VentureBeat and other sources are reporting that Microsoft has been targeted by a class action lawsuit over the notorious Red Ring of Death hardware failure which plagued the Xbox 360.
From the VB story:
The suit was filed in Sacramento County Superior Court. In an interview, attorney Keith Cable confirmed that he filed the lawsuit on Sept. 19. He said he is getting a lot of reaction from people who want to join the lawsuit.
The suit alleges that an excessive number of Xbox 360 consoles have failed and that Microsoft concealed the excessive failure rate of its Xbox 360 consoles so that it could get into the market ahead of Sony and Nintendo.
GP: Class action lawsuits are sometimes cheesy, but it’s hard to generate much sympathy for MS on this one. It seems like everyone has a 360 RROD story – or several. I’ve had three go bad on me. In fact, the most recent victim just returned from the 360 hospital in Texas…