by David Sanchez on July 25, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
Bad picture editing skills aside, I think my header image properly illustrates the problem at hand, right? It looks like reports are surfacing surrounding the PlayStation Vita. According to Andriasang, a total of 31 Vita systems have reportedly burnt up while charging. Of the 31 cases, 23 have taken place in Japan, while the rest have affected adopters of Sony’s latest portable in North America, the UK, and Australia.
This is a strange case indeed, and no one really seems to know what the heck is going on. A government agency in Japan is looking into the matter, as is Sony. That said, the Vita manufacturer has stated that these burning handhelds will not result in a Vita recall. Instead, Sony claims these instances have nothing to do with the hardware and may actually be caused by people spilling liquid into the connection.
Sony will not be repairing Vita systems free of charge, as it feels that this is being caused by consumers. Considering the occurrence rate is so low, you have to wonder exactly what is causing this. Personally, I think this is all just a ploy so that Sony can argue that the Vita is on fire. Hey-oh!
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