When the new Xbox 360 S was announced a lot of people felt like this could be a much more reliable machine than we have seen at the launch of the original Xbox 360 system. Had they fixed all of the past issues, this would be a reason to jump in to Xbox if you never have before or even upgrade if you are already playing.
Microsoft is selling the new Xbox 360 S with a one year warranty, which is pretty standard for electronics video game consoles. The Xbox 360 debuted with a one year warranty but later extended this to three years as a way of addressing the various hardware issues the system suffered from including the infamous “Red Ring of Death”.
Typically one might expect Microsoft to throw a longer warranty on it to let people know they fixed all of Xbox 360’s past issues rather than go back to a short warranty leaving uncertainty. Does this mean that they lack confidence in their new model? Are they after extended warranty money instead? And perhaps more importantly, are they asking potential customers to take an unfounded leap of faith with this?