It wouldn’t be a new console launch if there weren’t some buggy systems. Bad news is that some people have received some defective PS4s, the good news is that those people got them for free, so that makes it okay (not really).
Playstation 4 consoles that were given to media outlets such as Kotaku and IGN have reported problems with their HDMI output jacks , while Taco Bell “Play the Future” contest winners are also experiencing the same problems.
In a statement to IGN, Sony acknowledged the problems but downplayed their significance.
“A handful of people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems,” Sony said. “This is within our expectations for a new product introduction, and the vast majority of PS4 feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and are on track for a great launch. There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .04 percent of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction.”
Source: Game Industry