Yeah, we know no product launch—especially an initial product launch—is without its fair share of problems, but if these reports of major PSP defects coming in over the wires have any truth to them (no comment) there are going to be some eager Japanese gamers out there in for a surprise or two. Like, say, numerous dead pixels, dead drives, analog sticks not working and even falling off, and even screens with dust and "air bubbles" (whatever that means). Apparently some people can even make the UMD drive eject by twisting the unit in a particular way (again, no comment). No word yet what the exact defect rate is right now, but we're going to take a wild guess that it's probably very low.

[Thanks, Brandon]


First PSP defect reports