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Microsoft Reports Isolated Xbox Glitches

Asociated Press News Wire (
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 22:19:17 -0600

Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it had received isolated reports of
technical problems with its popular new Xbox 360 videogame system.

Some owners complained that their systems were crashing during game
play, sometimes with error messages popping up. On, a site dedicated to Xbox gaming, a member
called jsgongwon reported that he could not finish the first lap of
"Project Gotham Racing 3."

"It's a few reports of consoles here and there not working properly,"
said Molly O'Donnell, a spokeswoman for Microsoft's Xbox
division. "It's what you would expect with a consumer electronics
instrument of this complexity .... par for the course."

Gaming fanatics lined up for hours Monday to be among the first to
purchase the next-generation system, which was in short supply despite
its starting price tag of $299.99. Microsoft hopes to sell 2.5 million
to 3 million of the new systems in the first 90 days.

O'Donnell urged anyone with Xbox problems to call 1-800-4myXbox or go
to If the problems can't be resolved immediately,
Microsoft said it will pay to ship the console overnight to a repair
center, overnight it back once it's fixed, or ship a replacement.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.

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