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Sony revises PS4 failure rate estimate to ‘less than 1%’

The number of launch PS4’s believed to have suffered technical failures is higher than initially estimated. Sony last week estimated that the number of affected systems represents less than 0.4 per cent of shipped units to date” which was at the time within [Sony’s] expectations for a new product introduction". …

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Sony: Launch PS4s have 0.4% fail rate, within expectations

As few as 0.4 per cent of launch PS4 consoles are experiencing technical problems, Sony has stated. It was revealed yesterday that a handful of consumers – as well as websites IGN and Kotaku – had experienced technical problems with their launch PS4s. Sony, however, has claimed that failure rates …

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Notch abandons 0x10c, says failures in development are OK

Sometimes a developer has to have the courage to walk away from a project, even at the risk of being labeled an under delivering visionary”, says Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. As the creator of Minecraft, there was an awful lot of expectation placed on Persson’s next game 0x10c and an understandable …

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ZombiU 2 ruled out after first game "not even close" to profit

One of the Wii U’s flagship launch titles has been deemed a failure by its publisher Ubisoft. ZombiU was a key pillar in the console’s launch line-up, ticking only not the box for mature gaming but also making good use of Wii U’s key functionality. But Ubisoft chairman and CEO …

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Capcom profits soar despite Resident Evil 6 "failure"

It’s been a good for the first three quarters of Capcom’s financial year despite what the company itself describes as the failure” of Resident Evil 6. Net sales for the period ending December 31st 2012 soared 44.6 per cent at 72,699m while operating income jumped 45.9 per cent to 9,838m. …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Triumph or disappointment?

Writing this year’s Call of Duty success headline was a complicated task. If we wanted to put a positive spin on things we could have gone with: ‘Call of Duty reclaims its crown as the biggest entertainment launch of the year’ or ‘Black Ops II is the fourth fastest selling …

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Platinum labels PS3’s Bayonetta as its "biggest failure"

Bayonetta is a modern Japanese classic. As long as you played it on Xbox 360. The PS3 version – a port of the Xbox 360 code – was handled by an in-house team at publisher Sega. The result was a release dogged by framerate and control issues. The biggest failure …

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Daglow: American gamers don’t handle failure well

Industry vet Don Daglow believes Americans have trouble dealing with failure, specifically in regards to gaming. "The idea of failure has been dramatically reduced," he said during a panel at GDC Europe, noting that American students don’t ‘fail,’ but are instead ‘challenged.’ Daglow explains this concept comes from an education …

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Riccitiello: EA has failed well

John Riccitiello has opened up on the pressures, pain, failure, embarrassments, loss and hope of his four years so far as Electronic Arts CEO. Speaking at a graduation speech last week at his old university, Riccitiello stated: In the churn of all this industry change, EA found itself on the …

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WP7 update failure rate reaches 10%

Undoubtedly it’s not the start Microsoft would have wanted – the firm has admitted that as many as one in ten updates to Windows Phone 7 handsets have resulted in significant technical problems. The platform holder has blamed a combination of poor internet connections and insufficient computer space. However, it …

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