Sony Representative Releases Expected Failures Numbers

Sony releases expected number of consoles that could fail.

With some of the news revolving around people with broken Playstation 4 consoles, Sony has released the number of consoles that could be dead on arrival or have some sort of manufacturer’s defect. Some issues already reported have been HDMI output failure as well as consoles not powering up correctly.

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Sony representatives were expecting this, as all launches thus far, to come with issues. Originally, the Sony representative that spoke with GameInformer proclaimed that the estimated number of units that will be dead on arrival or fail to be .04 percent. This number was later changed.

Sony’s first estimation was off by quite a bit. Instead of it being .04 percent, it is now projected to be .4 percent. While in percentages, this may not seem like a lot of units, with Sony expecting to sell 5 million units by March 31st, 2014, this results in a larger number of people who will be disappointed with their PS4s. .4 percent of the 5 million units translates into about 20,000 units with problems.

Sony does intend on working with those who receive a unit that with failed hardware. They do ask that if you receive one of these units, that you contact them.


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