Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 01, 2016

Microsoft Spent $1 Billion On The 360’s "Red Ring Of Death"

The Xbox One may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but at least it didn’t end up with an exceptional fumble like the RROD.

"It was the biggest decision I made in my 22 years at Microsoft, no question," Bach told Tech Insider in an interview. It was Bach and his team at Microsoft's Xbox division that were ultimately culpable for a huge defect with the Xbox 360 game console, known as the "Red Ring of Death." The "Red Ring of Death" problem was a massive hardware issue that caused a huge number of Xbox 360 consoles to stop working. The system would flash a ring of three red lights around its power button on the front face (seen above). Thus the nickname.