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PS4′s Red Line of Death – Blue Pulse of Death

PS4′s Red Line of Death – Blue Pulse of Death

At the time of this posting, there are 10 pages worth of comments from verified buyers who said their consoles were DOA. There seems to be multiple issues. Some are reporting a Red Light, others are reporting a never ending flashing Blue Pulse of Death. Amazon Reviews

Back in October, a picture appeared showing a PS4 apparently overheating by being placed in a closed off box.   The blue lights on the console turned red, and the community began labeling this the ‘Red Line of Death”.  At the time, Shuhei Yoshida was asked whether or not this was true, to which he replied no.

 


But now that the PS4 is out on store shelves, it appears that some users are indeed getting the RLD. Videos are beginning to pop up on Youtube from users who claim their PS4′s are indeed showing this error.

 

 

 

 

Considering the number of PS4′s out in circulation, it is to be expected that there are going to be a number of faulty machines that roll off the production lines.  Sony had said yesterday, they had estimated the number of failures to be around .4%.

“A handful of people have reported issues with their PlayStation 4 systems. This is within our expectations for a new product introduction, and the vast majority of PS4 feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We are closely monitoring for additional reports, but we think these are isolated incidents and are on track for a great launch.

There have been several problems reported, which leads us to believe there isn’t a singular problem that could impact a broader percentage of systems. The number of affected systems represents less than .4% of shipped units to date, which is within our expectations for a new product introduction.”  ~ IGN

Whether or not this number will rise remains to be seen.  It is possible that these are very isolated incidents. But the .4 number came out before the official launch. It’s unclear how Sony came up with .4%, but we will keep an eye out for any updates.

If you have a video of your PS4 having a Red Line, then please post it in the comment section below.

 

UPDATE 1: EA has come out with an official statement claiming that the PS4 1.50 update, which adds many features, is causing instability issues with all games.

Sony has released a firmware update for the PlayStation 4 that is required for many features on the console. However, this update also results in stability issues while playing games on the system.

This affects all games on the PS4, including EA titles, causing crashing/freezing and non-responsive connections between the player’s console and their TV Screen.

Unfortunately since it’s an issue with Sony’s firmware, it requires a new update to fix it. Sony is working to resolve the issue as quickly as they can. They will update their System Update page as new versions are made available, and we will keep this page updated as we find out more.

~EA

UPDATE 2: The Playstation 4 Support forums have multiple threads where users are experiencing issues with their PS4′s not working

IGN Is also reporting that some of their users are reporting the Red Blinking light. Their recommendation is to take a break and come back later. – IGN

 

UPDATE 3: EA has removed their statement about the firmware issues and said the statement was a mistake. So it’s still unclear what this issue is related to.

 

Sony Playstation 4 Blu-Ray Grinding

 

Sony PS4 Electrocuted

 

 

 

 

  • cubs223425

    Wasn’t that failure rate of 0.4% related to the HDMI port issue though? If the One does this, the sky will fall, so let’s make the sky fall for the PS4 as well, please. Panic and regret is great to watch if you’re not an early adopter.

  • VGscene

    When we posted the original story back on October 15th we were accused of Photoshopping the image and Shuhei Yoshida himself said it wasn’t true. Now the red line is mentioned right in the PS4 user manual and users are experiencing it first-hand.

    http://videogamescene.com/ps4-overheating-the-red-line-of-death/

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    Woooow why would you even add a red light though given what happen with 360?

  • ELUNO

    Those lying bastards! Boycott $ony!

  • Anthony Sanwo

    These issues are not the same thing. Shu was right he was commenting on the issue you reported which was about overheating which the PS4 in question in your first report did overheat & was working two seconds after being removed from the case. Like it’s shown in the manual.

    These issues don’t seem to be about overheating because two of the videos showthe console trying to update it’s firmware also the user in the first video seems to back this up from his comments.

  • kftgr

    0.4%

    Sounds small, but that works out to 1 in 250.

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    I’ve got the red light of death. How the hell can he get away with saying it’s not true???

  • John Pombrio

    That would actually be a decent figure for a product launch. but that number was released BEFORE the launch when there were only a 800 or so PS4s out in the wild.

  • David Abernathy

    Man, Sony execs really have no problem just lying through their teeth.

  • avi

    shu’s such a liar.

  • VoiceOfreason

    The xbox 360 had a 55% fail rate I doubt it could get as worse as that!

  • John Joe Silver

    had a rumored/estimated 55% fail rate in it’s first 3 years by the end of the generation it had fallen significantly

  • jb223

    I’m not an early adopter for either machine at this point until more games come around, but let’s put it into perspective a bit, the 360 started out w/ something around a 16% failure rate and it only climbed from there, some estimates putting it around 40% or higher, and it was all down to a single hardware issue (overheating) that came from faulty production, the ps4 just launched so there hasn’t really been any time for true numbers to be calculated, but if these few instances are indicative of anything, it’s that those numbers are low, and not necessarily down to any one hardware manufacturing issue at this point. The One will have the same thing i’m sure, if anyone is expecting a 0% failure rate of consoles then they are going to be mistaken, these are the prices you pay when you buy a console or any piece of consumer electronics at launch, but that’s not an excuse for the sheer volume of 360s that failed at launch and well after, if i’m not mistaken, the issue wasn’t really corrected until the first redesign. If the ps4 ends up w/ issues anywhere near those approaching the 360s then i’d say by all means tear the console down all you want, but we are barely 12 hours out from launch and these still seem like very isolated incidents, and there’s no word back as to whether these issues were fixed w/ a restart or not.

  • jb223

    That was my sentiment exactly, the color has such a negative connotation in the games console industry after that fiasco, Sony should have stayed w/ their stock yellow or changed it up, because when they see red they automatically think bricked console. It’s still possible that any of these consoles could’ve started back fine, but that color is bad business these days

  • bigevilworldwide

    Actually it was more like 0.002% and it’s not an issue if you actually pay attention and just glance in the HDMI port……

  • VGscene

    I think you need to read the manual. It clearly states that the red line is for overheating. Here is the link.

    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/basic/partnames.html

  • bigevilworldwide

    Cause your full of shit and don’t actually own a PS4 good try trolling though

  • bigevilworldwide

    Man idiots have no problem jumping online and trying to talk shit about something that only 0.002 percent of people had an issue with….You mental midgets better pray to god that Micro$haft doesn’t have another 55% failure rate….

    BTW 10% and less for electronic devices is considered normal

    Micro$haft’s 55% stunningly embarrassing….Especially considering they knowingly released a defective product

  • jb223

    3 years is quite a long time to knowingly be producing faulty hardware. I mean it’s not like Microsoft made 40 million 360s before launch and just sold through their stock, they were consistently creating faulty hardware and selling it to consumers knowing as much…That said, the ps4 could have even worse issues, only time will tell. Hopefully at this point both companies will have done enough qa testing to iron out the majority of any major kinks though

  • bigevilworldwide

    No FACTUAL 55% failure rate…..They also admitted to KNOWINGLY releasing a defective product on to the market…And NO 55% FACTUAL is not considered normal 10% and below is expected, 55% is you shouldn’t have released your product but you keep sucking that Microcock

  • cubs223425

    What are you talking about? The 0.4% is straight from Sony.

  • cubs223425

    Yeah, Microsoft put something like $3 billion into fixing that one fault. Meanwhile, in the Sony camp, we’re hearing about this red Line of Death, he faulty HDMI ports (or cables, we’re not sure), and people are ALSO talking about having extremely-loud fans that sound like hair dryers. I’d rather have a console come out with one known fault than 3 or more.

  • http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/ fish1479

    Yikes, someone forgot to take their meds this morning.

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    Hmm, looks like you’ll feel quite stupid when the truth comes out. My console has flashed red three times, then beeped three times, and shut off repeatedly since I got it.

  • Nick TwinkleToes Setzer

    I wonder if shuhei still thinks it is “not true?”

  • ThePowerofX

    You are ignoring the broader context to which Shuhei Yoshida made his reply. The implication was that PS4 suffered from overheating problems and, thus, units were defective in some manner; an unfortunate consequence that plagued the Xbox 360 and, if correct, something that threatened to plague Sony. Since everyone can see the red light blinking in the original video, it was safe to assume that Yoshida was dispelling the notion that all PS4 units were defective in some way.

  • http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/ fish1479

    The RROD was quite the clusterfuck. Lets hope MS and Sony have learned a little from last generation. I have to admit that the PS4 has made me nervous ever since I saw how small it was. They really seemed to be pushing the envelope. Everyone gave them the benefit of the doubt but now I am not so sure. Hopefully this turns out to be standard launch woes and we don’t see double digit failure rates.

  • Anthony Sanwo

    Like I said it has nothing to do with overheating issues.

    EA justed confirmed it –> help.ea.com/article/sony-playstation-4-update-1-5-instability

  • jb223

    They legally had to spend that 3 billion for many consumers, and for the rest, if they didn’t, they would more than likely be out of the games industry completely now, so the penance was rightly justified. All I’m saying is that major issues take time to come out, the ps4 could be even worse off for all we know, but at this point in time, there is no way to make any bold claims about the stability of the console for the vast majority of users. Also, when there are multiple errors being reported, chances are a good amount of those are user errors…kotaku themselves had to admit that their issue could have been their own fault, whereas if millions of people are having the same exact issue, it’s most definitely faulty hardware. Reports like these are naturally going to grow as more people have the access to make their issues known, the state of the issues in the future is most important. These are the reasons I never buy consoles at launch myself anymore.

  • Another Guest

    The red light doesn’t imply that the system is dead.

    PS4 has a function that allows the system NOT to get damaged by overheating, turning it off before it damages the components.

    The same as in personal computers. It’s a GOOD feature.

    Saying “Why should it even have a red light??” is just plain stupid. Everything can happen to the ventilation in a PS4 as much as in a personal computer. Dust, over the time, is a major problem for example.

    Of course dust isn’t the problem here, those PS4s have some problem with dead fans or have been placed in really bad ventilated places. But the machines are fully functional if they manage to get the ventilation to work right.

  • Another Guest

    Nope. The PS4s were 4800+ out in the wild, cause of the Taco Bell thing, the early beta users, reviewers and such.

  • guest

    Pathetic on Sony’s part, how do people trust these snakes? They’ve lied to us more than Microsoft has.

  • Guest

    Red line of death is untrue, it’s just a red light signalling that your PS4 is overheating. Which will of course go away.

  • Guest

    It’s not a red line of death, just a red line.

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    Also, here’s a vid, dingus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwPOYEd59yU

  • cubs223425

    How do you figure they had to legally do that? They offered a product, they offered a warranty. They extended that warranty because they knew people would go nuts otherwise. You’re not legally obligated to guarantee a product’s functionality for a given period of time, really.

    Kotaku said it MIGHT be their fault, but they also said that they’ve used a ton of other HDMI devices and cables without having this happen. Given that I’ve never even heard of this happening to an HDMI port, along with the fact that Kotaku wasn’t alone in having this happen, I don’t but that Kotaku would be the source of the issue.

    I mean, I watched a video of a guy just casually playing his PS4, it wasn’t in an enclosed environment, and it was louder (I think, hard to tell without a real reference) than my “loud” 360 ever got. These videos show quite a few scenarios of this fault, and in different environments. It’s not like the videos are all taken inside a tiny box without ventilation. It seems more-likely that there are just multiple bad batches of consoles with multiple faults occurring, depending on the batch.

  • Trim Dose

    oh snap!

  • kreator

    Dude, give it up already!

  • kreator

    XBO FTW!

  • Megaman

    Did i not say this was gonna happen???and it’s only gonna get worse…sorry

  • Jamie Lawler

    Awwww keep defending that shu liar.looks like sony have stuffed it up big time on multiple fronts, glad I chose microsoft, I know there launch will be smooth, didnt you guys realise psn’s a turd? Thought you would of learned by now

  • Guy Brohski

    The red line of death is different from the update issue.

  • VGscene

    Read the PS4 manual. It clearly states that the red line means your system is overheating and you should shut if off. Here is the link to it directly on Sony’s own website.

    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/basic/partnames.html

    So now you’re telling me that not only was our original report a month ago not true but the PS4′s manual is also incorrect? lol

  • VGscene

    It is a red line which indicates overheating, just as our original article specified. “Red Line Of Death” is what it was being called as an obvious reference to the Xbox 360′s “Red Ring Of Death.”

    Here is a link to the PS4 manual on Sony’s website which clearly states that the red line means your system is overheating.

    http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/basic/partnames.html

  • jb223

    Well legally they had to adhere to their warranties, but even without one, there could be a strong case made by gamers that purchased a high priced piece of hardware that Microsoft knowingly put out, maybe they’d lose it in court, but even the staunchest of Microsoft supporters would be off put by that kind of treatment, thus losing a huge swath of their fan base. There is no real way to discern at this point that their are multiple bad batches of the console shipped out, a handful of faulty systems doesn’t automatically mean that it’s widespread, that’s all I’m saying. Regardless of anyone’s platform of choice, early adopters and the general public will only know about widespread failure in the months and years to come, making assumptions about a thing like this is ultimately pointless. I’m not saying that it’s impossible that there are many bad ps4s in the wild, I’m just saying let’s give it a couple weeks to see if it’s widespread or minimal

  • Guest

    So…$0N¥ LIED AGAIN. $0N¥ PauperStation = LIES, OVERHYPE, UNDERDELIVER! I told people many times already. You have to be a complete low IQ N4Gtard NeoFAG to buy a PoS4!

  • Guest

    Broader context MY ASS. It’s damage control that FAILED!

  • NachoKingP

    Microsoft was only legally obligated to honor the original 1 year warranty. They voluntarily extended the warranty to 3 years for everyone when this issue came about.

  • Guest

    Plus it’s fun to watch N4Gtard NeoFAG paupers burn after what they spewed about MS. Eye for an eye this time, they deserve it!

  • http://www.videogamesandnews.com/ THE RED DRAGON

    I’ve added your video to the article – hope that is alright.

  • Guest

    You forgot to take your meds pauper. Or couldn’t you afford those either?

  • NachoKingP

    NOT factual, that number came form a Game Informer survey, hardly official. The small subset of 5,000 GI readers that responded to a survey is insignificant compared to the overall number of units sold. The estimate from SquareTrade, the warranty company themselves, was roughly 24%. Not great at all, quite embarassing for MS actually, but hardly 55%.

  • Guest

    What a freaking liar that guy is.

  • NachoKingP

    Wow, what the hell man? I’m all about Xbox One, but jeez, you going for a drama Oscar or something?

  • ThePowerofX

    Which is easier to believe:

    (a) Shuhei Yoshida was seriously attempting to trick everyone, pretending the console does not turn red, in the full knowledge it does, unavoidably to be exposed as “a liar”

    (b) he was simply making a general comment on a number of hasty reports and numerous tweets he was reading, speculating if the hardware suffers from overheating problems

  • NachoKingP

    As other people have noted, I’m pretty sure the “of Death” thing came from the 360 RROD debacle. People understand that the system is protecting itself. Still, if the system is overheating and you can’t play until it cools off, that’s essentially the same as dead, at least for a while. And there are videos where this is happening in open spaces, meaning it shouldn’t be overheating anyway, which could indicate an ongoing problem that won’t go away by just waiting.

  • VGscene

    If the PS4 did not have an issue with possibly overheating, there would be no need for the red line or a mention in the user’s manual. Our story made no implication of anything beyond the fact that the PS4′s light turns red in the case of overheating. It was clearly stated that the console returned to normal once it was reset. We implied no “death” at all. Keep in mind that when we posted our original article back in October nobody even knew the light on the console was capable of changing color.

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    Yes it is fine.

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    Still waiting on my apology.

  • VGscene

    He didn’t necessarily lie but, unfortunately, his comments were used to dismiss our original story and convince people that the PS4 did not have a issue with possibly overheating. We never said the console died, in fact we stated very clearly that it returned to normal operation after a reset. There is obviously a possibility of the console overheating or the red light wouldn’t be needed at all and it wouldn’t be mentioned right in the PS4 user’s manual. As we stated back in October, we stand by our original report and will continue to do so.

  • Anthony Sanwo

    Good point. I admit I was wrong on that. It looks like it may be due to the fan not working leading it overheating continually. These cases are defective units unlike your original report which was a functional unit that overheated due to the environment it was in.

    community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-4-Support/Flashing-Red-Light-and-Three-Beeps/td-p/42119883

  • ThePowerofX

    What gives you the impression Yoshida was replying solely to your report?

  • defiance187

    A) It wasn’t from the 360 overheating it was operating at acceptable temps.The manufacturer used cheap solder that had impurities that would break down and cause the solder points connections to crack and connection to the north bridge would be lost. This is why the towel trick sometimes worked because it would heat the system to a point that the solder would completely melt and reconnect. I’m not saying that is acceptable but you can at least get your facts straight.
    B) The failure rate Sony quoted was before PS4 released to the public. Makes me glad I decided to wait till February to get one f these 2 consoles so I can get a better picture of the future of them.( I almost impulse bought a PS4) If there is already this many problems being reported then the number is higher because 99% of people don’t post youtube videos or make blogs about their console woes. I do hope that it isn’t that bad though, as a person who had 3 PS3′s and 4 360′s bite the big one I wish that on no consumer.

  • ThePowerofX

    If your concern is that Yoshida’s comment was open to misinterpretation, then it is wise to write a longer report, detailing other plausible interpretations, thereby curtailing such confusion.

  • jb223

    Of course they did, but that’s not some noble move on their part, that’s basic economics, if they wanted to continue in the gaming industry, they would have to correct their mistakes. The issue was that they continued to sell the product even well after knowing that it was faulty.

  • defiance187

    That dudes an a$$clown. Sorry about your luck man. I feel your pain.

  • Krepler

    Isn’t this exhausting for you guys?

  • jb223

    A) at the end of the day, the heat generated from the console wore down the components therein, so it’s still overheating, and it was a huge issue that wasn’t changed for years. There is no reason or point in trying to rationalize that, regardless of your console preferences.
    B) at this point in time, the people with ps4s are early adopters, I.e. Usually pretty hardcore, and most definitely handy with a smartphone, so I’d say more than likely that the majority of issues have been noted at this point, regardless, again, no one here can make any claims about the tech at this point, it’s knee jerk, and 9 times out of 10 it ends up being a big stink for nothing. While I totally agree with holding off from buying launch systems, this won’t affect my future purchase until or if there are solid claims and numbers of faulty hardware. At the end of the day, Microsoft has a much higher track record with faulty hardware and software, so it’s very likely that the One will have issues of its own in a week, it’s when problems persist that one should worry. Jeez I can’t believe you had that many bricked consoles, I feel for you there, I got a slim ps3 when they dropped and I’ve never had an issue with mine, and it is used very often

  • defiance187

    Hey you can stop your propaganda machine and give that man an apology already.

  • defiance187

    You are a jackass.

  • NachoKingP

    No argument from me on that front, I was just saying, they didn’t have to LEGALLY do that.

  • Clinton Weyand

    The 0.4% fail rate was obviously of overall number shipped… but more obviously of ‘not yet sold and in the homes of the general populous.’

  • defiance187

    Yeah 2 fats 1 Slim on the Ps3′s all fats on the 360. I’m also not trying to sway anyone’s purchase. I’ll end up with both but i’m definitely keeping an eye on this, but Microsoft’s track record with faulty hardware began with the 360. The original Xbox is a tank that is really only killed by that cheap ass clock capacitor that leaks and kills them 10 years after release.(FYI: If you have an original Xbox and haven’t removed the clock capacitor do it before it leaks and eats up you Motherboard.) Anyway I would be shocked if XO has a similar issue mainly because of what happened to the 360. I’m not saying impossible but I think they know that they are on thin ice as far as reliability goes.

  • Krepler

    It’s tourette syndrome, it affects 1 in 2000 Americans to the extreme! Those are the only inaccurate numbers available, to be honest, and I don’t have the slightest idea where this guy’s from, but I’m am certain it’s TS! See how the letters go all caps when he’s off his rocker, then it goes undercase and quickly back to uppercase? Classic TS.

  • Slay

    Buy a xbox one instead. It actually works. Ps4 is having a disastrous launch.

  • turd burglar

    Shuhei Yoshida would never lie, is that what you retards are saying? i sure a hell bet he would lie his motherfucking ass off to save his company’s ass!!!!!!! you’re taking the word of some guy from a corperation, which corperations NEVER lie, we all know that!!!!! SARCASM INTENDED!!!!!!!!

  • turd burglar

    wait until after the launch to say that dude!!!!!

  • Krepler

    When is sarcasm not intended? I think, that you think, that thinking of a sarcastic thought might or might not apply to puns… Yeah, I have no idea what I did there. But you were definitely thinking of phrasing with a pun, or a play on words if you will.

  • turd burglar

    sometimes people can sound sarcastic without meaning too lol

  • Krepler

    I guess. It does kinda go without saying though. I’m use sarcasm throughout 90% of my day, and I definitely mean it everytime, lol…

    Sorry to get this off topic, though. I just love it! Sarcasm, that is.

  • Cael Collins

    i wish people will stop with the 0.4% quote. The idiot should not have said that in the first place. He said it before lunch day when 99.9% of the consoles were still sitting in warehouses and on trucks so how he cant make an estimate like that for at least a week.

    I am amazing so many gaming sites are that stupid that they could not see that themselves.

  • Dimitri Gatsiopoulos

    Sony should have enabled all the features and everything for the games studios. maybe the extra content is taking up resources. Perhaps the games will have to be scaled back to 720p? If EA is right and it’s on Sonys part there is a bigger issue then the RLOD, the Wobble, and the 2 HDMI issues. That means that all consoles are affected by this update and that everyone will be effected by crappy gameplay. The main reason why they bought the console was to play games and they can’t even do that.

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    listen to this sound some ps4 consoles are starting to make https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdH0WxzKAHQ&feature=youtu.be

  • Jye Cauffle

    No problems on my end, been playing all day in a room set to 70F and my ps4 is in a vertical orientation.

  • 321

    holy crap ppl it’s LAUNCH! the same thing will happen with the xbone and you’re a deluded idiot if you think otherwise. how quickly xbone fanboys forget the fiasco of the xbox360.

  • redavutstuvader
  • Ash Marzo

    maybe, just maybe, every fucking advanced electronic device has the possibility to overheat.
    Any maybe, just maybe Sony was forward thinking in putting in an alert for overheating possibility.
    you can stand by your idiotic so called “report”

    You took a picture stop trying to make this a bigger deal, you guys are pathetic.

  • generic-user-name a.k.a GUN

    4,000 people got their consoles early thanks to a taco bell promotion, of those, only .4% had issues. That’s a tiny amount, it will likely remain tiny no matter what the xbots say.

  • faggy

    quire.

  • DaGeeZ

    How’s your DOA Pauperstations coming along sonyponies?

    The Red Line of Death and HDMI issues are nearing a 40% FAILURE rate !!!

    So many Dead on Arrival ps4 consoles… oh my word… what a MASSIVE
    MASSIVE disaster this is for sony. However, you sonyfanboys can rejoice
    in the knowledge that the Overheating Error screens are all displayed
    60fps at 1080p… BAHAAHAhaahhaha.

    Hey, with the new controllers, did you see how the shoulder buttons
    get stuck and the rubber is coming off the thumbs sticks already!!! No
    words to describe how bad this is… the ps4 is just so poorly made!!!

    Send back those cheaply made, shoddy Wobblestations and pre-order the
    Xbox Won… it’s the ONLY way to guarantee you play the BEST games.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Pretty funny that you’re wasting your time writing this crap, Zaire. ^_^

  • You are flat out wrong

    It was an early warning system, you Xdrone retards. What do you expect overheating electronics to do? Shut down with no warning?

  • You are flat out wrong

    Go back to Neogaf, Wishmaster.

  • You are flat out wrong

    All electronics can have issues with overheating because they produce heat.

    Are Xdrone shill outfits usually this stupid?

  • BillyHoWCR

    That Bluray grinding sound is a sound I never want to hear in my DVD/Bluray/CD devices!

  • You are flat out wrong

    Tough, you’ll be hearing it on your Xbone.

  • BillyHoWCR

    Long live SARCASM! I have a bowl of it every morning with a side of bacon.:D

  • You are flat out wrong

    People with broken PS4s are complaining. People with working PS4s are playing on them.

    Myth busted, Xdrone loser. ^_^

  • You are flat out wrong

    Be quiet, Zaire.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Wrong.

  • Michael W

    Troll someplace else SDF you have no power here!

  • You are flat out wrong

    Hey Xdrone, electronic equipment overheat sometimes. That’s why warning systems exist. Deal with it. ^_^

  • You are flat out wrong

    Xdrones don’t have a problem lying through theirs either.

  • BillyHoWCR

    Obviously we don’t know what the outcome of the Xbox One will be until they get into the hands of the gamers. But we can only hope the issues are minimal and quickly dealt with.

    With that said. I don’t see a huge amount of people with issues right now with PS4 and it could be as simple as an update issue with many? But the few that are having issues are disastrous enough to warrant concern with many. Nobody wants a dead system day one.

    The only big issue I see here is a bit of face loss for Sony with the out right statement that no Red Line of Death occurs on PS4 by the tweet reply from ‘Shuhei Yoshida’. That looks about as bad as some of the poor PR statements that have came from MS in the past.

    Good luck to those gamers that are having issues. Hope their issues are resolved quickly.

  • You are flat out wrong

    You’re going to hear it anyway, Xprick.

    RIP IN PIECES XBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE
    TRULY THE BLUNDER OF ALL TIMES

  • DaGeeZ

    This is BOLLOCKS mate, therefore this statement sounds more like a butthurt sonypony crying into his pillow.

    However…

    … the Pauperstations Bluray drive IS making this awful noise… FACT!!!
    … the Wobblestation DOES indeed wobble… FACT!!!
    … the Red Line of Death and HDMI issues are currently approaching a 40% FAILURE rate on Amazon… FACT!!!
    … the controller armbars are indeed sticking… FACT!!!
    … the controller thumb sticks already have the rubber peeling off… FACT!!!
    … the PSN is DOWN… FACT!!!
    … EA has stated that the current ‘patch’ is BRICKING the FAILstation4… FACT

    THIS IS A DISASTER FOR sony…. FACT !!!

  • You are flat out wrong

    Oh, it’s a Red Dragon Xbox fanboy article. I should have known.

    Xbone is cancer. Stephen Elop will shitbin the brand and free us all. Thank you Stephen!

  • DaGeeZ

    Hitlers FAILstation 4 has the dreaded Red Line of Death… oh noooooo…

  • BillyHoWCR

    I too had concerns with the percentage reported in comparison with shipped. (I always hit on people that reply with numbers and dissect the thoughts behind them)

    If 1 million shipped. (Just an estimated shipped total on my part) Then that would equate to approx 4000 reported issues to date. And with the number of people that actually had systems in hands when reports came out that would be close to half or all?

    So we can count out the thought that the .4% was shipped and actually more then likely was referring to consoles expected to be in hand. Through Taco Bell event and other sources. So if we try to equate that into a perceptive number then we can look at possibly 5,000 – 10,000 in hand? With the numbers then reporting issues being between 20 – 40 people reporting issues?

    Likely closer assumption of number crunching going on?

    But regardless… the numbers will change as the days go on and surely the December 25th present openers will be less then happy if they fall into the percentage of reports of failure.

    My recommendation to those gifting… test out the system awhile before wrapping that baby up!!!

  • David

    $ony, sad to say this, but Micro$oft (to be unbiased) is about to win this.

  • You are flat out wrong

    All FUD and sabotage by obese, Cheetos munching Xbox ambassadors. Pretty sad they have to resort to it but then they need to something to make their disastrous launch look good in comparison.

  • Jake Klippert

    Nope… digital everything.

  • Reason Freeman

  • DaGeeZ

    You sound very very butthurt mate.

    I can understand why you are ranting in such a profane manner though. If I was lied to for months on end by sony, and I believed all those lies without applying an ounce of critical thought… I would feel cheated, angry and distraught as well. You have a perfect right to get so vile when you’ve been bent over by sony and shafted so publicly in front of all the Xboxfans you’ve been taunting for months… I feel for you mate… I really do.

  • WellWisher

    Seems legit…sucks for excited new console owners.

  • The Wolf 47

    Don’t update your console using a USB stick.
    Porting the firmware update from a PC using a USB stick may corrupt the file.
    It happened it the past with the Wii and it’s the reason why Nintendo only outputs firmwares online with the console and not SD card with PC.

  • dgsgsd

    when you buy the cheapest crapiest console on the market you get exactly that..really cheap materials put together by basically a cheap work force(slaves).. you support this shit..now live with your mistake

  • You are flat out wrong

    Stupid Xdrones lying to themselves that their launch won’t be worse

    Xbone won’t be here in a year! Thank you Stephen Elop!

  • BillyHoWCR

    You seem to be taking it personal and lashing out at those that are often commenting specifically on issues at times and not on Sony/MS themselves.

    Your replies are stirring the pot… might want to take a step back and stop feeding the Fanboy issue and instead just concentrate on the real issues at hand?

    Which in my reply was simply the fact that the sound was a terrible sound you would never want to hear with such a device.

    i am sure it is not console wide issue and simply needs to be replaced by Sony. But the point is the guy is needing to get it fixed for sure.

  • Michael W

    I think his brain had the RLOD… you never go full retard.

  • Addicted Gamer

    To be honest I’m not surprised at all, all products made in large quantities tend to have ones that are not produced correctly (think about lemon cars). How did Sony come up with the 0.4%? Short answer: statistics. Long answer: by taking a random sample of units and putting them through stress testing and ensuring that everything is working properly. Hopefully the statisticians at Sony applied the necessary sampling techniques to provide an accurate estimate of the percentage of consoles with an issue taking into account that consoles manufactured at different plants may have different failure rates, but if you aren’t careful this number can pretty much mean nothing.

  • Guest

    Actually it wasn’t the red line of death. When it turned red the PS4 was overheating. They took it out of the box and let it cool down. The light turned to blue and started playing games again.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Poor Zaire still thinks the Shitbox Done will be any good.

    Xbone’s launch is gonna be a catastrophe next week. It’ll be so fun to watch, and I’ll be right here for the tears. :)

  • Addicted Gamer

    the magical power of statistics allows us to handle all consoles made by sampling a small portion, provided Sony’s statisticians did their sampling correctly.

  • Shadowno

    There’s no way to say this, and not come off as a fan boy, but knowing Microsoft, I wouldn’t be surprised if the XB1 has a spontaneous combustion problem.

  • Jim Neerland

    My goodness you try hard, we shall see if it’s a catastrophe. I wouldn’t consider the PS4′s launch a catastrophe as the internet makes issues seem more widespread than probably are, but nonetheless there are issues. We were told the red line was photoshopped, but it is real and people are a little shocked

  • tlgCallum

    No, I just expect a $550 console not to overheat on day 1 tech.

  • tlgCallum

    Not ones that are engineered properly.

    Settle down, sunshine.

  • tlgCallum

    Yeah, I’m with you. It’s horrible for any console to have to go through this, because the fact is that it puts people’s livelihoods in danger, and no developer or engineer wants to see their creation get bad press.

    As for the loudmouthed, obnoxious fanboys, fuck them.

  • tlgCallum

    Moronic, obnoxious wanker right here.

  • Rikus

    I’m unable to view any of the videos, so cannot comment on that. However, I just want to say that this is overblown to preposterous proportions. A red line of death implies the console is DEAD. A red line indicating that the console is overheating is a good thing. Especially if the console is still working after you allow it to cool down. Its just common sense to have a feature like this. Obviously the feature of the red line will be in the manual. Now need to constantly refer to that saying Shu lied. Shu denied the line of death, since the console didn’t die. All the previous light/ring of death implied a general hardware failure. This doesn’t. It shows that the console is oveheating and/or might need more ventilation. Not the same thing.

  • DaGeeZ
  • DaGeeZ

    http://i.imgur.com/94TsB1l.gif

    Sure buddy sure… whatever the sdf says. sonys never lied to us before right?

  • DaGeeZ

    If you can’t use it… IT’S DEAD !!!

    Yeah sure, you can see a blue screen with an error message in 1080p at 60fps, and if this is your idea of a good gaming console, great this is working for you. But if you are interested in playing GAMES, and can’t play games on it… for all intents and purposes…IT’S DEAD!!!

    You sonyfanboys LOVE getting shafted from sony don’t you… you LOVE IT.

  • DaGeeZ
  • DaGeeZ

    Ah man… that cracks me up everytime I see that.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Gonna spam that gif often?

  • You are flat out wrong

    Hahahahahahah!

    Microshit isn’t winning anything, friend. If anything the Wii U will beat the Xbone.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Don’t use facts or logic, this is Xdrone territory.

  • DaGeeZ

    It’s gold… spreading the love brother… spreading the love.

  • TVippy

    Yoshida was and remains the biggest LIAR in gaming.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Zaire’s getting desperate. Gonna be fucking funny when Xbones spontaneously combust next week.

  • Niknok Seyer

    So why is BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) called BSOD if you can still use it?

  • brianc6234

    If you don’t like dealing with issues like this don’t buy on day one. Old consoles were easy. Now that they can do updates like this you’re more likely to have problems.

  • Dustin

    EVERY console has an issue with possibly overheating, and launch consoles are the most likely to do so. And nobody ever “clearly stated” the console was going to return to normal after rebooting when you get a red line. There are temp sensors in the new next gen consoles that are supposed to shut the system down once the temp hits a certain level to protect its components, but that is not a guarantee that if the machine powers down it will be able to save the components in time.

  • Dustin

    I think you’re thinking of the wrong console… with tax added.

  • Dustin

    6 videos… so 0.0006% of the million + pre-ordered PS4s, not counting walk-in stock for day one, and rounding pre-orders down to a million even despite Sony saying they sold over a million. When that number starts reaching the 30-50% of consoles that RROD effected, then I’ll reconsider purchasing a PS4. Until then, just launch day woes. PS3 also had similar issues, but in the end turned out to be sony’s most reliable console ever. A major improvement over the PS2 and PS1 and their disc read errors. When you send out one million complex pieces of technology, some will be broken.

  • Ulfric
  • Dustin

    Shuhei never said your image was not true. He never commented on your article. He was asked if “red light of death” was true by some random kid on twitter, which he replied it wasn’t. He was partially correct. Getting a red light on PS4 does not necessarily mean your console is dead. It is an overheating indicator, and if you power off fast enough (or if it powers off fast enough for you) your system will not fry. It isn’t a guarantee, and there will still be systems that do die when they red light, but his comment was likely in reference to if there was any sort of widespread problem with the red light issue. He’s probably never even heard of your site… He never said your image was photoshopped, or that your report of the red light wasn’t true. He simply said a “red light of death” isn’t true, that there are many colors the light can change to determine the system’s OS state, and a red overheating indicator light. To automatically classify that red light as a “death” light is stretching the truth.

  • XA Steel

    Its true that every console has problems with overheating, but more likely after a few week when the console has already been played, not at launch. So you might be right that the sensors arent working right, but still, sony’s not a small company and knows how to use these temp sensors, so its could be a simple software problem. To that, sony tests their product and should take note of a sensor problem. So, just in my opinion, the sensor ist maybe not the problem but the console, maybe, is.

  • Rikus

    Your comment stinks of Xbox fanboyism and actually doesn’t warrant any reply, but I will try to enlighten you.

    The issue you are referring to has NOTHING to do with a red light. Go read up on the issue and then try again.

    For your information, I am not a Sony fanboy. I am a gamer and have both a PS3 and Xbox360 and I am planning on getting both next gen systems. So, if you want to troll, try again later when you are better informed.

  • maxinthefax

    ha ha ha ha i just love the naming of these technical failure it’s so innovative for what its worth. the question is why didnt PS2 or PS1 suffered such things? “psh psh psh psh! I’M OUTTA AMMO!, RLD”

  • maxinthefax

    man imagine if this hapenned to you on the first day of you buying a ps4 that would suck. and let me thank youtube really it’s its only bless as of now. lets say it’s a bless and a curse but come the f*** on overheating related failure already? something is wrong

  • Rock Mu

    While it’s true that it was voluntary, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did that to avoid a class action suit.

    Many people forget that there were red rings happening as early as launch day. And Peter Moore flat out denied it was a problem at first. I had a 360 RR on launch day, CS tried to treat me like I had done something wrong, and made sure to make me feel like I had broken it myself before they agreed to replace my system.

    Then a few months later they come out and admit they knew about the issues all along, and Peter Moore ends up stepping down? That’s borderline fraud. Seems to me like It could have easily turned into a situation where they had to legally replace all those units.

    Hopefully this Sony situation doesn’t turn into something similar to that.

  • Jecht_Sin

    Because it kills your current session with all your job done.

  • JinOntario

    I remember how bummed I was when I purchased a Dreamcast at a midnight launch many years ago, only to get home and NOT be able to play Ready2Rumble Boxing (faulty GD-Roms…not hardware related).

    I certainly don’t get pleasure from others misfortune and to say, “see, Sony sucks” only guarantees that karma will come back to bite my a$$ when I pick up my launch XBoxOne. Sony’s response to these reported problems though is eerily similar to Microsoft’s when 360 launch (and beyond) units shared it’s red shiny ring with so many of us; I hope the PS4′s situation is different.

  • Tony McQueen

    This has always been a concern of mine when a system launches. It’s not like you can go back to the store and they’ll swap it out. All systems have been sold out. I had to send back my 360 five times in a span of three years. The last time didn’t bother me so much cause I had just picked up the PS3. I just got the PS4 and so far it appears to be working fine. Next week I pick up the X1. I hope everything goes smooth.

    This is a hobby for us, the core gamers. Nobody should be rooting for a system to fail just because it’s not thier system of choice. We all know what it’s like to wait anxiously for a consoles launch after they reveal it months prior to its launch. To have a system brick as soon as you receive it sucks.

  • Guest

    Wow, nearly HALF of all the Amazon delivered PS4′s arrived DOA. Look at the reviews!

    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-4-Launch-Edition/product-reviews/B00BGA9WK2/ref=cm_cr_dp_qt_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addOneStar&showViewpoints=0

    $0N¥ PauperStation Foul = LIES, OVERHYPE, UNDERDELIVER!

  • Guest

    Indeed, a true PAUPER’S BRICK!

  • Guest

    Poor pauper, your damage controlling tears are delicious! Go back to N4Gay or NeoFAG!

  • Guest

    YOU’RE THE ONE DESPERATE, $0N¥ PAUPER! YGWYPF!

  • Guest

    Pathetic $0N¥ Pauper NeoFAG shill!

  • You are flat out wrong

    Not even coherent anymore. Poor Zaire is having a breakdown. :(

  • Guest

    It hurts in your pauperbutty doesn’t it. ALL THE WAY, DEEP INSIDE!

  • You are flat out wrong

    Amazon only delivered 500 PS4s?

    Xdrone numeracy, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Guest

    Who’s Zaïre? Are you a n*gger from poor old Africa. Go back then!

  • HerX

    Seriously, read what was said both in the article and above. As users are experiencing problems with overheating consoles that was also reported in this article about so far encountered PS4 failures. If fan is not working and console is overheating that means that the console is overheating, it doesn’t mean that ALL consoles are, but THAT ONE is.

  • You are flat out wrong

    And yet, still more useful than an Xbone.

    http://minus.com/i/7LKAMGq46H9R

  • You are flat out wrong

    Be quiet, Zaire.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Zaire in full meltdown. I love it when Xdrones cry! ^_^

  • You are flat out wrong

    People knew it was a warning system for overheating as soon as people saw it. The Spanish guy reported as such. It’s good to keep up with events.

  • Rikus

    Haha! I’ll concede! That is a good point!

  • Guest

    http://i.imgur.com/kIZqnGV.png

    GIVE HIM DEATH! HE DESERVES IT!

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-next-gen-now-killzone-resogun-knack

    So many framerate problems.
    $0N¥ PauperStation = LIES, OVERHYPE, UNDERDELIVER!

  • You are flat out wrong
  • Rikus

    Not you again….sigh

  • ELUNO

    It’s called extrapolation you dumbnuts.

  • Aggy

    Funny how the comment section on these kind of articles is an xbot dicksucking party.

  • You are flat out wrong

    It’s the Red Dragon, he’s an Xbot and people who watch his crap videos are Xbots.

  • You are flat out wrong

    It’s called making shit up like a true Xdrone.

    http://i3.minus.com/jFzXhoPe99mNU.jpg

  • ELUNO

    It’s called you being a fag, fag.

  • xxtray90xx

    Lol 6 months of you sony fans talking shit and have your precious sony let you down. Karmas a bitch

  • You are flat out wrong

    You would know. ;)

  • ELUNO

    Pretty much everyone knows. It’s pretty easy to tell you are extremely faggy.

  • datdude

    Teething issues can be expected with new hardware but this seems a bit much. It has to be extremely disappointing and frustrating for the early adopters and embarrassing for Sony, not to mention costly. I hope it turns out to in fact be a tiny percentage of users having these issues, but it does appear to be more widespread. We will see. You would hope that both Sony and Microsoft would have rock solid reliability considering the red ring fiasco last gen and to a lesser degree ylod. I had a PS4 launch console preordered but canceled the order when both Watch_Dogs and Driveclub got pushed. I wasn’t specifically buying the unit to play those games, as I have a tremendous desire to be playing Killzone and Resogun right now, but those delays certainly gave me pause. Now I think I’m going to wait for the launch issues to settle out and buy my PS4 when the Infamous Second Son bundle becomes available 3/21/14.

  • Alastes

    lol you still use fag as an insult. It’s pretty easy to tell you are 9 or 10 years old.

  • DelsinRowe

    This gaming community is a disgrace. You guys really need to grow up.

  • ELUNO

    Who doesn’t use fag as an insult?
    Stop trying to act cool and edgy and innovate and whatnot you piece of shit,

  • dirkradke

    I do like the picture.

  • Alastes

    It is way past your bed time son

  • Guest

    Yes, the $0N¥ PauperStation N4Gay NeoFAG paupers need to get a life or DIE!

  • dirkradke

    That 0.4% really sucks if you’re the one with the crap PS4 and it doesn’t matter at that point if it was expected or not. Is Sony and or the retailer going to replace it right away with a new one? I doubt it.

  • ELUNO

    Already in bed with your mom. Don’t worry kid, I’ll take good care of her ;)

  • Alastes

    Oh that is cute, a mom joke too. You are so adorable.

  • Guest

    It’s already WAY over 0.4%, more like 5% now, but that would still be the upper limit of tolerable failure.

  • ELUNO

    It’s not a joke baby! I’ll be riding her all night long!

  • dirkradke

    Is that 5% because of it arriving DOA or is it because the majority of people treat there PS4 like a toaster instead of a computer? These are high-tech devices that REQUIRE adequate cooling. Both Sony and Microsoft want people to be able to treat it like a toaster, but the reality is quite different. Couldn’t tell from any of the RLOD videos if they had adequate cooling or not.

  • Guest

    5% with any form of problems, being either jet take-off or grinding Blu-Ray players, HDMI port or blur line or red line. Most of them buying it now are stupid anyway. Sony is going on its way out soon enough.

  • kreator

    I’m wrong because my PS4 is a brick?

  • You are flat out wrong

    It’s less of a brick and more of a wave…

    http://i3.minus.com/iFzXhoPe99mNU.jpg

  • jb223

    Yeah they most definitely would’ve had to qa’d the One to death at this point in order to make up for the 360…hopefully all of the systems stay solid for early adopters, but I’m gonna hold off till march at the earliest, thats when the first big games for both systems come out, then people will have some decent time w/ them to see if there are any bigger issues…I had never heard that about the original xbox, you’re right about the build quality on that one i had never had any kind of problem w/ mine, it always worked like a charm

  • Joe Vicious

    Funny considering all ps4′s 1080p games are having framerate issues

  • Niknok Seyer

    Doesn’t that the same thing for RLOD? :)
    I think on coding it’s part of a try catch block, so.. that’s the catch block.. show the error and then the only next step is to shut off your computer.

    Same on the RLOD, no error shown (but assumed that it’s regarding the overheating issues) and probably just wait for it to cool down and play again.

  • Jim Neerland

    “Is the red line of death on PS4 true?”
    Response
    “not true”
    What they should have said was it indicates overheating, instead Sony sidestepped as usual

  • KrisXX

    I have been a victim of the RED LINE OF DEATH with the 3 BEEPS OF HORROR. My console was shipped back to Amazon this morning. Very disappointed gamer.

  • DelsinRowe

    You should take your own advice. There is more to life than video games,douchebag.

  • Joe Cimmarrusti

    The thing that really bothers me is this stupid push to make consoles as small as possible. This of course is why the cooling on the original 360 was not enough for the hot motherboards inside. The xbox one is larger than the ps4…I really hope that the extra space is there to ensure that red rings do not happen this time around, especially since the hardware inside should not create as much heat as the ps4. I would not hack Sony for some launch flaws…units are made in mass quantities and there are always flaws. I wanted to grab a console at launch, but did not since there are no real launch titles that I “must” have…hopefully the bugs will be better when I buy in.
    cheers.

    SEADRIVE

  • Aggy

    I consider any disagrees on this article to be upvotes and vice versa, i love nothing more than getting disagrees from xbots who love paying microsoft to pound them in the ass. Keep em coming!!!!

  • David

    It has more ventilation than the PS4. It’s built to last 10 years powered on. Many PS4s died after unboxing.

  • Jon

    Well…. Back to my Wii U

  • Jon

    actually not really, It is only cheaper than that if you get the console only and nothing else to go with it. SO no games, no internet. If you get those, then you have a $550 console easy.

  • Shadowno

    Depends on how you define many. The officially number is like 4%. In my oppinion, that’s an acceptable failure rate of new hardware (especially after factoring in user error).

  • David

    0.4% is old. Actually is around 15-20%

  • http://www.theageofknights.com/ NoThru22

    You took the refund on it?

  • guest

    is there any fix for this? the red line no signal thing? should i buy a new one or not?

  • demfax

    10 million to 5 million

    Looks like your lies and FUD about defective PS4s didn’t work out.

  • demfax

    10 million to 5 million

    Looks like your lies and FUD about defective PS4s didn’t work out..

  • demfax

    10 million to 5 million

    Looks like your lies and FUD about defective PS4s didn’t work out.

    You are worthless, lying, deranged, constantly wrong, hypocritical, evil, demented fanboy human waste.

    You are clearly malicious and here to spread lies and hatred. You have a negative value where ever you post. Nothing you say is remotely constructive or factual.

    Get help. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them. Some deranged people are upset at PS4′s success and have to spread hate and lies about it, apparently.

    Disqus is swarming with dumb, hateful, delusional, feces flinging ms fanboys constantly invading and spreading lies, ignorance, and hatred. Like “BANKRUPT!!1″, “DOWNGRADE!!1″, “NOGAMES DELAY INDIESTATION!!1″, “RUNS BETTER ON XBOX!!1″ and “SONY LIED!!1″.

    Another typical dumb, delusional, malicious, constantly wrong microsoft fanboy that has no clue about technology or sales, just feces flinging and screaming like an imbecile.

    Apparently PS4′s stronger hardware, ~4 million sales lead (10 million+ to 5), large number of 1st party developers, more games, and more developer support have microsoft fanboys extremely upset, causing them to spread lies, ignorance, and hatred. Thankfully everyone is ignoring these deranged children and buying PS4s like hotcakes anyway.

    10+ million PS4s and counting. Nothing you say will stop it, you are helpless.

    It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that hateful, delusional microsoft fanboy shills are left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming, it’s not happening.

    It’s sad PS4 is dominating so badly that you’re left desperately wishing Sony would go bankrupt. Keep dreaming.