Quality of video game consoles

First, there was The Red Ring Of Death, then we got the beep of death and now we got the Error 110213 of death.

What is it with modern game consoles?

Remember the NES? Plug in, turn on, play.

I know so many people who owned or still own a NES. Not one of them ever had a defective device.

Same goes for the SNES. Or any other console.

Is this obvious degrade in quality the price of ever increasing complexity? Is this the price of abstraction?

I wonder: What will ultimately be the end of ever increasing evolution in technical devices as we know them today: Is it physical limitations like the theory of relativity or is it the plain inability of our brains to comprehend the complexity of the devices we create?

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