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PS3 Technical Trouble Report

November 16, 2006 - As with any game system launch, once the honeymoon in enjoying all the sexy new games and delectable hardware facets has run its course, the problems begin to arise. Whether it's the PS1's flip-it-to-play-it overheating issue, the Xbox 360's Red Circle o' Death, or the PSP and Nintendo DS's burnt pixels, hardware manufacturing oversights or technical blunders will often mean that some people will not be happy with their new systems.

Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 is not coming through its own launch all roses either. All but one reported problems are rare technical glitches (most are isolated incidents with either specific owners' PS3s or else odd incompatibilities with certain display units), with few fatal errors being reported by Japanese owners in the few days since the system's release. (Of course, with a launch of less than 100,000 systems and a reported abundance of system flippers buying their PS3s to resell to desperate buyers, it's difficult to know how many problems we'd expect to see at this point.) The PS3's one severe issue is its lack of upscaling -- already a nagging issue for those who had been looking forward to enhanced PS1, PS2 and DVD playback, but now seen as a bigger issue for those who do not have 720p-capable HDTVs -- and we have an update on Page 2 of this article about what those affected by the issue will and will not be able to do with their systems.

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FordGTGuy3846d ago

and should be expected for every launch of any console of any brand.

NJ1307RSX3846d ago

Go Crawl back to your cave, MS fanboy.

Scrumptious3846d ago

8 months extra debug time and Sony shovels this on the market?

Arkham3846d ago

There are bound to be some bumps, but the lack of support for older/outdated technology such as non-720p displays will become less important over the next little while. A future update is supposed to take care of this issue.

Have fun with the slagging, boys, some of us have better things to do than deal with your negativity. ;)

You should be too busy playing Gears, shouldn't you?

testerg353846d ago

"There are bound to be some bumps, but the lack of support for older/outdated technology such as non-720p displays will become less important over the next little while. A future update is supposed to take care of this issue."

That's a pretty common comment from Sony Fanboy. Its pretty bad that you're asking players to buy new HD TVs, when their current HD TV is only 2yrs old. Sony hasn't even made a comment about this problem either.