I want to start out by saying that I own a 360 and I'll be buying an X-Box One because I think it's a better system overall.
With that disclaimer done, I have to say that this isn't a big issue. They've sold a million so far I believe, and out of that even if it was 5,000 defective units, that's 0.5% defect rate. Maybe that's horrible for the industry but it still means that you're very unlikely to get a dud and of course they'll replace these units. This is really being overblown.
That being said as an X-Box fan it's fun to see these videos :)
I'm not so sure it's overblown. Remember, these units were shipped to end users within just the last 24 - 48 hours likely. How long does it take to develop a BLOD failure? A day? A week? A month? Three months?
I don't think we know the scope and size of the issue just yet. Hopefully it won't but it could get ugly for all we know.
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is this the same as the hardware failures? Or a new problem
As someone who had a console give me an e86 error and then RRODing on me I can sympathize with gamers that have to wait for a replacement. Having Sony tell them they need to buy a $40 extended 2 yr. warranty and you add on Sony's Camera for $60, gee you're at the 500 dollar price mark! By the way Microsoft replaced my RROD console (which I got in '06) and it lasted all the way up till I traded it in for the 360S (in '12).
Big black eye for Sony here. Maybe two black eyes...and a BLODy nose, too.
Well since it's much smaller than the xbone, and also has the PSU inside...that's a lot of heat.
Surely these companies should stress test for thermal issues before launch!
I do feel for the customers, its rather annoying when you wait for a product only for it to die as soon as you get it home.
You can stress test anything but many problems don't show up till production.
Yeah, that's not a heat problem. And the number of 1-star reviews is suspicious, even if there really is a DOA issue. It looks like a successful rollout to me; now all Sony needs is a few blockbuster game titles and PS4 will crush XBone.
hard to stress test 1.4million consoles! I recommend that you ventilate the ps4
I read in an article that some interns at foxconn sabotage it saying at least the only thjng it can do was it can be turned on thats it. If that was true that might explain whats happening here. I really like the ps console. But console lately are getting boring because most of the titles are fps. Where are my rpgs?!!!!
I think I'm going to stick with my favorite game system -- the PC. It has a mouse, keyboard, controller, DVD, Blu-ray, CD, customizable OS, upgradable HDD, upgradable CPU, etc.
Why anyone would want a console is beyond me. PCs can weigh much less and are just as transportable and possibly even smaller than consoles. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this on a PC right now!
Won't get me suckered into a PS4 or X-Box One.
Dave_HH hit it on the head here, even with the XBox the failure rates at launch were minimal, it's only after longer use that the defective thermal solution finally broke down. In the case of HDMI ports, poor design will be a larger issue for people that move their consoles, but considering the PSU is directly next to it and air blows through there the vibrations could also ruin someone's day.
Come on BLOD thats the most creative thing anyone could come up with? No Blue Light Special?
ohh well i guess that's why they call it the blues..
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