All the kid wanted for Christmas was an xBox 360. We said no, he had enough games and a PC but secretly we’d gotten him one. So Christmas day his face was a picture, especially as we ‘gave’ it to my wife initially.
Anyway, a couple of days after Christmas we had our annual week at the beach so he didn’t get to play it then. Once we returned it got pretty regular use. The upshot of this is that between Christmas and now it’s had maybe 12 days of use.
Up until yesterday that is!
Apparently it got something called the ‘red ring of death’. I have no idea what that really is but from what I understand it means the system it dead.
And not just dead as in ‘can be revived’, but dead dead, as in ‘will never work again!’
I will give credit to Target though (where we got the system from), they exchanged it no questions asked and even let him switch the hard drive from the old unit to the new one so that he did not lose any game data.
However I have to say that if this is the standard of Microsoft game consoles, and from what I understand this is a fairly common issue, then it’s a very poor show by MS. However given the typical quality of most MS software over the years I don’t think I should be surprised at all.