A reader pointed us to an error on page 4 of our Game Console Failure Rates study
published yesterday. We unwittingly switched the usage data for the
Xbox 360 and PS3 reported in the Nielsen study. We have since
corrected our data and charts, and made a minor adjustment to our
conclusions are unaffected. The one highlight of the new data is that
when we now exclude RROD from the usage analysis, PS3 and Xbox 360 both
fail at roughly the same rate - 0.59% for the Xbox 360 and 0.57% for
Our apologies for this error and any confusion it may have caused.