A Failing Xbox Means Nothing to a Halo Fan
The latest household item most in need of repairs is his Xbox 360 according to one gamer. But you know, he just doesn’t care. Because it’s all about Halo 3.
“Iâ€™m on my third 360, and itâ€™s working great for me.” Benjamin Lin, an 18-year-old Halo fan, told the New York Times.
It’s kind of shocking that one game might be the saving grace of the console, given that from a consumer electronics standpoint the Xbox 360 is a complete failure. By industry standards, a one to two percent failure rate is a major problem–so by that measure there should be no comeback for Microsoft’s feeble machine.
But analysts are expecting Halo 3 to give the console a big enough boost to be considered a comeback kid. Oh, and also I guess the whole “my bad” position Microsoft has played along with free repairs for all broken Xbox units helps, too.
So for Xbox users it’s now wait three weeks for the console to be fixed, and nearly five weeks for Halo 3. Microsoft, the smoking hole in your foot just might mend itself in due time. And hey, you’ll even afford some new shoes, too!
via New York Times