The PlayStation needs to be on its side to avoid overheating. The PlayStation 2 won't read blue-bottom discs. The PSP suffers from dead pixels and unresponsive square buttons. The PlayStation 3 fails to...
but i got to say in the 360 3 year warranty thread people were talking allot of smack and all i could think was .. i never got a check from Sony for the 3 ps1's and 2 ps2's i had to get repaired.
if you want a check go buy a pair of nikes lol
people are complaining about M$ because the hardware failure is so high. Every electronic device has 3-5 percent failure rate at launch, 360 has 25-30 percent which is extremely high. They launch the 360 early to gain a year on Sony and now they're going to lose alot more because of it. PS3 is not going anywhere, so people talking about PS3 being dead is plain stupid. When microsoft release original details about the 360, Bill gates himself said it will have an HDDVD drive, every system will have a harddrive and I was find with that even if it would release at $500 but better features and hardware quality. Hell i even paid $550 for my premium so what that tells
I got a PS1 at launch and it still works perfectly. I got a PS2 at launch and it still works perfectly. I got a PSP at launch and it still works perfectly. I got a PS3 at launch and no problems to date(not that this article is saying that i should be having problems, just making a note of it). Am I just lucky or are there others with no problems from sony?
you are not the only one, My PS1 still works, my ps2 still works and both my psps still work although one has the screen shattered because I dropped it in a crow bar :P
same here buddy :)
Same here, never had a problem with PS1 (and that console even got stepped on and thrown once), never had a problem with PS2, or PSP. My PS3 is in a confined area and it's still going strong.
You're far from alone. Remember there were over 100million psone's and over 120million ps2 sold in their lifetime. With that kind of market share, you're bound to find a few that have problems, but in Sony case it was still a miniscule percentage of the total amount of consoles out there. I'm in the same boat as you, ps1: perfect. Ps2, perfect. PSP, perfect. Ps3, perfect. Hell, my PS3 has only ever crashed once, and I wouldn't call it a crash if there was a powercut :) My 360 however... well all three of them now have gone the same way, ring of death. In the process of getting my fourth sent to me as I type this. There's 10.5 Million 360's in the wild, 2.5 million of those are replacements.
same here...but nearly perfect! My old, first gen PS1 still works (though CD drive mechanisms are a bit worn out after years of use), the PS2 (a "first day launch" PS2 BTW but had it repaired only once for FREE by Sony). My PS3 is still rockin' except for that occasional, annoying BT headset dropouts (hint: avoid Motorola H350 BT headsets like a plague!). Still, all of my three PS generation consoles work fine.
I only had to replace the laser in my PS2 once. PS1 still works.
i never had a problem with any of my sony consoles and i never heard of any of my mates having any problems. the 360 on the other hand, i hear about the problems they have with theres all the time. when i had a 360 the damn thing kept freezin on me. what is suprising is how they have had little bad press over it. it seems like everybody is against the ps3 this gen. if ps3 had the same problems has the 360 i kno they would of been sent to hell for it by the press. the press on generally have to stop being biased.
Sony batteries and car Stereo's and more. Its a wonder how they get away with it how its alright when they make crap products all the time. Its ok for Sony fanboys to talk sh*t about MS ignoring Sony's sh*t is crap but when MS's stuff is crap they go ape sh*t. CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!!! How long will PS3 last before the CRAP breaks with people already having disc loader problems plus the drive is used to play Too many movies and games it also has a sh*tty warrenty. The 360 crap box has the best warrenty incase of crap hardware while the PS3 warrenty will expire just before Sony's hardware turns crap. #3.1 never had a broken 360 with RROD the red rings do not mean the 360 is broken they have several meanings besides harware issues.
dont be mad because you had 2 send your 360 back twice
Sony has a three year warranty dude, yeah it's not free but i bought it. Plus not everybody has the extra three year MS warranty only people with previous problems with their X-box so 67% of people don't have that warranty, want to argue numbers okay lets say the x-box failure rate is 20% the 80% of owners don't have that warranty. PLus shut up you know the ps3 wont die.
Once they actually start using their ps3s we'll see what the failure rate will be. It might not be as high as 360 but there will bound to be issues. Let few games come to ps3 and let them dust off the console and start playing games.
Yeah I've heard that from you at least three times now. How about this, Once I'm Done Watching blu-ray movies, playing games, using Linux (which works awesome and i completely recommend to everybody) , listing to music, and Folding at Home All of which i done most days, I'll tell you how well my ps3's doing and if it seems like it gonna break.
Your comment says that the 360 has the best hardware in case of crap hardware. Funny, I thought M$ just increased the warranty time period BECAUSE of crap hardware. Hmmmmmmmm.....
I have an launch Xbox and it still works perfectly I have a close to launch 360 and it still works with no RROD. #2 whats your point? millions can say that about the Xbox consoles. This does not mean people dont get the RROD or that PS2 owners were not taking their PS2's apart because Sony would not fix them or people gave up after they kept breaking. I'v seen PS2's that no longer looked like PS2's the probelam was so bad the average consumer became a PS2 techie and rigged them to work "sometimes". There was also a huge batch of defective PS3's that lauched in some small asian country awhile back and Sony covered it up fast not to mention there are reports of the disc loader failures on the PS3 already.
You enjoy pulling bull$hit out of your a$$?
I heard about that incident. I think it was in small Asian country and the biggest problem was in its capitol city, Raccoon City. I'm pretty sure Sony was able to cover up the incident by sending the dreaded elite SDF to exterminate the survivors and then proceeded to nuke the entire city. I mean, come on, just because of a couple defective PS3s? I too thought it was a little overboard.
Dear POG, I hope you don't mind I dissect your "arguments" and reveal the fallacies found within them. 1. ARGUMENT: I'v seen PS2's that no longer looked like PS2's the probelam was so bad the average consumer became a PS2 techie and rigged them to work "sometimes". FALLACY: "I've" is the keyword here. It means that you've made a conclusion based on very (and I mean "very")small samples gathered by your very (once again, "very") informal, personal observation. That means you chose to declare something that you only wanted to see. 2. ARGUMENT: There was also a huge batch of defective PS3's that lauched in some small asian country awhile back and Sony covered it up fast not to mention there are reports of the disc loader failures on the PS3 already. FALLACY: A very contradictory argument for one reason. For a company that is well-known in the media for "failures", the fact that this story somehow "escaped" the media's attention is a little bit strange. Also, if Sony managed to cover it up, how in the devil's name did this story leak out (hint: show us a RELIABLE source)? Since you named the alleged "victim" country as just "some small Asian country", this strongly points to either you made this story up or you got this from a rather unreliable source.
macalatus. Easy there fella, please remember POG (by his own words) is very rarely wrong!
I'm a Sony fan but this article is just flame bait. We have already seen the articles about less then 1% failure rate, ect ect... so I think this shouldnt get put through. And my ps1 and ps2 also still have no problems crazymad59, but mine werent launch consoles. But problems do exist. Some people just don't believe it till it happens to them but it happend with the ps1, ps2, 360, ect.
Theres no such thing of a method of figuring out %-ages from two different store managers comming up with a 1% failure rate or a 33% one lol. You call it flame yet all you Sony fans are doing is finding RROD stories to post not owning a 360(most fans should be happier than they were before we knew there was a problem, warrenty wise, not frustration of waiting and going through this BS) for the purpose or bashing and trying to piss people off.
Which is very true. Just sayign we've seen all the articles and this is just another one to fuel the flame war.
are contantly saying all you sony fans. that forum stereotype does not apply to everyone. i find it insulting that you say that cause it's just not true
sonys (so far) great ps3 hardware should be recognized, i agree that this article should not have mentioned any other system in it cuz that does start flame warz which ruins the whole point that sony finally made a great peice of hardware
Every electronic device breaks, just not like the 360... Come on, 30% failure rate....
How much? Hey Microsoft how much will you pay if I write that PS3 tastes like a piece of sh!t! =) Or that it has a stinky odor! Or that all of my BR disks got rotten =) Is thare a price-list for articles like that? PLz - inform me =)
The idiot who wrote this article didn't realize that most playstation gamers still have their ps1, ps2 from launch and I admit that the psp only problem is the dead pixle, and you woundln't notice it when playing games or using it, you only see it when you stare at a black screen, and who buy a psp to stare a the black screen?... and this is my frist time hearing the ps2 wont read blue disc bottom...
it's funny only now I hear about all the problems, I have my original playstation, playstation 2 (from 2001), psp, and ps3 only problems mentioned in the article is 1 dead pixel on the psp which I never see lol
Still have my launch Ps2, don't know anyone who had the Ps2 die. My launch xbox scratched discs, froze and eventually died. My TV's have always been Sony and never had any problems. My ps3 runs for weeks on end.....no problems. Microsoft make cheap hardware. That's a fact. 360's are dropping like flies. All this BS about ps1 and ps2 problems are not from the real world. I still have em all. Everybody I know still has theirs.