Some PS4 Consoles Are Already Breaking
Not exactly the type of news you’d want to hear just a day before the worldwide release of the PlayStation 4, and just weeks before our own local launch. Some early adopters and reviewers of Sony’s new console have already begun reporting dire problems, which all revolve around the PS4 not being able to output through HDMI after an hour or two.
Yes, it’s happening just minutes after the console has been booted up, and there’s currently nothing you can do about it.
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Both IGN and Kotaku have reported that their PS4 consoles experience HDMI output issues a few hours, and in some cases days, after first using the console. Two users on NeoGAF who managed to obtain the console a bit early have also run into the same issue, and it seems like the problem lies with the HDMI jack itself and not the provided cable.
Of course, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise considering the launch issue both consoles had last generation. While Xbox had a much greater and wide spread problem with overheating, the PS3 suffered from crashing Blu-Ray drives, something that happened to me after only two weeks with the console.
So far this problem only seems to be coming from American PS4 models, which are a bit different to the one’s we’re getting locally, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a bit of a big issue for Sony.
Good thing there’s a twelve month warranty.