Xbox is well into its 20th anniversary celebration, and although Microsoft has definitely highlighted the bright side of their past, but they’ve just recently reminded people of their shady past.
Microsoft’s latest listing on the Xbox Gear shop is a poster that focuses on the Red Ring of Death, the infamous error display that plagued the Xbox 360. This print is part of a seven-print series commemorating Power On, the six-part documentary series that recently debuted on YouTube.
For those who might be unaware, the Red Ring Of Death was basically a fatal error message that would display on the front of the Xbox 360. Three of the four lights wold blink red instead of all four bars turning green when powering the console on. This red display indicated a hardware malfunction that would require the console to be serviced or replaced. A 2009 study of console failures found that nearly 25% of Xbox 360s saw these errors, compared to 10% of PlayStation 3s and 2.7% of Nintendo Wiis.
The Red Ring Of Death poster is available at the Xbox Gear shop for $25.