Call it a reliability check.

We're closing in on two years of the PlayStation 4 and if you bought a launch system, how has yours been running?

Early hardware models of almost any machine tend to have at least some growing pains (unless your name is Nintendo). The original PlayStation was a little funky when it first came out, the PS2 scratched discs when the console was vertical, and we had the YLoD (Yellow Ring of Death) on PS3. The latter, while not a fraction as catastrophic as the infamous RRoD (Red Ring of Death) on Xbox 360, still nailed plenty of PS3s out there.

So far this generation, though, we haven't really heard much about PS4's sputtering and dying. Haven't heard too much about firmware updates that sadly bricked the system, either. My launch PS4 is running just fine but then again, I tend to have pretty good luck with my machines, as I've never had any PlayStation console break. The original PS1's disc-reader loosened somehow but my father fixed it, so I was without it for all of an hour.

But how is your launch PS4? Is it still running just as well as it did nearly two years ago? Or has it stuttered here and there? Or, and this would be a worst-case scenario, has it already died on you?

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MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
7 years ago

No, I had to send my PS4 that I ordered in January 2014 back to Sony because it kept auto-rejecting my discs. Thankfully I was still under warranty. I still have the Best Buy insurance as well.

Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

Same here. The first one I bought kept overheating. The one I exchanged it for kept having OS crashes which eventually bricked the console. So far the 3rd one has been doing better but I still get annoying OS crash errors.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

You have the worst luck ever my friend.

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Yep. Aside from wanting some more GB of space, its running perfect.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
7 years ago

I'm on my 3rd one the 1st 2 had auto eject problems.

Draguss
Draguss
7 years ago

Didn't the yellow light problem not start until the old models were several years old?

Crabba
Crabba
7 years ago

Yeah my original PS3 didn't die from RLOD until more than 5 years later, many got it earlier than that but you certainly didn't read about it on the PS3 after the first 2 years.

dbrasco75
dbrasco75
7 years ago

nope

bluedarrk
bluedarrk
7 years ago

I just had to send mine in for repair for the auto eject disc flaw. It seems that this is a quite big flaw in the design of the system.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
7 years ago

My Ps4 is still going strong like someone on Viagra…

Nerull
Nerull
7 years ago

So far so good, but I've only got one more year of warranty left. I'd hate to have to rebuy it like I did with my ps3's YLOD.
Maybe by next year's holiday season Sony will have a reason to make the first price cut.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

This isn't something that should be noted as an achievement really should it… Regardless I've had mine for about a year and then I got The Phantom Pain console bundle it was fine throughout that year. Though sometimes the fan did sound as if it were about to lift off my table and fly out the window.

I'm still in two minds about if I want to keep my console bundle, TPP was such a a let down (Pretty much FFXII territory and I know you have all witnessed my rants on that game…). The TPP is a newer version and I get the impression I won't be able to sell the older one for as much now as the 1tb models are all out. So I am considering going back to my old model… Or course I'll regret that if it suddenly tanks.

Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

All the PS4's are loud when running TPP.

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
7 years ago

What? Uhm, my fan turns quietly, just sometimes it speeds up but only for few seconds

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

I've never heard my PS4. It's pretty quiet.

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
7 years ago

Lots of auto-ejects here… I have the remedy – buy digitaly:P Anyway, no problems so far, running smooth as butter. Fingers crossed.

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
7 years ago

still going strong

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
7 years ago

Though i didn't buy it day 1 mine is a launch model and it runs perfectly fine.

daus26
daus26
7 years ago

Bought mine January 2014. Still good. Kinda lame that 2 years is a bench mark or check point.

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
7 years ago

The occasional crash now and then but that's about it.
Leaving it in rest mode for a long time seems to give it issues.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
7 years ago

Besides being to lazy to upgrade to a bigger harddrive for more memory. My launch ps4 is running like a champ.

tes37
tes37
7 years ago

I got my PS4 on release day and it's running fine. Like other comments above, MGSV makes the fan sing a little louder than any game I've played on it.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
7 years ago

Still going strong. When it reads disc at the start up it sounds like it's actually burning the disc sometimes, but compared to the last gen it's nice to see the consoles hold true to the plan n'go principles of console gaming.

gumbi
gumbi
7 years ago

No problems yet. My Launch PS3 YLoD'd around it's 2 year anniversary. Though, it's worth noting that my PS4 gets less play than my PS3 did.

It's hard to believe it's been almost two years. It still feels new to me.

Riku994
Riku994
7 years ago

My first one had a graphical error that the support guy said he had never heard of before. The one they replaced it with works fine.

Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

Just before my second one bit the dust, I was having these strange texture loading issues with The Last of Us. The textures wouldn't load at all. Then finally the whole system got stuck in an endless safe mode boot loop until I couldn't even turn it on anymore.

gamer4lifexxx
gamer4lifexxx
7 years ago

i didn't get a ps4 till this year,in the beginning of the year so mine's still under a year old.. so far it runs perfectly though

wambo
wambo
7 years ago

Still using my launch model, seems to be running fine apart from the occasional os crash.

WYO1016
WYO1016
7 years ago

Still on the first one. Never had a problem.

shaydey77
shaydey77
7 years ago

1st one from launch day. No issues.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

Put aside, my 80GB (HDD upgraded) PS3 bought in 2009 is still going strong.

Corvo
Corvo
3 years ago

Yep. Aside from wanting some more GB of space, its running perfect.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
3 years ago

My Ps4 is still going strong like someone on Viagra…

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
3 years ago

You have the worst luck ever my friend.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
3 years ago

I&#39m on my 3rd one the 1st 2 had auto eject problems.

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
3 years ago

No, I had to send my PS4 that I ordered in January 2014 back to Sony because it kept auto-rejecting my discs. Thankfully I was still under warranty. I still have the Best Buy insurance as well.

Jawknee
Jawknee
3 years ago

Same here. The first one I bought kept overheating. The one I exchanged it for kept having OS crashes which eventually bricked the console. So far the 3rd one has been doing better but I still get annoying OS crash errors.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
3 years ago

I&#39ve never heard my PS4. It&#39s pretty quiet.

Jawknee
Jawknee
3 years ago

All the PS4&#39s are loud when running TPP.

Crabba
Crabba
3 years ago

Yeah my original PS3 didn&#39t die from RLOD until more than 5 years later, many got it earlier than that but you certainly didn&#39t read about it on the PS3 after the first 2 years.

Draguss
Draguss
3 years ago

Didn&#39t the yellow light problem not start until the old models were several years old?

bluedarrk
bluedarrk
3 years ago

I just had to send mine in for repair for the auto eject disc flaw. It seems that this is a quite big flaw in the design of the system.

dbrasco75
dbrasco75
3 years ago

nope

Rogueagent01
Rogueagent01
3 years ago

Though i didn&#39t buy it day 1 mine is a launch model and it runs perfectly fine.

Riku994
Riku994
3 years ago

My first one had a graphical error that the support guy said he had never heard of before. The one they replaced it with works fine.

WYO1016
WYO1016
3 years ago

Still on the first one. Never had a problem.

Jawknee
Jawknee
3 years ago

Just before my second one bit the dust, I was having these strange texture loading issues with The Last of Us. The textures wouldn&#39t load at all. Then finally the whole system got stuck in an endless safe mode boot loop until I couldn&#39t even turn it on anymore.

wambo
wambo
3 years ago

Still using my launch model, seems to be running fine apart from the occasional os crash.

gamer4lifexxx
gamer4lifexxx
3 years ago

i didn&#39t get a ps4 till this year,in the beginning of the year so mine&#39s still under a year old.. so far it runs perfectly though

shaydey77
shaydey77
3 years ago

1st one from launch day. No issues.