Wednesday, March 12, 2008

With More Hardware Sales....

...come more hardware problems, as Sony is beginning to learn.

http://news.filefront.com/rumor-40-gb-playstation-3-has-high-failure-rate/

"Rumor: 40 GB PlayStation 3 Has High Failure Rate
Posted by Chris on Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at 4:21 pm under Hardware, Gamer Life, Sony, Sony, Game Platforms, Game Consoles, Game Companies
Tagged: failure rate, Playstation 3, PS3, red rings of death and Sony

Gamed.nl is reporting that the new 40 GB PlayStation 3 has a failure rate of 40% – an astonishingly high number. According to the Dutch site, Belgian retailer Games Mania has stated that the new PS3 model is selling well, but 40% of the consoles sold have been returned due to hardware problems. The problems primarily relate to the system being unable to read discs, Blu-ray or otherwise.

I’ve yet to hear of anything else regarding problems with the new hardware, so I’d hesitate to say this is a new another Red Rings of Death scenario. We also can’t confirm the validity of these reports, so this could simply be malicious rumors.

We’ll certainly be keeping an eye on the situation.

via Gamer.tm"

On Pinoyxbox.com, a few multi-console owners are reporting that this is indeed true. I just hope that eventually, someone in the Philippines will be willing to repair the "BDL" issue. For more information on BDL, google the error 80010514 and 80029906. Already there are people who repair broken Xbox 360s here in the Philippines. Surely a bit later there will be others who can fix PS3's later on.

That's the reality when you've got no official support from Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft. Console gaming is a tough hobby to pursue when you're in an unsupported region.

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