- Mar 25, 2020
Below is shamelessly stolen and adjusted from hostile_18's PS5 OP.
Thought this would be a good topic as the fact we are hardcore gamers has nothing to do with whether we have received faulty units or not so we should get a fairly accurate idea of the chances of getting a within spec Xbox Series X anytime soon. Also we will get an idea if the failure rate is higher than other similar complex electronic devices.
By faulty include repeated ssd repair loop or format, coil whine/excessive fan noise at playing distance, failure to power on, unsolicited shut down, cosmetic damage, controller not charging, burnt/discoloured outer casing, disc grinding/rejection etc.
Software crashes I'd ignore unless you believe there specific to your faulty unit rather than universal, as that to some extent is just the nature of any early software launch