Submitted by Abriael 468d ago | video

New Videos Show PS4 and its UI Action, Mention that it Runs Cool After Several Hours of Operation

There have been a couple reports about PS4 demo units overheating under stress, but these are on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Two new videos surfaced from the Gamer’s Day 2013 event held in the capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh and they show PS4 demo units in action, including a few glimpses on their UI, some bonus Driveclub footage and more.

What's more relevant is that both videos go out of their way to mention that the console ran very cool after several hours of operation in the hot environment of Saudi Arabia. (Driveclub, PS4)

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lonz358  +   468d ago | Well said
The days are going by slower than normal...PS4 will be my first time getting a console on launch day.
thrust  +   468d ago
Dunno, articles like this do seem like damage control when it is not needed Infact they are doing more damage IMO making me think why!

Both consoles will runn great because both company's seen how it affected the 360.
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Lalanana  +   468d ago
That light on the controller seems annoying. I hope it does not reflect on some tvs
Abriael  +   468d ago | Well said
debunking overblown rumors =/= damage control
thrust  +   468d ago
If you game close to a tv it will reflex, you can cover it it up tho but some games in the future may need it for a feature!
sevilha82  +   468d ago | Well said
It´s not damage control when no one screwd up,it´s a valid way to put end to a rumor created by someone that is the oposite of the term "gamer"gamers love ,eat and breath videogames dispise the sistem they prefer,is it playstation,xbox or pc we should unite and discuss valid points like mature and racional people that have one love in common,videogames...

The rumor was created by a hater,an individual with a narrowminded capability,someone that was most problably not loved as a child,hope he sees the video and hate even more for that rumor just turned to sheds.

this new gen will be full of awsomeness,i´m sure their will be bad things as well but not since the mid nineties did a videogame genaration seemed so full of potencial,so lets all do what we love and end all the hate.

Bigpappy  +   468d ago
This is actually a video about nothing. Should submit some news on upcoming games or at least features. This is a waste of space.
Ezz2013  +   468d ago
Damage control about what ?!
false rumors ?! -__-

do you guys even try any more ?!
AngryTypingGuy  +   468d ago
It kinda helps when it's not enclosed in a plastic case with no ventilation. :-/
B1663r  +   468d ago
It wasn't in a plastic case in this video...


When it overheated and crashed while trying to play Knack.
Ezz2013  +   468d ago

1. your video didn't show any Red light

2. your video also show that was game bug
as you can see in your video who is playing was able to go back to xbl very fast and very normal and restart the game again
the console didn't shut off

so what the point of that video again ?!
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AngryTypingGuy  +   467d ago
One YouTube poster said, "I'm french, they say "Does the console feel hot?" in which they reply "No, must just be the game". Take it for what you will.

I'm sure both consoles have been thoroughly tested after MS's billion dollar RROD lesson.
gaffyh  +   467d ago
@thrust - I don't see what damage control there is in these vids??? This is just a video that the guys from Saudi have posted up, and they actually say "It feels cold", when they touch the top of the console (not in English). They also mention that the light on the PS4 is white and can change colours. The title is basically just stating what the guys said.
BallsEye  +   467d ago
Great but why they even mention that it runs cool after many hours just now after reports of it overheating? If It would be XO article "DAMAGE CONTROL" would be in every 2nd comment.
ShinMaster  +   467d ago

* No PS4 has actually died yet. Therefore there is no such thing as a red line "of death".

* In some instances, the PS4 was enclosed in a plastic case with poor ventilation.

* That Knack video shows a game bug, NOT the PS4 itself overheating or dying. There was NO red light and the PS4 continued to function normally.

* The PS4 does in fact run cooler than the PS3 as stated by multiple official reports including the FCC one.

* In some previews were the controller's blue light is seen on screen, the player was sitting up close to a TV which was set lower than the player's eye level and the camera was capturing this at a higher angle. So of course you're gonna see the light and everything else that you wouldn't normally see.
Even the Move controllers weren't very noticeable and you actually had to point those directly at the screen.

Besides, the light bar is cool and the only people complaining are the ones with an obvious bias.

Nothing but trolls desperately grasping at straws, devoid of all common sense.
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Magicite  +   467d ago
yet one console will run better, and most likely its not the ONE you think of.
Foliage  +   467d ago
The controller light is angled downward; controllers have had LEDs for some time; no one ever complained about them.

Heck, doesn't the big arse xbox logo on the xbox one controller light up?
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XisThatKid  +   467d ago
yea how the 360 affected it, give 360 3X the amount of sales
gamer7804  +   467d ago
@Lalanana i dunno why people disagree and vote you down, unfortunately there have been some previews where the camera angle shows the light being reflected easily and covering up part of the speedometer on drive club. I can't believe there isn't an off switch, especially when playing in the evening with not much lighting in the room its easily seen unfortunately. I might make some removable sticker to put in front of it...
ShinMaster  +   467d ago
When a TV is set lower than the player's eye level and the player is sitting up close and the camera is capturing this at a higher angle like in some of those previews, then of course you'll see the light, just like everything else in the room that you wouldn't normally see.

Even Move controllers weren't very noticeable and you actually had to point those at the screen.

Geez, you guys lack common sense.
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TAURUS-555  +   467d ago
PS4 is winning the console war hands down
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Magicite  +   467d ago
amen to that
ZBlacktt  +   468d ago
1:28, A Assassin touches the almighty PS4!
kidhero99  +   468d ago
shut it
BG11579  +   468d ago
And the console lived!!!
If that doesn't prove the console is resilient... ^^
kenmid  +   468d ago
Looks good, just don't know about that blue light.
Abriael  +   468d ago
Blue light is the best :D My whole PC is lighted up with blue and it looks great :D
FamilyGuy  +   468d ago
Damn dude, do you speak 7 languages or something? You seem to always be the first with new news, especially from foreign or non-english speaking outlets.

The controller light is a lot brighter than I initially thought. Both looked really bright in this video though so it might just have to do with the rooms lighting or the camera taking this video.
Abriael  +   468d ago
@FamilyGuy: just 4, but I have a lot of very international friends :D
FamilyGuy  +   468d ago
Ah cool, I knew there was something extra special about you! lol
xKugo  +   468d ago
There is nothing special about Abriael, lmao. He works for and writes articles for Dualshockers, which is why he always has the news from that site reported first on n4g. Nothing special about that, he simply knows the news before it's actually reported.

Hurr Durr
JunkieJedi  +   468d ago
On the controller or on the console itself?
DAS692  +   467d ago
The lens on the camera's exposure is set to accommodate for low light, and it seems to be locked. The lens captures MORE light to see in dark areas. (Just like the human eye) So looking at the lights on the console and the controller SEEM to be brighter, but in actuality, it's probably not that bright at all.
Heisenburger  +   468d ago
Nice story Abe.

Very much appreciated.
Abriael  +   468d ago
My pleasure. I'd say if it runs cool in Saudi Arabia, all the whole "Oh my god the PS4 overheats!" hubbub is just a FUD bubble.
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n4rc  +   468d ago
Did it not overheat on video tho?

I understand some will try to spin it like the world is ending.. But you can't act like it was some made up rumor... It happened plain and simple...

Did people overreact? Probably... But its not completely unfounded like some of the bs that goes through this site ...

And on topic... Who cares where they are? Its called air conditioning.. Lol.. Its not like its sitting outside in the sun
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Abriael  +   468d ago
n4rc: the ambient temperature was speciefied to be between 35 and 38 degrees celsius. The fact that air conditioning exists doesn't mean that they have it on there.

The fact that one console that is locked into a non ventilated case and/or is used and abused during events, moved and whatnot overheats simply tells nothing, as those consoles are used in the worst possible conditions. People/sites that tried to make it into a widespread problem were disingenuous and trying to spread FUD. that's all there's to it.
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BBBirdistheWord  +   468d ago
@ abriael.

Why are we automatically assuming that this location in Saudi Arabia is hot?

It looks like this marketing event is held in a mall or public hall of some sort, which is almost certainly air conditioned.

Here's some pertinent information regarding a/c installations in Saudi Arabia:
"Although there are some regional differences, air-conditioning products are considered a necessity and are installed in almost all buildings throughout the country."

I guess under these circumstances, the factual conclusions we can draw from this article are somewhat limited. Despite being in Saudi Arabia, we simply cannot conclude that the location was hot.

The devil is in the detail. Not saying you are wrong about the PS4 remaining cool, however, it is wrong to say that the location was hot.

As for the youtube description, can we trust it? It was obviously an amateur video made by a PS4 fan who posted it, so...
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ajames347  +   468d ago
BBBirdistheWord: "Why are we automatically assuming that this location in Saudi Arabia is hot?"

Because the dude that made the video says so. Seems pretty simple to me.

The youtube description holds more credibility than someone that wasn't there and just bring a generic article that doesn't talk about the specific place and time.

Looks like you really really want to disbelieve it, which seems to indicate that you have an agenda.
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hazardman  +   467d ago
I dont get the whole run cooler thing in Saudi Arabia. You make seem as if they were playing the PS4 outside in the desert. Saudi Arabia one of the richest spots known.
Pillsbury1  +   468d ago
This cannot come sooner. I'm going to put myself in a coma till release..
talhat2  +   468d ago
What happens when you don't come out of the coma and then you'll never get to play the PS4 :O.
Shuyin  +   468d ago
Dw. He'll awake for PS7, lol.
LEOPARD1030  +   468d ago
The only thing that is overheating is the hype !

PS4 is almost here :D
cell989  +   468d ago
I love the blue line
nosferatuzodd  +   468d ago
me too
onyoursistersback  +   468d ago
"across your B---C-----"
Plagasx  +   468d ago
I hope there is a red line :)
hazardman  +   467d ago
Yeah I dont know why the complaints. It looks sweet!
cell989  +   467d ago
it adds to the overall slick presentation
Red_Devilz  +   468d ago
Can these videos get any $hittier?

Please Sony release an official 1080P video showing off the UI. Can't wait.
onyoursistersback  +   468d ago
"i would love to know, what brand of potato was used to film this??"
iiwii  +   468d ago
It was apparently a "hot potato" because the videographer could not seem to hold it in any place for more than 1/2 a second. I swear he actually tossed it in the air a few times, lol.

Maybe his camera was over heating from filming the Hottest Next Gen system!! Can't wait for November 15th.
twdll  +   468d ago
No kiddn. Would love to see so e official vids from Sony.
ajames347  +   468d ago
There's one. It's the "A Day with PlayStation" one. Shows a whole lot of the UI. Look for it on youtube.
GTgamer  +   468d ago
I know those overheating rumors were blown out proportion smh if it can run well in Saudi Arabia then it will run like a dream in my house were its very very cool and i won't lock it in a box -_- who does that.
Abriael  +   468d ago
Silly shop owners.
GTgamer  +   468d ago
Don't know why we got disagrees lol
Studio-YaMi  +   467d ago
"I rather believe the one that made the video and that actually was there than your theories, ya know?"

Excuse me for barging in but that's false,I live in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia is our neighbours & it IS HOT(well,all of the middle east is anyways) but we DO HAVE A/Cs all over our houses & malls.

So yeah it is hot outside but it IS cool inside,sure the one recording might be in an place where the A/C was turned off so it's hot(as he claims),who knows.

All in all,you won't play your PS4 in a hot room anyways so this doesn't make sense in the first place.

Sorry for babbling here lol.
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n4rc  +   468d ago
They do have AC in Saudi Arabia ya know? Lol..

Its not like they had a ps4 running in 50° weather..
Abriael  +   468d ago
I rather believe the one that made the video and that actually was there than your theories, ya know?

They don't have air conditioning *everywhere* in Saudi Arabia. Considering that it's explicitly mentioned that ambient temperature was between 35 and 38 celsius, I'd say the case is closed.
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BBBirdistheWord  +   468d ago
@ Abriael

I did some research and it appears you are likely wrong on that one.


"Although there are some regional differences, air-conditioning products are considered a necessity and are installed in almost all buildings throughout the country."

Do you really think Sony would hold a demonstration for a new high performance electronics product in hot conditions when most if not all alternative venues would be available with a/c facilities?

Also see my comment above.
Case re-opened.
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BBBirdistheWord  +   468d ago
double post, sorry.
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ajames347  +   468d ago
BBBirdistheWord: you've quite obviously never been in a convention center with thousands of people around when it's hot outside.

Mind you, it's not like you have any element here besides your theorycrafting

Can't open or close the case, because you really don't have one.
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Studio-YaMi  +   467d ago
Agreed !
rainslacker  +   468d ago
Why does Saudi Arabia get such a bad wrap? It's currently 78 degrees Fahrenheit(26C) there as of this typing. Saturday will be a cool 102(39C) degrees with a humidity rating of 17%. Seems like pleasant fall weather to me.
mushroomwig  +   468d ago
That is some really terrible camera work.
Majin-vegeta  +   468d ago
Better than nothing.
evilhasitsway  +   468d ago
cant wait and im suppose to be getting a job at my local game store to help out with the release of both next gen systems so I will get to be part of a lot of peoples happiness.
thebudgetgamer  +   468d ago
I think it's awesome that they got Micheal J. Fox to hold the camera.
GreenRanger  +   468d ago
Michael J. Fox on a pogo stick in a bouncing castle.....in an earthquake.
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fsfsxii  +   468d ago
Gamer's day is going now??
Last year's convention was terrible.

OT: Its cool that it runs quit. If anything quiter than PS3 that would be an amazing accomplishment because my PS3's fan noise is almost non-existent
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iiwii  +   468d ago
Haha. You must have never played Red Dead Redemption on PS3. Mine was quiet until then, after that it sounded like it was about to take flight.
KwietStorm  +   468d ago
Well then that's yours. Mine has never gotten loud.
fsfsxii  +   468d ago
I did play RDR. And no, mine was still quiet
TheOneEyedHound  +   468d ago
After the video, one of those kids started yelling " Oh shit 5-0!!" And the white kids got to play :)
thebudgetgamer  +   468d ago
That was mean and hilarous. Not the po po.
The_Villager  +   468d ago
The blue light on the controller seems very bright, I hope it doesn't reflect onto your tv when playing because that would be a real distraction.
GTgamer  +   468d ago
They already discussed that it won't and i do hope its bright enough to cast away that evil villager soul but might need all 4 controllers on at the same time for that.
nosferatuzodd  +   468d ago
good bout time this over heat crap put to rest
Stuntz  +   468d ago
Man, that controller light is soooo damn bright. This is a huge problem especially those who game in the dark or at night that is going to cause a serious glare. It also seems like it would light the room a bit.
MCTJim  +   468d ago
Now I read the article and watched the video and I come away with this: What's more relevant is that both videos go out of their way to mention that the console ran very cool after several hours of operation in the hot environment of Saudi Arabia.

Do they not have Air Conditioners in Saudi Arabia? That has to be the dumbest comment I think I have ever read.
n4rc  +   468d ago
Yup... Virtually everywhere..

But it doesn't fit with the message they want to portray so that part gets left out..

Its likely 20°C in there... Might as well of filmed it here in canada for all the good that comment does..
Abriael  +   468d ago
From the description of the video: "The console temperature was same as body temperature air temperature was like 35-38C."

Wonder who I'll believe, the one that made the video and was there or you?

Lemme think about it very, very hard... it's such a difficult choice.
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BBBirdistheWord  +   468d ago

This was a video made by an amateur who likely was trying to debunk rumours.
Who to believe? the amateur PS4 fan who posts the video or some official a/c statistics for Saudi Arabia?


PS. I live in Australia and I find that wearing Jeans inside while it is 38 degrees celcius is extremely uncomfortable.

More food for thought.
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ajames347  +   468d ago
BBBirdistheWord: Who to believe? Someone that was actually there, alongside with thousands of other people that could easily deny his word if they had any reason to, or a dude on N4G that wasn't there and only brings a generic article and theorycrafting because he seems to have a vested in keeping a silly rumor about some non existent widespread overheating problem alive?
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MisfitsInc  +   468d ago
this is a bit nitpicky but i dont like the location of the USB ports
Sadist3  +   468d ago
What was the point of this stupid video, all it showed was a PS4 and some dudes jeans
DigitalRaptor  +   468d ago
What's the point of your stupid comment? all it showed was complaining about a video that you would never have said anything positive about anyway.

What's the point of my stupid comment? all it showed was a reply to a worthless commenter, who never has anything good to say about Sony.

Based on your comment history, I think you are definitely in the running for the award of "the most inconsiderate and closed-minded gamer on N4G".
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MohammedAlShalan  +   468d ago
I disagreed u cuz I don't like u, wanna know why I don't? cuz I don't, as simple as that
gamertk421  +   468d ago
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TheBrownBandito  +   468d ago
"New video shows man filming floor and wall....."

I just wasted two minutes of my life.
slampunk  +   468d ago
I hope the PS4 runs well, but how does a video like this end up as a top story? seriously? The quality is that bad !!!
josephayal  +   467d ago
i cant wait for my ps4
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airsick7  +   467d ago
The quality of this video is pathetic, as is the camera work. Was this shot by a 7 year old with an iphone?
nanow  +   467d ago
let me translate what they are saying.They are speaking Urdu (and are from Pakistan).

@ 1.08 "PS4 ko haath lagana hai, garm dekhna hai " = I want to touch the ps4 and see if it's hot

@ 2.23 "Bilkul Thandi hai" == It's absolutely cold
Ulf  +   467d ago
Small case, internal power supply
Larger case, external power supply

The small case is more appealing, from an aesthetics point of view, but its not more efficient, from a cooling point of view.

Sony chose small + internal supply. That's part of what the PS4 is. Don't go in thinking you're getting some physics wonder, you're not. You're getting a design choice.
IzhanShafiq  +   467d ago
To al those who are asking that.I recorded that video to debunk rumor is not true.I recorded that video 13 OCT nearly 7 pm.Convention started @ 10 AM.The reason i've uploaded this video late.Is that i have a slow connection.It's 2mbps down and 0.5 Mbps up.There are usually 6 users on my connection.And i dont know whats wrong with mobily's connection every one is getting slow speeds for whole day.Barely gets 1.50 mbps down.I actually meanted that the air blowing out of ps4 was 35-38C.The ambient temp was like 30-32C.Cuz there was alot of crowd there you can hear them in the video.@Abriael I don't know who you are.But i gotta apreciate you.Thank you for letting people know about it.

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