Quoted from Deyanks98:
but man it seems like there's been something going on with everyone's pin which has me a bit worried.
I wouldn't sweat it. What you aren't seeing is the 1000 games they've already shipped that don't have any issues.
There are literally thousands of failure points on these games.
One process I go through with any game that comes into my possession, either NIB or used, is run through a type of "intake procedure". I usually print out the switch, coil, and light pages from the manual then go through the service menu and test them all and cross them off, before playing the first game. I check everything for tightness, connectors are all pushed on, etc....
Shipping beats the crap out of these things so even if they "QA" in the factory, I expect there to always be some tweaking to get it running optimally. It makes unboxings less flashy to spend 2 hours testing the game, but I'd rather do that than have a sub-optimal play experience.