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Not All PS4 Units Sold in Europe are Made in Japan as Revealed by Picture

There was a rumor floating around hinting to the possibility that PS4 consoles released in European countries could be made in Japan, as opposed to the ones released in North America that are made in China. Unfortunately the rumor is not true.

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Mikelarry1038d ago

why abriel why.... now when my ps4 comes the first thing i will check is where it was made before even switching it on

Abriael1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

lol. I'm sorry?

I am actually in the same position. I'm hoping in luck, as I definitely trust Japan's manufacturing quality a lot more, and not just for the PS4.

To clarify, I don't believe it's a big issue and I don't expect to see my console smoking if it's made in China. I just am OCD like that. For all my Japanese products I prefer to get them made at home.

Sheikah1038d ago

At least in Denmark, Gamestop released FAQ that states that their batch is "Made in Japan" so here's to hope :)

abzdine1038d ago

I live in DK and i'm gonna pick my console at Gamestop myself tomorrow midnight but i will still ask them to give me one made in Japan!
That's the advantage of picking the console up from the shop

Neonridr1038d ago

I just got a PS4 yesterday and the first thing I did was flip over the console to see where it was made. Naturally it came from the September 2013 China batch which had me initially worried. However it started up with no issues, and worked perfectly for the time I was using it. Obviously that doesn't mean anything, but don't worry, I am sure the one you get will be perfectly fine. However, due to international protection laws, you cannot hold me at fault should your console actually crap out on you when you get it, lol.

You'll be fine, don't worry.

MasterCornholio1038d ago

What the heck? I thought you couldn't get one because they were all sold out.

Talk about lucky.

LOL_WUT1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

I should be getting one tomorrow too at midnight in the U.S so wish me luck ;)

Oh btw if you check the target website and you enter your zip code you might see some in stock just make sure you call in advance good luck guys

Neonridr1038d ago

@MasterCornholio - I was checking the Future Shop (equivalent to Best Buy in the US) website and suddenly a store near me showed that they had stock at that location. I called the place, they had received a shipment of 15 units earlier and there was currently 11 left. They would not hold one for me, it was first come first serve. I drove straight there (took me 20 minutes or so to get there) and when I arrived I secured my console, and there was about 4 more left. In total it took 40 minutes from the time the store opened to the time the last console was snatched up. I got SUPER lucky.

IRetrouk1038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Not bothered where its from as long as it works, the faults at present are less than 1% of consoles sold so far so im not too worried.

Edit.
Why the disagrees? It really does not matter where it is made as they are all made to the same design, if it comes from china then so be it, if its faulty it gets replaced, i understand that the factory in china has some problems with staff being unfairly treated but other than the few instances of faulty consoles everything has been fine.

Abriael1038d ago

Because you should obviously be terribly bothered, and sweat five pounds until you can read the label of your PS4.

Obviously :D

IRetrouk1038d ago

Lmao, bubs for making me laugh, i just dont get why people are so worried about the consoles from china, there is no wide spread problem and i think it was probably taken way out of context, the consoles been out almost two weeks now, without any reports of serious problems, same goes for the one, i just cant wait to get my hands on the ps4 tonight, im like a little kid at christmas lol.

Neonridr1037d ago

agreed IRetrouk, mine was in the 2013 September China batch, and so far so good.

madmark3161032d ago

Sorry sport im tired of hearing of sweat shops in china and if the companies want to use sweat shops to cut money off products then I dont want one. Maybe you can send a family member or child to china and let them make you a nice cheap product and see if they like it.

tigertron1038d ago

I'd say the distribution of Japanese and Chinese made batches are random, so some places in the UK could get JP PS4s and others could get CN ones. Just pot luck.

I just hope mine is Japanese made.

Stick891038d ago (Edited 1038d ago )

Mine was "Made in China" and I've had zero issues with it. So if you do wind up with a MiC console don't worry, probably the same chance of it failing as one made in Japan.

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