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24 Feb 2021

PS5 Console Breaks Down On Popular YouTuber, No Sony Comment Yet

PS5 launches tomorrow in some territories, but one YouTuber has already had his console give up the ghost.

Jeremy Penter, also known as ACG on YouTube, explained that his console has had some issues before finally failing to power on.

PS5 Unit Already Broken Before Launch

P.1. At this time my PS5 is 100% dead. I was having the storage rebuild issues others reported but mine escalated to full errors and network issues/boot. Sony and I were working through troubleshooting when it died completely. So at this time I will be moving content around...

— ACG (@JeremyPenter)

November 10, 2020

In a Tweet, Penter explained that "at this time my PS5 is 100% dead".

He added, "I was having the storage rebuild issues others reported but mine escalated to full errors and network issues/boot."

"Sony and I were working through troubleshooting when it died completely."

Of course, this could very well be a one-off, especially since there appear to be no other reports. Still, it's undoubtedly a shame that there's a chance of failure in a new console.

The fact that Penter was liaising with Sony's troubleshooting team at least ensures that the manufacturer is aware of the issue.

We're likely some way off from a Red Ring of Death situation that plagued Microsoft's Xbox 360, however.

We'll update this piece with any updates as we get them.

For more on the console, check out our full rundown of the PS5's UI here.

Looking to grab a console for launch? Be sure to check out our comparison of both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 here.