Reasons To Ditch The Xbox 360 #1: RROD
To begin, let’s get the criminally obvious (and downright criminal) out of the way — without a doubt, the Red Ring of Death is the main reason to trade in your Xbox 360 for a PS3. Whether you believe the [[xref:http://gizmodo.com/5344302/microsoft-responds-to-542-xbox-360-failure-rate-claim-doesnt-dispute-it|54.2 per cent failure rate rumours or not|Microsoft Responds to 54.2% Xbox 360 Failure Rate Claim, Doesn't Dispute It -- Gizmodo]], the fact remains that the Xbox 360 is a very unreliable console. Sure, the five-year extended warranty might be generous, but what happens after your console reaches this milestone? The prospect of dusting off your Xbox 360 for a quick retro fix down the road seems depressingly unlikely (meanwhile, our 30-year old Atari 2600 is still going strong).
While there are no concrete facts about the PS3’s failure rate, it is definitely a more stable machine than the Xbox 360. If you want a console that will last beyond its warranty, go for the Atari 2600. Er, we mean the PlayStation 3.