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Online Gadget Insurer Says 24% Of Console Claims For Spilt Drinks



    Ever had a console crap out on you? What was the reason?


    London-based online gadget insurance company,, says that one-fourth of all console claims they’ve seen is for drinks accidentally spilt over the system. Here’s a list of the top 5 issues they come across:


    1. Software problems (33%)
    2. Spilt drink (24%)
    3. Hardware failure (16%)
    4. ‘Red Ring of Death’ (14%)
    5. Game stuck in machine (5%)


    Barring the Red Ring of Death, what issues have you most commonly faced with your game systems over the years? Last year, my DS Lite succumbed to a broken right hinge and is being held together by a rubber band. Oh, and my PS2 controller’s left analog stick decided to come loose.


    Image sourced from Greenpeace UK.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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