Bookmaker Paddy Power has announced that it's opening bets on which will be the next of the current generation of consoles to suffer a massive global failure, following the PS3's well-publicised problems on 1 March.

Unfortunately, despite the console coming back online the following day, the PS3 remains at the top of the chart, with odds of 11/8 to be the next victim of a global technological meltdown. The Xbox 360, following its Red Ring Of Death issues, is second favourite at 7/4 with the Wii - seen as the most reliable, offering odds of 2/1.

Paddy Power has also opened a book on whether the Xbox 360 or the PS3 will sell the most units in 2010. The PS3 is favourite at 1/2, with the Xbox 360 offering odds of 6/4. A company spokesperson told Pocket-lint: "The trouble shooters (sic) in Sony must be wondering what can possibly go wrong next with the PS3 but that said we reckon it's a safe bet that it will easily outsell the Xbox again this year".

Will you be putting money down?