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The PlayStation 4 has now officially launched in North America. Because I live in the UK I would like to try and avoid covering too much next-gen console release news before the PS4 and Xbox One are actually out here in Europe, but of particular note at the American launch is that a small percentage of consumers are reporting that faulty HDMI ports are preventing them from using the console. Amongst the complaints were two consoles received by gaming news sites Kotaku and IGN, who both reported manufacturing problems that was making some of the pins required for HDMI connection unavailable. Other individuals have been discovering problems by using different cables to the ones provided in the box.
Isolated reports of console hardware errors on day one are nothing new, but at this early moment in time it is difficult to gauge how many launch units may be affected by this problem, and indeed as to how Sony managed to come up with a figure that 0.4% of the consoles are currently affected by this problem. Expect a lot more clarification on the issue in the coming days; and if you do happen to get a PS4 just make sure to double check the HDMI port before you get set up for the first time. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11th – 17th NOVEMBER