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#1 Xrazor

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:14 PM

I bought a PS3 for many reasons, a big one was that it wasn't gonna RROD like the 360. Lately I have been seeing threads on multiple forums with topics of dead Ps3's and I wanna know, what are the chances of mine breaking?
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#2 rodeojones903

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 04:20 PM

Much lower than a 360 breaking on you.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:49 PM

ive had no issues and thoroughly enjoy it :)

i agree your chances of it breaking are quite slim
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:50 PM

Death comes for us all at some point.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:51 PM

ive had no issues and thoroughly enjoy it :)

i agree your chances of it breaking are quite slim


Same I think the people that posted are just the lucky people that bought a return at a store. The First nintendo wii I bought was like that.

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#6 whoknows

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

I've had mine since launch and haven't had any problems

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#7 jollydwarf

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:56 PM

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"One of the first things we teach you at my Academy is that the PS3 never 'breaks', but rather is sentient enough to determine that it's in the best interest of its owner to take a hiatus from gaming to expand his or her personal scope...or perhaps catch up on some quality PS2 JRPGs or the exciting and ever-expanding PSP library."

(Seriously, I think the defective rate is very much in the acceptable 1-2% range. When Sony overtakes Microsoft--even in the States--in a couple years, this will probably be the main reason why.)
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#8 Vanigan

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:24 PM

Yep, last count the 360 defective rate was 59% in the 6-12 month range. That's ridiculously high.

PS3 failures have been very low, no percentages known yet. However, one thing to note is that since the PS3 failures are so low, a single failure post gets kept on forums. Meanwhile on the 360 forums they stick all the failure info in one topic, of which there are a lot more posts. If they let single 360 failure topics stick around on the board it'd be overflowing with such posts.

#9 Mana Knight

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:38 PM

I'd say the PS3 failure rate is around 5%, to be honest. Most common issue (probably 3-4%), is the blu-ray disc diode getting stuck, too dirty, and so on, so it can no longer read discs. Very few just get three beeps, yellow light of death error, or HDD failure.
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#10 NamelessMC

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:52 PM

I'd rather have a 5% failure rate with my PS3, than a 100% certain death rate on my 360 where it's more like being on death row.
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#11 QiG

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:56 PM

If you've participated in the sony RLS program at any point, make sure you clean your games off of the drilled case debris before popping them in.
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