Originally Posted by pacmagic2002
Originally Posted by GotHolesInMySocks
All electronics have their malfunctions. Can't be worried about purchasing something that you think won't work
Why cant I? If im spending $400+ on something, why shouldnt i be concerned when i see droves of people saying their system isnt working? I can see if this was a HISENSE or WESTINGHOUSE console..........but this is Sony.
I cant remember ever seeing this many people receiving a device DOA..........Console or not.
A few things....
1. In general, people with issues are the noisiest on the internet, meaning those with no issues don't say a word because they're happily gaming. It may appear like tons of people have bricked PS4s, but the reality is that the DOA consoles make up a tiny percentage of the overall amount of PS4s out there.
2. Every new generation console has issues out the gate. And they continue to have issues throughout their lifespan...that's just electronics in general though.
3. Social media and the internet in general--that's why the numbers of faulty consoles seems high. I'm willing to bet that just as many people had issues with the PS3, 360, PS2, etc. You just didn't hear about it because Twitter and Instagram weren't around, and Facebook was in its infancy when the last gen consoles dropped. Also, the internet loves a scandal or ____gate. Tech sites are going to take the stories of a handful of people with bad launch day PS4 experiences and run with them to create "news".
I wouldn't hesitate to buy one now. The odds that you'll receive a faulty unit are pretty low. But if you do, simply return it. And that goes for all electronics.