Originally Posted by Frost
99% or more of consoles do work fine. I've seen plenty of computers with blown power supplies or failed chipsets. If anything the gaming consoles are more reliable as they don't deal with all the software related problems.
A blown power supply doesn't require you to take it back to the service centre to get it fixed or just replace the whole thing, neither does having a software problem. 99% of the consoles may work fine but if you think of how many units they shift then that 1% is going to be a lot of dissatisfied customers. AFAIC I'd much rather not take the risk of ending up with a problem that i can't fix.