"same unreliable product it ever was"0.5 starson by jjoh217
Pros: When the xBox 360 works, I actually prefer it to my PS3 simply due to the game selection and layout of xBox Live.
Cons: I own 2 360 consoles, and right now they are both sent in for repair...for the 3rd time on each console. I am not a super user by any stretch of the imagination. the console simply has an extremely high failure rate.
Summary: The features are great, the dependability sucks. I should not have to make special adjustments and try to trick the console into not failing. I have over $2000 in xBox 360 consoles, accessories, and games and both of my consoles are sitting in xBox service center for the third time each. every person I know that owns an xBox 360 has had a failure. My Advice, if you are looking to buy, by all means buy a PS3. If you do purchase a 360, you will love it for a while, but be rest assured....it will FAIL and FAIL again, and you will learn to hate it.
At this point I am disgusted with xBox and consider it to be the Jaguar of gaming consoles...its great when it works, but spends as much time in the shop as it does in my living room. It is riddled with over heating, red lights, and disc tray issues. I am shocked there is not better quality control, or that there has not been a recall on the product. I have spent hours on the phone with technical support and carrying my consoles to be shipped off for repairs only to receive the same refurbished product back that last a few months before crapping out again. Until Microsoft truly fixes the issues and puts a reliable product on the shelf I am not spending another dime with them and suggest that no one purchase the 360 at this time. My PS2 has run for 8 years with no issue at all. My Wii has never had an issue, and during the last trip of my consoles to xBox "repair-land" I went and bought the PS3. Love it. xBox will not hold its grip forever. Too many issues, failures, and once loyal consumers that have become angry and disenchanted. They have lost me forever.