If It’s Not Sony’s, It Could Explode

Its exactly as the title suggests… If it’s not Sony’s, it could explode. This is regarding Sony’s press release about counterfeit playstation controllers.

Sony have stated that a number of controllers, that “identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation 3 wireless controllers,” have begun to sprout around the market. The company have also said that the “quality, reliability, and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain.”

Depending on how you look at this, this could seem quite dangerous. In Sony’s eyes at least, the counterfeit products could “ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your PlayStation 3, or other property.”

So you better think twice before a friend or relative decides to buy you a new controller for you PS3 console and make sure you check the receipts.

Unsurprisingly enough, Sony have recommended to only purchase official Sony Playstation Controllers (not surprising as they’re also usually more expensive than third party controllers) If you do happen to be in possession of an offending peripheral then either then either dispose of it yourself or check with your retailer for further support

Via: news.cnet.com

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