The Xbox 360 has had its fair share of problems. Overheating, firmware bricking, seemingly random hardware failures and the list goes on. One of the known issues with certain versions of the 360 has inspired an enraged customer to sue Microsoft. In particular, a man from Illinois has decided to take Microsoft to court over scratched discs, where he claims that the console ruined the game discs and rendered them unplayable. This is not the first time for this problem to come up. It was over a year ago that the software giant was taken to court for the same reason.
This particular claim differs in asserting that the Xbox 360 was not “fit for sale”, claiming that the console, when used for normal activity, causes permanent damage to discs making it a product that should never have been sold. Rather than asking for the damaged discs to be replaced, the plaintiff is asking for $50,000 in punitive damages plus legal expenses. Enough to buy heaps of Xbox 360s and games to go with it.
Considering Microsoft has already carried out a very costly recall of the console, one must wonder what their reaction will be over these on-going lawsuits. Having your games destroyed by your console certainly isn't fun, but is it worth $50,000?