First man sues Microsoft over Xbox 360

Written by Wil Harris

December 5, 2005 // 8:18 p.m.

Tags: #360 #canada #lawsuit #microsoft #reuters #robert-byers #small-fraction #xbox

Microsoft are now facing their first lawsuit over the overheating and power supply problems with the Xbox 360.

According to Reuters Canada, Robert Byers is unhappy with the way his Xbox 360 performs.

"The proposed class action claims that in Microsoft's bid to gain share in the $25 billion global video game market, the company was so intent on releasing the Xbox 360 before competing next-generation machines from Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co Ltd. that it sold a "defectively designed" product.

At the time, a Microsoft spokeswoman told Reuters: "We have received a few isolated reports of consoles not working as expected."

She declined to say how many reports Microsoft had received and said that calls reporting the issue to the company represented a "very, very small fraction" of units sold."


Many of you will have X360s by now - have you had any issues with them? Do yours overheat or are they fine? Let us know in the forums.

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