I had the original Xbox 360, but unfortunately I awoke one morning with the dreaded Red Ring of Death. I have since then used my PS3, which I suspect will still be working when I hand it down to my future kids.
However, I do miss my Xbox. I’m thinking about getting either a used Xbox 360 Elite, or the new Xbox 360 Slim. With that said, what is the failure rate of the Xbox 360 Slim, or the Elite?
To help you make a decision, I’ll suggest you to read this concise review from an actual owner of Xbox:
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The failure rate is almost nil.
The new slim doesn’t suffer from the RRoD due the X-Clamp issue, that caused it in the original models, being resolved. So far the failure rate has been minimal, and the Slim is handling the way a console should. But it is not invulnerable so don’t go throwing it around the room or washing it in dish washer.
I use to own a PS3 as well but it took about 2 years before the Blu-ray reader went wonky, but then again I didn’t really take care of it. That’s what it boils down care and handling. If you like the X-Box then get the slim.
The original xbox 360 sucked and they always broke. I got lucky and mine has not broken for four years so far. The xbox slim was supposed to fix all of the problems of the older one. Also it is not able to get the red ring of death. Sorry, couldn’t find the failure rate but hope this helps you!
According to this article – “highlight the above link” and paste it to your browser. The xbox 360 slim failure rate is less than 1.2%. This goes for the PS3 also…..
Buy a brand new power supply for your XBox 360 S!