Takahashi’s article, entitled ‘Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft’s video game console woes’, claimed that the machine’s failure rate could be as high as 68 per cent, and that in spring 2006 Microsoft was sitting on half a million returned or defective machines.
Now GameDaily reports that Robert Delaware, who was the only Microsoft employee to speak to Takahashi on the record, has been sacked by Microsoft for his open comments, which were in breach of his contract.
Of the loss of his job, Delaware stated: “I don't regret it. I'll fight it. If they want to come after me, bring it on.”