GTA V crashing on older Xbox 360 consoles

A series of forum posts and support requests aggregated by Kotaku suggests Xbox 360 consoles made between 2006 and 2008 are struggling to run Rockstar’s newest title, GTA V. Reports indicate that they crash and freeze after relatively short play sessions, and that deleting and reinstalling has not yielded constructive results in fixing the issue.

Rockstar has not issued a statement to press on the matter, although forum chatter suggests it is aware of the issue and hoping to find a patchable solution.

In the meantime, Xbox Support recommends the following rather ritualistic installation process, which has worked for at least one user:

  1. Delete all GTA 5 game data.
  2. Clear system cache three times.
  3. Delete marketplace data from storage system items.
  4. Unplug console for three minutes.
  5. Install disc 1.
  6. Power off, do not insert disc 2.
  7. Restart.
  8. Install disc 2.
  9. Play.

Have you had any issues while playing GTA V on Xbox 360? Let us know!

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