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Scattered reports of faulty Hdmi ports and/or hard drives on pre-launch PlayStation 4 units have kicked off an “investigation” by Sony on the eve of the next-gen console’s release.

Currently there appear to be a total of ten cases of broken PlayStation 4 consoles, two of which are review units belonging to IGN and Kotaku. The end result from all of the reports is that the broken systems experienced a permanent failure to transmit signals from their Hdmi port to the users’ TV, at which point Sony requested the units to be sent back to the company. Exactly how the consoles failed seems to fall into two camps.

In most of the reports — including Kotaku’s review console — the broken PlayStation 4 was a retail unit that was defective out of the box. In other cases — like those reported by IGN and a Twitter user — the PS4 worked perfectly at first, »

- Justin Alderman

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