There are a few reports coming out from customers who have already gotten their hands on a PlayStation 4 of their consoles malfunctioning, and one not even working at all via Reddit and NeoGAF.
But haven't we heard these exact same claims throughout every generation? Regardless of what console was being launched.
If true, that's the risk with getting launch systems. Look at MS with the 360. That ish was crazy but they figured the problem out. Good luck everyone PS and MS with their new system. I'll be getting mine Friday.
Nice mature comment man, bubs up for well said. Im taking the launch day plunge too, good luck everyone regardless of console choice.
hmph... with that comment, i feel like early adopters (launch purchasers) are all in a Good vs Faulty console lottery. lOl, I've been doing good since ps1 (my 60gb fat still running strong) hopefully I can pick up another perfectly minted console lol. As JoGam (+1 bub) said goodluck to everyone, long live play :D.
Yeah Jo...show how you do it! You should be the ambassador of N4G. Hopefully these same gamers will be as optimistic if the shoes ever on the other foot.
Also, as consumers, we need to keep in mind that there is about a 11% failure rate in electronic devices. I always think of the Templar Knight from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade saying "Choose wisely" when I grab any electronic device from a shelf. @C-H-E-F, yeah, I'm with you on the console streak(knocks on wood), I still have my original NES from 1985 in working condition. Blow Tap Tap Click, I think that was the combo to make those stubborn games play, right?
I have no idea why you got disagrees for such a sensible comment. Have a bubble for presenting the sensible perspective. Mine won't be shipping out until the third week in November. I've never had any hardware problems with my previous Sony consoles, so here's hoping my streak continues with PS4.
Here is how to fix this. NeoGAF FTW BTW Take HDD out Boot up PS4 without Hard Drive. Turn off PS4. Put hard drive back in Boot up hard drive Automatically installs firmware
yea in like 5 years but am glad they did fix it though
You have 18 disagrees so far. Not sure if it's ms fans saying failing ps4's are a good thing or Sony fans denying this is a big deal.
I know i guess for some PS4 failing is a good thing.
Yeah, there's always problems with consoles when they launch nobody can help that. I'm sure MS will have problems as well. I see why this is news but I just want people to keep their head on strait and not blow this out of proportion.
Looks like someone's already throwing sh*t at the wall, hoping that it sticks.
Oh come on man....I'm eating now as well!
Sadly you only have to shart a little bit (we have all done it) and it would be picked up and reported on as a huge issue. It would make more sense to wait/investigate more thoroughly before reporting something like this. I swear I need to start my own website an show how to do things
Not the almighty tank that is the gamecube!
I'm kind of glad that we are having to wait 2 weeks longer for our consoles in the UK. Hopefully all these little bugs and/or glitches are patched and ironed out in the first couple of weeks of launch. Thanks for being our test bed US!
yep, and there will be similar reports when the XBox 1 starts reaching consumers. thats what your warranty is for.
Indeed this is likely to happen with both consoles but I must admit the small size of that ps4 does worry me a little. Fingers crossed everbody has a smooth ride whichever console they choose.
Guys its true check this out quick and spread this like wild fire!!! http://www.twitch.tv/hi11zo...
Yes but technology has gotten better since 7-8 years ago. Just like the internet usage has increased since 7-8 years ago.
Fingers crossed mine is fine and fingers crossed this won't be a common occurrence, ive had my 360 and PS3 for years without a single hiccup. I don't want another red ring of death/yellow light of death scenario happening again.
the tacobell guys may have the wrong update since the final updates went live just after they received their console. anyhow if one of the journalist who got a free ps4 has his/hers break down knowing what gaming journalist are like you can bet they will talk about. if that does happen that's when alarm bells will be ringing imo they got their copy after the final update was out
This is a risk early console buyers take, and they know it. I always wait for a hardware revision before buying my consoles because of things like this. The RROD fiasco was enough for me.
hopefully just a few cases of this happening , don't want another red or yellow light of death this gen .
There will be thousands of defective PS4's and thousands of defective Xbox One's, but hopefully neither will have an RROD level defect on their hands. In an age of open communication like this were going to be hearing, quite likely loudly, about every problem experienced from users of both consoles.
There is a video of a ps4 demo station bricking at target, kotaku's PS4 crashed too.
I might get an extended warranty since I'm a plus member.
It comes with a year warranty, and you can purchase the extended warranty,with in that time.
There wil always be a certain percentage of failure rates with new hardware. I'm confident Sony designed the ps4 with great care.
wow excuses already, so i hope to see the same sentiment if any x1's fail at launch if this is proven
As long as it's not 30% like the 360 and more of a normal 1-2% it is fine.
"i hope to see the same sentiment if any x1's fail at launch if this is proven" Harmlessly poking fun at each other on a day to day basis is one thing but i could never imagine anyone laughing at someone if their console broke/failed. That's just cold. To spend hundreds of £/$ on your favourite hobby for it to mess up is no joking matter.
Awh, ever heard of RROD? You know something that went on for 3 years. Something that caused MS to lose One Billion dollars and change the 360's motherboard 6 times. With a fail rate of reported topping 50%. Again, some random screen name with a possible problem. Or a well documented case of bad manufacturing.
Excuses? What excuses?? With ANY hardware launch there are hardware that fails. Did I mention microsofts horrible failure rate or the obvious xb1 rush to market? NO.
@scott182 The average for new electronic products is a 15% failure rate in its first 3 to 4 years.
@ badkolo: it's a faulty HDMI port, get over yourself.
How is that an excuse? All consoles do have problems at launch. It's normal. The question is to what level. If its on the level of the RROD then it's unacceptable.
Imagine that, a new batch of an electronic device having a few faulty ones here and there. This is unheard of!
Wow it seems like some of you are more worried about defending Sony, than you are about whether this could happen to your console. You PS fans are unbelievable...
Wow. It seems like some of you are more worried about attacking the PS4 than you are about the fact that this is an unavoidable issue for some percentage of all devices ever made. EVER. Until there are reports that a significant number of consoles are having issues, this is a non-issue. Cuz, you know, if you just bought a PS4, it's covered under warranty.
The consoles hasn't even released to more than 100 people, and of those people they already have issues? I certainly hope that is an isolated case, otherwise I could see this being a huge problem.
yeah on reddit neogaf and kataku, so far like 4 consoles are bricked, 1 has hdmi issue and bricked and all ps4 wobble because there is only 3 legs on them not 4, it was meant to stand upright, so if its flat then it has the wobble
I am sure this is a case of flame baiting, surely the worlds press would of picked up on any issues!
Well from the sound of the people with the cosoles it seems more relate dto software than the hardware. It could be the updates that screwing with system.
You cannot facepalm enough at the Internet and drama fed media people want to stir using it. Translation: This one random screen name somewhere in the world has this console and he can't get it to work. No body will help him either. Which means OMG crisis management task force needs to be called in at once! Because clearly this has all been proven and is a worldwide epidemic! God have mercy on the X1's launch week. It will be round 2 of all these nonsense.
guys lets just wait and see before jumping to conclusions.
Not on n4g, just ask the Cboat loyalists.
GTgamer, Is that even possible on this site?
Lmao you guys
I like how there is no proof besides him saying that.
Who cares. .New tech, new console expect bugs and sh!t to happen. ...The sooner the better so they get fixed.
oh no the world is ending!! bleh.. i'll take my chances.. 1 1/2 days to go!!!
That console spent too much time near Taco Bell clearly. lol I'm sure there will be a few defects. No piece of anything manufactured has 100% of the product work. Enjoy them Ps4's everyone!
This is expected to happen with both consoles. It usually is a rare thing. This is the kind of journalist that tries to make a small incident look big.
Sure hope that neither company has widespread issues with this. I'd like a nice smooth transition to next gen for everyone who plans to be an early adopter. Nothing is more of a piss off than being one of those people who jump on the new technology only to have their money flame out in short order.
and the report comes from just ONE guy that won a Taco Bell PS4. lol
Hardware failures happen at launch, buying an XB1, I expect a few dodgy units when Microsoft launches too. The worse case scenario there is a faulty with lot of the PS4's, and this has yet to be shown, so i wouldn't panic yet over a few PS4'S failing.,
....Maybe just wait and see til launch to see how big of an actual issue this is?
lol, one person says something and all off a sudden a whole bunch PS4's aren't working... GTFO Sure, more of this crap will surface more, without actual proof so... Same goes for the Xbox One...
lol this is going to be amusing in a few days once they all get released.
If there is a problem..i expect sony to start working on a fix immediately or better still if its just a minor issue with a particular batch of ps4s then sony should just recall them and replace immediately before launch..cos if this is true and it gets out..believe me the media will blow it out of proportion and turn this into a nightmare..better to be safe than sorry.
More of this crap will surface the next coming days for the PS4 and Xbox One. Both systems will endure crap and praise
I doubt this is true. One person somewhere probably dropped his box and broke it himself and is now reporting it as PS4's are defective.
Lol...the guy wants a replacement as a result of the actions caused by his carelessness....sony should sue the guy for bad pr...lol
ps4 and xbone both gonna have a few issues. hope both have been tested because no matter what you buy ,there alot of money. just hope it isnt ever as bad as red ring issue . im in UK so hopefully all the faulty ones are in US and the issue is sorted before 29th