Submitted by Eonjay 684d ago | news

Red Line of Death Rumor False: Sony Responds

Shuhei Yoshida has responded to the rumor about the PS4 Red Line of Death Rumor. Apparently the report is false. (PS4)

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Lukas_Japonicus  +   684d ago | Well said
I guessed as much. The authors name was Homer J Simpson, if anyone actually believed this rumour then shame on you, lol.

Expect many attempts at shooting down the PS4's reputation, and expect many failures like this one.
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Ezz2013  +   684d ago | Funny
*The authors name was Homer J Simpson*

i'm gonna tell Marge simpson about Homer
he should have stayed in Moe's bar
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AlexanderNevermind  +   684d ago
As has been stated before it is good that the system now warns of possible overheating issues rather than waiting for the console to brick (i.e. xbox360). I've read that the X1 does the same. Good job by both if true on MS' front
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PeaSFor   684d ago | Off topic | show
nix  +   684d ago
... aaaaaaaaaand it's gone!
abzdine  +   684d ago | Well said
they call it red light of death and right after they say that the console resumed working after it cooled down.
glad yoshida denied this BS, one more proof that the media nowadays is corrupted to the bone.
xHeavYx  +   684d ago | Well said
That rumor was started by Mr X(box)
GiggMan  +   684d ago
Sony did a good job deading this whole situation before it really got started.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   684d ago
It's kind of a shame (although understandable) the red light has to be the warning sign instead of the normal operation color, I really like it, would perfectly match red Dual Shock 4... Not that blue looks bad anyway, I just think red fitted it nicely.
ShinMaster  +   684d ago
I didn't know such a rumor even existed until now, lol

P.S. wow those Xbox fanboys on that twitter tread are ridiculous.
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Sono421  +   684d ago | Well said
This is seriously getting pathetic.. some people out there REALLY want there to be bad news about Sony and their PS4. Every single one of these negative Sony/PS4 articles turns out to be fake/misinformed.

I think Xbox One fans have finally hit their breaking point, all the negative news about the Xbox One pushed them over the edge so they're now creating fake negative news about the PS4.. what a shame.. you guys it would be easier just to switch consoles and also save yourself $100 bucks while doing it ;)

I can tell you it's a heck of alot easier to switch then to try to make the PS4 look bad.. and it's way way way easier then trying to make the Xbox One look good ;)
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   684d ago
Doesn't Homer own shares in moe's bar?
iiwii  +   684d ago
haha. I was going to say he called this prank in from Moe's
SmokingMonkey  +   684d ago
Hi! I'm Troy McLure, you might remember me from such electronic

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Xbone and the DRM future you will love!
strifeblade  +   684d ago
obviously its false, what do you expect them to say, just like when rrod was false and look how that turned out
SilentNegotiator  +   684d ago
As all of these fake error signs are created by fanboys, let's remember that these consoles WILL have real ones. It doesn't mean that they necessarily have major problems. It's not a weakness to have something to signify a dead system, unless you live in a universe where there are ANY electronics with 0% failure rates.
sobekflakmonkey  +   680d ago
Just in case nobody else brought this up.

There is a photo of a PS4 with a red light lit up, but uhhh....did you ever think your PS3 was broken when you turned it off...? I didn't...if you don't get what I'm saying, I'll explain, when you turn on your PS3 there are two lights, blue and green, when you shut it off, a red light comes on and the blue and green lights go off, the red light indicating that there is power going to your PS3 but it is turned off, that PS4 was probably off or on the "Stand-by" mode they were talking about at the reveal...for xbox gamer's, red lights mean the death of a console, being that they dealt with the "RROD" (Red Ring of Death) for 3-4 years...
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allformats  +   684d ago
Of course it's false. This is mainly a warning to keep the console from dying when there's extreme heat.

In fact, all machines do this.
thrust  +   684d ago
Of course sony says it false you mean.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   684d ago

Well, if it's not true then of course Sony are going to say so. Your profile motto is extremely ironic too.

Below.... "Why is it? I do not get upset, I just upset people ;)"

So basically you are saying you intentionally troll people?
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thrust   684d ago | Trolling | show
Kayant  +   684d ago

But he's right though XB1 & PS4 are going to be doing the same thing.

And the fact the system started working in 2 seconds after it was removed from a "none" ventilated case obviously means it's untrue.
meatysausage  +   684d ago
deny it because its not what the original articles headline made it out to be.

If you were put in a small plastic box, im sure you would sweat
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Thehyph  +   684d ago
I like how in that article it was claimed as a red line of death, and then the console was restarted and it was fixed within seconds.

How could it be a red line of death if it was immediately fixed.

Some people went berzerk without applying some basic logic.
Eonjay  +   684d ago

Yes because Homer J. Simpson is the most reliable source...
black0o  +   684d ago
@thust did the console died? yes or no
nukeitall  +   684d ago
Home J Simpson is as reliable as any other anonymous or hiding behind a internet nickname source that gets touted around here.

I think a more detailed answer would have been appreciated Mr Yoshida.
M-M  +   684d ago

0/10 for trolling, same for you @nukeitall.
pkb79  +   684d ago
@stevehyphen the ps4 is the messiah of gaming consoles. It dies and comes back to life.
scott182  +   684d ago
The console didn't die!!! What part of that do people not understand. It wasn't ventilated, it immediately turned back on. Nobody needs to respond to anything, the console didn't die.
Eonjay  +   684d ago
You can't take everything you read online to be 100% accurate. And seeing as the console never actually died...
titletownrelo  +   684d ago
I litterally JUST finished reading and commenting on the article, clicked the "ALL" tab, and its already denied. HAHA
BallsEye  +   684d ago
DAMAGE CONTROLL! That kind of comments we would see if it would be about MS. Lol n4g is a blast to read sometimes.
Wh15ky  +   684d ago
Poor little MS!

Or, just paranoid?

Refer to Thrusts comments above and lifeisgamesok below.
kenshiro100  +   683d ago
...Are you serious? -_-

No, just no.
adorie  +   684d ago
pyramidshead  +   684d ago
I thought it was just a red line of warning, i.e. not death, but just telling you shits getting toasty in the console like any warning signal on any tech. RRoD on the other hand, like YLOD, was a sign that your console has officially corsped.
KwietStorm  +   684d ago
Lmao shits getting toasty. I don't know why I found that so funny.
The_Infected  +   684d ago
I love Yoshida! He gets straight to the point when someone ask him something. Lol
johndoe11211  +   684d ago
I don't think sony should even have wasted their time responding to this cause even if it was true it is perfectly understandable given the situation.
WarThunder  +   684d ago
Yea i agree. The rumor was just removed.
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torchic  +   684d ago
we, on gaming forums are an educated bunch concerning such matters.

unfortunately the same cannot be said for the majority of people who will buy the PS4 and so it was important to shoot the rumour down.
mii-gamer  +   684d ago
it was Bart Simpson - i tellz yah
Funantic1  +   684d ago
But we all saw actual pictures of a PS4 with the red line of death....smh....denial. Yoshida telling you what you wanna hear again. Like he was gonna say it was true a month before the PS4 comes out. I don't believe him at all. For one he didn't have any explanations. He didn't even deny the pictures. Plus there are reports that more PS4s have done this. Also that clear case that the PS4 is dying in, well when you go into stores, that's what you see most consoles in. They never had any problems before. Those display cases are plenty big and ventilated. You can see big holes to the bottom of them where the cords hang out. If the PS4 can't withstand those minor conditions how can it handle extreme conditions for years to come. The PS4 is said to have small cheaper fans in a too small of a case. You can expect that red line of death to stay on or a lot of malfunctions due to overheating. You know what happens when the doctor sees a red line.
Eonjay  +   684d ago
You are trying too hard. I know you want it to be true and no one can make you face reality. There are zero (0) other reports of this happening. I know in you mind you believe this is happening... but its not. Yes a man in Spain named Homer Simpson says otherwise...but stop freaking out.
black0o  +   684d ago
CAN'T U READ .. the f#$% console didn't died i started working like a mint after it cooled down

ohh .. i see u r a member of the xbone FAN club
so what ever helps u get throw the night
JuniorCE  +   684d ago
Do you believe in Santa too? You can easily do that with Photoshop...
KwietStorm  +   684d ago
You WANT it to be true. Just say it. You're so adamant. The consoles in the cases in stores never burned out haha man C'mon.
pyramidshead  +   684d ago
"please be legitimate bad news for the ps4, pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease pleasepleasepleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaase!&q uot;
DigitalRaptor  +   684d ago
Your unfounded desperation sustains me...


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Sono421  +   684d ago
Why can't you have this sort of skepticism when Microsoft talks?

Because that is where your skepticism belongs..
n4rc  +   684d ago
Soooo... It overheated and shut down... And thats not an issue??!

Yeah it's great it will shut down before bricking.. But it still overheated nonetheless
solid_snake3656  +   684d ago
You Xbone fanboys have been waiting for this day since ps4 was Announced. You guys swarmed this rumor like cockroaches.
iiwii  +   684d ago
Well what do you expect? Microsoft must be scared, because they have their minions trying their best to make the PS4 look bad all over the net, but its not working.
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n4rc  +   684d ago
Nobody is making them look any way...

It overheated... Microsoft fanboys didn't make that happen.. Make of it what you will.. But it sure as hell isn't good news
edgeofsins  +   684d ago
Sony has been using yellow to indicate overheating. Red is for standby.
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TheGreenMan  +   684d ago
@ n4rc

It' not a problem because consumers who buy the PS4 aren't going to place it into an unventilated plastic tube with stage lights blaring down on it to drive the heat up.

For God's sake, try using some logic...
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n4rc  +   684d ago
Stop trying to imply I said something I didn't..

It overheated... Make of that what you will.. I never said they were doomed or it was junk...

Simply that it overheating is not good... Kinda stating the obvious but your still trying to spin a blatantly obvious fact as some fanboy campaign... So maybe its not that obvioua to some
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rainslacker  +   684d ago

Did you know the X1 is designed to shut down when it starts to overheat, only to start up again once it's cooled down. Did you know most computers and computing devices are designed to do the same things nowadays?

Why would MS(and others) design it in such a way? Curious.

Here's why. Because it keeps the system from frying itself due to extreme heat, otherwise known as RROD or YLOD this gen. The fact that both these systems run cooler than the previous gen, and likely have chips which can withstand the heat more than last gen anyways should be telling enough that both consoles are designed to stand the test of time.

I don't think many people understand how far these types of CPU's have come in a very short period of time in terms of energy efficiency, thus vastly reducing the amount of heat they produce.
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TheGreenMan  +   684d ago
@ n4rc

It overheated because of the conditons I already mentioned, you twit. Absolutely nothing I said was "fanboyish" and I my opinion would be the exact same if this were an article about the Xbox One.
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Animal Mutha 76  +   684d ago
Interesting how quick Sony were to deal with this.

MS PR team should take note.
Sono421  +   684d ago
Difference is the negative news about the Xbox One is true... the MS PR can't go out and just deny it, but they also don't want to go out and announce it... they are in a way harder position.. maybe Microsoft's plan all along was to make their PR team work for their money ;)
rainslacker  +   684d ago

Difference I see is that Sony just flat out denies things. They don't put a lot of PR spin on it, nor do they makes statements open to interpretation when dispelling rumors.

MS on the other hand has to go into a long tirade about how they designed the console to be the best thing ever and throw in something about how innovative they are.

End result is the same. People that want to believe it will, and people that want an answer get it. Forums keep on turning, and everyone denies the other is telling the truth.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   684d ago
Not like you can believe Sony on this, they still don't admit the YLOD was an issue, not to mention the PS2 disc read error. They made you guys pay to have those fixed.
Xsilver  +   684d ago
mine never had any disc read error.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   684d ago
Yeah, and my brothers 360 never had RROD so whats your point.
black0o  +   684d ago
it's the % that matter .. every electronic device can die on u but when it happens on big scale that's something else JUST like RROD every x360 had 54.2% Failure Rate so don't compare the YLOD to RROD
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Strikepackage Bravo  +   684d ago
No what matters is the offending manufacturers willingness to stand behind the product. Its better to have a 50% failure rate in which you replace the units free of charge, than it is to have a 20% failure rate in which you blame the customer and make them pay 150 bux to get the less than two year old console repaired.
Majin-vegeta  +   684d ago
For every PS3 that got YLOD there was at least 50 360 RROD.
KwietStorm  +   684d ago
Actually they fixed my disc read error for free, no questions asked. Stop trying so hard. This fanboy crap is killing the game community.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   684d ago

That was after a class action lawsuit forced them.
Where have you been?
Wh15ky  +   684d ago
The RROD was an absolute disaster, I can't think of any other hardware malfunction that competes.

If ms didn't react the way they did, their venture into the gaming console market was over.
SmokingMonkey  +   684d ago
LOL at denial of MS handling of the RROD.

Just like Peter Moore said about the 50% defect. Don't worry about how faulty the machine is, just be thankful that we are replacing it for free.

GamerzElite  +   684d ago
Where is CVsence
StoutBEER  +   684d ago
@ Sono421 It's people like you that make me realize that there are assholes no matter where you are.

And it's people like you that make it REALLY hard to even want a PS4. Self righteous beyond reason for no reason.
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rainslacker  +   684d ago
There are people like that on all sides. Do all these assholes mean that you will never own another gaming console again? If so, why be here? Why not just buy the system you want, forget us losers on the net, and enjoy your games.

Or you could take the optimistic approach and enjoy the part of the community that aren't assholes.
Elimin8  +   684d ago
Wow.. So now they're claiming PS4 Flatlines before it's even released? Not trying to dispute that but why not wait till at least release?!
Blacksand1  +   684d ago
30 days
CaptainFaisal  +   684d ago
I just have one question, even though this is false because as you said it was by Homer Simpson, EVEN IF IT WAS TRUE! OFCOURCE SONY WOULD SAY ITS NOT TRUE or they wont sell the PS4. just saying. Would you really think that sony would confirm the rumor and say its true? come on! Although i still will buy the PS4 but probably in February because i dont like buying the first shipments as they mostly have bugs or are bad.
FamilyGuy  +   684d ago
Well of course it's "false", the system wasn't "dead" so coining it a "death light" makes no sense.

I just wonder if it was a real light or completely photoshopped to begin with. If the light truly was red then I'd imagine more people would've noticed and taken pictures than just this one guy.
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UnholyLight  +   684d ago
It was only a matter of time before someone would come up with some stupid rumour.
Jazz4108  +   684d ago
In what circumstance does anyone expect Sony to say YES this is TRUE? The console is not even released yet. This is very stupid.
kidhero99  +   684d ago
When I was searching I saw an article on it. I don’t actually know, so I can’t confirm anything.

To be clear – I don’t know the resolution for every 3rd party game on XBO. I don’t know why people think I would. Do you believe the 3rd parties are giving me a report on the latest resolutions of their games? Or I can just call up and they will share it?

I know the resolutions of our First party games, that’s it.

And, to be clear, I was asking if anyone had a list COMPARING Xbox One and PS4 resolutions. Even in the list above, it doesn’t give me the XBO resolutions for a lot of 3rd parties.

I ended up generating my own list.

Of course he was asked to share his list, and here’s what he found out:
Well my list has a lot of holes in. It basically looks the same as what was posted above – I can’t find comparisons of both platforms for 3rd party titles.

Basically, what I see is that Sony’s first party games are all 1080p. Our games are a mix. And of course you mix inconsistencies on framerates where both KI and Forza are 60fps, DC and Knack are 30, and KIllzone is a mix.

But I was more curious about the 3rd party titles and I’ve found no official comments on their resolutions. Given that, and the fact I don’t know because they are 3rd party games, means I can’t draw any conclusions.

Upon further questioning, he explained how the relationship between the Xbox team and third parties works, mentioning that only very few at Microsoft are privy on sensitive information from third parties.
I’m sorry that peoples’ lack of understanding of our team works, gets translated into me being disingenuous.

OF COURSE we have a 3rd party team that works very closely with publishers.

That team is organizationally separate from the rest of us. Why? Because that team deals with very sensitive information. Remember, we are both a competitor and a partner to our publishers.

To preserve that balance, our 3rd party team isn’t in the habit of doling out information to the rest of the team, including me, whenever we want. I don’t get to walk over there and see whatever I want, or get these types of questions answered because of my position.

So what do you want to be true? That I can walk over and get any piece of information I want about any 3rd party game? Or that the IP of our partners is secured organizationally so publishers are confident that what they share with that team remains confidential?

Because the latter part is true. So yes, a lot of these details I will get near the same time the game actually ships.

So let’s use some common sense. Almost nobody that works on Xbox knows details of 3rd party games besides that team.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   684d ago
Of course they're going to say it's false. Damage control. This close to launch and few consoles fry.. they're not going to admit to that.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   684d ago
By fry do you mean display a warning message that the console is getting too hot while displaying a red light and then continues to work perfectly after a restart?
onyoursistersback  +   684d ago
"you can't expect to be on the cutting edge of technology, and not get cut"

lol....jokes aside, i guess there trying to do some damage/rumors against Sony.

just enjoy the hell of what you buy PlayStation/XbOne!!
Godlovesgamers  +   684d ago
Well its a really good thing we have you on the case, detective.

Detective L.J.
Lead Sony Trolling Investigator

I think its got a nice ring to it.

Jokeponicus/Pochahontus aside...

This is a reason I will be getting gamestops 2 yr replacement plan on mine, day one. You just never know with new hardware.
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CustardTrout  +   684d ago
Looked like someone had been on paint and slammed it on to be honest.
thejigisup  +   684d ago
Long live Shu the rumor killer!
MajorAly  +   684d ago
Microsoft was behind this false rumour spreading. News at 11.
BOLO  +   684d ago
Wouldn't you try to drag your competitors name through the mud if you had months and months of negativity publicity on an upcoming console launch?
insomnium2  +   684d ago
Well atleast Sony didn't do anything like that with the PS3 when it was absolutely bombarded with propaganda, FUD and lies for YEARS.
Benjaminkno  +   684d ago
We won't know until next year at most.
I got the "yellow light of death" on a 40gig back in 'o8

Luckily I won a Ps4 from taco bell...

Im optimistic.
skydragoonity  +   684d ago
I never had a doubt that this was 100% false.
BobbytheBuilder  +   684d ago
its really upsetting that there are going to more stories like this to purposely defame the ps4.
rainslacker  +   684d ago
I'm sure tomorrow we'll see some insider source say they've been through three dev kits that all failed in this manner, and it's much more widespread than anyone can imagine affecting 90% of units. In 5 years time, this 90% will be the defacto number others will tout as the fail rate of the PS4.
WarThunder  +   684d ago
I think the red line is when your PS4 is turned of while still plugin... just like the PS3.
DigitalRaptor  +   684d ago
Yep standby mode.

Except on PS4 (and Vita), it's called Suspend mode and allows for a lot more whilst being in a very low power state.

An example quote from Mark Cerny: We also have the ability to shut off everything except power to the RAMs, which is how we leave your game session suspended.”
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wenaldy  +   684d ago
Its normal feature. Note that im not pointing out about red line of death, just a prevention from overheating.

On 360:

On PS3:

On iPad:
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chrissx  +   684d ago
Ofcus its false. I mean we are talking about the most powerful console in existence here
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   684d ago
Oh joy, knew those bubbles wouldn't last
Benjaminkno  +   684d ago
Yeah well so was PS3... and that didn't work out too well for me.
Haules  +   684d ago
Of course its false.
lifeisgamesok  +   684d ago
Like he's going to come out and say "Yes we have issues with the cooling on the Ps4"

It'll be in stores next month

Difference is if this was Microsoft people would be saying they're bad at creating durable hardware
Eonjay  +   684d ago
Again the console never actually died in the false report so whats the point. Also, I doubt Microsoft would have this issue either being as though they have learned from 360.
Kayant  +   684d ago
Hmmm it was locked in a "none" ventilated plastic box ofc it's going to overheat. Every electronic device would do the same without some air.

And no MS will not have the same issues considering they have a similar implementation.

Again the box didn't die it shut itself down to prevent it from dying and was working again after 2 seconds once it was removed from the plastic box.
pyramidshead  +   684d ago
That's only because it seems logical to insinuate that in the context of both companies creating console hardware.

It baffles me that people still think Sony haven't done major testing on such a small casing in regards to heat production and ventilation. It seems like the obvious thing to do from the get go.
FlunkinMonkey  +   684d ago
MS ARE bad at creating durable hardware.. Terrible actually, 360 failure rates proved that.
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GTgamer  +   684d ago | Funny
Here we go again with the if this was MS bullshit get your MS loving ass out of a Sony article you sound desperate not our fault MS released the 360 with major hardware failure so you should be worried about your X1.
Tooly  +   684d ago
lol plus bubble haaaaaaaaaaahaaa ms lovin ass outta here lol
lifeisgamesok   684d ago | Trolling | show
Death  +   684d ago
Not strange at all that Dev kits and debug units are playing pre-release software. Retail consoles can not play unsigned code.
Haules  +   684d ago
The difference is that MS was caught lying many times.
rainslacker  +   684d ago
to be fair, MS does not have a very good track record in creating reliable hardware. I thought this before they even entered the gaming space, and it's why I held off on both an Xbox and 360. I have never, in my lifetime, ever owned a piece of MS hardware that wasn't a piece of crap, or that didn't die within one year.

Their later versions of the 360 do appear to be pretty solid according to all reports I've read though. So I will give them that.
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memots  +   684d ago
This one won't make it top of the page as quick as the other article about the rumor.
WarThunder  +   684d ago
The rumor was just removed from N4G.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   684d ago
Well of course Sony is going to deny it it would be bad PR if they said there are overheatinng issues. You have to wonder why their aren't ps4 visible to the public.
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GTgamer  +   684d ago
Lmao........... kill urself which companied released a console with a massive failure rate hmmmmmmm oh yes Microsoft so before you question Sony hardware you better question that air vent you call a console lets see how well it collects dust.
Strikepackage Bravo  +   684d ago
Um, that would be both companies. Oh how soon we forget.
Xsilver  +   684d ago
Key word "Massive" http://www.joystiq.com/2009... 54.2% is remarkable. especially since the PS3 failure rate was below 2%
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Oner  +   684d ago
Actually when they were first being made the 360's failure rate on the production line was as high as 68%!

Source ~ http://venturebeat.com/2008...

"Ignoring warnings

But the evidence for the quality debacle was there to see even before Microsoft shipped any machines. In August, 2005, as Microsoft was gearing up production, an engineer raised a hand and said, “Stop. You have to shut down the line.” This wasn’t just a brief moment. The engineer spoke up repeatedly.

That engineer, who asked not to be identified, had deep experience in manufacturing. When production results were really off kilter, stopping a line and tracing a problem back to its roots was the answer. But the higher-ranking engineers, managers and executives chose to risk going forward. There wasn’t a universal backlash from the engineering ranks, according to one engineering source.

Nobody listened to that engineer — who spoke on condition of anonymity — apparently because console launches are always hurried affairs. Yields — the percentage of working products in a given batch of total products produced — generally start low. As the manufacturers conduct statistical analysis and tight controls on every step in assembly, they learn how to drive the yields up.

Still, the picture wasn’t pretty. The defect rate for the machines was an abysmal 68 percent at that point, according to several sources. That meant for every 100 machines that Microsoft’s contract manufacturers, Flextronics and Wistron, made at their factories in China, 68 didn’t work. At the recent dinner, Bach denied that there was a big concern about defects at that point in time."
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Tooly  +   684d ago
every event the console arre visible look throught the articles you ll see the ps4 in plain sight herp derp
srd4484  +   684d ago
They display the non working ps4s. Those arent actual ps4s that are playing the game. Look it up u herp derp.
Tooly  +   684d ago
@SRD4484 not every console at these events are display ps4 herp derp or this ps4 would never had got the red line warning derppy derp derp
Narutone66  +   684d ago
My, my, the MS shills are out in full force in PS4/Sony bad news thread even when it's false.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   684d ago
Lol....payback time.
pyramidshead  +   684d ago
There's no real consoles out on show floors because people keep buying the damn things! The pre-order limit must be through the god damn roof by now frigy!
Of course they're going to deny it now when the console isn't out. Once the first batch of consoles release then people will start seeing it for themselves. Buying the first batch of any console is always a bad idea.
Shnooze  +   684d ago
Of course the guy with the new Dante as his picture would be the dumb one.
SynestheticRoar  +   684d ago
Give them an A for trying to make a bad story stick.
Jovanian  +   684d ago
Considering how prevalent hardware failure was for every single console last gen, I'd say its appropriate to be skeptical now.
SoulSercher620  +   684d ago
Well duh it's false. Anyone that believes the red line of death rumor is an idiot plain and simple.
mydyingparadiselost  +   684d ago | Funny
Yoshida is going to jail if he keeps murdering rumors. This one was just a baby, barely hours old!
The_Sneauxman  +   684d ago
haha bubble for you sir, that was funny
GentlemenRUs  +   684d ago
I can see XBOTS posting more and more of these articles around here between now and the 15th/29th so here's hoping the MOD/ADMIN's do something about it :)
Mikelarry  +   684d ago
for someone to stoop as low as that they need to really look inside and find out why they are so unhappy
abusador  +   684d ago
Tactics such as these are a dime a dozen coming from Microsoft camp.
svoulis  +   684d ago
OH NO. You mean to tell me when you put an item that generates massive heat in a tight box, allowing for NO air-flow and it stops itself from running anymore is a bad thing?!


I am glad this console has this feature and I hope the Xbox One does as well... NO ONE wants a console that over heats. But, really if you put it in a box it will overheat.
buynit  +   684d ago
You have to wonder why they would do that though? Why have the console running with no proper ventilation..
svoulis  +   684d ago
Yea, this isn't the first time this has happened in the past with kiosk and stuff. I guess the designers don't really put too much thought into it. They just don't want people touching it.

If anything this is good news, now we know that our consoles wont overheat, they'll just tell us that its too hot where they are.
rainslacker  +   684d ago

Why would someone microwave a console? People do stupid things all the time


The X1 does this as well. There was an article about it a while back, but can't find it. Most computing devices do this now actually to prevent damage, or "Death" as it were.

Usually if it happens repeatedly in any given situation, then there is either a hardware issue that needs to be resolved, or the user needs to look at ways to allow proper air flow.
buynit  +   684d ago
Good! I hope both consoles are built well, please no more hardware failures. I dont care if its 3% or 50% no one should have to come out of pocket over a hardware failure at no fault to the owner.

Just cause a failure rate is within standards doesnt make it fair to that person that has to buy another console or drop another 200 to fix it..
svoulis  +   684d ago

As much as we all want this to be true, it simply wont. Electronics work like this because of quality control test.

For example; Lets say that a factory produces and manufactures 2000 PS4/Xbox One consoles.

Quality Control will probably run a test of 1-5% of the consoles at random. To make sure there are no "anomalies" between the first and last console produced.

SO you have to think. If there are 2000 consoles and they only test 20-200 of them. That means they all pass inspection and obviously there will be bad eggs along the way.

Its how manufacturing works, we will never get a perfect product and there will always be a failure rate. The 360 had an absurdly high failure rate, that's why it got so much attention.
buynit  +   684d ago
Yea i get all that im just saying if it is a manufacturing defect and the owner did nothing wrong it should be coverd longer then 90 days, at least a yr.

It will only benefit them because instead if spending money to fix it i could be spending it on games and trust me if i had to pay to fix it i will not pay ms Sony or innuendo to fix it, i will go to someone else that's certified..
Kran  +   684d ago
Even if it did happen, considering the PS4 survived, it wouldnt of been the Red Line of Death.

More like The Red Line of Unconsciousness

osprey19   684d ago | Bad language | show
LKHGFDSA  +   684d ago
yeah, bricking the console is a much bigger deal.
Carbon_kid  +   684d ago

Actually the Xbox 360 has the same prevention system, since when i don't know, but it has now.

The other day i was playing GTA V, and my 360 shutdown with 2 red lights, and I turned it back, a message came up, saying that the console has shutdown itself to prevent damage from overheating.

Note: It still works.
abusador  +   684d ago
If true that is a nice feature. My ps3s at times get hot but rarely turn off and after say more than 12 hours of non stop play on a hot summers day, itll just freeze up a few times and then i know its time to let it go.
DoubleM70  +   684d ago
It sure does have that feature now.
deadfrag  +   684d ago
This is the diference between Sony and Microsoft,Sony haves the quality to have a top man (just like Nintendo president)Yoshida that gives the face and get all this rumors down fast!
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My_precious  +   684d ago
lol, suprise enough while MS need the whole freaking PR team to defense all of xbone bad rumor, Sony just need 1 or 2 words from Yoshida's Tweet
osprey19  +   684d ago
Strange that, isn't it. Consumers seem so fickle sometimes, accepting words from one and instantly rejecting another's, regardless of what is said or why
My_precious  +   684d ago
because that one man's words have more truth than the whole flip flop team? i guess
kidhero99  +   684d ago
GirlOnFire  +   684d ago
Sony burned Homer J Simpson with fire. ^~^
Majin-vegeta  +   684d ago
LOl.This is retarded you put something in a case with no ventilation of course it's gonna over heat.

Just like Peter. http://youtu.be/SnkhF3ux2VU
gpturbo81  +   684d ago
wouldn't that be a koinky dink if this happened when everybody first gets their new console home.
the cats meow some would say.!?..;'[]
osprey19  +   684d ago
Oh come on this is getting silly people, any bad news about the xbox one and all ps4 fanboys go crazy screaming a collective 'suck it microsoft'. But as soon as there is any bad news or even a hint of bad news about ps4, and u fanboys either claim its malicious lies or its quietly brushed under the carpet. Also the reverse is true, any good news about xbox one and its slated as crap or a gimmick or over rated, any good news about ps4 and its hailed as the best thing in history. Anything Microsoft say is lies to ps4 fanboys. And they all think Sony is gamings white knight. Both of those statements are false, Microsoft and Sony are both extremely similar, they are both trying to sell a games console and trying to get paid. And its not beneath either of them to try dirty tricks against one another.
bsquwhere  +   684d ago
Sorry what was that? Couldn't hear over the bitter sound of a Xbox fanboy tantrum .
DoubleM70  +   684d ago
Oh come on this is getting silly people, any bad news about the xbox one and all ps4 fanboys go crazy screaming a collective 'suck it microsoft'. But as soon as there is any bad news or even a hint of bad news about ps4, and u fanboys either claim its malicious lies or its quietly brushed under the carpet. Also the reverse is true, any good news about xbox one and its slated as crap or a gimmick or over rated, any good news about ps4 and its hailed as the best thing in history. Anything Microsoft say is lies to ps4 fanboys. And they all think Sony is gamings white knight. Both of those statements are false, Microsoft and Sony are both extremely similar, they are both trying to sell a games console and trying to get paid. And its not beneath either of them to try dirty tricks against one another.

Ghostdogg  +   684d ago
My thoughts exactly. Nothing more than media bullshit to get the fanboys all riled up
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