- Aug 9, 2009
Fair point, obviously this happens in games a lot which is why their seems to be a lot of emergency patches being released these days.Quadtrix said:I'm sure they do test them. You have to keep in mind that a bad update won't always destroy EVERY console. It's possible the update had no affect on the PS3's they tested.Woodsey said:To be fair to Sony, they released a fix for it pretty quick (like you said). To be unfair to Sony, they should of tested it beforehand and this is their fault.Spirultima said:Hm, well at least i can take this as it not being worse then the RRoD, but on a less fanboy note, Sony made a mistake, as long as they fix it, i won't lose too much respect for Sony.
Surely this is an equivalent to the RRoD (ignoring the ridiculous failure rate)? I mean, these are both complete hardware failures.
I'm sure they've got enough money in the piggy-bank to settle this over without too much damage though.
I'm sure they did test it (I embarrassingly left out 'more' between 'tested it' and 'beforehand' ), but a few thousand consoles is still quite a few, no matter how many are in circulation. There's also those that haven't died but have been affected so games don't work properly (I believe that's the situation now with Uncharted?).
As far as I'm aware (I don't own a PS3) it was a fairly large and important update, so...
I don't know, it just seems odd that whilst this is (relatively speaking) a serious but fairly contained incident, someone would of noticed it at some stage, or come across something that didn't seem right.
Then again I have no idea how they test things, and they could of done everything possible and not encountered anything due to (bad?) luck.