You have a point, to a certain extent.
I would still be interested in knowing what the problem was in each case, though. Did the systems all 'die' for the same reason? They could be random issues.
While I have stressed my PS2 disc read problems ad nauseum, I am sure that there are also plenty of PS2's out there that just 'died' for other reasons separate from that one ongoing issue, and those other cases would likely be on par (in terms of % of the systems out there) with what is happening with the Gamecubes here. I am sure there are plenty of 'dead' Xbox's out there as well.
But I still stand behind what I have been saying. Heck, even in the very first post that you just quoted, StRaNgE says:
While he is clearly complaining about his malfunctioning Gamecube, he even makes reference to the WELL KNOWN PS2 problems, and says he hopes this isn't going to become common with GCN, which obviously indicates that such a problem with GCN must not be as common as those of PS2, or more gamers (particularly those who own multiple platforms of games and post on message boards like these people are doing) would have known about it and these occasional problems wouldn't be taking them by suprise. Even when taking the fact that Gamecube doesn't have as many systems out on the market as PS2, if the % of GCN problems were proportionately equal to that of PS2, we'd be hearing a lot more about it... period.Originally Posted by StRaNgE
Also, I'd like to point out that from what I have read on these links, for those people who did have problems that were so bad that they had to contact Nintendo's customer service, they had mostly complimentary things to say about the customer service department. From most stories I've heard regarding the support for PS2, it is quite the opposite. And that says a lot. I mean, I'd like to know that if something does go wrong, I can count on the customer service department to help me out appropriately.
I am not denying that these people have had problems, and I never denied that GCN would have some defects here or there, but its only a much lesser level.