A leaked memo from Gamestop shows that the company intends to stop selling "product replacement plans" on the Xbox 360, probably a reaction to the high failure rate of the console and its notorious "red rings of death
" issue. We're still seeing the option for PRP included on Xbox 360s purchased from Gamestop's online store, so this isn't a full confirmation just yet. Ultimately, with the warranty extended to three years
for consoles exhibiting this problem, the lack of a PRP probably won't be a significant issue for most gamers: just one less reason to shop at Gamestop.