So it figures they have a higher "brick" rate since their users are playing so much more
Boy, someone sure is out of touch with the facts. The 360 has a 30% brick rate, not because it is more popular and played more, it's because it was rushed to market and poorly engineered. End of story.
My opinion is a good majority of the issues are an owner caused problem. I see it at least once a week while working on peoples DSL lines. The kids or teens have a 360 and they handle it like it's an iPod. I wish I had ten dollars for every kid I've told "it's not a good idea to move your 360 while powered up, with a game inside, and/or while playing it".
Seriously, are you new to the internet? Even a cursory glance around the various forums should make it more than obvious to you that this is not a result of "user error". This is a well known problem to which Microsoft has admitted fault. And even if what you said was true, why don't we see similar issues with the PS3 and the Wii? Are stupid kids unique to the 360? Actually, spending 5 minutes on XBL seems to indicate that maybe they are.This comment was edited on Jul 30, 09:42.