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  • Sony Acknowledges a 0.4% Failure Rate for Initial PlayStation 4 Shipments

    Earlier today it was revealed that some early adopters of the PS4 were experiencing some technical issues, which included hardware freezing and failure to download updates.

    Sony was quick to respond to the worries by saying only 0.4% of the the total initial shipments were being reported as faulty. That is the equivalent of 4 out of every 1,000 units shipped, which is actually really damn good when it comes down to it.

    A Sony spokesperson released this statement on behalf of the company to IGN.

    "A handful of people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems," a Sony spokesperson confirmed. "This is within our expectations for a new product introduction, and the vast majority of PS4 feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and are on track for a great launch.

    "There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isnít a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .4% of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction." According to the rep, "there have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn't a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems."

    If you're worried about going through the waking nightmare that was the RROD fiasco for the Xbox 360 launch, you can probably breathe a little sigh of relief here.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony Acknowledges a 0.4% Failure Rate for Initial PlayStation 4 Shipments started by Shawn Zipay View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. stilla-killa's Avatar
      stilla-killa -
      Hopefully mine will be a ok when I pick it up tomorrow after work.
    1. nossirrah's Avatar
      nossirrah -
      already put about 5 hours of game time plus a couple of hours on stand by for mine and everything is working properly