PS4 Fails to Respond During a Live Broadcast on Japanese TV, Awkwardness and Hilarity Ensue

During a live broadcast dedicated to the Tokyo Game Show on a Japanese TV channel, Sony Computer Entertainment booth staffers found themselves in an awkward situation as the host tried The Playroom on the PS4 under the watchful eye of the camera.

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Abriael1642d ago

It sure did. It was quite a stroke of bad luck for it to happen on live TV. I'm pretty positive it was the only time it happened too. if they had even just a hint that it could fail, they'd have never done the broadcast live.

Insomnia_841642d ago

We all know Microsoft sabotaged the live show.

lol ;D :p

bjmartynhak1642d ago

Yes, this Play room is being shown for quite some time already, funny to see it happening now.

Random crashes usually affects more PCs then consoles... (at least in my experience)

Now imagine if PS4 had crashed at the Gamescom opening with Shuei. That would be an epic fail!

XB1_PS41642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Unfortunate things happen at unfortunate times. Won't sway anyone from their current console choice, so it's no big deal.

Eonjay1642d ago

LOL it looks like the system/controller paring got screwed up. Love the fact that everyone had a laugh. Murphy's Law in action. We've all seen enough live demos of this to know that it works lol.

Muerte24941642d ago

You guys have seen my post so it's safe to say what camp I'm in. But let's be honest Microsoft wouldn't have gotten a pass like this if it happened to them. Well it doesn't matter because if a Xbox One crashes and nobody in japan is around to hear it, does it really matter?

gaffyh1642d ago

@Muerte - You're right, they probably wouldn't have. That being said though, the PS4 itself didn't die, something went wrong in the game. So it could be a game bug or a system bug, can't really be sure. When that video of Ryse leaked, the guy actually said that sometimes you can press the Xbox button multiple times before it goes to dashboard, which is a system bug it appears, but it's not that major, which is why nobody really cares. Software issues can be ironed out at least.

hakeem09961642d ago

LMAO since it's SONY shits happens if it was the other guy RROD and rushed hardware jokes all the way .

Army_of_Darkness1642d ago

That shit better not happen when I'm in the playroom!

Skips1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )


lol, So true!

...What's funny though is that this is the ONLY bad PS4 news I've heard for months. XD

Xbox fans need something I guess. lol

bintarok1642d ago

50% more powerful is confirmed !

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kickerz1642d ago

Its no biggie, these things happen. very bad timing though with all those millions of Japanese people watching.

Skips1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

@ People disagreeing with me.

I guess you missed this news right?

"Xbox One Suffers System Malfunction At Comic-Con Numerous Times"

"the Xbox One had been having issues with crashing throughout the weekend and that it was decided to shut down the systems until a solution could be determined."

"they had 6 to 7 attempts at meetings each time the hardware was unable to be stable enough to complete the demonstration"

But because a PS4 APP didn't respond. It's the end of the world for PlayStation...


TeaRunner1642d ago

lol @skips for setting up accusations for yourself to answer upon.

Saigon1642d ago


I didn't even know that happen to MS... honestly with new consoles, this is expected; but at the same time, this could have been the software freezing.

Muerte24941642d ago

@ Skips,

you made a claim and backed it up evidence supporting it. Not that you need anymore but bubble of for "intelligence". Hard fact are a rare commodity on the internet.

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Xsilver1642d ago

@skips u showed evidence that the xone hardware crashed and i bet the xbox fans would quickly dismiss it and then call the sony fans hypocrites smh.
if you read this whole comment section u can really see that xbox fans are just sitting and waiting for something to happen to Sony so they could get a say, i mean seriously playroom crashed once after being showed a lot of times running perfectly and xbots act like the console died on the spot.

ALLWRONG1642d ago

"Come on, where are the Xbots...this is your chance fellas!"

That's a Sony fanboy thing. No one else cares to be that petty.

NewMonday1641d ago

their is a big difference between an occasional bug that can be fixed and a bad product that will stay average.

what is the point of people coming here and saying" if..if..if it was xbox.."?

what I find idiotic is some take criticism directed at a company personally as if their mothers are insulted, XB1 is getting hammered because it deserved it, not because of a"fanboy" conspiracy, the same as the PS3 in 2007

n4rc1641d ago (Edited 1641d ago )

Are Sony fans having arguments with themselves now? Lmao

Scrolling thru comments and keep seeing all the defensive spinning and talking about Xbox fans.... When none actually commented..


On topic.. Its not a huge deal and it happens.. But we all know how cool youd all play it if it were x1 in the vid

Death1641d ago

Gotta agree. Unsigned code on debug hardware. That's the whole point of having test units. This was normal for pre-release stuff.

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thrust1642d ago

Hahahaha. Black if it was the Xbox one that done it you would be beating your drum right now :/

KonsoruMasuta1642d ago

Eh, at least it's not like that time a display 360 RROD'd in front of everyone.

aksmashh1642d ago

Lol xbox would be getting slaughtered for days!!!!

Reset it for f#$# sake lol

black0o1642d ago

the truth, YES i'd .. unlinke sony MS actually promoting the kinect as a selling point and making us pay for it

gaelic_laoch1642d ago

Now now thrust no need to bring the xbone into every PS4 related article :) not like it is some sort of RROD!

user74029311642d ago

sony are cool so i dont give a f tbh. and tbh if it was micro i would lol at them cause they deserve it.

thrust1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Yeah am lolling at the ps4 failing on live tv, it's just not stable at all!

If you where out and wanting to remote play and it done this what can you do to fix it?

gaffyh1642d ago

@Konsoru - At the Eurogamer Expo a few years ago, they had L4D2 on show, but nobody could play it because both 360s had RRODed.

corvusmd1642d ago

True, he would have been the first of tons of PS fans to jump all over that. You even have PS fanboys trying to justify this by bringing up issues from 2007 on here. It's not a big deal really, these things happen in development, they are still working on the bugs (and since this was on TV you can guarantee they will fix it).

andrewsqual1642d ago

Can't happen. Remote Play doesn't work with PS4 camera software. Why would you be out and about and in front of your TV and PS4 looking at yourself? Burned.

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Mystogan1642d ago

Except when its Xbox right?

Then we all go like OMG hardware sucks ,RROD2, Xbone sucks! M$ fails.

lastofgen1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

That's just the nature of n4g..

thrust1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

I agree

torchic1642d ago

but but but, what if it was Microsoft! no fair you guys I'm going to tell teacher!


KonsoruMasuta1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Well, at least we know that they are actually using the system instead of PCs.


Can I say the same about the Xbone since MS is reluctant to actually use it?

thrust1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Yeah and it does not work :/

No you can't, you answered your own question! Lol

AbortMission1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

But MS does fail and the Xbone does suck (until it gets good games and stops trying to be a Dewrito dudebro cable box, that is) Lol

andrewsqual1642d ago

Its funny the way its only the people who have all mentioned this are the ones who are insecure about something.
The same thing would have happened Sony this time in 2006 when the internet turned their back on them too for delaying their console, in fact it was happening when one store PS3 froze up before launch. This of course was back almost a year after 360 was released to the market in its BETA fat version and Microsoft were still denying 100% their own hardware failure.

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MazzingerZ1642d ago

Is that the free and optional app?

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adorie1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

lol. All the time. Also,the article picture is cute. ^_^

kewlkat0071642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )


Does PS4 co me with the tech guy dressed in black in the box...?

The camera will not sell and will be an after thought. Sony, money can go elsewhere.

Plagasx1642d ago

Sony Fanboys when PS4 messes up during demo: "Sh!t happens"

Sony Fanboys when Xbox One messes up:


Syntax-Error1642d ago

I just said the EXACT same thing without seeing your post. Bunch of f_ckin' hypocrites on here.

NarooN1642d ago

That was literally the first thing I thought when I saw that comment, lmao.

N4G, home of the hypocritical fanboys. That's coming from someone who is completely neutral on the system war thing.

SITH1641d ago

There is zero argument with your statements. It is disgustingly so true,

Father Murder X1641d ago

Damn I was thinking the same thing. Old Skip even pulled up articles to show that the Xbox One has issues. I just don't get these oversensitive Sony fanboys. They act like bitches.

serratos271639d ago (Edited 1639d ago )

Haha exactly. I don't care for the Xbone and will be getting the PS4 but geez this whole console war thing is a little ridiculous. Whatever happened to enjoying video games rather than arguing over them *le sigh*

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come_bom1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

LOL. I guess the PS4 also fails. I hope it doesn't happen too often with the final product.

Well, I'm not buying any console at launch. I'll wait a few months so that the guinea pigs can test them during (and a few months after) launch :)

BTW, if this happened with the X1, oh boy, Sony fanboys would explode...

pixelsword1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

I'll have to watch this later...

1OddWorld1642d ago


Microsoft is the one who caused all the negativity. They are the ones who shipped a console that had RROD issues. They are the ones who tried to change the way games could be shared. They are the ones who have put there foot in their mouth every chance we have given them. They have lost the respect of gamers and now must earn it back. Which means they have to take every cheap shot thrown at them until they prove that they are deserving of that respect.

This is why Sony isn't getting flak from gamers.

FLAK (Definition)
strong criticism.
"you must be strong enough to take the flak if things go wrong"

n4rc1641d ago

Red ring or yellow light...

Both systems have failures...

IcicleTrepan1641d ago

You're literally whining about a hardware issue that was resolved like 5-6 years ago on the previous gen system. It really is not relevant to the Xbox One nor this discussion.

It's old news, let it die. Everyone knows about the RROD, and nobody cares anymore. It just makes you look petty. You sound like some grumpy old man that one day will be telling his grandkids, back in my day, MS screwed everyone with the RROD. Get a life.

dlocsta1640d ago

How many times has MS let the account numbers and email addresses of every single one of there users get stolen? And then lie about it and not tell any one for over a week?

joe901642d ago

Yet no one even mentioned the lag, jesus!

It looked unplayable.

Syntax-Error1642d ago

Fake a** people on this site! Let the headline say it was the XBOX ONE that failed on LIVE TV and you would have seen the fanboys come out in droves. Instead you get that nerdy response "SHIT HAPPENS" or "NO BIG DEAL."

Angeljuice1642d ago

Same comment made about 15 times, sort yourselves out.

Syntax-Error1641d ago

I made the comment before reading through 40 useless ass comments about how IT'S NO BIG DEAL. After seeing the first 5 I was done. You sony sheep make me sick

black0o1642d ago

speechless! there are more xbone fans here then Sonyfans and they all are repeating the same exacte thing

simply amazing how coordinated u r GUY, but does a non-responding controller gets all this attention or we are Just becoming drama queens who luv to make a big sence out of nothing

rainslacker1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

They do tend to roam in packs. Apparently since one or three people dismiss this issue, all of us are hypocrites. Dunno how I am, as I've never talked crap about the X1 hiccups at E3 or elsewhere, nor have I talked bad about Sony's hiccups either.

I guess it's all they got though, maybe we can all agree to let them have this one for their delicate egos?

On Topic:
This seems to be the state of software development today. Just do the best they can and get the product shipped to fix the bugs later. It's not something contained to any one publisher or console maker either. It's a shame, but that's the nature of the beast called competition. Some developers are better at shipping less buggy products, but there is no such thing as a bug free game...or console firmware...nowadays.

PunisherRevenge1642d ago

Yeah unfortunately shit does happen. But lets be real here if it was Microsoft we would never hear the end of it and there would be a hundred articles every five minutes making fun of the X1. Anyway I'm really not that surprised that happened to the PS4 because it was having issues at E3 with running games like Destiny and Assassins Creed. Hopefully there is not a major problem with the hardware of both the PS4 and the X1 because planning on buying both and I don't wanna waste my money.

B-radical1642d ago

Im sure thats what you would say if it happened to xbox

THamm1641d ago

OK guys, no pretty women in front of the PS4!

shadowst171640d ago

Now if this was the Xbox One everyone would be saying that the xbox one was shit.

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FrigidDARKNESS1642d ago

Lol what lighting my friend?

PFFT1642d ago

I think he meant the stage lights. Yeah they were pretty bright.

badkolo1642d ago

so what,, no biggie, this stuff happens all the time, bugs and quirks get ironed out by launch,, sometimes its some other minor issue. nothing to see here