Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has issued an official statement to categorically deny that there is a 40% failure rate on the newly release 40GB PS3 as has been reported on a Dutch website.
I refuse to believe this as a concrete fact until more sources begin confirming these "failures".
Then again, the media is always desperate to find anything negative about the PS3 to boost their website hits.
I refuse to believe that a console with the 20gb, 60gb and 80gb that has a failure rate of less then 0.1% has suddenly jumped to 40% with the 40gb. I mean, what the hell...it's not even like the 40gb has anything new in it. It has things taken out of it, which means less things to go wrong. If anything, this is a temporary problem with a badly made batch of ps3's. But whats more likely is a website trying to get hits or Microsoft or it's fanboys spreading crap. This is a console war and its not unreal that they wouldn't try something like that. I mean, why 40%? Why not 10%? 20%? 30%? Why does it have to be just a little higher then the 360's 33% failure rate? I smell some bad juju, and it's not the 360's motherboard melting
The media is always keen to find NEGATIVE NEWS. Whether it's about PS3, Xbox 360, The climate, The Wii, The length of hair vs intelligence, the size of your feed, etc. etc.
Take it all with a pinch of salt, The only people who can confirm or deny this are the PS3 40GB owners..
FYI: I'm a 360 owner, incase anyone things I'm biased, on drugs or otherwise..
What ever happened to reporting good news??
http://gamed.nl/view/33819 So this makes it zero sources backing up this rumour and even it is anecdotal at best.
Journalist probably got a smacking for writing such a fud story.
I think it was one batch of consoles delivered to one store in Belgium or something. It's all blown out of proportion. None of the other PS3 versions have had any hardware problems so this is just silly.
@frizshizzle They even withdrew their previous news:
News: Defective PS3 40GB insulated incident Through tarantino on 08-11-2007 14:50 Bron: Gamed
Yesterday we published the message that the Belgian store chain Game Mania got back a large number defective PS3 40GB apparatuses of customers. Today got we the report that this information do not knocks .
The figure material that on Gamed published became (namely that 40% of the 40GB consoles defect would be) was not to be knocked. These figures its according to Sony and Game Mania totally not representative and based on an unfortunate combination of events. Both parties ask then also a law arrangement of this news reporting .
(sorry automated translation)
Check out the latest news on Gamespot (shouldn't be hard for the Xbots) and you'll read that the website that posted the rumor retracted the bogus entry as a malicious attempt to harm PS3 sales. That is why the web page can no longer be found. Gamespot, themselves, confirm that the rumor is bogus, as well. So anybody who wants to use this bologna as ammo against Sony had better be both concerned with looking like a horse's @ss for propogating false statements, and the <REAL> RROD problem of their own piece of trash.
and this kid bought a 40 gig PS3 and he said it dies on arrival. So in stead he is looking to buy a stand alone Blu-Ray player.
I was under Blu-Ray players/Sony PS3 as a Blu-Ray player thread, so who knows they need more people to buy them to see if there is some issue there.
Glad I stayed away from that gimped 40 gig Ps3. 60 gig all the way...
I was on AVS forums 3 days ago. Ten kids bought an 360 Elite and they were dead on arrival!
No, I am Spartacus.
I like it when someone breaks the river-made-of-pee-talk.
On the AVS forums just called me, his name is actually "that kid from the avs forums" he told me to tell you, his friend "the liar from the N4G forums" hi...
Bathyj and Riksweeney, your two responses are gold. I wonder some younger audience will get your joke or not. Anyway bubble for you two.
Is actually a peg legged alien pirate. He has 8 tentacles. I know. I saw him spin a web under the Brooklyn bridge. I think he feeds on FUDge.
console wars:episode 5 MS strikes back
when all else fails, start spreading FUD about your competitor.
Is a complete moron. One “Danish” site says it so we are supposed to believe it? Come on, the 360’s failure rate is worldwide and happens to every site that uses the 360 in any way. If the failure rates for Sony were true, we would have a huge level of sites complaining right now.
Another guy at one of the forums I go to bought a 40g PS3 and CoD 4... and the PS3 could not read the disk. He returned it and I don't know if he got another one.
Edit: Why the disagrees??? I just stated what happened. It was a PS3 forum and the guy was a staunch Sony supporter... I doubt he made that up.
I bought one yesterday, and its working fine (therefore they are all working fine, LOL!)
If Sony can beat MS 30% fail rate, wow just think of all those units sony can sell!!!!!!
too funny bubbles for you.
“We are very proud of the quality and reliability of PLAYSTATION 3 and are disappointed that such extremely sloppy journalism has resulted in this totally inaccurate story,”
Poor xbox fanboys who ran with this story all day...
LOL @ sloppy journalism which is true. Nice try Xbots.
Are you people stupid? This has nothing to do with "xbots" or MS, you guys are seriously paranoid, this is not funny anymore you freaks need help.
I think these fools are referring to the fanboys on this site who published the article here and all the MS-loving tools who ran wild in the comments section.
i just cant express how stupid this article is...Sony makes the most reliable products...
Yes they do, if you forget that the PS2 had a lot of issues when it was first released. Sometimes these things do happen, even to Sony.
I do agree that I'll take this as crap until there is proof/more sources.
I must say that the ps3 has proven to be a really solid build. This story sounds like nonsense. If anything the shop probably sold 5 and got 2 bad ones from a duff batch giving them the 40% figure. I find this very hard to belive going by Sony's excellent track record for harware this generation.
they still say the failure rate is a lot less than the 60gb. if it was more than that they would have said, "the ps3 40gb's failure rate is substantially less than the competitors's console." im neutral but this story is fishy
now its, i saw alot sold and everyone's bringing them back because of a failure rate? hahahahahaha this is a joke
That was good lol
Sony came 1 year later becouse of QM
ps3 aways high quality i know !! don't trust any anti sony Rumours
go go ps3
My new 40 gig PS3 actually broke on me and now wont read any form of disk.
I do think that it was PES2008 fault though as the game froze on me and restarted the PS3, since then it wasn't able to read a disk.
Sony's spin doctors usually spew pure BS, but this time I believe them. These high failures are an isolated batch of bad drives or just pure fiction.
See for yourself: http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
What else has Sony denied? Let's see....
Sony Denies Adding Rumble to Sixaxix
Sony Denies PS3 Price Revelation
Sony Denies Stealing From Nintendo
http://www.digitalbattle.co... I could go on but if you're not a fanboy, I think you get the point.
Sony Denies Denying 40G Failure Rate
first of all this is from a person who cant even spell dragonballz lol
1.people on the internet already know rumble was coming i think your forgetting the law suit and from a business point of view if you want to sell the first batch of your controllers you wouldn't go and tell people its coming how do you expect to sell them
2.see point 1 business point of view
3.you said sony stole from wii controls
your forgetting it was already on the ps1-2 and pc controls
you probably dress just like your avatar, your mother wants to know why her 43 year old son (who still lives with her) is wearing that with a towel around his neck....get a job fatty!!
When the truth hurts and they resort to immature name-calling, put-downs, etc. and multiple disagreeing. ROFL Y'all make me laugh.
Take your own advice.
YOU'VE BEEN HIT BY...
@@@______(*) THE BOABY...
though I'm aware that a few of the PS3 early adopter guys refer to it as the gimped version...lol...wow, thanks guys...lol...but it's ok, I understand...the 360 core went through it too, to be fair...I've grown use to the absolute weirdness and quirks of this generation, the crazy stories and all the rumors...and that song from the ad is still stuck in my head by the way...good day and game on...
Blame the consumers for your sending them some faulty hardware. That's real big of you.
isn't that what MS said for months on end when people started reporting RROD until they were FORCED to admit there was a problem?
The PS3 so far has had an EXCELLENT record of reliability. The benefit of the doubt is owed to Sony unless someone can PROVE otherwise.
The_Engineer is spot on. Microsoft did blame their customers for ages about the RROD and scratching disk problems before admitting it and introducing a 3 year warranty. Talk about irony eh...
The difference is, Sony still doesn't acknowledge the PS1 had heat issues and the PS2 had dvd drive issues.
PS1 heat issues? Sure...
PS2, yes they did, they got sued over it remember?
Needs to be 40%, hah ? Can't be 25 or 29, no coincidently 40 > 30. Guess what, I get one and it breaks, its 100%. So far I have 0. What now ? Doubt that based on the prev. version its the drive which is breaking. And even if it does, should be easy to fix. There are 6 Mio machines out there, which don't have this problem, get the old drive back in. No guessing game here.
Sony writes the report off to sloppy journalism without offering a rational explanation as to why Gamesmania is seeing a 40 percent failure rate with the 40GB SKU? Personally I suspect it's because BC has been removed, but if consumers in Belgium were buying the 40GB SKU assuming that it would play their PS2 games then the 40GB SKU would seem defective even if it was in perfect working order.
I really think Sony is going to have a problem with the BC issue come Christmas because if parents happen to buy a PS3 for little Johnny they'll be most likely to pick up the 40GB SKU & least likely to know why that 40GB SKU is so cheap. I still believe BC is a bigger issue than Sony is willing to admit & they really haven't helped any with the sliding scale of BC implemented in the various PS3 SKUs.
if this was true how come there no evidence for it.
no logic in it,if this were true wouldn't it be know were bigger sales are > uk
lol only at the one store .... how can 40% of ps3s be sold from lol one store duhhh
so obviously its fake
of course they will deny it, just as ms did.Thats something u dont want to admit.Probably just a bad batch, people are human.
40 percent seems too big of a number to come up with so quickly. This does seem like bs. There are probably issues with a good number of 40gb ps3s, but not 40 percent. maybe like 5 percent or something.
I think the lack of Backward Compatibility is to blame... most of the general public has no idea that the 40GB PS3 can't play PS2 games.
The other versions of the PS3 ran fine. My 60 gig is still nice and quiet and kicking strong. Its hard to believe that lower end model with mostly the same innards would start having problems after the last few were near flawless. Perhaps something happened to a certain set during shipping? Even still, its hard to put such a broad stamp on an isolated area.
maybe is true or maybe is not.. but Sony will not admit is true even if it is.... Microsoft didn't admit it was true about RROD until they had a solution and fixed the problem... then tried to make it right...
The bad things about this.. is... (if true)... Sony will not fix this for a long time.. just like microsoft.. it took them 1 year... they are following corporate protocols... heck even products that are eventually recalled.. companies deny there is any problem at first...
Because you were one of the main clowns screaming " I hope its true!! I hope its true!!!" "I hope its failure rate is 40%" "lets think of a name to call it!!!" did you not?
You're just going on this dumbassed anti-sony tirade yet again like always.
why don't you try posting my entire comment instead of taking it out of context..
"Personally I hope this is true... simply so Sony fanboys shut up about RROD already now that it seems as microsoft fix the problem.
on 2nd thought I hope this is not true... The mayority of PS3 owners are not fanboys and shouldn't suffer for the things that Sony fanboys do."
Let me post the other half for you.
"we have to think of a name... we know that the PS3 does not have any color or light code when the system fails... what can we call it? we need something....
Personally I hope this is true..."
That statement itself was ignorant and complete fanboy bull no matter which way you want to twist it. You aint no better than those other fanboy jackasses out there and the only difference is that you're on the 360 side of the ps3 vs 360 console fence.
This is M$'s money hard at work. That's all.
M$ is using it's money to try and stain the PS3 any way they can, since they can't continue to use the same ol' "well we've got more games than the PS3".
Come on M$, you know the PS3 has a less than 1% failure rate. just because a new 40G model is out you want people to believe things have changed?.....AHAHHAHAHHAA
The PS3 is here to stay, while the 360 is FADING AWAY, and is quickly becoming LAST GEN.....AAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA
Propaganda my friends, propaganda.
I have had a 60 GB version since release date....folding at home 24\7 with over 630 work units...no issues....I will get a 40 GB PS3 when the 65nm chips are in it in early 2008 for my second PS3 to hook up in my game room.
The original story now no longer exists on the page! Check out 1.3's post.
haha major ownage
Equate to a recall. All major gaming sites would have reported it as well as news agencies like cnn and the bbc. On top of that, I would have heard it if confirmed in the finacial industry and this would have been reported on Bloomberg or Reuters.
Please do not believe this garbage.
...ms spreads rumours bout sony's stuff (and whoever else they compete with in other areas)...sony spread rumours about ms and other competitors...apple does it, dell, toshiba, etc. Very popular evil business tactics, pisses me off, no company is innocent. Sony's products are more reliable straight from launch day, they are smarter about waiting till the products are actually ready (usually perfected) and have so few minor if any bugs to fix (except for the ps2 (dvd drive) when it first came out, but all companies have a screw up once in a while). MS comes up with great stuff, but rushes it...but hey, they fix it within like, a month or two and then it's usually perfected. Of course, ms screwups are often blown way out of proportion (i.e. RROD) but most people seem to know that, so the 360 is still doing well, the ps3 really isn't doing bad in sales, things keep getting better for it, especially as the prices drop, we've all sen the improvement in sales, it all depends on the customers who don't have money growing on the trees in their front yards, once the system prices reach the $200 mark, sales will skyrocket for both.
Competition is really gonna be pushing a helluva lot more really kick-butt stuff out there for both systems...
The site that reported the bogus failure rates (GamesTM) is the same site that just gave Ratchet and Clank the score of 60%.
They are just trying to get hits by bashing the PS3.
It's too bad that more websites, including N4G, don't do their own filtering of crap like this, before re-posting it in the first place. Any snot-nosed kid (or Microsoft employee) can sling whatever crap comes to mind, and its instantly spread by sites like N4G without a moment's pause.
Isn't it very telling that we see so many of these aimed at the PS3, and not the other two consoles? Says a lot about the type of people that prefer the competition.
...as said it's been going both ways. The only bashing against nintendo was the lame statement that it "makes people to smash the wiimote into the tv screen and cause injuries"...it's not nintendo's fault people get really stupid and clumsy.