Posted By Gabriel B. about 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Yesterday, it was revealed that Sony was being investigated by a Japanese government agency as a result of 31 incidences PS Vitas burning up while being recharged (23 of which were in Japan with the other 8 happening in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia). A listing of the incidents, which was supplied by Sony to the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, showed that the problem seemed to be related to “the connection slot between the charging unit and the Vita burning during charging.” No injuries have been reported in relation to these incidents.
Sony however has decided that they will not recall the system or refund customers who have had this happen to them as they believe that the problem is consumer-based: liquids and debris were allowed to accumulate in the slot and caused the burning to happen. While it has not been confirmed at this time, another reason there may have been more incidents occurring in Japan is that, unlike the North American release, it is easier to insert the charging unit upside-down, which can cause problems. Consumers who have had this happen to them will have to pay for repairs.
So, what are you thoughts? Please share them below in the comments and make sure you keep your connection slots clean on your Vitas.