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PS4 Problems: Consoles suffer from bricking issues

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The first PS4 pre-orders have started hitting gamers’ doorsteps in the US, and the PS4 problems have already started with reports of bricking consoles.

With the PS4 release date set for tomorrow, November 15, in the US, some lucky gamers have already received their pre-ordered consoles. It’s not all good news, however, with a number of early adopters already reporting a range of PS4 problems.

“After playing a brief game of NBA 2k14 I quit and inserted my battlefield 4 disk. The system prompted for an update, so while watching the progress bar (Around 20%) my controller light turned from blue to white. Hasn't worked since,” NEOGaf user Dylx has reported.

He added: “Went thru a number of "fixes" with customer service and none of them worked. They are shipping me a box to get the unit serviced. Safe Mode on the console no longer works.”

Far from the only early PS4 adopter to report PS4 problems, members of the games press have also experienced issues with their Xbox One rivals.

"The first retail PS4 we got from Sony didn't work,” Stephen Totilo, Editor of Kotaku stated discussing his issues with the emerging PS4 problems.

“The first retail unit that Sony provided me failed to work when I plugged it into a TV in Kotaku's office,” he said. “A colleague and I were able to compare it to a second PS4 that did work and we found that the issue was rather simple: the bad unit had a faulty HDMI jack that we couldn't fully plug an HDMI cable into.

"It couldn't make a solid connection and therefore, apparently, couldn't transmit a stable signal to our TV. We tried different cables and monitors. The issue was with the console.”

Far from an all-encompassing issue, most PS4 consoles appear to be fine with Totilo adding: “The other four units we've tested first-hand have worked fine."

Sony has yet to acknowledge any PS4 problems or offer an official solutions to how the issues may be fixed.

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