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PostSubject: South Africa refuses to sell the 360?   South Africa refuses to sell the 360? EmptyThu May 13, 2010 2:59 pm

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/38986/South-African-retail-shuns-Xbox-360

A leading South African distributor has told MCV that many of the country’s major retailers refuse to stock Xbox 360 consoles due to reliability concerns and the infamous Red Ring of Death (RROD).

“The Xbox360 has had a rather rough time in South Africa,” Apex Interactive director Quinton Eavie stated. “It has been plagued with an extraordinarily high failure rate on the hardware when it was initially launched, which has seen it been removed from some of the important retail stores in our territory.”

In 2009 Microsoft extended the warranty period it offered to Xbox 360 buyers as a result of the problems many were experiencing – a decision that cost the tech giant in excess of $1bn.

In 2007 the problem was investigated by the BBC’s consumer rights program Watchdog.

Microsoft has claimed to have significantly increased reliability with recent hardware revisions that have reduced the heat it generates and stiffened its chassis against heat-related warping.


Thats a bit extreme. confused
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PostSubject: Re: South Africa refuses to sell the 360?   South Africa refuses to sell the 360? EmptyThu May 13, 2010 3:24 pm

The failure rate as been fixed and the upcoming Xbox 360 Slim will be even more reliable. I'm sure they'll restock soon.
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PostSubject: Re: South Africa refuses to sell the 360?   South Africa refuses to sell the 360? EmptyFri May 14, 2010 3:24 am

Well the climate is very different there and it might be causing a lot of the problems and not the XBOX 360 hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: South Africa refuses to sell the 360?   South Africa refuses to sell the 360? EmptySun May 16, 2010 9:59 pm

ghost23 wrote:
Well the climate is very different there and it might be causing a lot of the problems and not the XBOX 360 hardware.
Exactly what i was thinking of. Doesn't matter I dont think we should be worried about this, We should be more worried about the safety of this developing country.
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PostSubject: Re: South Africa refuses to sell the 360?   South Africa refuses to sell the 360? EmptyThu Jun 03, 2010 1:09 am

Good, no need for that devil machine to infect the rest of the world.
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