox 360 Disaster in the Making?

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Xbox 360 Update Triggers Red Ring of Death Rumors

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| Hysteria can make elephants out of mosquitos, so when I say there's a new 
| Xbox 360 "red ring of death" rumor running rampant, digest with caution and 
| sangfroid, dear reader.  
| The panicked dispatch in question comes from a thread over at Microsoft's 
| official Xbox forums titled "Todays [sic] Update Red Ringed my 360?" The 
| message was posted on February 4th by a perplexed user and reads as



MS hit with Red Ring of Death lawsuit

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| Just four words can send a Microsoft Xbox 360 executive running for the
| hills. And they’ll be getting their trainers on now, because a Red Ring of
| Death lawsuit has been filed against Microsoft.
| A report by DailyGamesNews states that the lawsuit alleges Microsoft knew
| about the infamous RRoD problem as far back as 2005, but that the firm chose
| to hide Xbox 360 RRoD failure rates so that sales wouldn’t suffer.


Report: Microsoft Sued Over Xbox 360 Failures in California

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| The infamous red ring of death rears its head again, this time resulting in a
| lawsuit over recent revelations made in the press.


Microsoft fires quality assurance whistle-blower

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| A VOLISH QA who exposed shonky production practices during the Red Ring of
| Death fiasco has been fired.
| Robert Delaware talked to Venturebeat on the Xbox 360 defects and might face
| litigation, presumably for violating a non-disclosure agreement.


In-depth exposé reveals Microsoft’s Xbox 360 failure rate was 68%

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| The dreaded high failure rate issue with the Xbox 360, otherwise known as the
| Red Ring of Death, has received some in-depth coverage. We are talking about
| some serious coverage here with insider interviews with the original
| engineers that worked on the Xbox 360 all the way up to the high ranks of
| Microsoft.
| [...]
| Microsoft’s attitude of “release now and patch later” with the Xbox 360 has
| ended up costing billions of dollars as well as leaving many gamers angry. It
| is also speculated the reason for Microsoft’s decline in worldwide sales is
| directly attributed to the Red Ring of Death issue.


Mayhem for Microsoft over £500m bill for Xbox 360 red ring of death

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| Computer giants Microsoft are facing a £500million repair bill after their
| Xbox Elite consoles were hit by the notorious "red ring of death".


PS3 tops Xbox 360 in May game console sales

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| Nintendo's Wii remains atop the monthly sales race in the U.S. video-game
| console market, but Sony's Playstation 3 beat Microsoft's Xbox 360 in May
| unit sales released by the NPD Group research firm today. Here's how the
| three consoles stacked up:
| Nintendo Wii: 675,100
| PlayStation 3: 208,700
| Xbox 360: 186,600
| [comment:]
| Guess the "inventory" excuse is now out. So maybe this explains why MSFT
| reshuffled management this week.


Microsoft Xbox Executive out Amid Reshuffling

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| Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing for Microsoft's
| Interactive Entertainment Business, is leaving the company at the end of the
| summer to pursue other interests after only two years at the company,
| Microsoft said Thursday. Summer in the U.S. typically means the months of
| June, July and August.


X-Box flops, Microsoft winds up ops in several cities

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| It seems to be troubled days for Microsoft's X-Box as it seems the company is
| now winding up operations in several cities.
| [...]
| According to sources, the company has withdrawn from several Tier-I cities
| due to lackluster sales. Microsoft Entertainment & Devices Division has also
| withdrawn the marketing budget for the current fiscal.


The Xbox 360 is dead

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| According to a report, if some Australian retailers had their way, the Xbox
| 360 would be dumped from their shelves.


Xbox 360 On The Skids Retailers Consider Dumping It


MS showcases Red Ring of Death Xbox 360 at expo

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| Microsoft executives will be a little red-faced today after an Xbox 360 on
| display at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco
| contracted the infamous ‘Red Ring of Death’ disease.


Microsoft's own chip design blamed for Xbox 360 RRoD

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| The Xbox 360's infamous Red Ring of Death problem was the price Microsoft
| paid for attempting to save money by designing its own graphics chip for the
| console rather than buy one off a specialist supplier, it has been claimed.

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