Of every 100 people who've had a Microsoft Xbox 360 for at least two years, a staggering 23 of them will have seen their consoles break down already, according to a new study on games hardware reliability.
Wii streets ahead
By way of comparison, only 10 per cent of Sony PS3 consoles have given up the ghost and just 2.7 per cent of Nintendo Wiis have gone the same way.
The study shows that 12 per cent of the Xbox 360 failures are due to the red ring of death, while the PS3 had disk issues and both consoles shared output problems.
The small failure rate of the market-leading Wii seems to have mostly come from problems with the Wiimote and the power supply.
Via Information Week