Sony hits out at PS3 'failure' reports

Sony has blasted a Dutch gaming site for its ‘sloppy journalism’ after it reported the 40GB PS3 was suffering a 40 per cent failure rate.

Sony has blasted a Dutch gaming site for its ‘sloppy journalism’ after it reported the 40GB PS3 was suffering a 40 per cent failure rate. Yeah, it was news to us too.The reaction was a quick one, so quick it got to UK ears before the reports of the apparent failure rate.“We are very proud of the quality and reliability of PlayStation 3 and are disappointed that such extremely sloppy journalism has resulted in this totally inaccurate story,” fumed David Reeves, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. “Since launching the 40GB PS3, we have experienced a fantastic jump in sales and the failure rates have remained at the very low level that we not only strive for, but have been achieving since the launch of PS3.”So, if your 40GB PS3 fails, don’t tell Sony. You could make them very cross indeed.EssentialsSony PS3Price: From £300On sale: Out nowContact: Sony PlayStation 3Related stories:News: PS3 starting to falter News: PS3 ready to rumble? Review: Sony PS3