Paul Thurrott on the Xbox 360, which Microsoft has lost billions on and is plagued by reliability problems:
I love the 360, and think Microsoft’s done something special there. On the other hand, it’s loud and unreliable. I’ve had three game discs scratched so bad as to be unplayable. I’ve had two consoles turn up dead with the “red ring of death,” and I know of several friends who have had the same issues. I get together monthly with a group of guys up the street to play Halo 2 and, more recently, some 360 games, and they’ve almost all had problems with their consoles.