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Old 7th July, 2007, 05:12 PM
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A Billion Dollars to mend a game console!

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Saturday, 07 July 2007

Microsoft Extends Warranty of Xbox 360's Afflicted With RROD to Three Years, Offers Apology

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Kristopher Kubicki -- Red Ring of Death
Microsoft will take a $1 billion charge to fix Xbox 360 consoles

Microsoft's Xbox 360 was the first to market in the "next generation" console race and is leading in total sales so far. Nintendo's Wii has been selling at a breakneck pace in the United States, but the Xbox 360 has held a comfortable lead over the Sony PlayStation 3.
Furthermore, Microsoft has a rather palatable portfolio of titles for gamers to choose from along with its robust Xbox Live online service. Microsoft has even reached out to the community with its XNA Game Studio Express developmental software...

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That console is really going to bite them in the butt. But hey... what do you expect to get when you rush out a product like that?
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Somebody is going to lose their job over that; perhaps several somebodies.

Poor, poor Bill. Instead making 5.5 Billion this year, he's only gonna make a little over 4.

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I read somewhere that nearly 30% of Xbox 360s come back with the red ring of death. I've had mine for over nine months and have only positive things to say about it. I suppose I must be one of the lucky ones.
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Just as well MS has a lot of cash, otherwise this would have bankrupted them, leaving every owner high and dry.
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Somebody is going to lose their job over that; perhaps several somebodies.

Poor, poor Bill. Instead making 5.5 Billion this year, he's only gonna make a little over 4.
You don't think this is coming out of BILL'S
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do you? ":O}
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One would think, that being into it this deep, they would have gone ahead and fixed the other repetitive problems as well, what good is 50% good will?

If I'd spent that kind of money for a console, I'd want it right, failing that, made right so that their screw ups cost me nothing... I guess Bill wants his customers to bear their fair share of his liabilities, at lest he's consistent!
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