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Xbox 360 Failure Rate Reportedly 54.2%, Microsoft Exodus Reported by Insider

Aug 21, 2009, 03:33 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jose_X for this link. ]

"Years later, after losing the company literally billions of dollars that will never be recovered, more damaging secrets are coming out regarding the failure rate of Xbox 360.

"Microsoft even fired an employee who revealed it, so he lost his job rather than received a reward for defending public interests..”These figures may seem like old news, but each time they come out Microsoft seems to operate some form of AstroTurf (”PR”) and they carry on hiding this, which means putting people’s lives at risk. Previously, Microsoft fired a whistle-blower who had fiery secrets about Xbox 360-imposed fires. At the time, based on offhand statistics, it was claimed that most Xbox 360s went out of commission as they were defective by engineering. The failure rate was reportedly 66%. And yes, Microsoft even fired an employee who revealed it, so he lost his job rather than received a reward for defending public interests; there were no proper protections or harbour to people who mean well. It’s all about money and bottom lines, apparently."

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