Foxconn has had a pretty bad rep when it comes to how they treat their workers, and last we heard they got into a spot of trouble when it was discovered that they had been hiring underage workers. Well it turns out that what goes around comes back around, as a new forum thread over at IGN has been opened for the Xi’an Technological University North Institute, where an alleged student made claims that due to Foxconn and their university forcing them to work at the factory, they decided to sabotage some of Foxconn’s products in the process, with the Sony PlayStation 4 being one of them.
According to the student’s post, “Since Foxconn are not treating us well, we will not treat the PS4 console well. The PS4 console we assemble can be turned on at best.” However another post surfaced claiming that the students were barely 1/10th of the workers at Foxconn, so they can hardly be blamed for any of the PS4’s faults. Since none of this can actually be verified, take with a grain of salt for now, but if anything it certainly seems to lineup with the various reports of the PS4’s “blue light of death” that have been making their rounds on the internet. What do you guys think? Is this a coincidence, or is someone merely trying to capitalize on the reports by creating this rumor?