PS3 demo consoles are looking problematic

By Justin Mann on October 5, 2006, 8:10 PM
Sony's PlayStation 3 is fast approaching. Scheduled for release before the end of this year, doubtless Sony is scrambling to make sure that everything will be in place for a trouble-tree, smooth release. Or at least fans would like to think. Unfortunately, the new console is receiving flak for various flaws, the worst of which seems to be constant errors that force a reboot of the machine. Some reviewing the machine attribute the failures to environmental conditions:

“While the reason for this is unknown, we suspect it may be due to overheating as a result of enclosing the units and the high temperatures at the venue. We are concerned that such a problem has occurred so close to full production and is clearly negative news for the company,” Mr. Gibson is reported to have written.
Even so, considering the dynamic nature of people's homes its unlikely Sony would be able to avoid thermal issues if this were the case. At this point in the game, it is probably too late for Sony to redesign the units, which are already in production. Could Sony face a recall of the PS3? This definitely does not bode well for the console. Hopefully we'll hear more details and some official commentary from Sony soon.

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nimo333 said:
The last 15 years, Sony is doing horrible. I think because people loved Sony for its quality which it got it famous, then Sony started slacking off in the 90s and now they hitting the bottom in quality. Their TVs, DVD burners, and laptop battries all have some kind of problem in them. Well maybe not all their TVs and DVD burners are really bad but many are.
djleyo said:
man just how many nails does the PS3's coffin have they should scrap the project i think sony was to ambitious thats why on every system the roll out they loose money and if sony fanboys complained about 360's flaws i think they are the one's that will be criying first stick with 360 or wii!!!
darth_terra1 said:
This story has already been proven to be false, Sony has already stated that there has been no such problems with overheating, the hundreds who played them at TGS including journalists can state the fact.. Gibson is a analyst who got his info from some so called mole as usual in these cases and released the story trying to get himself a higher profile.
twite said:
I dont know why people would say buy the 360 instead of the ps3, the 360's were the crappiest consoles ever made. I have gone through 2 already, and my friend has gone through 3 in 6 months. Luckly we both had warrenties. I have not yet seen a reliable game console. Almost every ps2 and xbox is bad by now, and has disk read errors, if you purchased it more then 2 years ago.
darth_terra1 said:
Twite.. that's not totaly true i still have my launch day PS2 and it still works just as good as when i got it not a single DRE, it's a case of looking after what you have as well as how well it's made.
twite said:
darth_terra1, of course their are some cases were people have not had DRE, but i bet 90% of first release ps2's are crap by now. I have kept perfect care of all my systems, had them in a well ventalated area, i have gone through 1 ps2, 1xbox, and 2 xbox 360, and know 2 people who can say the same. Luckly though, microsoft relized their was a problem, and extended all first batch 360's warranties.
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