UH OH! PS4 failure rate at 1%! 10,640 defective units

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#1 Edited by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

PS4 Failure Rate Only Less Than 1%

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/11/ps4-failure-rate-less-1/

At least it's less than the PS3's which I'm okay with.

For comparisons's sake

  • The Iphone 4/s has a 7% failure rate at launch
  • Ipad air 1.6% at launch
  • PS3 10% at launch
  • Xbox 360 23.6 % at launch
  • Wii 2.7% at launch
#2 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26729 posts) -

I get the feeling that number is going to raise.

#3 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

That is quite a lot...

#4 Posted by Heil68 (44560 posts) -

So we get to see a post of all 10,000 problems here in Sw's. AWESOME. lmao

#5 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12202 posts) -

A substantial improvement over the launches of Gen7.

#6 Posted by rogerjak (14760 posts) -

I fail to see a problem here.

#7 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1580 posts) -

@AMD655 said:

That is quite a lot...

But isn't acceptable electronic rate failure around 3-5%?

#8 Posted by Speak_Low (1091 posts) -

The failure rate is identical to the amount of people interested in buying a Wii U this holiday.

#9 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

@StrifeDelivery said:

@AMD655 said:

That is quite a lot...

But isn't acceptable electronic rate failure around 3-5%?

Yeah i think so.

#10 Posted by Netret0120 (2159 posts) -

Far better than 360's launch. RROD was real dang!

#11 Edited by SinjinSmythe (789 posts) -

@majesticshea said:

PS4 Failure Rate Only Less Than 1%

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/11/ps4-failure-rate-less-1/

At least it's less than the PS3's which I'm okay with.

Sony is the PR and lie king. Remember how they tried to cover up the PSN hack? This is like that X100.

This will seal the companies fate.

#12 Posted by TheEroica (13538 posts) -

Please stop people... Please. I know we all like to play our silly system wars angles but my god every time a lem makes a defective unit thread, 5 cows will make on this Friday when the xbox launches... Stop spinning your wheels for no reason. Talk about the games for fuck sake.

Btw, resogun = amazing.

#13 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9477 posts) -

1M+ PS4's sold to consumers in 24 hours. A 1% failure rate is literally nothing. We should only be worried if it hits like 15%+.

#14 Posted by thenephariouson (3953 posts) -

Although Mass Produced hardware failures are innevitable, its how the manufacturer deals with it that matters.

#15 Posted by SinjinSmythe (789 posts) -

Sit back and watch this. It puts everything into perspective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjn2Fq4OPrs

#16 Edited by XBOunity (2981 posts) -

Moar excuses from cows. Amazon its like 25 percent doa lol. Good luck and hold your breath ps4 owners. This is only week 1 lol

Thread backfire on moronic thread creater

#17 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26729 posts) -

@Nonstop-Madness said:

1M+ PS4's sold to consumers in 24 hours. A 1% failure rate is literally nothing. We should only be worried if it hits like 15%+.

Who's to say that number won't raise?

#18 Posted by SinjinSmythe (789 posts) -

@majesticshea said:

PS4 Failure Rate Only Less Than 1%

http://www.justpushstart.com/2013/11/ps4-failure-rate-less-1/

At least it's less than the PS3's which I'm okay with.

For comparisons's sake

  • The Iphone 4/s has a 7% failure rate at launch
  • Ipad air 1.6% at launch
  • PS3 10% at launch
  • Xbox 360 23.6 % at launch
  • Wii 2.7% at launch

ROFL. Why did you just own yourself. The article was written on launch day!!!!!! They have now idea how many are bad yet. Most people were on hold with Sony that day.

#19 Posted by kuu2 (7331 posts) -

You forgot to add........

And climbing.........

#20 Posted by FragTycoon (6430 posts) -

If the failure rate is 1% (and I doubt that), it would be lower than the Wii failure rate.

Lets all be honest with ourselves for a moment (I know this is SW and all).

1 - If it was 360 failure levels it would be front page news by now

2 - If failure rates were over 5%, with lems as desperate as they are, they would have been able to find more that a hand full of cases on the entire internet.

Now this may change over the use/life of the system, but for now, Sony looks to have made a solid product that many people want (1mil).

If lems are angry about that, good, the gaming world need not revolve around the ignorant.

#21 Posted by PAL360 (26883 posts) -

Hmm...it's not that bad in comparison, after all! Internet makes everything sounds terrible....

I hope i'm part of those 99%.

#22 Edited by Muffin2020 (527 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@Nonstop-Madness said:

1M+ PS4's sold to consumers in 24 hours. A 1% failure rate is literally nothing. We should only be worried if it hits like 15%+.

Who's to say that number won't raise?

Who's to say it won't fall?

We can all play the what if game.

#23 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1580 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:

@Nonstop-Madness said:

1M+ PS4's sold to consumers in 24 hours. A 1% failure rate is literally nothing. We should only be worried if it hits like 15%+.

Who's to say that number won't raise?

Sure I mean you could eventually get 5M units sold with a 3% failure rate.

As mentioned before, acceptable electronics failure rate is 3-5%.

#24 Posted by adamosmaki (9621 posts) -

@majesticshea:

1. Where did you get failure rates of those other products ?

2. No one can say what the failure rate of a product is in its first days/weeks so stupid topic is stupid

Failure rate might stay at 1-2% might climb 20% after a month

#25 Posted by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Please stop people... Please. I know we all like to play our silly system wars angles but my god every time a lem makes a defective unit thread, 5 cows will make on this Friday when the xbox launches... Stop spinning your wheels for no reason. Talk about the games for fuck sake.

Btw, resogun = amazing.

I know, this thread is in part to show how ridiculous people are being.

#26 Posted by General_Solo76 (223 posts) -

@SinjinSmythe: Good grief, you are beyond retarded!

#27 Posted by kuu2 (7331 posts) -

@SinjinSmythe said:

Sit back and watch this. It puts everything into perspective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjn2Fq4OPrs

That Hitler video never gets old no matter how many times it gets used.

"They stole the Red Ring of Death". Simply hilarious.

#28 Posted by Nonstop-Madness (9477 posts) -

@StrifeDelivery said:

@nintendoboy16 said:

@Nonstop-Madness said:

1M+ PS4's sold to consumers in 24 hours. A 1% failure rate is literally nothing. We should only be worried if it hits like 15%+.

Who's to say that number won't raise?

Sure I mean you could eventually get 5M units sold with a 3% failure rate.

As mentioned before, acceptable electronics failure rate is 3-5%.

3-5% for average electronics. Laptops are known to have a failure rate in the high teens / low twenties within the first 3-4 years. Failure rate is usually determine within a date range. The original 360 could have had a 30% failure rate (or whatever it was) in its first two or three years but today, it's probably much much lower.

#29 Posted by _Matt_ (8911 posts) -

I don't understand OP, where did you get 10,460 defective units from? The link you provided only said 0.4% of consoles?

#30 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23433 posts) -

How can anyone know the exact percentage failure rate when it's only been out a few days? Surely it'd take months to compile that data?

They just make these numbers up. Much like MS made up their numbers for the RROD. I'm sure the PS4 issues will be nothing like the RROD fiasco, seeing as that was a fundamental design flaw whereas the PS4 just seems to have simple manufacturing quality control problems, but even still. Dont just throw a number out of your ass to make people calm down and go buy something which might massively let them down.

Early adopting; not even once.

#31 Posted by SinjinSmythe (789 posts) -

@general_solo76 said:

@SinjinSmythe: Good grief, you are beyond retarded!

I'll agree with that. Sure. But I'm am above you.

#32 Edited by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

@adamosmaki said:

@majesticshea:

1. Where did you get failure rates of those other products ?

2. No one can say what the failure rate of a product is in its first days/weeks so stupid topic is stupid

Failure rate might stay at 1-2% might climb 20% after a month

http://www.squaretrade.com/cell-phone-comparison-study-nov-10

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/study-iphone-4-is-the-most-reliable-smartphone-but-dont-drop-it/

This is life time sales for those phones however.

#33 Posted by hamster3_3 (130 posts) -

@FragTycoon said:

If the failure rate is 1% (and I doubt that), it would be lower than the Wii failure rate.

Lets all be honest with ourselves for a moment (I know this is SW and all).

1 - If it was 360 failure levels it would be front page news by now

2 - If failure rates were over 5%, with lems as desperate as they are, they would have been able to find more that a hand full of cases on the entire internet.

Now this may change over the use/life of the system, but for now, Sony looks to have made a solid product that many people want (1mil).

If lems are angry about that, good, the gaming world need not revolve around the ignorant.

1. That post is about the failure rate Sony said before the console launched.

2. Expect front page news on it next week.

3. 30% of 1 star reviews on Amazon is more than a hand full of cases. http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-4-Launch-Edition/product-reviews/B00BGA9WK2/ref=cm_cr_pr_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

4. "BUH TEH 1* R ALL TEH LEMS". There are also 5 star reviews from unverified people.

#34 Edited by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

I don't understand OP, where did you get 10,460 defective units from? The link you provided only said 0.4% of consoles?

not too sure

#35 Edited by clyde46 (46294 posts) -

You also have to take into account, the PS4 has only just launched in the US, it launches in a 12 days in the UK and EU and then in Feb of next year for Japan. Those failure rates are only going to go up folks.

#36 Posted by lostrib (37020 posts) -

I'd imagine there will be more failures over time. I don't think RROD was an immediate issue

#37 Posted by adamosmaki (9621 posts) -

@majesticshea said:

@adamosmaki said:

@majesticshea:

1. Where did you get failure rates of those other products ?

2. No one can say what the failure rate of a product is in its first days/weeks so stupid topic is stupid

Failure rate might stay at 1-2% might climb 20% after a month

http://www.squaretrade.com/cell-phone-comparison-study-nov-10

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/study-iphone-4-is-the-most-reliable-smartphone-but-dont-drop-it/

This is life time sales for those phones however.

Lifetime. Hence stupid topic. No company will report failure rates in the first days/weeks and even months of a product

#38 Posted by freedomfreak (40613 posts) -

We're gonna have to go through the same shit again when the X1 releases. Jeesh.

#39 Posted by clyde46 (46294 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I'd imagine there will be more failures over time. I don't think RROD was an immediate issue

Pretty sure it was, MS just refused to acknowledge it.

#40 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

Did ANYONE click into the link? It doesn't match what's in the OP

Furthermore getting such failure rate figures a couple days after launch isn't gonna happen

#41 Posted by jhcho2 (4414 posts) -

Nice of you to round up the figure to 1% when the article states 0.4%. But anyway, that's besides the point. The point is that no one can really know what the percentage is. Sony themselves can't know the exact number of ps4s sold. So how can they, or anyone else possibly obtain a failure rate percentage? It was for this reason the 360's RROD was given the benefit of doubt for so long. When I asked around, everyone I know got hit with the RROD at least once. Even the retailer which I patronized confirmed that almost everyone who ever bought a 360 from him returned it at least once. From that alone, I would have been fairly certain that the 360's failure rate was north of 50%. However, because there is no reliable way for such a figure to ever be obtained statistically, everyone gave it the benefit of doubt. MS even dared to claim that it was only 5%. Bottom line is, everything we read is bogus.

#42 Posted by Shewgenja (9286 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I'd imagine there will be more failures over time. I don't think RROD was an immediate issue

It was. The thing was that since the GPU was being slowly "cooked" it was unusual for it to RRoD right away. It did happen, though.

#43 Edited by GodspellWH (426 posts) -

@majesticshea:

Wait so your not sure how you got the numbers?

There you have it people TC's thread is worthless

#44 Posted by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

@godspellwh said:

@majesticshea:

Wait so your not sure how you got the numbers?

There you have it people TC's thread is worthless

I just didn't fell like typing anymore tbh.

#45 Edited by Newhopes (4561 posts) -

Thats just on the frist day, hope people who bought then as a christmas present try them before putting them away...

#46 Posted by ArchoNils2 (6228 posts) -

well, doesn't it need more time until we actually know how many launch systems broke? It COULD be possible, that like 90% break within a month or something like that. Sure it's unlikely, but we have no clue so far how many % of them break in a rather short time

#47 Posted by JohnF111 (14093 posts) -

@TheEroica: Yeah it's getting annoying, a handful of people post their issues which most aren't even a major problem and suddenly the sky is falling. I remember the iPhone 4S failures, people talking about lawsuits and Apple going under 3 months later it was forgotten and Apple were gods again. Now that I've seen the HDMI problem I'll definitely be checking my HDMI port for a piece of metal sticking up, I'll also make sure it's well ventilated and not being played into the ground for a few days to ensure the console has a chance to "bake in" and I bet I have no problems unless my console really is one of the few defective ones.

#48 Edited by GodspellWH (426 posts) -

@majesticshea:

Pretty pointless effort in your part if you didn't finish what you started and attended to show to people. Now we got a useless unfinished article that doesn't even support its title.

#49 Posted by JohnF111 (14093 posts) -

@hamster3_3: No the fact half of amazon reviews are bad just means people are more likely to review it because theirs broke. If everyone reviewed it don't you think Amazon would have 1 million reviews instead? Idiot. The amazon numbers are not to scale.

#50 Edited by Newhopes (4561 posts) -

If it's overheating rather than hardware this will be an ongoing problem.