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Half Of Amazon's Users Report PS4 Units Are DOA; Gamefaqs Makes Thread For Working PS4s
Now take into account that this doesn't mean that every defective unit came from Amazon or that every unit from Amazon was defective, it simply means that more than 213 (as of the writing of this article) individuals who purchased their units from Amazon have in their possession, a potentially defective unit.
As noted on NeoGaf and even on YouTube, there are some isolated cases where the PS4 units were also purchased from GameStop and have appeared to stop working. A couple of videos have also emerged giving the public at large a look at how the Red Light of Doom looks.
Keep in mind that all these are still a relative handful amount of isolated cases amongst thousands upon thousands of users who have purchased, played and are enjoying their PS4 right now. Also keep in mind that – as has been pointed out in a lot of places where common sense is still practiced – majority of people who ordered a PS4 that works won't be parading around online writing reviews, they'll be playing their PS4 like Gaming Blend's own Ryan Winslett.
In fact, the above instance is a shared frame of mind that cropped up in a thread on Gamefaqs about gamers worried about buying from Amazon, after seeing all the horror stories about PS4 units arriving DOA. The lack of "good news" prompted one user to create a thread so all PS4 owners with working units could share said "good news": that despite all the faux horror stories and isolated cases, there are still countless PS4 owners out there right now, playing and having fun without having any problems.
I think it's a brilliant idea to share positive feedback publicly, given that all the positivity that should be pouring out over the weekend of the PS4's launch will probably be contained and withheld to the living rooms of eager owners getting in playtime with Sony's next-generation home entertainment console.
If you like the idea of asseverating the good tidings of the PS4 and not focusing solely on the alleged 0.4% of the failed consoles (or those being badly damaged during shipping), you can lighten the mood a little bit by sharing your own positive story about the PlayStation 4 arriving on time and working correctly in this Gamefaqs thread right here. The thread has grown to over 15 pages in less than eight hours, so it's definitely picking up some traction.
Also, for those who are having issues with your PS4, don't forget to check out IGN's Blue Light story or check the NeoGaf troubleshooting guide for more information. First-off-the-assembly line consumer electronic products are prone to a lot of day-one issues; be patient and don't forget to contact Sony's support if the guides don't offer what you're looking for regarding help.
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