Eventually they sorted out these problems with new, more efficient hardware revisions and got away from the controversy almost unhurt. Today, Microsoft is still selling hundreds of thousands of Xbox 360s each month, its console has become a centralized entertainment hub offering far much than just gaming, and with the recent launch of Kinect it still has some years left before retiring to make way for the next round of consoles.
CNet has posted a photo gallery looking back on five years of the Xbox 360. For me it’s been a bumpy ride, having to deal with two RRoD problems, which fortunately got covered by the console’s extended warranty program. How about you, did you stick with the Xbox all the way through these years? Any launch units still alive out there?