Some Xbox One Owners Complain Of Monstrous Disc Noise

You just spent $500 (plus tax and shipping, if applicable) to get the brand new Xbox One gaming console on the day it launches. You unbox it, plug it all in, turn it on, put in a disc and WHAT THE $&##^%@ IS THAT SOUND?

That’s what a number of new Xbox One owners are asking after they put a disc into their new device only to have it sound like the disc is being devoured by dozens of tiny javelinas hidden inside the machine. Check out the YouTube clip above (some unsurprising NSFW language and obligatory use of Clint Mansell’s “Lux Aeterna” as background music) compiling a number of angry and befuddled Xbox users whose devices are making the crunching, gnarling, rattling sound that sounds like you placed your vibrating cellphone on a flimsy wooden folding table.

We’re assuming this was not part of the Day One promotion from Microsoft.

Polygon points to numerous other complaints online about the disc noise and the device’s inability to play inserted discs, like this Amazon review, and this Amazon review, and this forum thread on the Xbox site where many people are complaining about the problem.

No idea yet how widespread this problem is, but we’ll be keeping an eye on it.

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  1. BACLiz says:

    I have a friend who works at GameStop and mentioned that at his store alone, 2 Xbox One consoles were already returned defective on launch day.

  2. CommonC3nts says:

    Thats what you get with sony bluray.