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The Xbox One broke all sorts of Xbox first-day sales records when it launched last Friday with over 1 million units sold across the 13 territories it launched in. It isn’t the Red Ring of Death, but Microsoft has acknowledged that it’s aware that a small subset of users is affected by broken disk drives.
"The issue is affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers. We’re working directly with those affected to get a replacement console to them as soon as possible through our advance exchange program. Rest assured, we are taking care of our customers," said a Microsoft representative to IGN.
It’s been eight years since the launch of the Xbox 360 which was marred by the infamous Red Ring of Death. Users have also reported the usual laundry list of problems: random crashes, restarts, and blank screens. Over 150 gamers reported disk drive issues to Kotaku.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has had its fair share of problems too with users complaining about a “blue light of death.”