Re: The Official PS4 Thread - Part 3
Testing will never be comprehensive compared to the thing landing in the hands of millions of gamers using it exactly as it's intended to be used. They can take out a big probability of things going wrong if they have solid testing procedures but it can never give full assurance. That's why big companies who I'm sure have good industry standard procedures for testing their products still have to recall certain product lines for serious failures that they didn't detect. That said I've always bought at least one console at launch every generation and they all still work to this day without major problems (I had to get my launch 360 repaired after about 6 years for £40 but it's worked fine since to this day although it now belongs to a friend). The one thing you get by waiting a long time is superior versions, slimmer/quieter/cheaper/better cooling etc.
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