The original Xbox 360 will go down in history as one of the most explosive devices ever created. Like, literally (although technically, the Xbox 360 imploded, and not exploded, as popular internet jargon seems to suggest. So, then, er, it will go down as the most implosive device in history. Sounds about right). It is therefore natural that the new, streamlined Xbox 360 Slim, the mid life redesign for the popular console, will be under close scrutiny for similar errors.
It is also natural that assuming there are any issues with the newer Xbox, they’ll be blown totally out of proportion, thanks to the problems that plagues the original, and because well, it’s Microsoft we’re talking about here.
So then, reports seem to suggest that the new Xbox 360 is already suffering many hardware failures, thanks to the same overheating issues that wreaked havoc on the old 360 models. The new error, called the Dot of Death (it’s at times like this I want to shoot myself), seems to lead to a complete crash of the console.
Microsoft graciously took the time to respond to the issue:
“We couldn’t be more proud of the consoles we are building now, as well as the new Xbox 360. This console is the culmination of years of continuous innovation in design, testing and learning. Today we are confident we are shipping a high quality product.”
The new Xbox 360 was announced at Microsoft’s E3 showing where it was also given away to all journalists present. It’s a bit smaller, has built in Wi fi, is supposed to have addressed all the hardware issues of the old Xbox 360, and costs the same as the old models. It’s also been available in stores for nearly two weeks now.