A few PS4 hardware issues begin to surface

Uh oh. Technically the PS4 isn't even out yet, but already we're getting a few reports in that some people that were using early release versions are having a few problems.

It's not loads, let's be clear, but according to the CVG report, at least four systems have thrown up problems. Two of these come from review websites and another two from those who won them in competitions - bummer for those guys.

The first one had issues with its HDMI port, where the cable wouldn't go in far enough to receive the video and audio signal. Similarly, one reddit user who won a PS4 from a Sony/Taco Bell promotion found that his console sent no signal to the TV either, but it could be something a little more complicated, as the machine doesn't seem to boot up properly either.

Watch him struggle to get it to connect here.

IGN also had some problems with one of its review units, where it broke down and refused to operate soon after applying the 1.5 patch. Before that it worked fine, but afterwards, it refused to boot and send a signal to the TV, just like the competition winner.

The final person reporting problems had issues getting his account to login, but fortunately was able to get past it after a few tries - suggesting his issue was a little less serious than the others.

While this is of course no indication that this sort of fail rate will be present in the retail versions of the PS4, I'd imagine there's more than one executive that's sweating bullets right now hoping that everything pans out alright tomorrow.

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sony > microsoft this time around

Think about it, sony was cocky last gen 699 for the system. they tried pushing new hardware before it was mainstream to push the bluray. most people chose xbox purely from $$ point of view and then were sucked into there live system. THIS time around micrsofot shot themselve sin the foot thinking they were top dog. backlash insued, and this is why rumors of 58%+ ppl polls prefer ps4 or are switching. ive seen both systems, both uis, both online services.. to say xbox has a chance in hell of competing with what sony is offering.. is a fucking joke!

Consoles Fail.

My trusty ol' custom PC just keeps on a chargin' stompin' on every console ever made along the way & built for just about the same price. Bahahahahahahaha & ROFLMAO!!!!!

pffft

hey, for all we know, these people get their console for free, FREE. so why complains? i mean u get a free meal and u are being picky? it is normal, as in not surprising, because it will take generations to get it right, so until ps4 slim gets out, expect many system failures. people are greedy, seller, they sent out buggy console, buyer, they cant wait to get their hand on 1st ps4 so they can brag. greed! now just sit back and watch which will fail much than the other, ps4 or xbox1.

Crapstation!

Ya no its funny ps3 comes out 2 years after 360 and every game better on 360 fact crapsacks except it. I no one game a little better on ps4 but I still think its up in the air right now no matter how much you like Crapstation!

more people hate the xbox1 I

more people hate the xbox1 I don't think so the ps4 will be shite just like the ps3 is it doesn't matter that its more powerfull. the ps3 is more pwoerfull than the 360 but yet the 360 is better it will be the same this time round. sony sucks ass always have always will

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