Another Retail PlayStation 4 Bricked Out Of The Box


Next-gen officially begins from tomorrow but apparently for many it has already begun…and failed on them. Many retailers in US have started shipping pre-orders of the customers and many have already received their pre-orders. Happy and eagerly waiting to plug in to the next-generation and what happens? Their PlayStation 4 is already bricked right out of the box. These incidents were first reported by winners of a PlayStation 4 through Taco Bell promotion but later on spread out to retail unit buyers as well. Many started having problems after the Day One 1.50 update when it was downloading directly on the PlayStation 4. Those who have updated their PlayStation 4 using the USB method have reported no such issues so far. While others have other problems which showcase GPU issues by overlapping of the UI, loose HDMI port on the back and more.

One reddit user also got his PlayStation 4 bricked out of the box and after an hour long call with Sony, it was determined that the PlayStation 4 wasn’t even going into safe mode and only displayed a pulsating blue light on the console. Sony is aware of the issue and is working round the clock to fix it. Sony support will be sending boxes to the consumers who are facing the problems so that they can ship the console free of charge and get it replaced with a new one.

You can check out the video of a faulty PlayStation 4 right out of the box below:

Sony’s Worldwide Stduio’s President, Shuhei Yoshida, assured everyone that Sony is aware of the issue and are investigating it and also that the number of affected PlayStation 4’s is very small compared to the shipped units.

PlayStation 4 is the most anticipated next-generation console. These issues that have arisen have now double-minded the people who didn’t pre-order the console but were about to pick one up from a retail store. We hope that the issue is sorted out soon.

What do you think about these issues arising? Are you one of the affected people? Let us know in the comments below.


  • satch

    dont worry people those of us who bought our reflow stations to repair your ps3’s and 360’s still have them,we all knew the problems would rear there ugly heads with the new ps4 and xbox one eventually.

  • Steve

    Just opened my pre-order ps4 from Amazon and it’s bricked (exactly same issue as above)

  • Shroomeyshroom

    I am so fucking mad right now….

  • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

    It’s a shame sony does not need this kind of stuff right now.if this happen’s to million’s more then sony will have a lot of crazyness happening to them in the past month’s.I am waiting and i am glad i did wait to see something like this i would of been even more mad then this guy lol.Wonder how micorsoft xbox one will do .Would be funny is xbox one was perfect but i dont think this will happen stuff like this is normal.But so far this is the worst i seen for sony and the ps4 is not out yet.Man this suck’s.

  • Guest

    LOL @ $0N¥ PauperStation Foul. But you’d have to be a low IQ pauper to even consider buying such a PoS.

    • Counterproductive

      Who are you, Charles Dickens?

  • extermin8or2

    thats the hard drive issue reported by a few people the other issue is the hdmi slot, difference between them is that the blue light pulses, he just needs a new HDD.Rather have a brick out the box than in say 3-6 months time. Must’ve been a faulty batch of hdd they bought off their supplier.

    • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

      If ps4 is haveing these problem’s.
      GPU fail’s
      HD fail’s
      HDMI PORT fail’s.

      Then this is a big big big big big big big big big problem.Yes these all can be fixed.The thing is when were and how many people so far are haveing these problem’s.And what if it’s more then just these 3 problem’s so far.Who know’s what else ,This is why it’s best to wait for both system’s xbox one and ps4 to just get all the bug’s hardware bs problem’s fixed.IDK if million’s are ready to step into next gen.Hell i just payed bill’s today lol i think heat and eletrical stuff is more important in my house right now then a next gen system .Dont u think.

      • DiFiasco

        GPU failures? Where?

  • Rosendo Campos

    Yoshida did say no red line of death so they change the color to blue

    • Jauggernaut

      It’s a localized issue. A sweet reminder from teh Pauper Defense Force

      • TheChaseFace

        I enjoy how much these screams ‘AMURICA’

        Brb, buying a Ford Truck while eating corndogs dipped in cheese

    • Dakan45

      Silence clueless sony faggot.

  • Counterproductive

    Millions shipped, there’s gonna be a couple that have issues. That’s why there are warranties to protect people against normal hardware failure.

    • Guest

      There’s more than a couple. Yoshida is lying, just like the wobble.

      • Counterproductive

        It’s 0.04%. You’re wrong, just like the wobble.

        • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

          first it was 0.02 then it was 0.04 now i am reading it’s 0.12 .So yeah if this get’s higher and it will.What if it’s a 1 percent chance out of all the million’s that pre ordered.Of what if it was 10 percent out of all the million’s that pre ordered.We just wont know till the people who pre ordered the ps4 get’s there later on midnight.And if i wake up seeing that half or maybe 50,000 people have a dead ps4.THAT’S NOT GOOD IF U ASK ME FOR SONY.This would make people worry if this happen’s .Yes sony will fix the problem that is why people take these chance’s in buy DAY 1 NEXT GEN SYSTEM’S.But hey i guess that’s just the way the cookie grumble’s.

          • Counterproductive

            What if it gave you cancer? What if it set your brain on fire? If you’re going to take things to ridiculous extremes, might as well go all out. Millions of them are out there now. Notice that there isn’t a huge number of failures out there snowballing into a gigantic issue? That’s because there isn’t one. Chill, dude. It’s all good.

  • Escopablobar

    Well I hope mine works and works well for at least the next ten years. If not I hope it is a brick out of the box so that I may be able to get the return and exchange out of the way before the 1 year warranty is up.

  • Escopablobar

    Well I hope mine works and works well for at least the next ten years. If not I hope it is a brick out of the box so that I may be able to get the return and exchange out of the way before the 1 year warranty is up.