Reports of bricked PS4 consoles start rolling in


As more and more PS4s find their way to new owners we’re unfortunately getting quite a few reports of bricked consoles, and most of the issues appear to relate to either the HDMI port on the device or its hard-drive.

This thread on Reddit has a handy breakdown of the reported issues (as does this Pastebin post), and as you’ll see while a lot of the bricked console reports appear to come from people who won a free PS4 via the Taco Bell contest, there are others too, including from gaming publications such as IGN, GiantBomb and Kotaku.

Sony itself has weighed in on the issue both officially and unofficially. First it said that only 0.04% of pre-launch units that have shipped to date have been reported as defective. Meanwhile SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida also acknowledged the issues via Twitter with the following:

If you want to minimize the chances of your console bricking when you update it to 1.50 (or even bricking full stop) then we recommend following this guide to updating the software on the console.

And if you do brick, we recommend visiting the official PS4 support forums at Sony, or otherwise following some of the suggestions we’ve outlined in this post.

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  • Ricky

    Thats not good. Im getting the xbox, but they need to get that crap fixed. I don’t want my fellow gamers to lose out on games. Games FTW!

    • Ex Sony fan

      Just like the PS3. It’s not a big problem if you look at all that were sold. Bs if I spend my mony on your product it should work. Instead get told it broke due to me playing it too much and to pay $175 to get it fixed but then receive another PS3 back and not the one I sent in to be fixed. So the PS4 buyers should have known better then to rush out and buy the launch version.