Sony Claims PS3 Failure Rate of Less Than 1 Percent

If recent reports hold true, Sony PlayStation 3 users may be spending more than their friends for a "next generation console" to save on the hassle of returning damaged goods. Sure all new consoles come with a warranty, and Microsoft even extended the Xbox 360 one to three years, but of course it is much more of an enjoyable experience to never have to send your game machine away for repairs. According to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe founder Chris Deering, PS3 failure rates are "around .02 percent". In other words, the PS3 is way below the industry average of failure rates (3-5%). Although numbers have been rumoured and speculated, neither Microsoft nor Nintendo has disclosed specific failure rates.

News source: PC World

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Btw I loved my xbox 360 but it broke 3 times before i finally retuned it to best buy and sold it brand new. That got old and yes i take great care of my stuff like great ventaltion, nor beer spilling on my machine stuff like that

My dvd blu ray video audio playback was broken from the time of purchase but i didnt know it til later on. the sound would skip and i had to return to sony so im guess im in the 1% lucky me

I'd say the lower failure rates has some relationship with the low play times. Let's see what happens when most of the games to come start getting played a lot. Let's see if they can handle the heat.

well the ps3 did build in quality compared to ps1 and ps2 that quality its crap.

Now that have a higher price tag also so many would say that you get what you pay for.

I am a little skeptical with that failure rate too, but great job to Sony if it is even remotely true. That is a way low failure rate...

I guess it's a good thing that Sony did not put any of their batteries in PS3 LOL... :nuts:

Is that because most of the people who own them don't actually play them yet because they're waiting for a decent game? I bought one a few months back because it was mis-priced (£230) but I've only played it like... 10 times.

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As a slightly off-topic question... Sony keeps having a dig at XBOX360 failure rates yet what was the failure rate of the PS2? It must have been about 90% with the dreaded "Disk read error" - you knew it was going to happen, it was just a case of when and sure, you could fix, for a few weeks if you opened them up and twisted that little dvd-drive cog but you shouldn't have had to. I must have had about 6 PS2s in 5 years.

As a slightly off-topic question... Sony keeps having a dig at XBOX360 failure rates yet what was the failure rate of the PS2? It must have been about 90% with the dreaded "Disk read error" - you knew it was going to happen, it was just a case of when and sure, you could fix, for a few weeks if you opened them up and twisted that little dvd-drive cog but you shouldn't have had to. I must have had about 6 PS2s in 5 years.
I got my PS2 right around the release (or not long after) and it had a few disk reading problems but I found most of the time it was a dirty disc. Still have it, still play it and no problems so I guess you just have bad luck? I'm not saying it's flawless but I never had all these problems people claim

Mine broke after about 2 weeks! I say Bah! Mind you my brother had been playing on it for four hours, but it should be able to take that!

Well consider the source.

Remember how Sony denied and denied the PS2's problems? Remember Microsoft dismissing the massive amount of 360 failures?

Always wait for independent research when it comes to these companies that have a history of dodging issues, misleading the consumers, and ultimately lying to anyone who will listen.

Nice, if only more companies would make things to last...although I have to say I havnt had any problems with my Wii since I got it on release