Rarely does the launch of a brand new console go smoothly. Despite selling over a million consoles in the first 24 hours, if what Reddit and Twitter says is to be believed then it appears that everybody’s PS4s is broken out of the box. Many folks were disappointed to find that their brand new consoles wouldn’t turn on, and instead the console’s light would just pulse blue. But how prevalent is this “Blue Light of Death” really?
Luckily, according to Sony there isn’t actually much of a problem at all. They announced yesterday that less than 1% of the PS4 were broken out of the box, and that they believe that there isn’t some “singular problem” causing the failures. The amount of reported failures, according to Sony, is well within their “expected range” of broken systems at launch. That’s pretty astounding when you think about it.
Luckily, for those folks who are part of the 1% Sony is looking to ship out replacement units quickly. After all, 1% of 1 million is still 10,000 units, and that’s going to be 10,000 owners who are likely a bit miffed that the $400 console they just bought isn’t working. But, at least for those folks who’ve been claiming that the sky is falling can now quiet down a little bit, at least until Friday when it turns out that there are a few Xbox One’s that have their own problems as well!
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