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Defective PS3? No worries -- Sony promises replacements

A new system launches and behold -- defective units pop up like... something that pops up not too often but when it does it gets a lot more attention than the majority that are fine -- kind of like musicians and celebrities pretending to care about a certain cause. Was that cold? I don't care. They can visit third world countries from their private jets all they want and I'll always think they're being pretentious. Worst offender? Not sure, but that old MTV show "Trippin'" was pretty bad -- read up on Maddox's take [disclaimer: do not read if you take offense to pretty dirty language, etc]. Anyway, news.

This is more for China and the launch in Taiwan, but we may as well assume that if defective units pop up in the US, we can get a replacement too. If your PS3 has a "serious defect", like a crapped out cell processor, or a disc loader that refuses to suck in those beautiful Blu-ray discs, SCE-Asia will replace the console. Maybe SCE-America will do the same. China Post states some defects as "tendency to overheat" and "jammed memory cards"... memory cards? Thought we were done with those. And not getting the ventilation system rigged properly would overheat any system -- don't flame saying the PS3 overheats all the time. Not true. If the 360, hell, even the GameCube, had a defunct fan system in place, it would overheat. Basically, if your PS3 sucks (for all 10 of you who bought it to actually play it... all the others are either still on eBay or in mommy's closet until Christmas/Hannukah), you can get it replaced. Spam Sony with e-mails. Do it!

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1. ARE people having issues? ive seen the one guy with the slot loading issue... but havent seen or heard of anything else. 1 out of even 100,000 is pretty decent. maybe im missing something.

on the flip side, i ran through 3 xbox 360's before giving up and selling it, and even the damn wii that i bought for my son for xmas... we tested after hearing of horror stories on error codes via digg... even it was doa. thankfully, they arent selling as spectacularly here as they are the rest of the country i guess, and i swapped it out without too much issue. (current one seems to be working... or at least it booted and played fine after the whole "press a, set time, set date' crap)

given the sheer amount of hatred for the ps3 by the simpletons out there, i figured any and all issues would be plastered as front page news everywhere. i havent really seen that.

Posted at 3:01PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Microdot

2. My thoughts are as to WHEN Sony thinks they will be able to replace defected PS3's. Sony can't meet the demand of the consumer and now they need to replace defective PS3's. If Sony were going to replace ALL of the shitty PS3's they way they should, they would be giving away ALOT of 360's! So that people can actually have a fun system to play with superior graphics, and games that don't SUCK! I've heard hardly anything good about Resistance even from PS3 Fanboys. Meanwhile Gears of War is blowing up the charts!

Posted at 3:01PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Dave

3. holy crybaby! dave... whats the matter... mommy and daddy didnt get you a ps3 either? you and cubeboy have a lot in common. maybe you two can go halvsies on a carton of kleenex.

Posted at 3:26PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Microdot

4. Why is the PS3fanboy logo still have the "concept" controller design? seems like you guys may be a bit behind, considering the system has launched and all ;)

Posted at 3:29PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Justin

5. THE POINT IS SONYS BUILD QOALITY IS TERRABLE ANYONE HERE DEFENDING SONY IS A ZEALOT

FACT 1....PS2 WAS ANS STILL IS THE MOST RETURNED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT ELECTRICAL RETAIL DEVICE ON THE PLANET THAT IS A FACT

FACT 2....PS2 HAS BEEN PRODUCT RECALLED AS HAS XBOX THIS


FACT3....PSP IS THE MOST RETURNED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT HANDHELD DEVICE ON EARTH THATS A FACT

FACT 4.....NINTENDO PRODUCTS ARE BOMB PROOF TANK LIKE THEY JUST DONT RUN POORLY OR BREALDOWN LIKE SONY PRODUCTS

FACT 5.... PS3 HAS BEEN WITNESSED OVER HEATING AT MANY A GAMING SHOW EVEN SO MUCH AS ADITIONAL FANS BEING PLACED ROUND THE UNITS

WITH THE PS2 BEING THE WORLDS MOST POORLY BUILT ELECTRICAL CONSUMER PRODUCT ON EATH AND PSP NOT FARING MUCH BETTER

ISNT SONYS POOR BUILD QOALITY WELL NOWN

SO WHY ARE YOU BUYING FROM SONY UPS SORRY YOUR SONY BADGE FANBOYS


Posted at 3:47PM on Nov 27th 2006 by wiiboy101

6. A replacement is way better than a 3 month warranty. Also the PS3 comes with one year warranty, that's why I picked no extended warranty from EB. I am on my third xbox 360 and just the other day, one of my usb ports stopped working. Maybe I'll go for my fourth 360. Due to the fact that the PS3 has no Ring of Light (or death), how will we know when it is dead? The ps3 does have a lot of lights in it. Maybe something like christmas lights will start flashing when it is dead.

Posted at 3:51PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Leo

7. Congratulations wiiboy101!!!!!!!!

You are officially the first commentor that I have decided to blacklist. You'll notice you can no longer comment. Congratulations on being a horrible, horrible troll with nothing better to do than spam my website with your meaningless drivel.

Posted at 3:55PM on Nov 27th 2006 by ndoerr

8. @wiiboy101

Seriously, I am getting pretty sick of reading your rants about the PS3. You obviously are not a fan of the PS3, so WHY THE HELL ARE YOU HERE?

Read:www.PS3FANBOY.COM not Wiifanboy.com

Go play with you Wii!(Judging by the posts you must not be playing it that much, must be pretty lame, huh?)

Posted at 4:12PM on Nov 27th 2006 by AG

9. I dont think replacements are an issue. Some people have posted on forums that I've been reading that Sony has said they will have their replacement system in under a weeks time. I'm sure Sony (like any manufacturer) keeps a nice number of units on the side for replacement.

Posted at 4:16PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Matthew Lenz

10. Good Job Nick!

Posted at 4:33PM on Nov 27th 2006 by AG

11. ""FACT 1....PS2 WAS ANS STILL IS THE MOST RETURNED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT ELECTRICAL RETAIL DEVICE ON THE PLANET THAT IS A FACT"

False, and you have no numerical data to back this up.

"FACT 2....PS2 HAS BEEN PRODUCT RECALLED AS HAS XBOX THIS"

If your going to state supposed "Facts" at least finish your sentence. All systems have their problems. Get over it.


"FACT3....PSP IS THE MOST RETURNED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT HANDHELD DEVICE ON EARTH THATS A FACT"

No it's not. It's just fanboy remark you made to suit your opinion.

FACT 4.....NINTENDO PRODUCTS ARE BOMB PROOF TANK LIKE THEY JUST DONT RUN POORLY OR BREALDOWN LIKE SONY PRODUCTS"

Nintendo systems also malfunction. Stop acting like Nintendo is holy and does no wrong.


"FACT 5.... PS3 HAS BEEN WITNESSED OVER HEATING AT MANY A GAMING SHOW EVEN SO MUCH AS ADITIONAL FANS BEING PLACED ROUND THE UNITS"

They were test units. Plus they were running unfinished software and the test units were running all day long in a tight space with no air. Of course it's going to overheat. Any console would overheat

Posted at 4:55PM on Nov 27th 2006 by B33

12. @ wiiboy101

BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

what a fucking open mouthed breathing shitbag you are. try pulling some facts out of somewhere other than your ass next time.... or is that where you keep your computer? hahaha

Posted at 5:15PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Microdot

13. I can't imagine anything more frustrating than having an out of box on a unit in such limited quantities. Days of patiently waiting in the cold...only to have your hopes of gaming nirvana dashed...Yuck

http://www.parmaonlinesales.com

Posted at 5:45PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Thomas Trautman

14. GJ Nick, it was about time.

Posted at 7:48PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Naaiif

15. "FACT 4.....NINTENDO PRODUCTS ARE BOMB PROOF TANK LIKE THEY JUST DONT RUN POORLY OR BREALDOWN LIKE SONY PRODUCTS"
..can you hold one second while I go try to get my N64, NES, SNES cartridges to read? Thanks, I'll be right back. Where did I put that wedge of paper to keep the cart in place...

Oh yeah, and my DS case hinge broke for some reason. Anyone have any glue?

I have a love/hate relationship with stupid fanboys. I hate them and love to prove them wrong.

Posted at 11:56PM on Nov 27th 2006 by Andir2.0

16. CAPS LOCK: CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!!

Posted at 1:17AM on Nov 28th 2006 by soihurdyoulikemudkips?

17. Wow, they're just now acknowledging the problems? I had a defective Wii and already got my replacement shipped to me by Nintendo. It arrived Friday. Hate to sound like a Nintendo fanboy but it's gotta suck to be a PS3 fanboy right now.

Posted at 11:51AM on Nov 28th 2006 by SuperDave

18. dont worry the wii will be done in like a year. they have already their one title that will succeed. (zelda) after all of the wii-tards finish that game all they will have to do is complain on message boards and wait for the next out of date piece of crap machine nintendo will have to offer. well i am glad i will own a ps3 instead of garbage...i mean a wii.

Posted at 9:33PM on Nov 29th 2006 by polishCowboy

19. Right, because we all know Nintendo is only capable of making one good game per system, unlike Sony who makes great games. Oh wait... After we finish Zelda, we have plenty of other actually good titles to play. What do the PS3 guys have? Oh, just Resistance. You can own a "state of the art" system for $500+ if you want, but it doesn't mean crap without the games. Who has a piece of garbage? Oh and "wii-tards", extremely clever. Moron.

Posted at 9:34AM on Nov 30th 2006 by SuperDave

20. My PS3 has a disc loading defect so sadly i can't play it or do anything with it. I have sent sony a mail today but haven't got a response yet. Hope they can exchange my unit and get me a new one. this is very disapointing, I just thought i should let everyone know its not just a once off. I can see alot of people being disappointed christmas morning. anyone with a gift should test it. thats my advice.

Posted at 11:40AM on Dec 11th 2006 by martin feeney

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