I've had my PS3 since the summer after it came out and its still working good. I can't imagine having to get it replaced. I would be so pissed at Sony if their failure rate was like that. Just the other day I did a 8hour nonstop gaming session. Fan running at high speed of course though I can't hear it with headphones on. I'm way out of warranty ( could still have warranty if I let BestBuy sucker me into their warranty) so I think one day I will open it up and clean out the dust. That should quiet it down alot. Still not as bad as the hovercraft MS sells.