£500m bill for Xbox red ring of death

A 500 million repair fund has been set up for Xbox 360 Elite consoles suffering the ‘red ring of death’ fault, according to

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he Mirror

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The fault, which freezes console units, was apparently less-likely to occur on Elite machines.

In a statement issued to the newspaper, Microsoft said: "The majority of Xbox 360 owners enjoy a great experience with their console. Anyone with a problem should call Xbox customer service."

Update: MCV has since learnt that The Mirror story relates to last year’s fund set up to deal with the problem, and is not specific to Elite consoles.

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Craig Chapple is mobile insights strategist, EMEA at mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower and was senior editor at PocketGamer.biz.