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I got my Xbox 360 used / refurbished and so far I haven't had any problems with it aside from an occasional humming after the system has been turned off (I remedy this by unplugging). I also have a Game Cube that I got from a friend for free. I know it's hard to predict the life time of these two consoles since I don't have any type of record of how much it was played, when it was purchased, etc., so I don't know if my question is impossible to answer. But basically what I'm wondering is how long do these systems last? Also is there anything you can do if the system craps out (besides just buy a new one)? I know people with original NES, SNES, that still play those systems these days - so I'm wondering if there's any type of reference point for a consoles life time. Anyone had a Game Cube or Xbox 360 crap out (not including the red ring of death) because of natural causes?
I'd love to break out my Xbox 360 years later and play some Fall Out or Batman Arkham Asylum. I haven't touched my Game Cube in months - but I think Super Smash with friends is classic. With these new systems on the horizon I think I'll eventually be retiring my older systems except for an occasional flash back to a different era of games.
I still have my original white arcade Xbox that I got 5 years ago, and it works perfectly fine. If you just take care of it and don't overrun it too much, you should be able to pull it out a few years down the road and it'll work just fine.
One died in India. Three was tracked down in Brazil. I am the only one left. I am The Second Musketeer
GameCube is pretty much indestructable. Japan made the system durable and easy to travel with. GameCube will be worth thousands of dollars one day if you keep it in good condition. Just wait like 50 years and it will be an antique and i guarentee it will still work like the day you bought it. (or got it from your friend for free.) :)
How long do consoles last? I have Atari 2600 consoles that are still working. I wish I could say the same about my XBox 360. I am on my third one. :(
I wore out a PS2 playing movies on it instead of playing games. I should have bought a cheap DVD player for that and saved my console strictly for games. I don't play movies in my game consoles anymore since then. I bought a HD-DVD player for my 360 just to save the wear and tear on the drive in the console, not that it mattered since it red ringed anyway. :(
DVD movies get played in the $20 internal drive in my PC now. If it breaks, I just throw it away and buy another one.