Gates: Xbox 360 "Will Be Most Reliable Video Game Box"

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The Xbox 360 has, quite fairly, earned the reputation of being an unreliable console. Microsoft has acknowledged these reliability issues by extending warranties but, as Bill Gates has recently gone on the record to say, warranty support isn't enough and Microsoft is aiming to make the Xbox 360 more reliable than its competitors' products.

We've got incredible reliability on the new work we've done...Our commitment is that it will be the most reliable video game box out there. People really love the Xbox because of the content, but we've got to make sure that the hardware never stands in the way of that.


Surely Gates is referring to the new Falcon chipsets that run cooler, which anecdotally have been better about RRoDs. But can the 360 become more reliable than the PS3 (which has a failure rate of just .02 percent according to Sony)? Doubtfully, since Microsoft contracts 360 production to various low-bidding third parties. But let's make a deal, if Microsoft's failure rate breaks the hundredths of percents, we'll call it a wash. [bbc via kotaku][image]


Gates also said that Vista is the most secure operating system out there, and that Mac OS X has a new exploit every day. Forgive me if I don't believe him.

For me, it's too little, too late... my mind is now made up. I get paid today, and $500 of that is going to a shiny new PS3.