Sony is investigating reports of hardware issues with its pre-launch PlayStation 4 consoles, according to Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.
Some of the reported issues so far include faulty HDMI ports, issues with the OS, and just plain dead on arrival consoles. These issues have been experienced by both the press and winners of the Taco Bell PlayStation 4 contest.
Be assured we are investigating reported PS4 issues. The number is very small compared to shipped, we believe they are isolated incidents.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 14, 2013
When a user stated that it was only a “small” number compared to launch consoles and not compared to pre-launch consoles currently out in the wild, Yoshida replied “no, compared to shipped pre-launch units.”