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Xbox 360 consoles recalled for HDD-related defect

Gaming blog Kotaku’s correspondent from Down Under reports that EB Games of Australia has issued a recall on all of its Xbox 360 Premium consoles.

According to the report, EB Games managers were instructed late June by head office to test every single one of its consoles, but are now ordered to return entire inventories from stores. Managers were also told to remove all 360 promotional material and dummy boxes from their stores.

New, quality assured Xbox 360 Premium consoles are supposedly now entering channels, and will be in stores by Wednesday. Currently, nearly every location listed by the EB Games Australia website shows the Xbox 360 console as “Sold Out.”

Strangely enough, the supposed defect that afflicts the recalled Xbox 360 consoles has nothing to do with the dreaded “Red Ring of Death,” but rather is assumed to be related to the hard disk drive. Consoles without a hard disk drive bundled – the Core systems – are not part of the recall.

Earlier this month, Microsoft stunned the industry by announcing that it would extend the warranty on Xbox 360s afflicted with the Red Ring of Death to three years following DailyTech’s report on Xbox 360 failure rates. Xbox 360 defects have also been reported to be related to the optical disc drive scratching media.



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PS3 is the @*!#
By rcreyes on 7/17/2007 2:45:03 PM , Rating: 1
No wonder the XBOX 360 is a miserable failure in Japan. The Japanese want quality and technology, and also nice styling, not the unattractive rattle-trap XBOX 360 that scratches disks, locks up, and looks like an old ReplayTV unit. I love my PS3, and it is absolutely flawless in every respect. The XBOX360 is for Western people who don't know what they are missing. Go to Japan, you'll see.




RE: PS3 is the @*!#
By mdogs444 on 7/17/2007 3:03:20 PM , Rating: 2
The PS3 looks like a glossy piece of space aged plastic. It does not resemble a quality exterior nor does it blend in at all with any Home Audio/Video equiptment.

The PS3 is not selling big in Japan either you idiot. Its losing at a ratio of 6:1. The difference is that Microsoft did not expect a large market of sales for their console in Japan, while Sony did - and are paying huge for it.

Since your post served no merit, no facts, and gave no useful or true information, you get two thumbs down.


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