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Submitted by karamsoul 238d ago | rumor

Amazon’s Batch Of PS4 Consoles Faulty?

Angie Santiago reports from SpawnFirst: "Many people who received their PlayStation 4 console from Amazon have revealed that their consoles were not working properly out of the box. The reviews for the console have the most votes for five stars but there are also a lot of one star reviews. However, it is currently unsure if it is due to the way the consoles were packaged by Amazon. One reviewer, Robert Spark, reported the following issue with his console as well as the way the console was packaged:" (PS4)

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   238d ago
Wouldn't surprise me if employees at Amazon were treating the boxes badly, intentionally or unintentionally, they get treated like slave workers there.
daggertoes83  +   238d ago
A lot are coming from amazon. Only place I could get mine is gamestop and it's working great love it.
Majin-vegeta  +   238d ago
Yea same here.There was also a wal mart guy there who works overnight and apparently people would just be tossing the PS4 around in the back getting them ready.
Eonjay  +   238d ago
I received mine from Amazon... It works perfectly.
4Sh0w  +   238d ago
Really, now its Amazon's fault? Amazon/UPS/FedEx all deliver millions of packages daily, of course sometimes a lazy, rushed, tired employee is responsible for breaking a consumers purchase but they track reports of damaged packages by a carrier/employee= too many and they won't have a job for long. Amazon simply could not be as popular as they are without having a great reputation for product shipment. *IF ps4 does indeed have a high # of broken consoles its not Amazons fault.

Really people are grasping at straws I just read that it was Foxconn worker fault, despite the fact there is no evidence to suggest why a Foxconn worker would suddenly target ps4 to sabotage when bad working conditions has always been part of the job there for many, many years and all the other types of electronic gadgets are made there.
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UltimateMaster  +   238d ago
Nobody ever tough that most of them are just xbox fanboys trying to make the PS4 look bad?

I mean, you don't even have to order the item (console) from amazon in order to be able to do a review.

A shit ton of people had their PS4 from Amazon and theirs work great.
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Ares84HU  +   238d ago
Got mine from Amazon, works great.
Sarcasm  +   238d ago
Got mine from best buy. Zero issues.
ABizzel1  +   238d ago
Got mine from Amazon and it works fine. But to be honest that is a fear of shipping. People don't handle your stuff like they would theirs and even then some people handle their stuff like trash too.

My first guess would be it's a problem with shipping from Sony's factories to US customs, from US customs to Amazon, from Amazon to UPS, and from UPS to their home.
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Brutallyhonest  +   238d ago
I doubt it's an Amazon issue and more like a Fed Ex, DHL, USPS, etc... issue.

Although until we know the numbers this too could be getting blown out of proportion. since most of my friends went through Amazon and all of them are on PSN right now. No issues with theirs.
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Monkey521  +   237d ago
Mine came from Amazon and it works amazing. Playing for 3+ hours at a time and no problems. So I wouldn't say it is the retailer's fault if there are issues.
NeoTribe  +   237d ago
Im having tons of network issues, Cannot play bf4 online still. Your not having any probs getting on network?
Themba76  +   237d ago
got mines from gamestop too working perfectly for me with a 2 year warranty so im good.
monkey nuts  +   237d ago
Who stands to gain from a shit load of broken ps4s? That's right the courier/ delivery services. I know UPS here in the uk made a crap load of extra revenue from all the faulty xbox360s that they had to pick up, take to repair centers then deliver them back to their owners fixed. Coming to think of it, it might just be worth keeping an eye on the stocks of these companies to see if there's a spike in their value.

*removes tin foil hat*
Lukas_Japonicus  +   237d ago
People have taken my comment completely the wrong way. I in no way intended for that to sound like im making excuses for Sony. Instead i was simply basing my comment off what i know about how Amazon workers get treated and how they get messed around and treated bad. Which might in some cases result in them taking our their frustration out on PS4 boxes.
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inveni0  +   237d ago
Mine is working beautifully. A worthy successor to the PS3.
Oldman100  +   238d ago
Yeah I'm not that surprised. The console itself is only held in place by a couple pieces of cardboard. Not much there for shock absorption.
PoSTedUP  +   238d ago
that sucks. the ps3 had thick styrofoam*.
flyingmunky  +   238d ago
Yes but Amazon puts an outer box around the ps4 box filled with plastic air bags to protect the ps4 box.

Both of the ps4's I ordered from Amazon arrived perfectly, without so much as a dent in the their boxes.
SOD_Delta  +   238d ago
I got a DOA unit. It was most likely poor packing that killed mine. Mine came in a big box with random thrown air bags. Now I have to wait 1-4 weeks for a new PS4. I just I hope get a new by X-mas.
Lwhit6  +   237d ago
Mine looked poorly packaged too. Still works though. Sorry about your console and can't wait to see you online!
THamm  +   238d ago
I got one from Amazon and the air wrap was on top of the console, other than that system was great. Also if hooking up to and no picture hold down the power until 2 beeps and PS4 will output into 480p, then you can mess with it from there, my monitor wouldn't support it right off
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FlameHawk  +   238d ago
Wrong, it was the factory fault, it is the Hongfujin factory, if you received one from that factory and if it was made on August/September, it is most likely messed up, and a majority of that shipment was sent to Amazon, mine included -.-
Palaven  +   238d ago
@Lukas_Japonicus

Deflect the blame away from Sony to everything else it could possible be, typical.
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Bigpappy  +   238d ago
Seems like no one I willing to wait for the facts. You are 100% correct. These people are accepting any excuse as long as the finger is not pointed at Sony. Guess what? No matter where that finger lands on the wheel, Sony has to be responsible. It is there product and quality must be guaranteed by SONY.
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fenome  +   238d ago
There are a such thing as "grey areas", let's see what kind of excuses you come up with around Xbox launch, shall we?
fenome  +   238d ago
@Bigpappy

They are guaranteed, that's why you ALWAYS make sure to get the warranty, especially if you're going to be an early adopter.

It might be them, it might not. The thing is, we don't know for sure yet. If it turns out that it is as widespread as everybody seems to want it to be then you can be damn sure they're gonna catch hell for this. Trust me, it won't take as long to call them out as it did with the 360. People are gonna be pissed
malokevi  +   237d ago
Yep. First, taco bell had a "bad batch". Now, Amazon had a "bad batch"...

Maybe it's time to cut the bs?

I'll be weary when I get mine.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   237d ago
I wasn't deflecting blame from anyone i was just stating that i know for a fact that amazon workers get treated like crap and are known to take their frustrations out on boxes in the warehouse, a little google search goes a long way.
XboxFun  +   238d ago
Yea, lets blame those Amazon workers.
fenome  +   238d ago
Oh, I'm sure you're gonna be quick to jump on 'em too when your Box makes the same headlines because everybody and their mom is making sensationalist headlines right now.

I'm not pointing fingers or saying who's right or wrong, mind you. Only time will tell if this issue is legit or just a minor failure rate out of MILLIONS of units. It wouldn't be the first time a major company released faulty hardware though, and I bet you were totally accepting of that, so don't be so quick judge.
XboxFun  +   238d ago
Actually Fenome, I won't.

I won't stoop to those levels. I didn't blame anyone else for RRoD and I won't if there are any problems for Xbox One.

And you will never find me blaming faceless people doing their blue collar jobs just because my favorite company's console is reportedly not working.

But let's see how calm and collected certain individuals are when next week comes and the other sensational headlines start rolling in. Let's see if they also can keep cool heads and shift blame.

Sensational headlines is one thing, placing unwarranted blame is another.
fenome  +   238d ago
You know what, I just bubbled you up 'cause that was a very good response. I read your name and saw your bubble level and just took you as trolling. Your reply showed me otherwise and I apologize. I'm not blindly defending Sony by any means, it's just too early to tell still..

Plus the fact that it didn't happen to me sways things as well. If my unit crashed, I'm sure I'd be in here up in arms over this!
Psychotica  +   238d ago
Amazon warehouses are almost entirely automated.
Mosiac77  +   238d ago
Lukas you are an idiot. Anything but Sony's fault . Is that what you are trying to start here?it makes no sense. Then why GameStop is having the same issue. At least in my area.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   237d ago
I was actually surprised to the see so many disagrees with my comment, i wasn't trying to stick up for Sony in any way that's the hand on heart truth. I was just stating that i know how badly amazon workers get crapped on with their hours and i know some of them take their frustrations out on merchandise in the warehouses.

And to the person that said the amazon warehouses are automated....lol no they're not. It gets sorted by hand and filed with forklifts.

Its weird how you can intend a comment to sound and how other people interpret it.
ATiElite  +   238d ago
@ Lukas_Japonicus

I live in a City that has 3 AMAZON.com warehouses and I've heard people are intentionally breaking PS4's so to bring exposure to AMAZON's bad labor practices.

they make their workers stand for 12 to 13 hours a day instead of having normal 8 hour shifts.
MEGANE  +   238d ago
I got mine from Amazon and its working fine. Software still bugy but I manage to work with it till next firmware update.
I was looking at amazon reviews anf I could not help but notice that most one star reviews are for no verified buyers witch makes me wander. If u guys think other conpanies aren't willing to play duty when a multi billion dollars business is at stake, u guys are in for a rude awakenin. Microsoft has been sue befote for unfare businness practices and lost millions allready. With a few people u can set up a negative viral campaign and sabotage the console launch . Corruption is real
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Seraphim  +   237d ago
All of these reviews I'm seeing are Verified Purchasers. So anyone who wants to point the finger at fanboys don't bother. I can say mine came from Amazon & aside from a few hiccups w/ the HDMI handshake at first for a few minutes and troubles logging into my PSN account mine works completely fine.

Personally I think it's nothing more than run of the mill Failure Rate. The sole reason we're seeing so much of it is because Amazon not only handled so many orders but because it's an online business and easy for those having a fit come cry about their issue. They sold out of Launch Day PS4's w/in 24 hours and later added several bundles. I'd hate to speculate but I bet Amazon had 250k+ of the supposedly 1 million+ units available launch day. In the grand scheme of things I think it's a small amount having problems. As others have pointed out, carriers aren't too kind with packages and don't care what's inside. They toss them on the belt, to each other, onto the trucks, etc. Electronics are delicate, they're not meant to be thrown around, dropped, etc. And who knows how many of these can be chalked up as user error. Going to update the system or doing something and instead of waiting they pulled the plug and bricked it themselves. Everyone want to plug and play and has no patience, especially launch day.

Anyway I would read too much into this. Probably nothing more than typical fail rates blown out of proportion because the internet. For every 1 complaint you're not going to hear 100 great reviews from people like myself who have a perfectly fine unit atm.
MikeGdaGod  +   237d ago
got mine from Gamestop and everythings great!
Seraphim  +   237d ago
yes because Robots have brains
HammerKong  +   237d ago
no man how even you can even think about it,its not amazons fault ,its sony's fault.yeah we know that launch can have some problems many companies had been in these positions ,last gen ms was here ,it can happen with them agin.
but do you think we must blame amazon for it ,how about may be amamzon recieved the most early manuifacture box's ,its about to deliver the as much as people you can deliver in time.and thats waht happened here amazon wants to maintain its figure in the market by providing best sevice and best possible early and quick delivereies ,so they may have told sony to provide them ps4's which all were the ps4's of early stage of manufactory,thats all and gamestop and all are not that big comapanies.yeah most of the faults found were in the systems of early recivers and damn i was one of them but now my ps4 is out for repairing and sony service centres are demanding 2 or more days ,because there were multiple falults like noisy voice ,overheating which caused rod and many crashes during playing games ,especialy battlefield 4 ,i hope i will recieve it soon ,but still those devices which are not having any problems are also having one big problem which is poor severs and are having trouble in connecting to psn ,"yeah that will be solved very soon " sexy sony receptionist told me damn she was very hot ,but no problem what i care is that soon i recive my ps4 and i can play some multiplats and play resogun while then i will stick to my alienware and play some battlefield,cod ghost and ac black flag on it at ultra settings at 1260p ,i will have fun and will also wait for my xbox one to delivered to me here.
AndrewLB  +   237d ago
That's not true at all. You probably got conned like most people did into believing the lies spread in the media and internet by SEIU and their affiliates in order to pressure Amazon into unionizing their employees. They did the exact same thing two months ago with their fake "fast food worker strike", where if you believed the media you'd think all those protesters were actual fast food employees. The truth is that they were paid union goons from SEIU that were claiming to be fast food workers. They want to unionize the workers in order to expand their political power, paid for by money out of the paychecks the unions claim to be helping.
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   237d ago
Its Sony fault not anyone else.
Obscure_Observer  +   237d ago
@Lukas_Japonicus

Man, you second statement just make you sound even more biased and a Sony PR guy.

IGN and Kotaku already had adressed PS4 issues before the launch. To me is clear that you are not an Amazon´s customer.

Verified customers are reporting various issues with their PS4 through reviews.

They are praising Amazon support´s efficiency, and quick response/feedback, while bashing Sony´s. Sony´s customer support sucks acording to costumers they spend. 2-3 hours hanging on the phone to hear from Sony´s representative: "Yep, your PS4 is broken. No replacement. Only Fix." So they are taking the matter to the Amazon, which is returning their money or replacing the broken system.

So, stop with this nonsense talk about angry employees treating PS4´s packages bad on purpose. That´s crazy talk. Amazon has been great to gamers. Adressing to their problems up front. While Sony on other hand, no so much. And í´m not expecting a better treatment to consumers by MS´s part next week.

We shall seen soon.
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mochachino  +   238d ago
Probably assembled by those "student interns" we heard about a while back.
Mikelarry  +   238d ago
and here i was kicking my self i didn't get one in time from amazon, i will know in 12 days how lucky i am.
lennonisgod  +   238d ago
When mine arrived yesterday from Amazon, only the top of the box was protected with those clear, plastic air bag things. The bottom of the ps4 was laying directly against the bottom of the box it was shipped in. My ps4 is working fine though. The packaging was shoddy though. Usually, Amazon does a great job.
karamsoul  +   238d ago
Exact same packaging I had. Why the heck wouldn't they protect the bottom of the box , too?
edwick  +   238d ago
a box three times too big with the ps4 laying on the bottom with the top of the box filled with airbags. what genius came up with that packing job?
rayzorn  +   238d ago
yeah I saw the size of the box and I thought they messed up and sent me 2. im like no way just one is in that box.

idk why it was so freaking big.
AndrewLB  +   237d ago
It's not the packing job people. Banging around the console wouldn't cause these problems. Years ago the risk would be to the hard drive, but Hard drives these days when powered down lock the armature off disk, so that rules that out.

The constant blaming of everyone except Sony really shows how irrational some of you are. These problems were not caused by Amazon, or Microsoft, or Xbots, or HAARP...

You guys are still in the denial phase of the 5 Stages of Grief. It's time to accept the fact that Sony rushed production which is why Foxconn was using quasi-slave labor. All you need is one glitch in a production run and a whole block of PS4's can get screwed up. And it's likely that Amazon got the bulk of that bad batch.
Battlefieldlover  +   237d ago
I had top and bottom air bags. Different warehouses I guess. Ohh and no issues. Toke it to my brothers house (his wife is at drills all weekend) and we played killzone online for at least 5 hours without a hiccup. We tried BF4 but we could only join empty servers then we lost connection with "EA servers". Strange killzone played fine.
Myst-Vearn  +   238d ago
So much conspiracy theories, we don't even know the true % of faulty consoles, it could be something like 1% which would place it within the expected/"normal" range. We need more time before we can make any conclusions.
Ashunderfire86  +   238d ago
I got my PS4 from Amazon and it work perfectly. I think these guys are Xbox trolls spreading fake reviews about the console being dead on arrival! Some could be legit, but the rest are just made up bullshit. Why would someone give the PS4 one star, because Amazon gave them bad packaging? The crazy thing about that is his PS4 actually works? Man I wonder if the same thing is going to be done with the Xbox One? Damn stupid people with their fake reviews.
AndrewLB  +   237d ago
Go say that to the hundreds of pi$$ed off confirmed PS4 buyers flooding Amazon.com right now. Out of 5 friends who bought the PS4, two of them have paperweights. Only one of those came from amazon.
yesmynameissumo  +   238d ago
Mine's working fine.
JasonKCK  +   238d ago
Why do people feel the need to say "Mine's working fine" over and over? If your works that's great, but it's not really about you. It's about the people with problems. I understand your need to defend but it's not really going to change things. IMO just let it flow and these problems will be fixed in time.
ruefrak  +   238d ago
Because if the people who have theirs working fine don't speak out, all we hear about are the ones that don't work. This leads to the perception that they all are broken, which isn't the case.
I read story after story about PS4s from Amazon with shoddy packaging that didn't work and I got super worried about mine. Turns out, despite having the same packaging from Amazon, mine works great. So hopefully that gives someone solace.
I was getting tired of seeing people constantly worry and say things like, "I hope I'm lucky and mine works." You're not lucky if it works, you're normal. Unfortunately some unlucky ones don't have ones that work.
JasonKCK  +   238d ago
But the fact is the people who have working PS4's are more than those who don't. So there is no need to "speak out" when you're already the majority. Lets be honest this is N4G and there is only one reason why fans would be so defensive.
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rainslacker  +   237d ago
I would agree with you if people would concede that fact, but honestly, it seems that some people are reveling in the thought that Sony might have a problem. They ignore the people saying that they have good consoles, and immediately point to the PS4 having a high fail rate. Even on amazon, the "fail rate" is about 33%, with 66% having good consoles. It's likely much lower when you consider that the vast majority of people that have good consoles aren't going to say a damn thing.

Quite honestly, I haven't gotten the vibe that the people making a big deal about this really care one lick about the people with problems. They are way to into pointing out the number of failed units and blaming Sony. I could probably take them seriously if they hadn't spent the last 6-7 months accepting everything MS has done as sunshine and rainbows.
yesmynameissumo  +   237d ago
On the contrary sparky, it is about me. I purchased a launch edition PS4 console and have had zero problems. If you don't like the other side of the coin, close your eyes and STFU.
RiseAbove  +   237d ago
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kcuthbertson  +   238d ago
Mines running great...
MadMax  +   238d ago
Author is an Xbot troll.
Kiddcarter  +   238d ago
Got Mine From Amazon And It Had The Air Wrap On The ToP And Bottom OF My Retail Box, Guess I'm One Of The Lucky Ones
MRMagoo123  +   238d ago
Why in living hell is every word you type starting with a capital letter. I was thinking it may be some hidden message adding all the capitals together to make a word or sentence but no.
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rayzorn  +   238d ago
lmao. I was wondering what was up also. it is random letters though. some whole words are cap some are just the first letter and some are the first and last letter. very strange.
Kiddcarter  +   237d ago
my phone does that for some reason
kydrice  +   238d ago
Mine is from Amazon and thankfully it's working well. I'm gonna buy the 36 month warranty from Sony though just to have a little ease of mind.
nirwanda  +   238d ago
How much is the extended warranty.
kydrice  +   238d ago
$60
ruefrak  +   238d ago
That's it! This is all a big con by Sony to make everybody buy the warranty. I knew it!
It's a conspiracy.
kydrice  +   238d ago
You're on to something! quick invest in aluminum!
Shellcase  +   238d ago
It's UPS too I wish the drive throw mines on the porch and kick it
qcjoe  +   238d ago
My PS4 as well as my friends were packaged like shit. When I got mine I saw it right away. The tape was not put on all the way. The one side wasnt even stuck to the side. When I opened it I saw the PS4 box right away and had nothing keeping it from bouncing around. Underneath it was the plastic balloon thing, but not on top. Same with my friends.
I contacted support right away and made them stay with me till I got it up and running. I told them I just spent 500 bucks with them I expect that It be packed right. I let them know I wont be buying any thing this expensive again from them. The two PS4s are working for now thank God.
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XXXL  +   238d ago
So you contact support to turn on the console and it works perfectly? Quit your bitching
qcjoe  +   238d ago
I contacted them because I was worried about it not working and I think I have a right to have something I spent a lot of money on to be packed right smart ass.
NateCole  +   237d ago
The customer is always right especially in his case.
bestofthebest  +   238d ago
So far mine is working fine from amazon they should have packed them tighter they were just balloons on top
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Redlogic  +   238d ago
Bought mine at the local Sony store...so far it runs like a dream. I love the console and genuinely feel bad for those with DOA units.
battletrax  +   238d ago
I bought my console from Amazon and it was DOA. I plugged it in through HDMI and there was no picture. Talked to Sony's customer support and they are going to repair it. I hope I get my system before christmas.

Really sucks.
BattleTorn  +   238d ago
:(
DeadMansHand  +   237d ago
Is your display 1080p? The unit defaults to that so if you have 1080i or 720p it won't display. Hold down power button for 2-4 seconds and the system boots in 480p then you can go adjust the outputs. Not saying you don't know this stuff but some are unaware so thought I'd point it out.
battletrax  +   237d ago
My display is 1080p, I tried holding down the power button for 4 seconds. I am just getting a blue flashing light on the unit.

I appreciate it though.
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badkolo  +   238d ago
china is having issues with japan over islands so its very likely that and foxcomm not treating them well
phantomexe  +   238d ago
I picked mine up from gamestop and it's ran fine for the most part other then 2 crashes after i just got trow sending a message. It restarted and ask me to explain and send the message on to sony then booted back up. Heck i've been babying it since i got it.
DeadMansHand  +   237d ago
I hear ya lol. Mine works great so Ive built a wall around it and put GAU mounts surrounding the perimiter do shoot down any curious cats or dogs or home invader squirlls. I also refuse to turn on my heat. Double white socks ftw.
rainslacker  +   237d ago
Mine's been working great since day one. The one I got on Amazon and sold to a friend is working great too.

Only issue I've had is it sometimes randomly goes to the home screen, which is apparently because of the PSN issues. And today when I first started Knack it had a hard freeze and I had to pull the plug to get it to reset since the power button didn't work.

Other than that, the system is amazing, and hopefully those two issues I had get worked out.

I do hope Sony can quickly fix the problems for those that received faulty consoles. I feel for them.
JackVagina  +   238d ago
250 bad reviews of probably 60-100k shipped from amazon

k.
Clunkyd  +   237d ago
And I bet a good chuck of them are just people trolling.
JunioRS101  +   238d ago
I received my PS4 from Amazon. Haven't opened the PS4 box itself (I'm hoping to resell for a profit on eBay), but I must say that the article describes how my package was packaged perfectly - retail box on the BOTTOM of shipping box with the air bubble packaging ON TOP of the PS4.

Whether my PS4 works or not, I have no idea. BUT, Amazon definitely did do a poor job packaging these, at least for mine.
ATiElite  +   238d ago
If the box is MANGLED up then YES Amazon.com is the blame.

BUT the NO video signal is a Manufacturing DEFECT made public by Kotaku (of all people) the HDMI plus is defective.

Actually this has been KNOWN by SONY before release date due to early release versions through Taco Bell.

SO all you clowns and your "Isolated incident" CRAP need to GET OFF the Gamer sites and go read LEGIT business news to see that your PS4 is NOT perfect and SOny has known this.

I want everyone to have a Happy PS4 experience but YOU fanboys need to GET REAL! SONY screws up just like every other Company! (actually Intel and Apple don't screw up)

Microsoft's "Congrats to SOny PS4 launch" ALl of a sudden takes on a whole New Light! It now feels eerie!
SpinalRemains138  +   238d ago
MS congratulated them. Its not eerie. They tipped their cap to their competition because they broke records. MS would love to have the same numbers for their launch.

What's eerie about that?
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DeadMansHand  +   237d ago
For the record, sir, a lot of people don't k ow the system defaults to 1080p. If you plug it in to a 1080i display it won't work. You have to go into safe mode and change it from there to 720p. I'm not saying this is all the issues or even most of them but some people are clueless about such things and just plug stuff in without thinking.

Anyway, yes most corporate conglomerates are in it for the money. I'm not saying sony is innocent but in my personal experience I have a MUCH higher hardware failure rate with Microsoft products than I do sony.
ATiElite  +   237d ago
I have never had a problem with a Sony Walkman, CD player or TV. MY PS1 and PS2 lasted until I got rid of them.

I will buy a Sony TV without even blinking becuase they are so well made!

SOny makes great products just that consoles are a different monster for some reason.

Mostly because the parts are so NEW that everything inside a console is being manufactured for the very first time and then stuffed into a box.

Sorry but I have only bought a Microsoft Keyboard and I hated that thing so I have no experience with MS Hardware.
tweet75  +   238d ago
sony has a history of quality from the beginning of generation. Microsoft cant be trusted...disc scratching hard drives red rings of death very common. Xbox will be the one to be leary about. This isnt fanboy talk just facts.
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erick21093  +   238d ago
I'll let you guys know that I was heavily anticipating this console with open arms and so much joy. Unfortunately, I received a defective unit from Amazon and my heart just dropped when I found out I was one of the unlucky.

I just want you guys to know that this is a serious issue among some buyers that received their ps4's through Amazon. This is no case of an attempt at trolling or much less trying to paint a bad image on the console itself, because I know that the amount of working systems far outweigh the amount of not working.

I just honestly hope Sony takes care of those who were unfortunate and continues forth with this great console and forgets about all this, but I'm just really bummed right now..Honestly.

A coffin will be coming in on Monday to send in my baby and get a new one in one week if the PlayStation Reps word holds true, but I just want you guys to be considerate and realize that no electronics launch is perfect. This was my very fist launch day console and it's sad that it had to go this way.

I hope you guys all enjoy your next gen console just like my friends. I've caught a glimpse of it through skype with a friend and it looks amazing.

For me, the wait is going to be unbearable but I know I can do it. If I managed to wait for 6 months, then surely I can for 1 or 2 more weeks. Bearing, nothing goes wrong with the next one.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   238d ago
This has nothing to do with amazon and I am very suspicious of anyone who says otherwise.
urwifeminder  +   238d ago
Man throw that blame around to who ever just hysterical.
shuuwai  +   238d ago
I got mine at gamestop.ca, I know a few got these from
Bestbuy, Futureshop, Sony store, Amazon canada, videogameplus, walmart, TRU and all system are working. In the state, two my friends had out of 43, including ppl in canada, got a small issue, and safe-mode, soft reset fixed the problem.

The problem I know is that metal sticking out of the hdmi outlet, but none my friends and including myself didn't have that problem. so to THE trolls, troll on.
d4sholil1  +   237d ago
Received my console from Amazon via ups on Friday. Sold it immediately (been trying to sale it for weeks) because I ordered the Watch Dogs bundle and you guys know the rest. That is the only game I wanted to play at launch anyway. I opened the Amazon package because I figure I will take out the shipping label and place the new one in for the person I am shipping it to. Wasn't packaged too well. At least the air pillows were wrapped around the console and not just on one side as some people were complaining about on Amazon's PS4 review but still looked horrible. There was just too much space between the wrap and the packaging. You can easily shake the box and feel and hear the console move around. (Not that I did that) PS4 box looked great though.
BranWheatKillah  +   237d ago
No problems, got mine from Amazon. These news stories are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
SEAN1617  +   237d ago
GOT 2, ONE FROM BESTBUY ONE FROM AMAZON, BOTH WORK LIKE CHAMPS.

Videos:

HERE IS THE AMAZON PACKAGE.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

HERE IS THE AMAZON UNIT WORKING after update 1.50.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Duke19  +   237d ago
My Amazon system is working great - just put it through a pretty decent 8+ hour session of BF4 and AC4.

I will say the packaging from Amazon was not great, and there is no doubt the system definitely ended up absorbing more bumps than I would have liked, but so far so good.
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