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Submitted by uneasiest 248d ago | rumor

Foxconn Intern Claims to Have Sabotaged PS4 Manufacture

Corrupted Cartridge writes "According to a snapshot of a deleted forum post, the interns at a Foxconn manufacturing plant in Yantai, China have sabotaged the PS4." (PS4)

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Mikelarry  +   248d ago
oh boy boy boy boy, i think i need move to a desert island and come back after the 29th

edit: one thing i did notice tho is i am sure MS used foxconn as well but from the article "The intern notes that because Foxconn didn’t treat them well, they didn’t treat the PS4 well. He/she says “The ps4 console we assemble can be turned on at best" does that mean the user had a vendetta against sony and not foxxconn.
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HelpfulGamer  +   248d ago
That's no big problem, My japanese PS4 release date is February 24 2014! We have to wait the longest! XD
TomShoe  +   248d ago
@Helpful At least your PS4s will be solid and free of bugs.

@Mike They messed up the PS4s because they had an issue against Foxconn not Sony. Sony's just getting the brunt of the retaliation.

I swear, if they mess up my PS4, I'm going to go to Foxconn and build a new PS4 myself. Still, they need to treat their employees better. You do not want to be viewed as a slave employer to other businesses.
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PoSTedUP  +   248d ago
i said this... the ps4's that the chinese students worked on Are having problems, i wouldnt have guessed Sabotage tho! that sucks (mostly for them) but also for the bricked ps4's owners. good boy, warrantee. bad, slave labor, bad.
gamesR4fun  +   248d ago
this bites

but maybe it will wake up people to the real price of corporate greed

fact is they only save a few dollars per unit by rapping the poor for cheep labor
Palaven  +   248d ago
If this is true then I guess the article from a few months ago about forced labor that Sony fans downplayed is a major issue after all. Seems more like someone trying to deflect the blame away from Sony though.
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OrangePowerz  +   248d ago
@Palaven

What has been dismissed? We all know that Foxxcom has crappy working conditions, but every other company uses them as well including MS. every single major electronic device is made by Foxcomm.
4Sh0w  +   248d ago
hmmm couldn't read it as its all in Chinese.

Really if that's the case why just ps4? Why haven't they sabotaged every other consumer electronics device made at FoxConn. Laptops, pc's, monitors, tvs, cell phones, consoles, etc, etc all should have a high failure rate then or this is just BS by some obscure site looking to pass the blame. Its not like however Foxconn treats them it just started with ps4 manufacturing. Sure it could very well be a Foxconn defective issue but not because of sabotage which makes little sense under the circustances because all electronics products have a Quality Control(QC) process, so this would indicate that didn't happen on a massive scale. Seems some are looking for a scapegoat. I'd think it'd be better to wait to hear from sony before starting conspiracy theories.
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PoSTedUP  +   248d ago
@4show: (IF this is true) a rapid spike in demand for the ps4 in such a short peroid of time (record breaking demand, at that) would be the reason. they would have been pushed harder than they ever have and more than likely would rebel all of a sudden, in this case. that would be the distinction with "why just with the ps4?" imo. what you also said could be possible, right now it is all just a conspiracy. they dont test all of the consoles that go out, and we dont know how many were manufactured by foxconn, sony gets manufacturing from a bunch of different locations. that would be crazy if true tho. hopefully sony has a response.
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hakeem0996  +   248d ago
KARMA'S A BITCH
MorePowerOfGreen  +   248d ago
I can't believe somebody would plant such nonsense. Blame it workers sabotage LMAO

Sony had no Quality control they just left the console to workers and never tested them :/

The PS4 spec upgrade due to Sony tying to one up MSFT's leaked XB1 specs and the copying of XB1 functionality is the cause.
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MarkusMcNugen  +   248d ago
I just hope this isnt true. I cant say I blame the workers if true for trying to retaliate in some way, or someone trying to stick up for these people working in deplorable conditions; but if true this is not the way to do it.

If there are any issues with any of the consoles I hope they get resolved sooner than later. Both the Xbox One and PS4 will be awesome pieces of technology.
Sathur  +   248d ago
I made a comment yesterday on this very subject. By the time the PS4 is released in Japan, most if not all the bugs will be ironed out. That is a big case for those who decide to wait until next year.
Gekko36  +   248d ago
@TomShoe WOA be careful man. China maybe socialist state but to suggest slavery is liable.

Watch yourself man you could get yourself into trouble.

As for assembly line tampering, the odds of deliberate sabotage suggests QA didn't pick any of them up.

This sounds more like a spin story focussing on anything other than the production design and QA at Foxconn or an issue with Sony using manufacture.

If that's the case MS may have the same issue unless they had more input with foxconn on production methodology
forcefullpower  +   248d ago
Also people think that a couple of interns broke loads of ps4's lol. They know who puts together which batch's of machines together. They also test machine from each worker over a period of time. Interns would NOT magically be able to continually break machines they build.

Have any of you even seen a production line someone would not be able to break dozens of machines without the next worker seeing the problem.
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ChrisW  +   248d ago
@Gekko36,

I highly doubt that Foxconn is going to go after TomShoe simply because he mentioned "slave" in his comment.

But if you want to be politically correct about the conditions at Foxconn, it's called "Forced Labor."
Consoldtobots  +   248d ago
Lol rgardless of where n4G is located if you are in america you are free to speak your mind and foxconn can go pound sand
Ares84HU  +   248d ago
So the question is, how do we find out if we got one made there??

Also, a major lawsuit is in the future because this will hurt Sony's reputation. Guess that is the last time they used foxxcom.
Dehnus  +   248d ago
@TomShoe
Aww cute, you'll be going to FoxCon and build your PS4 yourself.
Adorable!
*So you'll be making 12 hour days.
*Being beaten if you don't work hard enough.
*Having to pay for your sleeping place.
*Not allowed to leave the compound.
*Suicide nets around you to prevent you from taking the "easy way out".
*And are not allowed to form a union on the punishment of jailtime for a LOOOONG time.

The list goes on and on..
Man you would not last a week ;). Neither would I ;).
AliTheSnake1  +   248d ago
Let's go to war with china !
Dmarc  +   247d ago
Well luckily we have warranties, but this sucks for Sony if true even though Foxconn only made a fraction of the PS4's.But again if this is true and if this news gets big enough I don't see many companies working with Foxconn for a long time.Really sucks that these interns were forced to work there though.. just a really crappy situation... if it is true of course.
tawak  +   247d ago
@hakeem0996
"KARMA'S A BITCH"
but your my bitch,shut up and bend over
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   247d ago
but you will get a console that is fully working and ready to be used. thats a difference worth a wait for sure..
XisThatKid  +   247d ago
Yup U.S. has a higher tolerance for defective hardware as a mass not facts just my opinion.
badz149  +   247d ago
@MorePowerofGreen

"Sony had no Quality control they just left the console to workers and never tested them :/"

Talk like a real unknowledgeable person. You think ANY company in the world get their stuff from factories and then open them and test every single unit? QC should have been done BEFORE the thing gets inside the box and the next time the box is opened is by the customers themselves!

Test for every single unit is only practical if you only make 1000 units available a month. The PS4 has sold 1000000 units in 24H! Good luck doing unit-by-unit test for THAT! That is why we have this thing called manufacturer's warranty!
christheredhead  +   248d ago
Probably not. Foxconn is a MASSIVE manufacturing company with employess across hundreds of divisions. They have a pretty solid history of poor working conditions, so it's not beyond the realm of possibilty that this sort of thing happens.

Just throw out any random company that uses manufactured goods and they most likely use Foxconn. I see thousands of boxes from them at my job and I work in a voice and networking department. I doubt it has anything to do with Sony as a specific target of retaliation.
PoSTedUP  +   248d ago
i could see them doing it specifically for the ps4. considering the rapidly inclining demand in such a short ammount of time; i wouldnt doubt they were worked to death more than usual and decided to rebel. the ps4's demand shattered records, and spirits... apparently. (if this is true)
Shake_Zula  +   248d ago
Either way, I think Foxconn just lost a contract. Hopefully we see another company take the rise from this situation, because any way you slice it, the problem belongs to Foxconn's leadership for treating their employees like crap.
Mike134nl  +   248d ago
Would assume any decent manufacturing line has some quality controll allong the line of the production and assembly of the product.
Reefskye  +   248d ago
How would any other company be any better? Companies like Foxconn are used because they are in countries with very cheap labour.. Make a PS4 in any western country and the thing will cost 4x as much as it does manufactured in China, Foxconn employees already get paid 3x as much as any other hardware manufacture in china since the disgust with Foxconn has be going on for years.. changing manufacture wont make a single difference.

The problem is money
warczar  +   247d ago
@Reefskye

It's called child labor, and prison labor, and forced labor, and the problem is greed not money.
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zeal0us  +   248d ago
The intern's vendetta(if this turns out true) more than likely is against Foxconn possibly due over-working or poor work treatment. Almost every year we hear a complaint about Foxconn. Either its workers committing suicide, over-working employees or poor work environment. With both Sony and Microsoft releasing their consoles in multiple countries, no telling how much(and long) the foxconn employees are working just to assemble them.
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Rhaigun  +   248d ago
It's not true. All launch PS4's were manufactured at this plant. Mine works just fine.
Mikelarry  +   248d ago
its guaranteed i am getting and extended warranty on mine. one would think foxconn would have improved staff relations after the iPhone fiasco and now this.
DeadMansHand  +   248d ago
Exactly. I paid 39.99 for a replacement plan at GameStop. If my ps4 goes TU then I bring it in and swap it out for a new one.
yeahokchief  +   248d ago
I wouldnt recommend an extended warranty.

Some warranties only cover 1 replacement so say you replace it in the first year or so then you just wasted like 80 bucks on a $400 device.

The smartest thing to do is to wait for a 2nd generation with bigger hard drive or improved manufacturing processes.
Rhaigun  +   248d ago
With the Sony 2-year plan, it covers it for the length of the warranty. So, it is worth it. Besides, even if you only replace it once, you're ahead the price of a second console. Your math is flawed.
Akuma2K  +   248d ago
I got the 2 year warranty so I don't have to worry about any problems.
Eddie20101  +   248d ago
Fake
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PSjesus  +   248d ago
According to whom?any one knows Chinese are professionals,i want Sony to sue Polygon and their shi*ty journalism,also foxxcon made every thing from ios devices to all gaming consoles
Tapewurm  +   248d ago
How can you tell where your unit was manufactured? Mine is running great still..... hoping this is just rumor.
BallsEye  +   248d ago
Damn...sony fanboys are the funniest. First sayin ps4 and sony is perfect, it's best hardware company bla bla bla, it has best games etc. Now that games has been pushed back "it's ok! Greatness awaits!" , sony drm policies revealed (been ditched by sony when they saw community response about ms policies) "it's ok sony loves gamers!". Now there is around 50% failure rate with ps4, amazon flooded with complaints and 1 star rating, official sony forums with hundreds of pages about broken ps4's , wobbling issues, cheap plastic on controllers that get chipped off, etc etc and fanboys now make up a sabotage theory! What the hell is wrong with you people??
frostypants  +   248d ago
Dude...get a life. Microsoft isn't gonna pay you for fellating them.
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JessiePinkmanYo  +   248d ago
Ballseye, it's ok...next week we'll see how "smooth" the X1 release goes. "50% negative reviews on Amazon", people don't go online to write good reviews, they go online to bitch. Of all the hundreds of bad reviews, think of the many more too busy to write a review because they're too busy enjoying their PS4 to be bothered, myself included.
Before you label me as a Sony fanboy, I'll see you in line at midnight on the 22nd picking up my X1. I just think it's stupid to wish or make fun of any failures of ANY console/handheld release. One last-Foxconn makes the Xbox too, and I doubt a poor Chinese factory gives one shit about which console he sabatoges
AgitatedOcelot  +   248d ago
I know what you mean. This whole console launch has been exhausting. I don't know if I can make it through the Xbox launch next week.

It's information overload with all this crap already.
MxRBrobaFett  +   247d ago
MISinformation overload
whoyouwit04  +   248d ago
I think this is just some sony fan boy posting this to but the blame for faulty consoles on someone other then the company responsible which is sony.
Mikelarry  +   248d ago
you do know ms uses foxxconn as well

http://playstationeu.i.lith...

@ below

how does banning a user getting a console early fix the issue of a possible sabotage at the manufacturing plant?????
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shaenoide  +   248d ago
Yep but MS wa smart enough to ban early users :)
M-M  +   248d ago
@shaenoide,

I can't believe you just used that as a defense lol.
Kryptix  +   248d ago
lol Sony designed the layout and chose the pieces, Foxconn puts the pieces together. If it's a software problem that causes the bricks, fine, that's Sony but if the system won't start or display anything because of defected/faulty hardware or bad placement then that's on the manufacturer.
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jcnba28  +   248d ago
Anybody's fault but sony's right? So by your logic then the 360's RROD would also be Foxconn's fault since they were assembled there too?
Nujabes_  +   248d ago
You fanboys shift your opinions like crazy. So it's official then: RROD wasn't Microsoft's fault, it was Foxconn's.
Kryptix  +   248d ago
PS3 was also manufactured by Foxconn but didn't have a high failure rate like Xbox 360.

http://www.dailytech.com/So...

It wasn't Foxconn but the GPU during that RROD fiasco.

http://www.eetimes.com/docu...

"The Xbox 360 recall a year ago happened because "Microsoft wanted to avoid an ASIC vendor," said Lewis. Microsoft designed the graphic chip on its own, cut a traditional ASIC vendor out of the process and went straight to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., he explained."

Notice the part where it says, "Microsoft designed the graphic chip on it's own."

The graphics chip on the 360 produced a lot of heat which melted the soldering and caused the RROD. Why do you think Xbox 360s always had different chips like the Athlon chip and the Jasper chip.

Try not to bring back old issues without researching first. ;)

PS4 failure rate is the same as the PS3's Yellow Light of Death, wasn't the design, just the way it was pieced together.
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Enemy  +   248d ago
It's like every Xbox kiddy this generation redefines delusion on a daily basis.

"U THINK YOUR DELUSION IS COOL BRO WATCH MINE"

(inserts new dumbest comment of all time)

They don't realize normal human beings are reading their posts.
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Nujabes_  +   248d ago
Oh the irony. You mock people for writing dumb comments then you immediately proceed to write a dumb comment. Gold.
speedforce131  +   248d ago
this is so true I can't even begin to comment
JasonKCK  +   248d ago
There isn't enough info available to know where the fault is.
idontcare  +   248d ago
It's been around for quite some time ...

http://www.polygon.com/2013...
sinjonezp  +   248d ago
How about we all blame amd. They providing the GPu soc and other parts. They should have went with a higher quality board and took a little bit more loss. But if this true, look out for major back lash.
Deltaohio  +   248d ago
Lol don't intend on getting a PS4 at all but I have to say I called it. If this is true it really wasn't hard to see.
Lionalliance  +   248d ago
you called a "sabotage"?
Deltaohio  +   248d ago
It just seemed likely that would be the cause. Have you not heard the news about Foxconn? When you mistreat your workers things like this tend to happen.
And yes I called it lol
And I honestly do see why there are so many dislikes. This shit ain't rocket science.
FlameHawk  +   248d ago
Sigh, I happened to have gotten one of the messed up PS4's, didn't even get to see the boot up, nothing but blank screen. Never been disappointed so much, now I gotta wait 2 weeks or something to get and the wait is going to kill me -.-
gapecanpie  +   248d ago
LoL
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specialguest  +   248d ago
Whenever I see foxconn mentioned, I immediately think of Metal Gears.
ELpork  +   248d ago
All I can hear in the back of my head is an evil "MUUAAHHHHAHAHA!"
Evil_Abed  +   248d ago
I'm sorry, that was me, I'll try keep it down.
Angainor7  +   248d ago
sucks if true, but i smell bullshit..
GreenRanger  +   248d ago
Isn't the Xbox One being assembled by the same people? For all we know they sabotaged more Xbox Ones than PS4s.
Torgul  +   248d ago
They are involved in 10%, 90% xbox one are not foxconn;)

Stick with your fantastic ps4 And I am sure you will dream about a new RRoD until next friday.

I am sad for gamers who have received a bricked or similar ps4 but I enjoy if it happen to fanboy like you.

I can t understand how the hell you should be happy if MS fail.....

FANBOY should shut up
GreenRanger  +   248d ago
You're offended! You're actually offended, aren't you?! Oh man, I love this website!

"I can't understand how the hell you should be happy if MS fail."

Where did I say I wanted them to fail?
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Hicken  +   248d ago
What the hell does that even mean?
idontcare  +   248d ago
it's people without brains man
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   248d ago
You can't be serious.... >_>
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False-Patriot  +   248d ago
So at Foxconn they assemble the PS4, the Xbone and the Wii U, but they sabotaged only Sony's console. So this is where that 1 billion gone?
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Ashunderfire86  +   248d ago
Funny how the Wii U had little to no failure rate when it launch. If Xbox One has the same problems, then the Wii U would be the only console out of the bunch to never have these problems. I can see Nintendo taking advantage of this in a conversation to win people over.
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BX81  +   248d ago
Doesn't matter. They're gonna mess with what ever is In front of them at the time. Could've been anyone of them.
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MCTJim  +   248d ago
I remember reading this and it was dismissed by some people over a neogaf. But some were indeed shocked. Unfortunately for most of the free world this is how we get our stuff. Having it assembled overseas in poor working conditions...Nike..Reebok, Samsung, MS, Sony Apple etc are all guilty of this.

Forcing students to work in factories to produce products as part of their degree is just plain wrong. College is hard enough without the added bull of being forced to do something that has nothing to do with your degree.
SuicideKing  +   248d ago
Hard to buy this, but we will see.
badkolo  +   248d ago
the news just gets worse and worse,
ziggurcat  +   248d ago
Actually, it's your trolling that gets worse, and worse.
DCfan  +   247d ago
The xbox team are just lowering their standards now.
Drekken  +   246d ago
This is actually GOOD news. The hardware isn't faulty. It is the assembly. Unlike the 360 we won't be dealing with this issue until the first hardware revision. The 360 had bad hardware that even the most skilled worker could assemble to last.
foxconn is the bad guy in this situation, all they have to do is pay these people a decent wage& not be greedy, but they won't because china will never make them. i hate when they try to spin stories like these to blame the consumer for what the manufacturer does. does anybody really believe that foxconn can't find the money to pay these people out of a $400 ps4? i'm pretty sure that if they announced tomorrow that they would raise the price of every product made at foxconn by $5 & that that the $5 was going directly to the person that manufactured your ps4, xbox one, wii u, 3ds, psvita, iphone, ipod, ipad, etc, the majority of people would be fine with it or learn to accept, but that would never happen. instead they would tell us they were giving these people the extra $5, but really they'd probably give them 1 penny for every 50 products they made.
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Kiddcarter  +   248d ago
Only Issue I'M Having Is Whenever I Try To Play WarFrame, It Freezes My System During The Update, I Tried It Twice Then I Just Deleted WarFrame, Other Than That Mine Is Doing Good
BX81  +   248d ago
Lol, I love it. You treat your workers like crap and expect them to produce? No go. This does suck for the gamers who will pay for it. Way to go knuckle heads.
JessiePinkmanYo  +   248d ago
Xbox and just about ANY electronic device is also produced by Foxconn...knucklehead
BX81  +   247d ago
I'll give you the chance to save face and read my comment #10.2!.........KNUCKLEHEAD!
extermin8or  +   248d ago
Well if it's true which I doubt it is...when sony inevitably come knocking to foxconn wanting money etc I expect foxcon would go through legal proceeding against the students infact if they ever get a job in anything at all imil I'd laugh...
ZBlacktt  +   248d ago
Good luck X1 next Friday then.... wow if true.
bligmerk  +   248d ago
Yeah, like corruptedcartridge.com was such a major game site before this.

The mistake is to believe this "story" is true in the first place. It is sounding more concocted as it grows. At first, it was a question whether students and interns might not have assembled PS4's to some posting that has since disappeared, claiming it was deliberate sabotage. This has happened in less than one day.

The problem is the story falls apart if there isn't a gigantic outcry of failed units, which there haven't been. To assume it is true then go off on even more speculation only makes you look like the fool.
WMANUW  +   248d ago
F..k foxconn....
strigoi814  +   248d ago
well if this is true its not Sony's problem all in all..they can imply extended warranty and get money from Foxconn..thats how manufacturing company do and foxconn can find those intern

but i still doubt about it..
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ChipdiddyChip  +   248d ago
Its never Sony's fault, is it?
strigoi814  +   248d ago
Foxconn is the one who manufacture Sony's PS4..they do have a contract.

its like a car, their parts are not from them alone.. different factory make it now once something gone wrong..the main recall cars and fix..but the factory who made the defective part gets hit and either got charged or apply necessary adjustments and strict quality checks that shall cost money, like hire people outside to assure quality...

Sony's fault is they tend to choose foxconn with a questionable reputation on handling their workers
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ginsunuva  +   248d ago
What does Sony have to do with Foxconn treating their workers badly?

If you go to a restaurant and your waiter spits in your food because his boss got him mad earlier, is it your fault?
Edsword  +   248d ago
I ordered from amazon and mine works fine. I am sad to see so many having problems. I was actually worried about this when the Foxconn reports came out before launch. Unhappy workers tend to do bad things. I'm sure this will hurt Sony in the short term, but I'm sure Sony will get it worked out and everyone will have their working PS4 in a few weeks. Hopefully it's isolated to one or a few batches. MS fans, please remember which console had a 30% fAilure rate before you keep bashing Sony on this. I'm sure they did not intend to make faulty consoles. Electronics have a tendency to have problems.
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AceBlazer13  +   248d ago
so my console may be faulty because these assholes had an issue with foxconn? well i hope all parties at fault get what's coming to them.
Edsword  +   247d ago
Yes, but you run the potential for problems with every piece of technology you buy. Sony sold 1 million consoles at launch. Yet the main news sites have no real articles on a mass epidemic of failed consoles. That is because the vast majority, 99+ percent are working just fine. I feel bad for those who got bricked consoles. When XB1 launches the same thing will happen, a bunch of bricked consoles will blow up social media, but the reality is that the 99+% of those who received the good console will probably not be nearly as likely to blow up social media with "My console worked just fine!", because it is expected too. With the silly fanboy wars, it just makes it all that much worse.
EverydayGuy  +   248d ago
Sabotage: deliberate action aimed at weakening an entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction.
BobBelcher  +   248d ago
China hates Japan... Nuff said.
DCfan  +   247d ago
"don't let emotions get in the business"
-Saul goodman
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Jae_Blaze06  +   248d ago
Got mine from Amazon, and the back of it says it was made at Foxconn. Needless to say, it barely works at all. It shuts off after about 20-30 minutes of gameplay, i try to turn it on, I get the blue pulsating light, wait, and constantly have to turn it on and off. Story of my life right now. So depressing... I have to send it back to Sony, and they'll probably only TRY to fix it, instead of replacing it with a completely different unit all together. I took days off for this launch... I'm just so upset about it now...
BallsEye  +   248d ago
Try to blame sony for once...you guys look for any excuse not to blame sony. They always used cheap manufacturers, cheap parts. Truth is ps4 was very rushed with most parts out of the shelf and a bad decision to keep power brick inside with super small console size. I was telling it for months it will overheat etc etc but no one listened. Now you have around 50% failure rate out of the box. Check official ps4 forums and amazon.
CarnageXB  +   247d ago
how would i know if mine was made by foxconn?
strigoi814  +   248d ago
i just find it funny that mostly of people here who comment they have a brick console dont even have an avatar..wonder why??
Jae_Blaze06  +   248d ago
I personally didn't want to bother with one. If it would make you happier, I could change that. Just didn't think people thought about that kind of stuff.
forcefullpower  +   248d ago
because this site is like amazon any one can post here and say anything without any mods banning them. Comments section on this site is like the shit pit council estate.
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bomboclaat_gamer  +   248d ago
You want a tin foil hat my friend?
strigoi814  +   248d ago
are you done wearing it? lolz
Jae_Blaze06  +   248d ago
I don't understand what's up with the down votes. It's not like I haven't been advocating for PS4 all along. I wish I was lying about the issue I'm facing, but the fact is, I pre ordered my console 3 minutes after Sony's Press Conference at E3, and I now have a defective unit sitting in my entertainment center, and I have to wait for Sony to send me some box to "service" my unit. Never imagined I'd face negativity not only in my console working, but people's reactions to me telling them the problem I'm facing. Not a good look for the gaming community tbh.
kurruptor  +   248d ago
Should have got a refund from Amazon (or wherever) and just went and bought a new one.
bomboclaat_gamer  +   248d ago
exactly
when my console got messed up the sdf rushed and called me a liar and every name under the sun

i had to take my hdd out, connect it to my computer, format the hdd

and redownload the update from the ps website
changed resolution in safe mode

just to enjoy my 450 dollar investment
these guys are the scum of the gaming community

bottom of the barrel scum
Edsword  +   247d ago
That's too bad man. I got mine from Amazon and it seems to work just fine. I hope you get a fast turn around time. No negativity here, just want to let you know I feel for you. My first PS3 broke right after the warranty was up, I sent it to Sony and got a replacement that broke right after the 90 day warranty. I was so mad that I almost did not buy a new one. Gamestop was running a 50% trade in deal and told me they would give me the deal even for a busted console. I guess they get them fixed. I ended up getting the first slim model and I haven't had problems since. Sometimes luck is just not in our favor, but at least you are getting it replaced for free.
yeahokchief  +   248d ago
do i need an avatar now? nice burn tho. lol
Dark_king  +   247d ago
Im just to lazy to add one and I've been hear a long time.
kewlkat007  +   248d ago
WTF....
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