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    The PS Vita is hot

    Japan Trade Ministry Investigating Reports of Overheating PlayStation Vitas | Game|Life | Wired.com


    PlayStation Vita has been catching fire, but not in the way that Sony would have liked.

    An official investigation is underway in Japan concerning a series of incidents in which a PlayStation Vita became dangerously hot while recharging, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported on Wednesday.

    “We believe the cause [of the burnouts] is that the cable got wet or had something stuck to it,” Sony said in a statement. “There is no defect.”

    Sony said that it is aware of 31 overheating cases in the Vita’s first six months on the market. 23 of those cases took place in Japan, and eight in the United States, Europe and Australia. Sony said it does not plan to recall any PlayStation Vita hardware.


    The investigation into the Vita overheating incidents is being conducted by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, an independent agency working on behalf of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

    A list of overheating cases submitted to NITE has been circulating on Japanese message boards. All of the cases, which occurred in different regions of Japan at different times, have the same description: “The portable game machine was recharging. The cable burned out and changed colors. The cause is under investigation.”

    Sony posted a press release on its Japanese PlayStation website reminding consumers to “avoid exposing the Vita’s multi-use cable to liquids or foreign substances.”

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    Wow, I am glad I don't have a PS Vita. Still waiting until another 3 or 4 years pass until they work out more of the issues.

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    I have not had any issues with my Vita while charging, playing, or playing while charging.
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    I have never gotten any issue regarding overheating or while charging and playing and there are not many issues with it, itīs fast and smooth most of the time

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    still loving my Vita.

    Dominate!

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    31 out of 1 million.

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    Good thing I won't be wasting money on one.

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    Vita rocks. All you haters are jealous.

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    Vita is pretty cool ..... thought it was gonna suck but bought one anyway ... not to shaby... now my DS is in my kids hands cause that sucked

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    I don't see what the problem is. If it gets wet, it's expected to break/overheat.
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    i'm not a vita hater but I am a hater of handheld units & this is not news to me I have had to give 2 refunds because of this epic failure would have been 3 but I thought the 1st teenager was full of shit till the others came as well


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    Man, glad I don't have a Vita.
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    I dont think all 1m r perfect so i guess some have defects

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    Haven't had an issues with my Vita. However the lack of games is a downer. The only game I play is Ultimate Mahvel vs Capcom 3 and that game is plagued with rage quitters. It's amazing that I reached 6th Lord at all. Hell the first 10 ranked matches I had, 7 quit on me.
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    Obviously this isn't the norm as only 31 out of over 1 million have had this issue. I wonder how well they were being taken care of honestly, as in what shape the charging wires and such were in. Seems more than likely these were users errors, but if not it certainly isn't an issue with the Vita overall, possibly just some faulty units which is to be expected from any electronic product.



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    Mine does get a bit warm but what electric device with a processor doesn't. But it has never got so hot that it changes colour and burns out. Let alone so hot that I can't hold it.
    So 31 out of around 2.5million (My guess based on looking at the Japan sales figures). That is not that bad at all, yet people still make a whole news thing about it like it's a common problem.

    Anyone hear about the iPhone. That thing starts to glow red and set fire (Look it up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly Cooper View Post
    31 out of 1 million.
    That's what I was thinking! I've had no problems with mine so far.






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    On a swedish gaming site they said that it was liquid involved...

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    Never had this problem with mine. It's gets warm, just like anything else would, but no where near that bad!


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