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Is The PS3 The Most Reliable PlayStation In History?

I'll be honest: when I went down to pick up my reserved PlayStation 3 on launch day (to be even more honest, I would never have gotten it if it weren't for this job), I expected the worst. I worked at EB during the launch of the PS2, and I distinctly recalled the terrible reliability of that first batch of systems. To Sony's credit, they worked out the issue relatively quickly; I'm thinking it took less than a year. According to some retailer information I've found, the PS2 has maintained an excellent defective ratio ever since 2002, but even then, there were a few DRE issues that popped up here and there. Nothing half as bad as the DRE issues we had with the original Xbox, but I think we all know by now that Microsoft makes the least reliable video game consoles in history. And for the record, Nintendo makes the most reliable. At the end of the world, three things will exist: bacteria, Cher, and my SNES.

The original PlayStation was pretty erratic, if I remember correctly. I think it had something to do with the disc drive, but although my second system lasted many years and the redesigned PSOne was far more reliable, the first iteration of that machine wasn't especially free from defects. And now that I'm looking at it, with well over two years gone in the PS3 generation, I really can't find any major defective spikes. There were a few instances where a firmware update bricked some systems, and I've recently heard some minor upheaval concerning a "yellow ring of death," but for the most part, it seems that the PS3 is one hell of a reliable machine. There's always one sure-fire way to tell: if it's easy to spot complaints on the Internet. If it's a widespread problem, the articles would be popping up all over the place (just do a search for any articles with the term, "Red Ring of Death" in the title), and I haven't seen anything like that for Sony's console. And then there's the personal - albeit anecdotal - evidence:

Everyone I know had a PS1 or PS2 die on them once or twice in each life span, which isn't too terrible considering we're talking about the years between 1995 and 2008. Everyone I know has gone through multiple Xboxes and Xbox 360s. And when I say "multiple," I'm talking about four, five six... God, they're such pieces of sh**. Anyway, nobody I know has had a PS3 die on them yet. Nobody. Not one. Now, I'm certain there are plenty of people out there who are screaming at the screen, going "well my damn PS3 died!!!" I'm aware of you; there's no such thing as 100% reliability in the world of electronics. But I'm really hoping Sony releases some statistics at some point here, because based on the surface picture, it appears as if the PS3 - to date - is the most reliable PlayStation console ever produced. And I'm telling you, I was firmly convinced it'd be a disaster at first. Everyone was talking about how advanced and how complex it was, and all I could think of was, "well, they couldn't get the PS2 launch right...how could they do any better with a far more complicated machine?"

But despite the horrendous lack of available hardware during the PS3 launch, there were no discernible examples of a prominent failure issue. And thus far, there still hasn't been any. So although we don't have hard numbers, I'd like to think we can say with some degree of certainty that the PS3 is indeed the most reliable PlayStation console we've seen.

3/23/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (129 posts)

LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:25:09 PM
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Hm I dunno, I've never had any issues with my original PS1, but I have 3 PS2's, my firstone died, then I bought a ps2 from a pawn shop (stupid idea, it asploded), and then I got a slim which I still have. and my ps3 has had no problems. Whether it's the most reliable or not, it stands to reason that the PS family as a WHOLE is a reliable product and I will forever stand behind it. Sony products are just genuinely good :D

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:30:47 PM

Also you left out roaches as some of the things at the end of th day lol, and I think it's called the "Yellow Flashing Light of Death" or maybe the "Yellow and Red flashing Lights of death"? i dunno lol

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:16:57 AM

Yeah, that's it "Yellow Light of Death" (YLoD). My first PS3 (60GB) model stopped recognizing BDs. DVDs, CDs, PS1, and PS2 games still worked, just not PS3 games or BD movies. At least it happened right before my 1 year warranty ran out. My second PS3 just died on me last Wednesday night, this time the YLoD. This time, I had to pony up the dough to get it fixed. Already shipped, now just waiting for my refurb.

I don't understand it, my woman has had the same PS3 for years and I'm on my 3rd.

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Luiscosmo2
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:29:24 AM

I've had 2 ps2. And my 80gb Ps3 still works...It just freezes once in a while but still works

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cegmp
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:22:38 AM

^ I have a 80gb as well and it also freezes once in awhile.
@nynja
Sorry to hear that man. And to your new PS3, I wish it a long a fruitful life!

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javon_27
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:30:21 PM

yeah, i think it is "YLoD". Anyways... you know i have to post. I'm about to send my 2nd refurbished system back to Sony. Apparently they forgot to check the AV connection for sound. Other than that I've been enjoying Killzone 2 on it. I'm sure my experience is very unique so I'm not gonna completely disagree with the article, but damn, what bad luck have I had with these refurbished systems, huh?

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:27:22 PM
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Yes

Though my Playstation1 never died
But when it comes to being reliable since its launch, yes the ps3 is number1, no doubt 'bout it.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:29:42 PM
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my first ps2 is still kickin!! since like 03 i think..... it's hard to remember


but i tell you what ben, my first ps3 had a DRE error and it wouldn't read anything :(

but i sent it to sony and a couple weeks later i had a factory refurbished ps3, which works fantastic btw ;)

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Gone
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:33:19 PM
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I have read that a lot of people are having problems with their 60 GIG YLOD. I don't know how true this is, because it might be Xbox owners making stuff up to make the PS3 look bad.


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Blood_Haze
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:03:25 AM

i agree, unless i see a yellow light im not going believe a single word about this yellow light.

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coverton341
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:30:51 PM

I just want to go on record that I have had a yellow light experience. I am not in anyway trying to make Sony look bad and get people interested in an xbox I am just stating that it does happen. My fan died out on me. To Sony's credit it took 7, yes 7 days, and not working days either 7 24-hour days from the time I called them to the day I got my refurbished 60GB from them. The 60GB they sent was not mine and I could tell because they sent me one that looked like it had never seen a human hand before. So there is not 100% reliability as Ben has pointed out but they are damn efficient at servicing their customers.


-I'm not here to service you, I'm here to service these young boys. (Role Models)

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dso8515
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:35:04 PM
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Our original PS2 started having issues reading discs after we'd had it for, at least 4 years. It's been awhile now so I can't remember exactly. I bought a slim PS2 in 2003 and it still works great, sold it to a friend of mine when I got my PS3 and he still uses it. I got a 60 GB PS3 in August of '07 and never had any problems until about 5 months ago it stopped playing Blu-Ray discs. Unfortunately it was no longer under warranty so I had to pay $150 to get it fixed, but Sony had it back to me within a week and a half and it's been good as new since.

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Qubex
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:35:56 PM
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I have never had a problem with my 60GB... no bricking, nothing... it has been easy for me thus far :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:37:56 PM

Same

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:43:25 PM
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I have yet to find a console that has broken on me. I dont own a 360, so that might be why... My original xbox is still going strong, though to be fair i havent used its disc drive since i modded it about a year into its life., but even so it was refurbed when i bought it. Idk, it still works. I still have my old NES and it works 100% all the time. My Genesis still works if i hold the power plug a certain way. I sold my psx so i caould buy more ps2 games, but it still worked like new, and so does my ps2. I still have an old grey gameboy in my closet that works. I play pokemon on it sometimes just to be retarded. I hope my ps3 lasts as long as everything else i own. I baby it just like my other consoles, so unless sony screwed something up it should keep going strong.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:13:57 AM

I play pokemen on my ds just to be retarded.

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Zemus101
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:44:09 PM
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My ps1 didn't ever die of internal electronic problems or anything, but the spindle thingy that you place the disc onto, well ...that eventually broke and I had a hard time playing games with it after that, but then the ps2 came along just a couple years later and finally got me to throw that damned thing out (which still worked, but not only did it have to stand on it's side for the last year i had it, but i also had to make sure the discs were completely spinning level and not wobbly)

My ps2 had the DRE after about a year of launch (ps2 was the first game system I bought around when it launched) first I couldn't play my dvds (I remember thinking planet of the apes killed my ps2 since that was the last dvd i was able to watch on it) then a few months later I couldn't play psone games (which was terrible since that's mostly what I played on it at this time) Then eventually the blue colored ps2 discs stopped working, and shortly after that music cds. Then, I was watching TechTV at my dads place when they mentioned how to fix it (and at this time my ps2 was sitting at the local electronic shop waiting to be repaired, but it was sitting there for like 5 months or so) so i went and picked it up, and did exactly what they told me to do, and it worked! no more DRE, until about 5 months later. I kept fixing it and fixing it until eventually it would break down every other week. So I went out and bought a new ps2, with network adapter included (among other features) and also picked up the hdd and stuff. That was about 2004 or so.

Now, I've had my ps3 since about December of 2007 and besides the occasional we browser freeze when viewing certain sites (Joystiq.com does this daily when I try to watch a video sometimes) I haven't had a single problem with it, and I use every single feature on this baby. Media server this, web browsing that (i don't even use my pc anymore) *knock on wood* The system is on probably about 10 hours of every single day on average. I'm very happy that Sony makes such wonderful products (I've also had my fat psp for about 2 years or so with no issues at all) and I believe that if you take really good care of your systems (Keep them decently dusted and in a place where lots of air can get to the system) they can last a lifetime. But of course, there are those systems that fall into the 1% or w/e and fail...

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ThugNificent101
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:46:08 PM
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I bought my 60 gig used in November of 07
I love this machine to death! It is a very reliable console, although i am experiencing minor problems here and there, and im hoping it will be here with me for a long time

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asdkams
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:46:27 PM
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Never had problems with my PS1, PS2 1 time only.

I have 2 PS3 and never had any problem with them.

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Zemus101
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:46:49 PM
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Oh yeah, I have an 80gb ps3 for those that want to know. The one that came with motorstorm

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:50:00 PM

me 2

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:48:47 PM
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I've been one lucky SOB, technically speaking, I've never had a system brick on me. This is probably because I won't buy a 360 mind you, but (putting the Ninty and Sega days behind me because they were close to 100% reliable) My PS1 lived until I sold it, my PS2 lived a long and healthy life but it did stop playing PS1 games so when I cracked it open and adjusted the laser I bricked it myself, but the replacement works fine and is a launch model.

My launch Xbox1 survived me cracking it open, sucking up all the solder, jerry rigging a chip into it and loading up all the software I could find. And it still handles most of my retro needs.

PS3 has been flawless with hours of play on end. Thats why even if xbox1 had its troubles I still think it's pathetic (though not unexpected)that MS actually got worse between consoles.

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hart_attack
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:51:22 PM
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i still have a ps2, one of the older bigger ones. got it for christmas about 7 or 8 years ago i think, never had it break, still original parts. i've my ps3 for almost a year now and the only problem with that is it freezes every now and then, but thats to be expected i suppose. also when i have graphics intense games going like lbp or kz2, the xmb is very laggy, is this just a ram issue or what?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:54:56 PM
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My breakdown

PS1 Born 1997 - Still Alive
PS2 Born 2001 - Died Sept. 19th, 2008
PS3 Born 2007 - Still Alive

Too soon to make any serious claims for the PS3 but if it's anything like my PS1 or PS2 I will be very happy.

BTW I'm playing RE3 on my PS1 currently :)

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Zemus101
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:58:21 PM
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moderator approval? .....doh!

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:13:21 PM

They seriously have to code that out

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Jed
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:14:19 PM
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My ps1, ps2, and launch day 60gb ps3 have never had any problems. I had 2 original xboxs that crapped out, but they were used. I got a 360 when halo 3 came out and it has been great, but I only play exclusives on it.

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KevinCairo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:21:56 PM
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My PS1 and launch-PS2 and 80gb PS3 are all rockin' hard to this day!

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jlch777
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:22:25 PM
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My 60 gb died back in october 2008 with YLOD never take the time to send it to sony because i was out of warranty.

instead i brought one of the new 80 gb they are more lighter and doesnt heats up to much.

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 7:20:24 AM

That's my same story also. Launch 60GB lasted till Oct. 08. I probably had over 1500 hours before the YLoD.

The 80GB has been working great but I do miss the b/c for GOW games.

I own 2 PSPs and both of them are working flawless so far. One is the original fatty with about 2000 hours of use.

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:39:17 PM
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My PS1 died in 2005, not because of reliability problem, but because I never touch it ever since I got my hands on the PS2 in 2003.
I don't have a PS3.......yet, plan to get it on either fall 2009 or January because I'm waiting for all the kill apps to come out.

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AntDC
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:42:07 PM
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I have never had a Sony console die on me. Both my launch PS1 and PS2 still work. And they have been hammered. My launch PAL PS3 is doing just fine, hasn't bricked on me or anything :)

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PhilDis
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:42:49 PM
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My PS3 just died today:( While i was playing a game it just shut off on me for an unknown reason. The red power light was flashing so i tried turning it back on. It went back into stand by mode so i pressed it again. It turn on for like a couple of seconds, beeped three times then a yellow light flashed and it then shut back off again with the red light flashing. I was able to get the disc out after watching a youtube video and then learning more about the problem also known as the traffic light of death. I then called up Sony and told them my situation. They told me they would send me a box to mail it to them and they would send me back another one. Its going to cost me $150.00 dollars though. Oh well, i still prefer a ps3 over 360. I bought it in December of 06 so it lasted almost 2 1/2 years. Well worth it, imo.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:45:43 AM

That sucks. I knew as soon as I posted this, somebody would put up a Comment saying their PS3 died on them like hours ago. LOL

Sorry, though...that's no fun. :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:01:29 AM

Sorry to hear that bro, but maybe they will send it out to space in a little tube like they did with Spock, and then you'll get something back just like it. :)

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Deleted User
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:48:52 PM
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The PS3 is amazingly durable and well built. The launch PSX died less than two years after buying it and the PS2 lasted 3 and a half years. This console, I can't see how you can break it as there's no moving parts. However, my PS3 died on me in November 2007 due to some screwy thing. I don't know if something inside of it shorted out or the 2.00 firmware update did it in. Games simply would not load. At least it was under warranty. The PS3 has been running fine since then. The 60 GB models have had occasional problems.

Neither my Xbox or Xbox 360 died on me but that was probably because I took good care of those consoles unlike the 10-15 year olds who usually just shove theirs in a tight space and have it overheat. And yes, the Nintendo consoles from the SNES on have been well built. They learned their lesson from the flimsy NES.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:17:51 AM

man u got screwed

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dlte
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:30:03 PM

my NES still works perfectly

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eLLeJuss
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:50:33 PM
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lol. besides the RROD. theres another new hardware failure called the E35 for the xbox360?! (not sure of the name). i saw an article in yahoo. LoL.. im scared of buying an xbox :o

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Snaaaake
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:53:28 PM

I think it's called the E74

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:51:10 AM

Yep and it isn't covered by the warranty.

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coverton341
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:37:54 PM

Jesus Christ! I am scared to turn my 360 on now and days because of crap like this. I haven't played Mass Effect in so long!

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Tatsujin
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:51:23 PM
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I have 2 PS1s that still work, PS2 that still works and now a Ps3 (And I bought them all at launch date), I take good care of the systems I buy, or at least I try... Now.. I need a DSi, sure its a PSP rip of in some ways but hey.. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 ;P

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karneli lll
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:53:45 PM
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My 14 month old 40 gig recently died (the blu drive)and 5 days later its back and running (forgive the repetition).

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somethingrandom
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:59:19 PM
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Never had a PS1, my PS2 is like eight years old or so and still going fine.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:50:40 AM
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I got my PS1 about a year after launching and it still works to this day like it was brand new. I got my PS2 on launch day and that one lasted about 2 years before the laser went out on it. I picked up a slim version soon after and about a year and a half to 2 years later, that one had the same problem. I still have it but can only watch burned dvds on it. Got my 60GB PS3 on launch day as well and no problems as of yet. Though after going through what I did with my last two Sony systems, I've been careful with it and haven't used it nearly as much as I would normally. But NHL 09 and MLB 09 The Show have been giving it a workout lol.

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Luiscosmo2
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:35:54 AM

My Ps2 the big one that I think was like the laucnhed ps2 died on me on 2006 because of the laser thing just like you. And my 2nd one still works. As of my ps2 like i said still works fine.

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gumbi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:56:03 AM
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My PS1, and PS2 never died on me, they went strong the whole way through. I only replaced them when the slim models came out because... well, I wanted the new toy :)

My PS3 gave up the ghost, YLOD, at barely 2 years old. It cost basically twice as much as either of it's predecessors and didn't live half as long.

I may be a stat, part of the minority. But my opinion, based on personal experience, is NO the PS3 is certainly NOT the most reliable playstation... And YES, I am bitter about it. That's a lot of dollars :(

P.S. All will be forgiven if Sony gives me a price drop so I can get a new one, and a new LoD game for me to play on it :D

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Cuetes
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 1:13:40 AM
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I've had to send mine in once, UPS damn near had to rip it out of my hands. But it's back and kicking, plus I got second one so Im fully backed up.

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The CEO
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 1:53:53 AM
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Ive had to send mine in because the drive went out,but I still got more playing time out of it than I did my first 4 360's combined lol!Got a refurb back 2 weeks after sending it in.The only drawback is mine was in pristine condition but the one they sent back has scratches and is not near as pretty but thats nitpicking.All that mattered to me was that I got the same 60 gig model back because I got on launch night,and one of the reasons I purchased so quick was backward compatibility.By the way even though it cost $160 it is still worth it even though I had 3 out of 4 360's fixed for free.PS3 rocks and 360 blows.....up lol.

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artson1966
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:11:40 AM
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I still have my launch ps1 and ps2 both are still working as the day i purchased them. My launch day 60 gig bricked with the 2.0 update and sony sent me a new one free of charge even though it was out of warranty. It still run as it did day one and mine gets several hours aday of action either on games or doing its charity work for cancer research for 4 hours aday. even if it died today with it running every day sinse i baught it i would feel i got my moneys worth out of it. So in this gamers opinion this is one of Sony's most reliable pieces of hardware to date.

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Dr_Evil_Genius
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:18:12 AM
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I registered here just to post on this article/editorial.

Why?

My PS3 died the day this article/editorial was posted.

Oh, the irony!

There were no crazy flashing light combinations.

No smoke rising from the body.

No explosions.

Just a tiny Arnold Freezanegger invading my machine. It refuses to do anything but freeze now. I am getting the cold shoulder from my CoD4 player. Yes, any corny freeze-related analogy can be referred to.

Without the $150 required for repair, I am left in dispair. My 60GB system was the only thing (besides my girlfriend) standing between myself and insanity.

If anyone knows how I can remedy this frozen situation, feel free to reply with advice/assistance.

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coverton341
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:40:32 PM

If it is just a freezing problem I would suggest backing up all your saves to a USB thumb drive and reformatting the HDD. Heard this works.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:27:46 AM
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I see some bricks in here and that is unfortunate, if mine died I would have a few problems on my hands so I feel ya. Being a stat sucks balls, but it at least looks like people are still willing to come back to PS3 for their own reasons. Hey at least there aren't enough bricks to build the great wall of China all over again.

If your system died on the day of this article, I can reasonably assure you that Ben is not an evil Wizard.

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Dr_Evil_Genius
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:39:31 AM

I doubt Ben summoned Mr. Freeze to do dastardly deeds to my PS3.

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The Cheat
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:41:09 AM
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I would say i have been very lucky...
bought a launch PS1 worked till the day i sold it. bought a launch PS2 still works to this day.. and it has survived some serious things (such as moving countries) and i now have a launch PS3 and it is still running perfectly.

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mikemclaughlin
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:54:00 AM
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my ps2 just died on me a month ago and im on my 3rd 40 gig ps3

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:09:45 AM
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I had 3 PS2s and 2 PS1s over all.... ive had my PS3 for over a year adn never had a problem, hope it stays that way.

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SarahPalinMILF
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:12:14 AM
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this just reminds me why I hate Shitbox360 and the whole Microsoft family in general...not even consoles suck but look at their operating systems...Vista is a piece of shit...and because devs are siding with sony, they have to pony up 50 mil each time they want an exclusive to themselves...god i hate them...

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Aerifale
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:18:03 AM
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Honestly, my ps1 never presented any problems in its almost 7 year run on my telly. My silver ps2 kept me entertained the next 5 years with no problems.

When i got my 60gb ps3 however thats when i got a big shock. It corrupted my ps2 saves!! :( TWICE!! I wouldnt be so annoyed if i hadnt lost the save data for my favourite game, Final Fantasy X. Once, the virtual memory card corrupted with having put 50 hours into the game and the next time it corrupted when i had 30 hours done on the game (that playthrough was building up to be my best) it was sooo depressing and i had a lot of other game saves on there as well. Please let me know if any of the rest of u have been affected by this :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:50:43 AM

never even heard of this man, did u transfer the save?

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BIG_E
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:30:12 AM
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My 60gb was freezing to and it was a simple update that fixed the problem.The 3.40 update
was also for system stability.Only people that
ignore updates have problems with freezing.@DR_EVIL

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:48:34 AM

2.40 ?

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Dr_Evil_Genius
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:26:49 PM

I never ignore updates.
My PS3 is @ 2.60
It just *froze* and that's all she wrote.

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firehahahahaha
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:48:37 AM
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My launch PS1 and PS2 still work flawlessly, but my 60 died a couple weeks ago :(. I have no idea what's wrong with it though. It wouldn't load or play any disks, but it also wouldn't play anything off the hard drive, and sometimes it would randomly freeze. On the other hand, if I let it sit for a day or so, it would work perfectly fine for about 10-20 min, and then freeze. My only guess was some kind of overheating problem.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:49:05 AM
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Now all I gotta say is....so what if the PS3 is not the most reliable PS in history or not?
At least it has better reliability than the Xbox 180.
And oh, PS3 is the most reliable PS in history.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:49:53 AM
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Now all I gotta say is....so what if the PS3 is not the most reliable PS in history or not?
At least it has better reliability than the Xbox 180.
And oh, PS3 is the most reliable PS in history.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:42:23 AM

Sorry for double posted, please forgive me but don't know why I can't delete......

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thepill
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:48:40 AM
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Funny, but TRUE story!!!

When sony stopped making making B/C ps3's, I went to GameStop to buy a used 20Gb so that I could have another B/C system. I took it home, but the TV I was going to connect it to was out for repair, so I didn't even open the plastic shell it came in, and just put it in my closet.

The TV came back from repair a few weeks later and I forgot about hooking up the PS3 until about 2 months later, when one of my kids asked if they could take their PS3 to the living room and play. It was then that I remembered that I had a PS3 in the closet and hooked it up.

I was horrified to find that it was broken, it wouldn't read a single disc, (PS3,PS2,PS1,DVD,CD). First I called Sony and asked about repairing my PS3, I was within the 1Yr warranty period so I thought I was golden, not so fast. It seems Gamespot has a practice of removing the factory seal of a traded in system and replacing it with THEIR OWN, which voids the factory warranty.

I tried to return it to GameStop with the receipt, but I was well outside of the 30day return policy, so I was screwed in that regard. I was so mad at the whole situation that when I got home I threw the PS3(that I had placed back in the plastic GS shell) across the living room(about 15-20 ft) where it smacked the floor and slid into the wall.

A few hours later I decided to call Sony to start the process to have them send me a coffin for my system,(I had just come to accept that it was gonna cost me another $150). The service tech was asking me what the problem was so I told him, and he asked what version of the firmware was on the PS3? I had no Idea, so I had to take it out and hook it up to find out.

I told the guy I would call back when I found out, and started the process of connecting the PS3 to the TV again. After it was all connected, I didn't even know if it was gonna turn on after being thrown across the house, but it did and IT WORKED FLAWLESSLY. It seems that by throwing it it must have freed the drive motor that was frozen in place causing it not to read in the first place.

So I have to agree, this console IS BUILT LIKE A TANK.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 4:56:55 PM

Great story pill, sometimes ya just gotta smack that sucka!

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Riku994
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:18:53 AM
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Nothing ever happened to my ps1, mt ps2 no longer plays ps1 games, but other than that it works fine. I must be the lucky one.

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Victor321
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:35:15 AM
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Very nice editorial, I completely agree with everything that's been said here.

All of my 360 friends have at least had 1 360, before buying their 2nd one, and all my PS3 friends haven't had a single problem regarding hardware.

My PS2 has been with me for 6 years, and it's still going strong, and my PSP, I've had for a little over 2 years and it's going good. My PSP looks like as if I bought it yesterday =D

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isaya85
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:46:28 AM
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I had my 40gb PS3 for about a year and had no problems I keep it clean every week I vacuum the dust out the vents and keep the area around it clean and its well ventilated out in the open, I also keep my games scratch free all my games are mint I love taking care of my stuff!!!

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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whooka
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:48:20 AM
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Wellllllllll, while I love my PS3 I can't personally vouch for it being the most reliable console in history or whatever. I had two PS2's (original size and slimline) and never had a problem with either while I used them for many years, even modding one which required soldering the circuit board. My first PS3, a 40GB model, bricked after a firmware update from Sony. Fortunately it was still under the 1-year warranty and they replaced it free of charge (though it took them awhile to send me the initial return packaging or 'coffin' as ps3 forum users fondly refer to it) and while it seems the refurbished unit they sent me runs better (quieter, cooler) then my original one, this was pretty much the first game console I ever had blow up on me and I've had the gamut from Atari 2600 (yeah, I'm old) up to the PS3. Also, while I was waiting on the return packaging I spent some time in the forums at playstation3 com and was somewhat surprised to find that bluray reader defects, bricking by firmware updates and other problems are not as rare with the PS3 as one may think. Albeit it's way way way less pandemic then the RROD of the Xbox360 has there were alot of people on their 3rd of 4th PS3 and ALOT of people who had units bricked by firmware updates like me (now you know why we get upset when firmware updates are REQUIRED to enter the PSN/Store, some of us are still a bit scarred by previous ones). Again, Sony has a much better record then MS when it comes to this but they are far from spotless.

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 7:41:42 AM
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Out of all gaming systems I've owned the most reliable were my NES, SNES, and N64 and I still have all 3 and they still work great. Never bought a GameCube or Wii as of yet but I may get the Wii just to play the old school Nintendo games.

I've also owned a Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast and I never had any issues with either of them except developer support ! LOL ! I still have my DC and it still works great !

I also owned a Panasonic 3DO loved that "Return Fire", "Road Rash" (best version I ever played period )and "Crash N Burn" (yeah I know ! still don't know why I bought it at launch at $699.99) in 1993 ! It was reliable but waaaaaaaay overpriced and no game support ! Just cringing about "Mad Dog McCree", and
"Night Trap" !

I also owned a Neo-Geo from SNK which also was a good console ! If I recall I paid like $649.99 for it again waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much money. I had a ton of fun playing "King Of Fighters" !

Now to the Playstation ! I went through 6 PS1's and 3 PS2's ! My PS1 consoles all suffered from "overheating" and my PS2 suffered from the dreaded "DRE" ! I don't wanna think about how much I've spent on gaming consoles because one fizzed out on me and rather than send it to Sony for repairs, I just bought a new one.

My 60GB PS3 bought at launch is still kicking and playing great (knocking on wood) !

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:01:08 AM
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My launch PS1 is still kicking, I had to buy to PS2's in it's life span, and so far no problems with my PS3. The amount of years of entertainment I've gotten out of my Sony's is the reason I keep coming back to them.

As for what will be around when the world ends, You forgot to mention cockroaches and Keith Richards...;D

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migabyte
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:06:47 AM
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Ya, Nintendo systems were so reliable, but all cartridge based systems were. I wonder if GC and Wii are particularly reliable.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:18:51 AM

They both are.

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Dooby_Scooby
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:16:16 AM
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My launch PAL PS3 is still going strong.

On one of the firmware updates it went a bit crazy not sure exactly what happened but nothing worked right.. I reformatted it (I hadnt backed up anything so lost all of my save data) and then it worked perfectly again (I read others had done this and it solved the problem) - Also at the time Sony offered a free repair if your ps3 got bricked by the firmware (it was a very minor number of the launch 60GB)..

I think that was due to some save data conflict.. It still has occasional issues like PlayTV occasionally crashes, but thats software more than anything else..


One of the other nice touches, my Brothers PS3 died Christmas 2008. The BD failed it stopped reading bluray disks (what is the abbreviation for bluraydisk ? im gonna put brd from now on).

He bought it within the launch week after seeing mine (I bought it at launch).. He called Sony, they told him to backup his data put back his original 60GB disk and just supply the console..

They took that ps3 replaced it with a brand new one on his doorstep didn't charge him as well. (His warranty had already run out and it was his fault for treating the disks like crap and allowing friends to treat em like crap, I've lent him stuff and been severely pissed at him on return..)


Considering the consoles complexity, I would have expected higher failure rates as well..


Some one mentioned about 360 e74 errors:

I don't own one just stuff I read..

after the NXE update, Microsoft seems to have changed the RROD to a more general E74.. So more customers will now get E74 than RROD and have to pay to fix the E74 error.. Thats the rumor going around anyway..

If you do have a 360 and it gets the E74 error after a year call up say it gave an RROD then went to a E74 so you still get it fixed for free. If you dont like to lie:
wrap a towel around it make sure it burns itself out and gives an RROD.. :)

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rell
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:42:03 AM
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My 80gig is alive and kicking, "knock on wood"

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JPBooch
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:53:04 AM
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Wow, if you or any of your friends have never had a problem with the PS3...you either don't have many friends that play all that often or you are extremely lucky.

Anyway, my first PS3 purchased launch broke when my 2 year old shoved 4 discs into it and broke the BR drive.

The replacement lasted a year when while playing MGS4 the BR drive just stopped working.

Its replacement lasted 29 days and did the same thing...luckily still under the warranty.

That one had the same thing happen 2 months ago while playing Midnight Club.

Which is when I got fed up, took matters into my own hands and fixed it myself. Apparently the BR drive particularly in the launch ones are most suspect for crashes. The new ones use a double laser and a lot more stable. The laser is actually very easy to replace once you get over yourself and take the plunge by opening your system.

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chaosrunner
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:37:34 AM

Well, I don't know if you can blame the first problem on the hardware, since jamming anything with 4 times the normal amount of disks isn't exactly normal usage. The other issues definitely sound like manufacturer problems, though.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 12:24:56 AM

For the record, I know a LOT of people...not all of them are friends, but I included them in my example. :)

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JPBooch
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:55:57 AM
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As another note, 3 of my friends all had to send their PS3's back to Sony for same and other problems. We all play our PS3's at least 7 hours a day. Mine in particular is on all day since my kids play it too.

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chaosrunner
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:35:28 AM
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I got a 60 gig back in January '07 and *knock on wood* I haven't had any problems other than a couple of freeze-ups which have been solved by powercycling. It had been having some wireless issues, but when I swapped in a 320 gig drive a few weeks back, I gave it a good blow-out with some canned air and it's been running much better, since. I think that dust may have been causing a little excess heat which impacted the performance.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:11:43 AM
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Interesting, seems like anyone who's had a problem with their PS3 has been with a 60gb. I've had a 40gb a year now and no problems whatsoever. Can't wait to swap out the hdd though.

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slugga_status
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:41:11 AM
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My PS1 has lasted since launch and still works. Although I have to turn it on its side at times. I had 2 PS2's though. The first one I had to repeatedly crack it open and clean the laser until finally that didn't work anymore. So I bought another one and had no problems. Just had to clean the lens occasionally but no problems.

I got a 40g PS3 in Dec. 2007 and have had no problems with it at all. The web freezes it from time to time but that's about it. Iono but those who get the YLOD I can only think that it's something your doing or have on your console to gain that.

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King James
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:41:19 AM
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I think that the PS3 is the most reliable, but its hard for me to say.

My PS1 ran no problem for as long as I had it.

My PS2 had a couple of problems I had bought two of them. The 1st one had that DVD drive problem.

I had no problem outta my launch PS3(20gb). The original SixAxis controller started going out, but I replaced that with a DualShock3. My PS3 was working like a charm until around last month.

Around the time K2 dropped, my apartment blew a fuse or something, because half (yes literally HALF) of my apartment started having power fluctuations. I'm talking:
-flickering lights
-Flashes of electricity behind power outlets
-Electronic devices cutting off because of the repeat power surges.

I unplugged all the important stuff that could be damaged from power surges. I saves my HDTV and 2 computers, but my PS3 didn't make it. I didn't notice at 1st, but during one night of some Killzoning....My PS3 just cut off by itself. Now it won't turn on at all. I have the "flashing red light" error.

Gonna cost my $161 to fix it. And I can't afford it now b/c all $$$ is tied up in my trying to move. My apartment complex declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so now I can't sue them for my fried PS3.


=*(

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GuinnessGulper
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:11:59 AM
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My launch PS3 is still going strong, though I did have a problem for a while where it had trouble ejecting discs. But it's working again on it's own now.

However, I did have one friend who bought a used 60G model on my recommendation (ps2 compat and xtra usb ports, etc). It worked for a couple hours then stopped reading all discs. Cost him $100 to repair. I then did some research and found a number of similar complaints with the 60G units, that the disc controllers got fried or died. So it was a semi-common issue with those it seems, but nothing at all even close to the numbers the xbox has seen. Like said, all electronics have a certain level of failure rate, it's inevitable. The PS3 has been rock solid from all anecdotal evidence...

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cegmp
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 11:28:12 AM
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Not once has my PS1 or PS2 died on me. Though my PS2 seems to be on its last breath. I haven't turned on my PS1 for months (less than a year) but the last time I check it was still working fine. I find PS3 to be less reliable. It freezes and switches off at times.

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crawdaddy
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:12:57 PM
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I do not agree that the ps3 is the most reliable. I have owned both the ps1 and the ps2 for years, and have not had any problems with either one, but my ps3 bricked after only about a year and a half. Also you have not heard all the complaints from all over the internet about ps1 and ps2 like you do ps3 problems.

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chaosrunner
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:29:27 PM

There wasn't the same sort of widespread internet usage until the end of the PS1's lifecycle. And even then, there wasn't such a thing as a blog or as many forums as there were into the PS2's lifecycle and today.

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Robochic
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 12:14:08 PM
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Console History for me:

Ps1 still going strong bought it on launch lol brother still uses it.
Ps2 X2 first one wouldn't read dvds, second one died due to my son who was 2 pee'd on it
Ps3 20gig still going strong since launch :)
gamecube received on launch, fell down 3 flights of stairs still going strong
Wii just got no issues.
Nintendo DS lite played many many times by me and my son who is 4 and fallen off the balcony once and still works no scratches or anything.

I would say Nintendo and Sony are the two most reliable companies for gaming systems i'm actually looking at getting another PS3 just for a larger harddrive and putting the 20gig in the bedroom. We'll see.

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dlte
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 2:32:13 PM

well urine and electronics just don't mix too well

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:03:19 PM

I'm 27 but I'd pee on a 360 given the chance.

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daus26
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 1:06:20 PM
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My 60 gig still works fine, but then again, I got the one that's made in Japan.

My ps2 was made in China and it got messed up.

I don't know, but to me, Japan is most reliable on making electronic hardwares. They are like Italy in leather shoes.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 1:15:59 PM
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My first PS1 and PS2 are both still working and are both the original chunky clunky models, they both work perfectly fine and dandy.

My PS3 is a hardened machine too. I nearly killed it by accident as I turned it off too quickly, old habbit with the PS2 just used to turn it off via the back, now the PS3 has a built in hd I was lucky I only lost my saved games which I wasn't that bothered about anyway as I had clocked most of the games I was playing anyway.

I do find Sony stuff is very realiable and not just consoles too. I have MP3 players that are still going, I still have my Sony Walkman cassette jobby not that it gets used now but its still there working if ever I need it to.

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Xplicit
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 1:50:13 PM
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my friend recently had a PS3 die on him, when sony got back to him they said it was to with too much dust in the system (not sonys fault) they cleaned it out but took 2 weeks to send it back. when my friend called them up to complain they said that they will give him 2 extra games (SOCOM and Killzone 2). That really surprised me and i know if it was an Xbox 360, Microsoft will find some way of twisting it so you think its your fault.

Long live Playstation!!!

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Jed
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:12:48 PM

I live in west texas, (remember the dust bowl???), lots of dust and wind. I have taken care of my 60gb and it does great.

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Deadman
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 3:19:43 PM
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I hate reading about reliabilty issues it always makes me super paranoid to the point I wont touch my system for 4-5 months not even to watch a movie on. The PS3 is a system Ive put to work not in my life have I ever played console like I play this I leave mine on for 10-12 Hrs/day. I believe if you take care of it, it will take care of you, so far the only system I ever had F-Up on me was a 32X for my Genesis.

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Jed
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:11:05 PM

I had a 32X too! I played the original virtual fighter like a junkie on it.

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Deadman
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:04:43 PM

Virtua Racer and doom for me till it broke.

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Totalz
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 3:57:24 PM
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My PS3 is without fault...other than when I slip Fallout 3 into the disk slot, then it's another story. One of glitchiness, bugs and freezing "Oh my!"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:04:23 PM

I get all the glitches and bugs, but FO3 hasn't froze on me yet!

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Jed
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:09:55 PM

Fallout 3 has frozen on me so many times. Usually when I go into V.A.T.S. It is also a glitchy ass game. I dont think we have any hope of getting any of the glitches fixed. F***ing bethesda

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smileys_007
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:23:21 PM
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I bought my 40 gb ps3 last march 2008 in Singapore and i'm very pleased and proud to have bought it. It's already 1 year old now and so far, i never had problems with it regarding reliability. i'm also interested in buying an xbox 360 but seeing the danger of getting an RROD, i'll just rather play on one console.

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smileys_007
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 5:54:50 PM
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hey ben, i thought you might want to read this, i just happen to read it.

http://boards.ign.com/nintendo_wii_lobby/b8270/178113485/p1/?5

i think the author of that link is also registered here in psxextreme.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 6:45:20 PM

Whatever. You can't imagine how little I care. ;)

And we've pretty much eliminated the fanboy losers off this site, so no, I don't think that person is registered.

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Dooby_Scooby
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 7:40:50 AM

Why does the guy need to discredit this site and Mr Dutka so badly ?

That post was kind of sad.. The lengths some people go to for attention..

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 7:03:01 PM
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XPLAY bs

This is why I dont watch the G4!
On the "Morgan Minute" in reference to why Microsoft isnt preparing a Blu Ray peripheral she says "they're skipping this generation...Microsoft made this move the eye towards the future," explaining that DLC is the "future". Really? I like watching FULL HD movies, now, thank you very much. Cable HD is NOWHERE near Blu Ray and WE know this.

So, Sorry rural America you just aren't cool enough for M$'s plans (those with no internet).




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N a S a H
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 7:25:44 PM
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I think my PS2 was more reliable. Still works I think.

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camaro300zx
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 7:29:43 PM
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I don't think the ps3 is the most reliable, I've had mine a yr and half so far. But systems are already having DRE and YLoD within 3yrs of its lifespan. Now, I do own a original ps1 that i purchased in 1998 (Red Box). And have not had one single problem to date. Also purchased the original big ps2 in 2001ish with the Gran Turismo Bundle, I did have a DRE with this system 7 yrs later in 2007, so I googled on how to fix it myself. Bought a lens and replaced it in ten min., tested the ps2, and has worked ever since. My point is PS1 has had little to no problems from consumers, the PS2 has had plenty DRE BUT after 5-6 yrs of playing. As for PS3 being thee most reliable, no...

I will say this though, when I do get the DRE I will NOT send MY 60gb anywhere!!! I've already googled how to fix the lens.

Oh btw all three of my playstation systems are plugged in and hooked up to my tv....
Why you ask, even if I have a 60gb ps3??

Because, my PS1 can play all my imports, And my PS2 has a 100gb HD inside.

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Dingodial
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:24:04 PM
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After seeing all these articles about the 60gb. getting messed up, I'm getting scared (hope mine doesn't screw up).
I have to agree that the PS3 is the most reliable playstation. The funny thing is that I have owned all the playstations from the past & none of them ever stopped working (I had a used original playstation, a thick PS2 bought brand new @ target in the year 2002, a thick PSP bought @ toysRus in 2006, & a 60gb. PS3 bought @ circuit city in 2007).

My PS3 has been bad about freezing while playing my music during a game & while doing remote play, but it happens usually no more than once a month on average & when I turn off the system and turn it back on, it works just fine.

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fatelementality
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 9:30:02 PM
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# of ps1 consoles owned = 1
# of ps2 consoles owned = 2
# of xbox consoles owned = 1
# of ps3 consoles owned = 1
# of 360's owned........BLOODY F%#*$^ C%$K S%#$*NG FIVE!!!!!!!!!! All free replancements though. Just a pain in the ass. Dunno how many times I had to talk to that automated piece o' crap. HI...MY NAME IS STEVE....*smack*

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sunspider13
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:00:09 PM
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I got a PS1 in '97 and never had a problem with it. I got a PS2 monolith in '02. I had a DRE and got a replacement and that one got stolen so I got a slim and never had a problem with it. All in all from what I've heard from friends, the PS are pretty reliable.

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LividFiction
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 12:40:04 PM
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My PlayStation never died, the damn disc nub just disintegrated one day. At least I'd had it for four years.

I went through five PS2s. Five. Cinque. It died on me again and I decided to hell with it, I'll buy a PStwo. So I did, and all was right with the world.

I've only had my 80GB PS3 since June '08, so I can't point to it as a measuring stick for reliability. But my brother's 60GB PS3 had been in his possession for a year and a half when it died. YLOD, I think, and $150 to fix.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 1:00:42 PM
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Playstation One...1
Playstation Two...1
Playstation Three.1
Xbox 360..........1

So far so good!! i just hope my luck stays this way!!

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crawdaddy
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 2:07:16 PM
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All of you disbelievers in the ylod (yellow light of death), just take a look under this one article at the number of ps3's that have this problem, and other problems. Just go to You Tube and do a search for ps3 ylod or ps3 problems. You can watch ylod videos all day long, and think about all that do not do anything like one guy on this site said cause it was out of warranty. The evidence speaks for itself if you open your eyes and see it.
as I said before it is a major problem, and Sony should admit it, and you here on this site should realize it is true too. Quit being B.S.'d by Sony.

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Dingodial
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 3:29:29 PM

Notice that the majority of those who have experienced the YLoD are either 60gb. or 20gb. owners. Every since they were DISCONTINUED, all the PS3s that came out afterward were almost flaweless.

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Deadman
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 7:57:40 PM

Theres no doubt that there arent a lot of bad systems with 22mil. systems and 5% defective thats 1,100,000 bad you tube vids for days.

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crawdaddy
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 @ 3:24:26 PM
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Also in the forums on this site there is a whole section about this ylod thing with pages, and pages of people who have had this problem. Look, I love my ps3 too, but I just wish it worked and was not bricked by a poor Sony design. I want to be playing my games, but as a 56 year old disabled man I am on a very low and fixed income and can no longer afford to pay 150.00 to have it repaired. Sony should extend warranty on all these original release 60 gig systems that are bricking.

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Draguss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:17:56 AM
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Lemme see how it is in 11 years, that's how long my PS1's lasted, and I've even fallen on top of the damn thing.

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Draguss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:18:30 AM
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Lemme see how it is in 11 years, that's how long my PS1's lasted, and I've even fallen on top of the damn thing.

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Draguss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:18:34 AM
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Lemme see how it is in 11 years, that's how long my PS1's lasted, and I've even fallen on top of the damn thing.

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Draguss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:20:54 AM
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Oh ya gotta be kidding me, why the fu** does this keep happening to me!? I can't even erase the damn extra messages

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556pineapple
Friday, March 27, 2009 @ 1:06:07 PM
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My brother's first PS1 failed on him, but I still have his 2nd one and it works fine. My 60 GB PS3 failed on me about a year ago, but Sony was kind enough to quickly replace it for free even though mine was *technically* out of warranty.

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meltdown
Saturday, March 28, 2009 @ 1:17:13 AM
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my ps1 never died on me, my first ps2 died around the time the slim version came out so maybe it was fate telling me to get the slim one and that one lasted till the ps3, and my 80gig ps3 that i got that christmas still works till this day. it has fronzen a couple of time but the time in between those has been months but nontheless annoying. so im happy

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darkdirtydwarf
Monday, March 30, 2009 @ 4:14:11 AM
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I must be pretty unlucky then. Never had any problem with my PS1. Never had problems with my PS2. I'm waiting to receive my third PS3 (the first one had a problem with the blue ray, the second had overheating issues with graphic corruption).
Eventually the third will be the one. At least everything happened under warranty (but every time I have to wait 5 weeks, since the regenerated 60GB PS3s are not many).

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 02, 2009 @ 12:04:33 AM
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I don't own a PS3(just yet) & or a 360.

But, so far it's been "all good" with my other 10 systems(and I'm knocking on wood right now that they continues to stay that way too)...

PS2(Original fatty)-still working
PS1(Original fatty)-still working
Xbox(Original)-still working
Dreamcast-still working
Saturn-Still working
Genesis(revamped compact model)-still working
Nintendo64-still working
Snes(revamped compact model)-still working
Atari Jaguar &64 bit CD attachment-still working
Panasonic 3DO(slim steamlined model)-Still working.

Wish I could say the same thing for my f*cking HP XP computer though, mine went about 3 weeks ago(one of my club bro's lent me this bare-bones E-machine I'm writing with now).

I was here reading some posts when I heard a loud bang that came from inside my HP tower & then it just cut off altogether.

When I took the side cover off, I found a large fan-attached heatsink had fallen off the center of my mother board(along with the computer chip it was still attached to with nothing but some little dab of f*cking heatsink paste).
And that chip has hundreds of super tiny pins, which of course....about 7 of the frigging pins wound up bent when the whole assembly fell.

I'm not computer savy, but for the life of me I can't understand why this heavy assembly isnt either bolted down or soldered to the motherboard, instead of just being stuck sideways with just a dab of way too flimsy non-drying heatsink gel, to a chip that's just barly finger-pressed onto the motherboard??? WTF,that kind of faulty design flaw was that?

So now, I've got use the money I was just about to buy a 60GB PS3 with this week, & go over to best buys instead to see if they can do either....
1.(cheaply)- straighten out the pins,
2.(moderately)- sell a replacement chip,
3.(expensively)- am I going to have to buy a whole new tower(mine's out of warranty)
4. or maybe just go buy a laptop for the first top

DAMN, damn, damn, I'm so pissed.....I've been waiting all this time to finally be able to buy a PS3 60gigger & now the computer I paid $1300 new for, just sunk me with a cheap-azzed $2 dab of frigging paste



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