PS4 Day One PSN and HDMI Problems Ruin First Impression of New Sony Console

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The PS4 launched today at midnight and as hundreds of thousands of people were lined up at stores to receive their console, the first wave of gamers have already seen a few hitches in the console.

Extremetech reports that the console has "annoying bouts of lagginess," especially in the PSN sign-up process they report. Scrolling through the selection boxes, typing on screen, and at times the D-pad, are slow. This could be in part because the console runs off of the Internet, so if the gamer's provider is not very strong, that will affect the gameplay.

Many reports of launch day problems, including HDMI connections and network crashes have been reported.

IGN initially reported that some gamers were having a tough time getting the console to play through the cable. A gamer uploaded a video of his connection problems on YouTube, and said he had only been playing for an hour.

Be assured we are investigating reported PS4 issues," said Shuhei Yoshida, a Sony executive. "The number is very small compared to shipped, we believe they are isolated incidents."

Another problem with day one is connecting to the PlayStation Network. PSU reports that this occurred because of the amount of traffic the site was getting for people to download the 1.50 patch.

PSU reports that most people see error codes NW-31453-6 and NP-3500-8, which is then followed by the words "The network connection has been lost."

The console launched with Killzone Shadow Fall "The Shadow Pack," Call of Duty: Ghosts "Free Fall Map," Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition "Free Fall Map," Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag "Exclusive Aveline Figurehead," Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Gold Edition "Exclusive Aveline Figurehead," and Battlefield 4 "China Rising Expansion."

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