Sony: PS3 problems 'unsubstantiated'

SCEA communications chief blasts an analyst report citing next-gen console issues at Tokyo Game Show, says flatly that the "PS3 does not suffer from an overheating problem."

Tuesday, Sony stock fell 2.75 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after several analyst downgrades sent traders scrambling. One of the reports, issued by Macquarie Equities' David Gibson, expressed concern that many of the 200-plus PlayStation 3s on the floor of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show "operated erratically and had to be repeatedly reset," according to the AP.

"While the reason for this is unknown, we suspect it may be due to overheating as a result of enclosing the units and the high temperatures at the venue," Gibson said. "We are concerned that such a problem has occurred so close to full production and is clearly negative news for the company."

Today, Sony fired back, blasting Gibson's note. "If you read the report from Macquarie closely, you can see that their reports are unsubstantiated and that comments related to the alleged failure of PS3 units at TGS are also not attributed to a source," countered Dave Karraker, Sony Computer Entertainment America's senior director of corporate communications, in an e-mail to GameSpot.

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power of Green 5906d ago (Edited 5906d ago )

I hope Pwee-S-thrwee last long e-nuff 4 stupid American to hurry! up! and buy! b-4 it bweak.

Chewy 1015906d ago

Then I guess Kotaku is lying as well, and the pictures they took of PS3's being reset are fakes.

Retard5906d ago

Ouch, Sony... bet that stung him a bit.

testerg355905d ago

It happened.. It never happened.. Maybe it happened but we didn't see it... Love the PS1 and PS2, but damn... really getting tired of their crap. I hope they're willing to replace faulty PS3s with new ones. Atleast MS has been good about that.

calderra5905d ago


How the hell does Sony think that can get away with this, when there's evidence catching them red-handed, and the day it happened, Sony execs confirmed it was caused by the conditions of the show?

Come ON.
(btw: This is probably the third time this news item has been posted.)

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