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It’s not every day that companies decide to sell merchandise recalling widespread technical errors with past hardware, but Microsoft is doing just that.

Over on the Xbox Gear Shop, Microsoft has begun selling posters themed after the Red Ring of Death, a problem that an apparently substantial portion of Xbox 360 owners experienced with their second-gen consoles. Three red lights would appear around the power button in systems that had failed, necessitating repair or service.

“The Xbox Gear Shop is commemorating the release of Power On: The Story of Xbox docuseries with a poster print series featuring the promotional art and episode title cards,” a product description reads. “Collect all 7 prints!”

  • 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
  • Paper weight: 7.67 oz/y² (260 g/m²)
  • Slightly glossy
  • Fingerprint resistant
  • Printed on high-quality paper stock sourced from Japan

Microsoft’s Power On: The Story of Xbox docuseries is available to watch on Xbox’s official YouTube channel. Comprising six parts, the series provides insights on the very beginnings of the Xbox project and some of its later struggles, which, of course, include the Red Ring of Death.

Source: Microsoft

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5 Comments

  1. Not a bad idea honestly, you should be able to poke fun at yourself and prove that you’ve lived and learned something.

    Is $25 the going rate for a poster these days? My god.

  2. They are making us pay $ for this? It should be free for everyone who went through RROD. They owe me 4 posters.

  3. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 45116, member: 297″]
    They are making us pay $ for this? It should be free for everyone who went through RROD. They owe me 4 posters.
    [/QUOTE]
    They owe me nothing I just have no intent to invest in another Microsoft console for the foreseeable future. I’ve posted elsewhere the kind of product release I would need to try them again.

  4. Uh, what’s to stop me from getting a pic off the internet and running down to Walgreens for a 4.99 poster?

    Doesn’t MS have an OS to fix?

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