Sony Says "Less Than One Per Cent" of PS4s are Faulty and it Might all be Amazon's Fault Anyway

By Gary Cutlack on at

Sony has updated the gamers of the world on the situation regarding the PS4 hardware issues that have been dogging the console's launch somewhat, claiming that less than one per cent of machines have suffered any problems -- and hinting that it might be shoddy packaging from retailers causing some of the damage:

In a statement on the issue, Sony said: "There have been several issues reported, which leads us to believe there isn't a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of PS4 units. We also understand that some units were reportedly damaged during shipping. The number of affected PS4 systems is less than 1%, which represents a very small percentage of total units shipped to date and is within the expected range for a new product introduction."

Amazon, meanwhile, is quoted by the WSJ as saying: "More than 99% of Amazon customers are having a great experience with their new console," although it didn't say if that's 99.1 per cent or 99.99 per cent, so perhaps we'll never know the true extent. [Techradar]