Maybe I just didnt pay close attention to see if my system downloaded an update, but here's my deal. Played the game right out the box for about 2 hours. Shut it down and about an hour later turned it on and it shut itself down and the red light was blinking. I check the owners manual and it says the system is overheating and needs to cool down. I let it sit for about an hour and check it again, blinking red light again. Let it sit for 6 hours and check, blinking red light. Let it sit another 5 hours and same thing again. There is plenty of space for the unit for air flow so I dont understand why its overheating. The system does boot up and then I hear the two beeps and the blinking red light. Im hoping its just something I havent read about yet instead of the unit being defective. The reason Im asking is because I didnt follow any problems with the units prior to launch. I didnt expect to get one, so why bother reading, but out of the blue Gamestop had one from someone who didnt pick his up. I would appreciate any help if this has happened to anyone else. Thanks!
Its sounds like there is something fatally wrong with it.
Call Sony tech support up and they'll talk you through any possible recovery or will replace the console for you.
Gone through some searches and finding its the red light of death. YouTube and some forums are reporting these problems. This sucks. Oh well, I guess it goes back and hope for the best on the exchange. Thanks for the help