New Study Finds Wii 9 Times More Reliable Than Xbox 360

After analyzing more than 16,000 new game consoles covered by SquareTrade Care Plans, SquareTrade found that the Wii is 9 times more reliable than Microsoft's Xbox 360 and 4 times more reliable than Sony's Playstation 3.

Looking at the first 2 years of ownership, 2.7% of Wii owners reported a system failure to SquareTrade, compared with 10.0% of PlayStation 3 owners, and 23.7% for Xbox 360 owners.

As expected, the famous RROD (Red Ring Of Death) is the most common Xbox 360 failure. Excluding RROD failures, which are covered by Microsoft's 3-year warranty, Xbox 360 failure rate drops to 11.7%.

SquareTrade believes that the RROD problem is more severe than reported, since most Xbox 360 owners who face it bypass SquareTrade and report it directly to the Microsoft's warranty service. SquareTrade's study noted that while the RROD problem continued to be the major issue for Xbox 360s purchased through 2008, early indications point to the problem abating in 2009.

SquareTrade also found that the most common types of problems seen with the PS3 and Xbox 360 were disc read errors and output issues, and that the Wii had more power and remote control issues than the other 2 systems.

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New Study Finds Wii 9 Times More Reliable Than Xbox 360

They forget to tell you that most people wouldn't bother bringing back a wii as most a purchased by non-gamers and people who don't understand repair policys...The 360 and ps3 are both going to have far more returns because of this. Also i know so many people that own a wii and don't use it at all and havn't since they purchased it. Everyone i know uses their 360 and most people at least play BR's on their ps3's.

New Study Finds Wii 9 Times More Reliable Than Xbox 360

I agree with daniel. I have a 360 and a wii. I think it's been 2yrs for the 360 now, it's the Halo 3 edition and I had reserved it from gamestop so I got the thing as soon as they shipped. I got the wii shortly after as a christmas present to my gf and I know noone in the house ever plays the thing, it's just sitting there collecting dust. The 360 gets played practically on a daily basis and it's had no probs whatsoever. I really hate seeing articles like this, I think they're inaccurate or biased to a degree.

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