Game Console Failure Rates:
Wii 9 times more reliable than Xbox 360, 4 times more than PS3

Synopsis:
SquareTrade analyzed failure rates for over 16,000 new game consoles covered by SquareTrade Care Plans and found that the Wii experienced one-fourth of the common failures that the other systems have.

Erratum: On 9/2/09, we were pointed to an error on page 4. The PS3 and Xbox 360 usage numbers quoted from Nielsen were reversed, causing a minor error, which did not affect our conclusions. We have corrected these figures and adjusted our analysis accordingly.

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