Responding to GameInformer's survey that estimated a 55.4% Xbox 360 failure rate, Microsoft issued an official statement which didn't refute the number.
"Microsoft stands behind the Xbox 360 as a superior entertainment console with one of the best warranties in the industry," reads the official statement. "We are constantly improving the design, manufacture and performance of the console through extensive testing of potential sources of any problems. Xbox 360 is pleased to maintain the title of 'most played console' and the vast majority of Xbox 360 customers have enjoyed a terrific gaming and entertainment experience since their first day, and continue to, day in and day out."
Instead of refuting the numbers, Microsoft's statement stressed that their superior warranty makes such a high failure rate irrelevant.