My PS4 just bricked.

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#1 Posted by slduncanlaw (336 posts) -

And before you get all fanboy, I have (still - and love it) a first gen, 20 gig Xbox 360 that suffered the RROD.

I bought a PS4 about a week ago. Figured I'd try Sony's side of the fence. I absolutely love my 360 and have had a brilliant gaming experience on it. But really, all that was keeping me in the Xbox corner was Halo, and to be frank, while the game is very, very, good, the story is getting a little stale for me. And the RROD thing sucked, but it wasn't a factor in the switch.

I did, however, assume that Sony would provide a more reliable product than did MS. I was wrong.

For a week, I was very happy with my purchase. I got Battlefield 4 and it's been a blast. And then, boom. It stopped communicating with PSN. CE-34878-0 was the error code. The techs said initialize, which erased my game progress and all the rest of the system. Not a big deal since I'd been playing mostly multiplayer. But the PS4 didn't recover from the initializing and bricked.

Now, being only a week with the system, Target took it back and I hesitantly exchanged it for another.

So, I'm declaring System War on all early adopter units of console game machines. In fact, I'm declaring System War on System Wars. I'm all for competition. I think it makes Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo better. But when they rush their product in order to simul-launch their systems, instead of taking the time they need to properly quality control for their product, then we suffer the ramifications.


Lesson learned. Next time, I'm waiting a year. No matter which system I choose.

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#2 Edited by CrashNBurn281 (1518 posts) -

I have a sneaking suspicion that your thread will get locked.

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#3 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i don't know where to begin

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#4 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

NB4L

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#5 Posted by dobzilian (3365 posts) -

500 posts....

Couple short.

PS : Welcome to a Sony product.

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#6 Posted by edwardecl (2240 posts) -

A whole week... you're going to base reliability on all PS4's on one console that lasted a week. Have you ever heard of acceptable product failure rates, most being dead or almost dead on arrival.

At least it died quickly. From what I've heard both consoles have been extremely reliable especially considering they are the first versions. Too early to claim hardware design defects.

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#7 Edited by slduncanlaw (336 posts) -

@edwardecl said:

A whole week... you're going to base reliability on all PS4's on one console that lasted a week. Have you ever heard of acceptable product failure rates, most being dead or almost dead on arrival.

At least it died quickly. From what I've heard both consoles have been extremely reliable especially considering they are the first versions. Too early to claim hardware design defects.

Acceptable product failure rates are one thing. But both happen to me? RROD and Clever-Sony-Acronym for this bricking? What am I, jinxed or something? You're right, though. At least it went quickly. Only a minor inconvenience form me in the end, but still...

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#8 Posted by speedfog (4945 posts) -

Piss on it and then trow it away. That console deserves it.

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#9 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

I'm sorry to hear this.

My diagnosis is that it had a hard time rendering shadows.

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#10 Edited by edwardecl (2240 posts) -

No the Xbox360 had a very high failure rate probably as much as 50% so it's not that unlikely, it would actually be the 1% or whatever the failure rate of the PS4 is. So you are probably one of the 60,000 unlucky people to have a broken PS4 if it is as high as 1%.

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#11 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

my early version of ps2 (v4) is still working ......lolololol

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#12 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

Justin timberlake - cry me a river

Sorry cant embed as im on my phone but its the first thing that comes to mind

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#13 Posted by slduncanlaw (336 posts) -

@speedfog:

@speedfog said:

Piss on it and then trow it away. That console deserves it.

You need a hug.

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#14 Posted by Crossel777 (6176 posts) -

Congratulations, you're apart of the 0.4% failure rate. The lowest failure rate out of any console ever. You should feel special.

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#15 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

@Crossel777: oh look another person that believed a Sony lie. Keep up your faith in a dying company though. They need people like you.

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#16 Edited by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

We totally believe you.

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#17 Posted by sukraj (27302 posts) -

I don't know what to say to you.

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#18 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

That sucks bro. At least it bricked in it's warranty period.

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#19 Posted by stationplay_4 (444 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha: 6 million consoles sold. some are bound to not work. mine works just fine.

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#20 Posted by LJS9502_basic (162189 posts) -

Just not buying this.......bs detector is going crazy.

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#21 Edited by Netret0120 (3476 posts) -

INB4LOCK

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#22 Edited by Spartan070 (16402 posts) -

This guys' been here since 2005, I think the mods will let this thread live.... just a hunch.

Obviously not an alt or troll.

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#23 Posted by slduncanlaw (336 posts) -

Look, I never had to get into the warranty. It was a week old. Target let me swap it out. And I got another PS4, so I'm not saying Xbox One was the way to go. In fact, my RROD experience cost me, like, 5 weeks of being down and out. This PS4 crash resulted in one evening of not being on after work and an overnight download of the Battlefield 4 DLC and Resogun. No big deal, right? So if we're comparing brick experiences...

My point is, these system wars end up better for gamers because of the competition. But in the rush to get to battle, there are casualties. Having a $400 dollar machine become a paperweight seven days after being unboxed - to fairlylight use, btw - is difficult for me to swallow as being just part of the process. Nothing else electronic that I own has ever done this. Yet, the last two consoles have. I'm just saying...

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#24 Posted by Tighaman (1038 posts) -

if you look at hardware problems for this new gen the ps4 seems to have more problems than the other consoles if it run hard when playing killzone whats going to happen with a more demanding game? I can see us going through a lot of ps4 and ds4 this gen

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#25 Posted by slduncanlaw (336 posts) -

@Tighaman said:

if you look at hardware problems for this new gen the ps4 seems to have more problems than the other consoles if it run hard when playing killzone whats going to happen with a more demanding game? I can see us going through a lot of ps4 and ds4 this gen

CE-34878-0 is a software issue. Not hardware.

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#26 Posted by SolidGame_basic (22346 posts) -

Had no clue that new products could even have a failure rate.

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#27 Posted by _Matt_ (10438 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

i don't know where to begin

Begin with the cheese toasty...

(yes I now try and include cheese toasty references in all threads that will get locked)

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#28 Edited by Ghost120x (5241 posts) -

That sucks but at launch these things are expected to happen among a few units out there. I have no problems with mine so far, but this reminds me of a time when my launch 360 rrod twice but luckily it got fixed and works like a charm even today.

My rule is if it fails three times get rid of it (my 360 was the closest console I almost sold if it would have failed again)

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