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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Abriael1431d 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_841431d ago

We all know Microsoft sabotaged the live show.

lol ;D :p

bjmartynhak1431d 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_PS41431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

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

Eonjay1431d 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.

Muerte24941431d 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?

gaffyh1431d 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.

hakeem09961431d ago

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

Army_of_Darkness1431d ago

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

Skips1431d ago (Edited 1431d 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

bintarok1431d ago

50% more powerful is confirmed !

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kickerz1431d ago

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

Skips1431d ago (Edited 1431d 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...


TeaRunner1431d ago

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

Saigon1431d 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.

Muerte24941431d 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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Xsilver1431d 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.

ALLWRONG1431d 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.

NewMonday1431d 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

n4rc1431d ago (Edited 1431d 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

Death1430d 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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thrust1431d ago

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

KonsoruMasuta1431d ago

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

aksmashh1431d ago

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

Reset it for f#$# sake lol

black0o1431d ago

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

gaelic_laoch1431d ago

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

user74029311431d 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.

thrust1431d ago (Edited 1431d 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?

gaffyh1431d 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.

corvusmd1431d 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).

andrewsqual1431d 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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Mystogan1431d ago

Except when its Xbox right?

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

lastofgen1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

That's just the nature of n4g..