Dead pixels in the LCD display, short battery life and UMD discs that randomly pop out when the unit’s twisted. These are just a few of the gripes owners of Sony’s new PSP handheld console have been moaning about online.
The latest glitch is that almost 5,000 PSPs have had to be returned already due to a faulty button. The square control button is placed extremely close to the edge of the large screen, and Sony’s designers appear to have been unwilling to either move the button or shrink the screen. The result? The control switch inside the PSP isn’t actually directly under the button, which has meant a "sticky" or stuck button for some users. Surprisingly Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Ken Kutaragi responded aggressively to The Nikkei Journal over this fault saying: "It wasn’t a mistake. There may be people who complain about it, but that’s something users and game developers will have to adapt to."