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Hypothetically Speaking: What if Xbox One suffered from Red Ring of Death?

Hypothetically Speaking: What if Xbox One suffered from Red Ring of Death?

Nov 22, 2013

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Hypothetically speaking, what if the Xbox One suffered from the same fate as it’s predecessor; in the form of the Red Ring of Death? 

The infamous Red Ring of Death is something that has plagued the last generation of Xbox 360 owners.

The error seemed to echoed the Windows Blue Screen of Death, and had a lot of errors come with it, which inevitably ended up in entire hardware failure sooner or later.

But what if this phenomenon came back to haunt us in a new way, and became the new bane of a new generation of proud Xbox Owners?

 

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It was a damaging thing to happen to Microsoft, as many people steer cleared of the console because it was so widespread. Many people switched to the PS3 because of it, even if Sony’s console had the Yellow Light of Death. The RRoD has definitely become one of the most famous errors in all of gaming history.

I have already been asked by several people whether the red ring is a problem for next-gen consoles, so it is obviously a concern for those who have been subject to it before.

What would happen if the Xbox One suffered from the RRoD? Would the public be put off from purchasing the console? Would people switch to the PS4? Would they buy a console at all? What would be your decision?

Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter @GamingIQ

 

 Adam Barsby is a writer for Gaming IQ, alongside running Social Media. If you are partial to stalking, you can follow him on Twitter @barsby3, or read his articles here. 

 

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  • Jeremy Flood

    I’ll just go to the PS4. It’s a bit cheaper and you get a lot more things out of it.