Xbox One disc drive issue impacting a small number of customers.
It seems some Xbox One users are having problems with their new consoles right out of the box. Microsoft’s next generation of Xbox went on sale on Friday and over the weekend reports of faulty disc drives have been hitting the web. Affected users report that the drive makes a horrible grinding noise when trying to read a disc. Numerous users have uploaded videos of the issue to YouTube.
Microsoft hasn’t yet said how many users are seeing this issue right out of the box. Speaking in a statement to GameSpot, Microsoft said that it is a very small number of people. Redmond also said that customers experiencing this problem will get a brand new console. Customers are advised to reach out to Microsoft via phone, support pages, help and diagnostics on the console itself, or Twitter.
"The issue is affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers. We’re working directly with those affected to get a replacement console to them as soon as possible through our advance exchange program. Rest assured, we are taking care of our customers."
The Xbox One isn't alone in its at-launch growing pains; defective Sony PS4 units have hit some early adopters as well.
The Xbox One features an octoa-core x86 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage and a Blu-ray/DVD drive. It also comes with Microsoft's brand new Kinect 2 sensor as well as a redesigned Xbox controller. The console launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia and Brazil on November 22. It will hit Japan and the rest of Europe in 2014. Check out what we thought of the Xbox One in our review here.