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Sony is investigating a "small" number of PlayStation 4 hardware failures, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed.

Yoshida's comments follow reports overnight that numerous users who had got their hands on PS4 early had been experiencing problems with the hardware. One user claimed that their PS4 had stopped working altogether, while IGN and Kotaku both reported problems with the HDMI output on their systems.

"Be assured we are investigating reported PS4 issues," tweeted Yoshida. "The number is very small compared to shipped, we believe they are isolated incidents."

It isn't yet clear quite how widespread the problem may turn out to be. The console doesn't officially go on sale in the US until tomorrow, November 15, with a UK release following two weeks later on November 29.

Source: @yosp

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RFK87@ Karlius

lol! didn't think of that, cheers America
Posted 18:25 on 14 November 2013
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tvr77@ Karlius

Good point, i'll be watching and hopefully there's no pear shapes just X's, Squares, Triangles, and Circles. :-)
Posted 17:45 on 14 November 2013
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The worst bit about it potentially happening to your console is if there's no stock left for your chosen retailer to replace it, then you're stuck with a brick until Sony resupplies.
Posted 16:19 on 14 November 2013
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Karlius@ tvr77

Hay don't be sad you can use the Americans as your guinea pig if things go pear shaped you can eject. Poor XB1 users will be in the same boat no matter what.
Posted 15:41 on 14 November 2013
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Jesus_Phish@ FantasyMeister

Extreme "wobble" testing results in broken hardware.
Posted 15:31 on 14 November 2013
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Is them saying its only a very small fraction of users and an isolated issue a bit bogus because i would have thought that a very large majority are still to receive their consoles. I SERIOUSLY hope i'm wrong but maybe when the full release happens it won't be so isolated.
I would be so so gutted if this happened to me on the 29th.....i think i might just cry T.T
Posted 15:29 on 14 November 2013
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Karlius@ MJTH

Yes maybe they needed to update the update and that's not being sarcastic I mean this could well be the case. Consoles were probably not thought to be hitting homes until today at the earliest so maybe a few tweaks were needed.

It's the reasoning MS gave behind having to ban users who had received their consoles early from live.
Posted 15:19 on 14 November 2013
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It's a shame, there always seems to be some sort of problem with the launch of a console. 360 RROD, Wii U day one update causing freezes that could brick your console and now this. Hopefully this is just in the minority of cases, and that it's just bad luck that a few people who got the console early had failures.
Posted 15:08 on 14 November 2013
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Karlius@ FantasyMeister

One is from Kotaku and one is from IGN. Two others were early console winners from Taco Bell. One cut out during an OS update (My suspicion he turned it off during an update but still shouldn't brick a console) and the other was playing and then HDMI failure.

They all seem to be based around the same sort of story though HDMI failure being the cause. There could just be a bad batch and employee 200657 in foxconn was having a bad day assembling parts.
Posted 14:59 on 14 November 2013
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I remember this sort of response from MS last Gen.

"Microsoft Corp., for its part, says the problems are only affecting a very small proportion of its machines."

“a few isolated reports,” and said that in a launch of this size, there’s always “going to be some percentage that’s not going to work perfectly.”

“But it’s an incredibly small fraction and below what you would expect for a launch of this size,” said Microsoft spokesperson Claire Dabreo.

Please not again!
Posted 14:43 on 14 November 2013
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I hope MS has learned a lot from the RROD
Posted 14:38 on 14 November 2013
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oh dear, hope this doesnt affect me. Although with the WB Humble bundle I have plenty to fall back on if needs be...nananananananananananananananana batmaaaan!
Posted 14:37 on 14 November 2013
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I can almost guarantee at least one of the hardware failures is along the lines of "It was dropped on the floor, why doesn't it work?" Unfortunately following RROD from last gen we can't dismiss the story as easily this time around.
Posted 14:36 on 14 November 2013
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I feel sorry for the people that this happened to, as long as they didn't do anything stupid to make it happen.
Hope that it doesn't happen to me next Friday with the X1 as I would be pretty pissed with the amount of money spent on it, games and accessories bought and time off work booked if it didn't work.
Posted 14:34 on 14 November 2013
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Here we go... maybe. Would be nice if could just have smooth launches for once.
Posted 14:28 on 14 November 2013
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