Archive for the ‘XBOX 360’ Category

One of the most common problems that 

annoyed EARLY  XBOX 360 ADOPTERS was the appearance of the “red ring of death,” a 

flashing red light on the console’s start button indicating that its hardware was essentially 

fried and would need to be sent to Microsoft to be replaced. But Microsoft Game 

Studios vice president Phil Spencer tells Edge that the company has learned its lessons 

and that the new Xbox One will not experience hardware failures on a mass scale like the 

Xbox 360 did. In particular, Spencer noted that Microsoft’s success rate on the more 

recently released Xbox 360 Slim was “very high” and said that the same team behind the 

Slim also built the Xbox One, so chances are very good that the new console won’t burn 

out within months of buying it.