(Edited by nullnullnull (1473), Dec 22, 2006)Microsoft to Extend Xbox 360 Warranty
nullnullnull (1473), Dec 22, 2006
According to this post on the NeoGAF forums ( by way of Kotaku ) Effective 12/22/06 6:00 AM PST, the one year warranty is now the standard for the Xbox 360 console." Additionally, the warranty extension is retroactive so customers who paid for repairs may get reimbursements. This in effect covers every Xbox 360 ever made since 360s purchased before 1/1/06 already had their warranty extended. No word on whether Microsoft has fixed Xbox support. My guess is no.
Of course this is all just rumor. However, Microsoft rumors seem to always come true. The official announcement will happen today.
It appears Microsoft has no intention of making any money on the 360 any time soon. Given the evidence of overwhelming numbers of busted systems the quantity of repairs and replacements has to be staggering. So much for Sony having a better standard warranty. Now the question is: Will Brian ever get his 360?
Update: Rumor confirmed. c|net is reporting that the warranty has been in fact extended.
I hate you.
I was gonna send this as a news post last night but decided not to because it was a rumor. I even had it typed out referencing the warranty problems some of the staff has been having too! *shakes fist*