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Sony Updates Faulty PlayStation 4 Estimate, Saying Number Is Still “Very Small”

Sony has updated its official estimate of how many PlayStation 4 consoles sold at launch were defective, citing “several issues reported” rather than a single problem. On Friday and over the weekend, they tallied the problematic percentage at 0.4 percent. In an emailed statement today, a spokesperson said “less than 1 percent” are affected, which is still “very small” and “within the expected range for a new product introduction.”


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work