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Submitted by ME1989 745d ago | rumor

Reports of PlayStation 4′s not working surfacing already

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. (PS4)

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stuna1  +   745d ago
But haven't we heard these exact same claims throughout every generation? Regardless of what console was being launched.
MorePowerOfGreen   745d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(13)
JoGam  +   745d ago | Well said
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.
GarrusVakarian  +   745d ago
Nice mature comment man, bubs up for well said. Im taking the launch day plunge too, good luck everyone regardless of console choice.
C-H-E-F  +   745d ago
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.
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timotim  +   745d ago
Yeah 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.
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Jeedai Infidel  +   745d ago
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?
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AceofStaves  +   745d ago
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.
TheHater  +   744d ago
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
XisThatKid  +   744d ago
yea in like 5 years but am glad they did fix it though
u got owned  +   745d ago
Not good
BX81  +   745d ago
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.
u got owned  +   745d ago
I know i guess for some PS4 failing is a good thing.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   745d ago
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.
Abriael  +   745d ago
Looks like someone's already throwing sh*t at the wall, hoping that it sticks.
Septic  +   745d ago
Oh come on man....I'm eating now as well!
iamnsuperman  +   744d ago
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
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Poseiden20  +   745d ago
Not the almighty tank that is the gamecube!
deanobi   745d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
boneso82  +   745d ago
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!
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iiwii  +   745d ago
yep, and there will be similar reports when the XBox 1 starts reaching consumers. thats what your warranty is for.
DOMination-  +   744d ago
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.
Ashunderfire86  +   744d ago
Guys its true check this out quick and spread this like wild fire!!!
brich233  +   744d ago
Yes but technology has gotten better since 7-8 years ago. Just like the internet usage has increased since 7-8 years ago.
GarrusVakarian  +   745d 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.
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Blackdeath_663  +   745d ago
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
Jeedai Infidel   745d ago | Immature | show
Nujabes_  +   744d ago
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.
colt-of-tipton  +   745d ago
hopefully just a few cases of this happening , don't want another red or yellow light of death this gen .
AgitatedOcelot  +   744d ago
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.
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_QQ_  +   744d ago
There is a video of a ps4 demo station bricking at target, kotaku's PS4 crashed too.
Starbucks_Fan  +   745d ago
I might get an extended warranty since I'm a plus member.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   745d ago
It comes with a year warranty, and you can purchase the extended warranty,with in that time.
Pillsbury1  +   745d ago
There wil always be a certain percentage of failure rates with new hardware. I'm confident Sony designed the ps4 with great care.
badkolo  +   745d ago
wow excuses already, so i hope to see the same sentiment if any x1's fail at launch if this is proven
scott182  +   745d ago
As long as it's not 30% like the 360 and more of a normal 1-2% it is fine.
GarrusVakarian  +   745d ago
"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.
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ZBlacktt  +   745d ago
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.
Pillsbury1  +   745d ago
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.
MrDead  +   745d ago

The average for new electronic products is a 15% failure rate in its first 3 to 4 years.
ziggurcat  +   745d ago
@ badkolo:

it's a faulty HDMI port, get over yourself.
Underworld  +   744d ago
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.
asmith2306  +   745d ago | Funny
Imagine that, a new batch of an electronic device having a few faulty ones here and there. This is unheard of!
Strikepackage Bravo  +   745d ago
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...
Hicken  +   745d ago
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.
rela82me  +   745d ago
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.
badkolo  +   745d ago
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
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Bennibop  +   745d ago
I am sure this is a case of flame baiting, surely the worlds press would of picked up on any issues!
FullMetalTech  +   745d ago
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.
ZBlacktt  +   745d ago
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.
GTgamer  +   745d ago
guys lets just wait and see before jumping to conclusions.
BX81  +   745d ago
Not on n4g, just ask the Cboat loyalists.
Jeedai Infidel  +   745d ago
GTgamer, Is that even possible on this site?
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MegaRay  +   744d ago
GTgamer  +   744d ago
Lmao you guys
Transporter47  +   745d ago
I like how there is no proof besides him saying that.
kewlkat007  +   745d ago
Who cares. .New tech, new console expect bugs and sh!t to happen. ...The sooner the better so they get fixed.
PSnation4  +   745d ago
oh no the world is ending!! bleh.. i'll take my chances.. 1 1/2 days to go!!!
crosstrigger  +   745d ago
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!
Strikepackage Bravo   745d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Nujabes_  +   745d ago
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.
Crazay  +   745d ago
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.
wishingW3L  +   745d ago
and the report comes from just ONE guy that won a Taco Bell PS4. lol
KNWS  +   745d ago
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.,
secretcode  +   745d ago
....Maybe just wait and see til launch to see how big of an actual issue this is?
Droidanomix   745d ago | Trolling | show
Mr-Dude  +   745d ago
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...
OhhWerd  +   745d ago
lol this is going to be amusing in a few days once they all get released.
christocolus  +   745d ago
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.
Strikepackage Bravo   745d ago | Trolling | show
Mr-Dude  +   745d ago
More of this crap will surface the next coming days for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Both systems will endure crap and praise
XboxFun  +   745d ago
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.
christocolus  +   745d ago
Lol...the guy wants a replacement as a result of the actions caused by his should sue the guy for bad
ramiuk1  +   745d ago
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
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KillrateOmega  +   745d ago
One guy in the world says that he has a problem with his console. Everyone spontaneously ****s their pants and predicts the doom of the next-gen.


He didn't even provide any proof. All we have to gone is his word.
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Mr-Dude  +   745d ago
That's how journalism works these days...
user7402931  +   745d ago
i call bs
Visiblemarc  +   745d ago
Immediate hardware failure rates are huge on all consumer electronics, launch or old. The only time we talk about it is at launch or if failure rates past launch are beyond the norm, such as was the case with the Xbox 360.

The average failure rate for the first four years of use is actually 15%. You read that right, 15%. Most failures tend to happen closer to acquisition, which is another reason people freak out at console launches. Mass, simultaneous acquisition, makes it seem like "almost everybody" is having a problem.

Cross your fingers when you buy, not just at launch, but always. About 1 in 7 of us end up shaking our fists at the heavens screaming "WHY?!?"
jarlon  +   745d ago
It is amazing to me how anything negative about PS4 even to the extent of consoles failing is automatically looked over. O im sure Sony did this blah blah, i am willing to bet any amount of money if this was the same thing but instead about the X1 you all would be flipping bricks. This is sad how bad the gaming community has gotten with company praising.
Visiblemarc  +   745d ago
You're right to an extent but it's because of how many people had to get multiple replacements for their 360s. The average number of replacements for the people I know
is 3-4. People don't forget so quickly and yeah, that will lead to an exaggerated reaction to launch issues with the Xb1. ESPECIALLY, if the issues are heat management related.

As I said in my post, motherboard failure rates are about 15%. I've worked in that industry and I can guarantee that average is real. Both systems will have tons of failed machines as always, hopefully not at the height of 360's reportly as high as 50% failure rate though. If that happens, give up on reading about anything else for awhile.
Underworld  +   744d ago
Just like how xbox fanboys are trying to blow this up into a huge thing. A few consoles have bricked. That's it. All new electronic devices have problems. The X1 will have problems too. Now if this bricking thing reaches high levels then we have a unacceptable problem.
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