Almost 2 Years In, Is Your Launch PS4 Still Running Strong?
Call it a reliability check.
We're closing in on two years of the PlayStation 4 and if you bought a launch system, how has yours been running?
Early hardware models of almost any machine tend to have at least some growing pains (unless your name is Nintendo). The original PlayStation was a little funky when it first came out, the PS2 scratched discs when the console was vertical, and we had the YLoD (Yellow Ring of Death) on PS3. The latter, while not a fraction as catastrophic as the infamous RRoD (Red Ring of Death) on Xbox 360, still nailed plenty of PS3s out there.
So far this generation, though, we haven't really heard much about PS4's sputtering and dying. Haven't heard too much about firmware updates that sadly bricked the system, either. My launch PS4 is running just fine but then again, I tend to have pretty good luck with my machines, as I've never had any PlayStation console break. The original PS1's disc-reader loosened somehow but my father fixed it, so I was without it for all of an hour.
But how is your launch PS4? Is it still running just as well as it did nearly two years ago? Or has it stuttered here and there? Or, and this would be a worst-case scenario, has it already died on you?
10/4/2015 10:08:55 PM Ben Dutka