Xbox One “wouldn’t have happened” if Ballmer hadn’t approved $1.15B RRoD budget

Everyone who owns an Xbox 360 became familiar with the term “Red Ring of Death” at some point. Some of us became familiar with the term through experience. EA’s Peter Moore was working for Microsoft at the time, and he had a rather interesting story to tell regarding the matter.

6 years ago

Rrod headlines

  • Friday Shorts, Overnight Edition - Call of the Dead secrets, Pulse, papercraft

    They’re like popcorn, really – you just can’t stop.

    10 years ago
  • Report: Kinect accused of causing RROD in older Xbox 360 models

    The BBC is reporting that numerous Xbox 360 users are having issues with their consoles when connecting their brand-new Kinect devices to the system.

    10 years ago
  • Microsoft wants to put RROD issues behind it

    Albert Penello, senior director of global marketing for Xbox 360, has said that Microsoft wants to put the console’s hardware failure issues behind it.

    11 years ago
  • No RROD display on slimmer Xbox 360

    Microsoft’s confident enough with its latest console that it has took out the red LED’s entirely, meaning that the infamous Red Ring of Death is no more.

    11 years ago
  • Report: 60% of Xbox 360 consoles in the UK have failed

    A survey conducted by CNET UK has shown that 60 percent of Xbox 360 owners polled experienced hardware failure compared to 16 percent of PS3 user and 6 percent of Wii owners.Of the 1,128 UK-based participants, 562 owned a Xbox 360s, 473 owned a PS3 and 591 had a Wii, some owning more than one. […]

    11 years ago
  • Greenberg - Hardware issues "well behind us"

    Xbox 360 production boss Aaron Greenberg has told Gamespot that 360’s RROD and E74 hardware disasters are now largely in the past.“We’ve been working hard to make improvements in the products we’re currently making, so I really feel like most of this is well behind us,” he said.Greenberg added that production advancements have given 360 […]

    12 years ago
  • "The worst is behind us," says Greenberg on RROD issues

    Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg seems to think that the RROD days will soon just be a horrible memory in the history of gaming.Speaking in an interview with Edge, the Microsoft bossman says, “We’ve improved that [repair] process. It’s very quick, and they may upgrade your system with the latest technology. So that works really well.“What it […]

    12 years ago
  • £500m bill for Xbox red ring of death

    Oh dear. English newspaper The Daily Mirror is reporting that Xbox 360 Elite consoles are also suffering from the now infamous RroD.The report also says that Microsoft will face a £500 million bill to rectify the problem, although we’re assuming that’s just the $1 billion figure approximated on the warrantee extension last year.Microsoft has issued […]

    13 years ago
  • The reason behind 360's RROD: "Microsoft wanted to avoid an ASIC vendor"

    Speaking at the Design Automation Conference in California this week, Bryan Lewis, research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner, said that the reason Microsoft was forced to admit Xbox 360’s hardware faults and spend $1 billion on a recall was because the firm wanted to avoid paying a third party to help make the […]

    13 years ago
  • 360 failure rate is probably higher than 16%, says warrantee firm

    According to this, SquareTrade, the company that made headlines earlier this month for claiming that Xbox 360 has a hardware failure rate of around 16 percent, has now made a statement saying the actual figure it likely to be higher.Because of the date range studied, SquareTrade said it was unlikely that any modified 360s – […]

    13 years ago
  • 16% Xbox 360 failure rate is "suspect", says Microsoft

    Microsoft’s responded to a warranty firm that claimed that 16 percent of Xbox 360s it covered end up broken, based on a sample of 1,000 machines. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft wasn’t exactly impressed.“We have not seen the report, and are unfamiliar with the agency that filed it,” said a spokesperson, here. “Based on the enthusiast community’s feedback […]

    13 years ago
  • Xbox 360 failure rate at 16%, says report

    According to this, warrantee firm SquareTrade has reported that, based on 1,000 warrantees, Xbox 360 has a current failure of 16.4 percent, 60 percent of which is the much-publicised red ring of death issue.SquareTrade CEO Steve Abernethy added a cheery note to the findings: “It is reasonable to believe these failure rates will increase over […]

    13 years ago
  • EB Australia spat rumoured with Microsoft

    According to this, a row appears to be developing between Microsoft and EB Australia. The retailer is seemingly throwing a “bit of a fanny” in private over the fact that Microsoft is allegedly refusing to honour AU$ 10 million on faulty Xbox 360s. From the story: According to the transcript, EB Australia has $10 million […]

    13 years ago