Microsoft Sued For Alleged 360 Defects

Video Game Law Blog

December 05, 2005

A Chicago man is suing Microsoft over an alleged design flaw that causes his new 360 to overheat and freeze. (In case that seems oxymoronic, it means the console gets too hot and causes games to stop cold). 

The suit alleges that Microsoft was too concerned with being the first next-gen console out of the gates, and as such sold a 'defectively designed"? product. This suit comes hot on the heels of numerous internet reports of similar 360 problems, especially regarding overheating (for example, see our previous post here ). Microsoft, however, maintains that it has only received isolated reports of malfunctioning consoles, representing a 'very, very small fraction"? of units sold.Coverage at