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Blue-light problems for Sony’s PlayStation 4

Sony Playstation 4 consoles at Best Buy after they went on sale at midnight on November 15, 2013 in Florida.
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Sony Playstation 4 consoles at Best Buy after they went on sale at midnight on November 15, 2013 in Florida.

Reports of glitches with the PlayStation 4 could cast a cloud over Sony's latest product.

More than 1 million PS4s were bought by consumers in North America within the first 24 hours of the new games console going on sale last Friday.

(Read more: Sony sells more than 1 million PS4 units in 24 hours)

Complaints on Sony's Playstation forum about a blinking blue light flashing on the new consoles have prompted the Japanese electronics giant to publish a troubleshooting guide for users facing problems with the new games console.

"I was one of the unlucky ones who got a defective unit with the 'Blinking Blue Light,'" one customer wrote on Amazon.com's website . "From what Sony is telling people, the failure rate is about half a percent...but there sure are a lot of unhappy users online."

Despite the early glitches, the PS4 has been a big win with consumers judging by early sales. On Amazon.com 1,735 customers gave the product a five-star rating from a total of 2,678 reviews as of Tuesday afternoon in Asia, with a number of positive reviews.

(Read more: PS4 and Xbox One neck-and-neck in games console race)

There was no immediate response from Sony to an email from CNBC regarding the glitches in the new PS4.

In a report about the PS4 in the Huffington Post, a Sony representative was quoted as saying: "We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and represent a very small percentage of total units shipped to consumers to date."

Sony is expected to release the PS4 in Europe and Latin America this Friday and in Japan next February.

—By CNBC.Com's Dhara Ranasinghe; Follow her on Twitter

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