The Xbox One has just been released to the world, and already there are a few reports popping up across the internet which show off problems with the machine. The good news is that the machine powers on okay, indeed – the issue seems to be a mechanical fault in the systems Blu-Ray drive.
Right now, as you’d expect there are few reports on the matter. This could be because of two reasons. The first is that it’s a very uncommon problem, perhaps from a few faulty Blu-Ray drives. The Second is that because the system was released on a Thursday night, many users haven’t been able to try out their new systems yet due to either having work or class today (Friday).
The issue is pretty simple to describe – the disc is inserted into the tray and then a rather nasty grinding sound is made from the X1’s drive. Unsurprisingly, the Xbox One is then unable to read the disc. It appears that the rest of the system is completely usable. So in theory the user in question would have no issue playing a digital title for instance. It’s also unknown what the users have done to the console prior to recording the videos. As unlikely as it might be, it’s always possible that they dropped the consoles. But of course, a few systems failing at launch is normal and honestly, expected.
Microsoft aren’t alone, Sony’s Playstation 4 is reporting a failure rate of slightly less than 1 percent for the Blue Light of Death (article) issue. Let’s hope that the failure rate of both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 remain low. A few duds are expected, and so far the numbers for both systems don’t appear to be too worrying. We’ll of course have to just wait and see how both next generation systems stand the test of time. In the meanwhile, find below a few linked videos of users on YouTube who’re having the issues mentioned in this here article.