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Old November 18 2013, 03:42 AM   #31
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

I'm planning on picking up a PS4 sometime next year - probably in the spring. I have such a huge backlog of PS3 and 360 games I need to play I just can't justify getting the new console at launch.

That said, I'm really interested in the Vita functionality - I have a Vita (which I just adore) and love the idea of playing PS4 games on it while my wife watches her shows ...
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Old November 19 2013, 03:25 PM   #32
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

And the PS4 already has a new "light of doom" problem, this time the so called "Blue Light of Dozing" where the console refuses to boot back up again.

Slim model in a year and a half it is then.
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Old November 19 2013, 03:41 PM   #33
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Re: PS4 and Xbox One Launch Thread

I'm not surprised the PS4 is doing so well. With MS having totally blown the PR game and the Wii U being virtually an afterthought at this point, Sony pretty much just had to not fuck it up, and they seem not to have fucked it up.
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Old November 19 2013, 08:34 PM   #34
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I'm not surprised the PS4 is doing so well. With MS having totally blown the PR game and the Wii U being virtually an afterthought at this point, Sony pretty much just had to not fuck it up, and they seem not to have fucked it up.

Well, at least for the most part, but as mentioned, there is a problem with some of them, most notably with consoles that have come from Amazon. Some consoles have had problems with the latest firmware update which have rendered them inoperable. There just hasn't been much publicity about this.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/...on-4-problems/
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Old November 19 2013, 08:41 PM   #35
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Wait, are you telling me Foxconn slave labor hasn't achieved a 0% defect rate?!?! I'm shocked, I say again SHOCKED by this state of events.

It's 2013, some of these consoles are going to be defective, and just about anyone who gets a defective console is going to bitch about it somewhere on the Internet.
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Old November 19 2013, 08:46 PM   #36
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It's currently lower than the 0.8% Yellow Light of Death from the PS3, if the trend continues to affect the one batch that seems to be most vunerable from it, it could be around 0.5% of all units produced, still inside the acceptable failure rate.
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Old November 19 2013, 09:15 PM   #37
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Wait, are you telling me Foxconn slave labor hasn't achieved a 0% defect rate?!?! I'm shocked, I say again SHOCKED by this state of events.

It's 2013, some of these consoles are going to be defective, and just about anyone who gets a defective console is going to bitch about it somewhere on the Internet.

Sure, but imagine preordering the console, waiting all those months, finally getting it, only to not be able to do anything with it. Disappointing to say the least. Some have to ship it right back to Sony. I'm not saying it's a big problem, but It's a problem nevertheless.

Here's another link:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/how.../1100-6416222/
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Old November 19 2013, 11:38 PM   #38
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Yeah I don't have to imagine, my launch window PS3 had a screwed up optical drive. It wouldn't take a disc. Just made a weird grinding noise. I had to send it back to Sony, and it was a total bitch to get them to honor the warranty since it was off of Ebay and they didn't send me a receipt with it.

Spoiler alert. Some people are going to be disappointed on Friday when they get their XBO and the thing doesn't work, or dies halfway through the Day One Update, or dies after a few minutes of gameplay, or dies because they broke it by doing something stupid that they won't admit and instead will pretend that it shipped broken. Who knows, I might be one of them.

And they'll bitch on the internet. And people will needlessly speculate that the problems are widespread.
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Old November 20 2013, 12:27 AM   #39
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The guys at Kotaku and IGN was able to get their PS4 to work after inspecting the HDMI port and noticing an out of place wire and flattening it out with a thin metal barb.

IGN is reporting Sony as saying that there may be a 0.4% failure rate and that they will continue to investigate. With 1 million units in the wild now, this means they expect problems with 3,000 - 4,000 consoles. Completely unacceptable, sure, but at those numbers, I like my odds and I expect Sony to make this right should I get a bum console.
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Old November 20 2013, 06:36 AM   #40
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Makes me wonder why those ports are being bent in the first place. Seems to be a rather odd defect to happen for something that depends on it. Sucks for those people who don't have any Sony stores near them to go to. Ironically, we had one here for years that just recently closed.
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Old November 20 2013, 07:19 AM   #41
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^ I've read online that the HDMI cable that comes with the PS4 is kinda crappy and it's the reason for the bent pin in the HDMI connector.
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Old November 20 2013, 10:49 AM   #42
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Got my e-mail and patment process confirmation from Shop To.Net this week ooo so close now to PS4 Launch Day (UK) cannot wait.
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Old November 20 2013, 01:03 PM   #43
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So the new consoles require internet updates just to turn them on? What if you don't use Xbox Live or PS Network?

I'll probably wait two years until buying one. I'm just excited about getting a PS3 on Black Friday
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Old November 20 2013, 01:24 PM   #44
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No, they don't need to update them just to turn them on, as faras I'm aware, they will work out of the box but they will be missing some of their features.
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The guys at Kotaku and IGN was able to get their PS4 to work after inspecting the HDMI port and noticing an out of place wire and flattening it out with a thin metal barb.

IGN is reporting Sony as saying that there may be a 0.4% failure rate and that they will continue to investigate. With 1 million units in the wild now, this means they expect problems with 3,000 - 4,000 consoles. Completely unacceptable, sure, but at those numbers, I like my odds and I expect Sony to make this right should I get a bum console.
The "acceptable" failure rate for electronic devices is 1% of the total amount in circulation. It was even back when the PS3 first came out.
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