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.

[Thanks, Alvin]

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