Yeah, as if your old system is a supercomputer in a box.
nobody said any sinlg eone of the prior systems are supercomputers. thats actually more the point, older systems lasted longer due to the lacking of powerful technology. i dont dislike new tech, or i wouldnt buy it. but i can accept that its not going to last as long as something that only does 1/100th of what it could do
The older systems did only 1 thing, play games. No need for updates and crap. If the systems of today only played games, no one would by them. Now adays everything electronic we buy has to multi-task. Even tvs are hooking up to the internet now.
I wonder if in the early years the NES and SNES, N64, Sega, all had issues similar to the ones today... And over time they were ironed out. I have a NES that is still playable, my PS1 is still playable. My PS2 died after 8 great years... And if I don't replace my thermal paste on my PS3 within the next month, it won't even make it to 2 1/2 years... It's all the different things we have been offered with todays electronics. Companies are pushing things out before even taking the slightest look at them is another reason why.
all i'm saying here is that why are the new game systems so high in failure rates and always keep troubling people. most of my cousins still have the first ps2 models out and never had a problem and still work fine. now the newer systems won't even last 3 years. why is technology crapping out like that. isn't it supposed to be more reliable? to me it seems its not.
More moving parts = More room for error.
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I know this thread is roughly 2 years old, but I might as well give my 2 cents. As most people have said, its due to the simplicity of how the older generation of consoles where designed and manufactured. All you did was put the game in and turn the power on and that was it. You didn't have to worry about firmware updates *shivers*, or online access or any of that because the BIOS and everything was completely hardwired. They were true embedded systems back in those days. Now they're trying to make consoles act like general purpose PCs, which does allow them to do more, but at the cost of reliability. I'd also like to add that the older generation of games were more reliable and less prone to crashing due to the simplicity in programming.
Remember folks. Simpler is just better.