PS4 Hardware Issue: New Video Shows Overlapping of UI

GPU failure of some sort in PS4?

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gameseveryday1372d ago

Just wanted to add a note: This does not seem to be a HDMI cord issue. If you look closely at the video, two different parts of the UI seems to be overlapping over each other.

abzdine1372d ago

"GPU failure of some sort in PS4? (PS4)"
you should take Cerny's place i can see.

seriously, reset the console and it should work. if it still keeps doing it go back change it or wait for an update.

inveni01372d ago

My PS3 behaves like this, and it's just due to the TV screwing up the signal somehow. I switch inputs on the TV and go back to PS3, and it is fine. I don't think, however, that this is the problem these people are having. I also don't think it's a GPU issue. It is clearly an output issue that could be either hardware or software related. It is most probably a case of a bad connection where the HDMI port meets the mainboard or a short in the HDMI jack itself.

black0o1372d ago

@abzdine agreed, how on earth did he come up with that

this days software bugs = hardware failure

static52451372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Lets say there's 20 consoles out a batch of 4000 that fail. Thats a failure rate of .5%, that's actually considered to be pretty good for electronics.

When they picked 2,500 of the 360's and PS3's at random they found that the 360 had 12% chance of RROD and 11.7% of something else failing. The PS3 had 10% failure rate. So people need to chill out.

mark134uk1372d ago

looks like hdmi issue to me i had similar problem when i was running ps3 hdmi through bluray player/surround sound,it fixed when i pushed hdmi in better

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GarrusVakarian1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Hilarious watching Xbox fans tear this apart......the 360's launch doesn't exist in their memories any more it seems. You take a risk buying a launch console, im taking the risk as are millions of happens with launch consoles.....lets just hope it doesn't match the failure rate of 360's with RROD.

To the people trolling or bashing the PS4....i would seriously wait until the X1 is released before you run your mouths because you never know what problems the X1 will have, you don't to have spoken too soon and embarrass yourself.

"I do, however, think it's pathetic that fanboys are actually happy/excited about hardware failures of any kind for the "other side"."

I agree, we may argue all day long but we all share the same passion, laughing at another when their consoles fails is pathetic.

Palaven1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Why would the X1 have problems when it has already been played by the public for weeks with no problems reported? Something Sony never did with the PS4. The PS4 consoles in stores and at events have been crashing for a while, something Sony fans tried to ignore and debunk.

thekhurg1372d ago

360's launch? Don't you mean the first three years of the 360's existence? All electronics fail, it's part of life.

I do, however, think it's pathetic that fanboys are actually happy/excited about hardware failures of any kind for the "other side".

OrangePowerz1372d ago


The PS4 has also been played by the public with demo stands at retailers and events such as PAX.

neoMAXMLC1372d ago

Wow Palaven.... What a way to contradict yourself in the same paragraph.

B-radical1372d ago

Agreed I don't wish for anyone's ps4 to screw up this early on...i do plan on getting one next year i sure as hell don't want mine to screw up

mikeslemonade1372d ago

The 360's hardware issues were the biggest failure in history. Nothing in consumer electronics or consumer history had there was something you had to send in 3 to 4 times by so many people.

LeCreuset1372d ago

You get a well said bubble for that, sir. I agree. Keep an eye on it, but it's nothing to go into panic mode about at this point. I'm sure some of the people trying to play this up are the same ones going "nuh-uh" when the 360 had record failure rate, right up until MS finally admitted it.

HammerKong1372d ago

yeah man xb360 was also having such problems and most time devices have ,but these days there are much advancements and i was not hoping this ,yeah my ps4 is not facing problems like this but there have been many reports like this not only one ,why dont these things happen with much expensive or cheat tvs why not with every other device from popular company ,yeah 1 or 2 still have ,but that device must be assured when distributors are giving away them for 10 years ,this time sony created mistakes ,back then MS created ,xb1 may can also have ,but it is not like that it will have for now xb1 is not released so we cannot make any comments for them wahat if they get every thing right and then we people will be blamed for such rude bihaviour and we may feel guilty.

u got owned1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Im sorry but everybody saying all this issues the PS4 is having are ok are hypocrites.

This is bad no matter on what console is happening. Hopefully is just a few cases and not the norm. Here are some of the issues people are talking about;

NeoGaffer Dylx: Was downloading an update for Battlefield 4

2 or 3 from Reddit: Unknown specifics

Twitch Streamer: Was downloading DCUO when it stalled. He unplugged the console. It wouldn't work properly after that.

1 IGN unit: See Original Post.

1 Kotaku unit: "Here are the facts: In the past week, my Kotaku colleagues and I have used one pre-release PS4 and three retail PS4s with no problems. I've also heard from fellow gaming reporters who've used their PS4s with no problems. But the first retail unit that Sony provided me failed to work when I plugged it into a TV in Kotaku's office. A colleague and I were able to compare it to a second PS4 that did work and we found that the issue was rather simple: the bad unit had a faulty HDMI jack that we couldn't fully plug an HDMI cable into. It couldn't make a solid connection and therefore, apparently, couldn't transmit a stable signal to our TV. We tried different cables and monitors. The issue was with the console."

Video from Youtube:

aawells071372d ago

Don't even act as if Sony fans wouldn't be doing the same exact thing. As if Sony fans would be sympathetic. Yea right. They would be doing THEE EXACT same thing. I can picture it now.

Docknoss1372d ago

Be honest your worried lukas

NikonSteve1372d ago

I think if this happens to 55% of PS4's then people can worry (like 360). I have 2 360's so I know. Its not uncommon for there to be a small percentage of failures in any electronic device. I highly doubt the xbox one will be immune to defects as well.

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GearsOfWar1372d ago


Well, considering you and the other Sony fanboys have been tearing Xbox One news apart all year, positive or not, I'd say this is the karma that was owed. Just like you guys love to bring up that you were picked on 7 years ago by 360 fanboys and use that as an excuse as to why you're so deluded and rabid.

This isn't a good thing for either company. I will not celebrate it nor will I hope it gets worse. Our industry needs good publicity for console gaming at the moment. Microsoft's missteps have caused enough damage and we certainly don't need the PS4 to be having hardware issues.

GarrusVakarian1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

*Calls me a Sony fanboy*

*checks my XBOX 360 gamerscore....yep, its still there...all 103k of it*

And you are damn right ive been tearing up X1 news all year....because MS deserves it, the way they treated gamers and tried to force their vision when we clearly weren't ready for it. Give credit where credit is due my friend. In fact, i actually stuck up for MS when they announced support for indies a week ago and everyone else was laughing and making jokes..... Im getting both consoles.....but i make no attempt to hide the fact i DESPISE Microsoft, the fact i actually like Sony as a company is just a bonus.

"One act of good faith doesn't make up for the many bad ones."

But i said i give credit where credit is due....i can only do that as i see fit in my own opinion. Im not going to give credit if the news is negative....which the majority of it has been. Ive always said countess times how much i want Titanfall,Forza5,RYSE and Halo....if that's any constellation.

Anyway, this is getting off topic....launch consoles have problems, its the risk you take as a gamer. Ill be the first to say that i sincerely hope none of you Xbox fans have any problems at launch, i hope your consoles last you the entire generation. Shame some others can't be as sincere.

GearsOfWar1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

One act of good faith doesn't make up for the many bad ones.

I prefer Xbox as a whole, own both the PS3 and 360, but you won't find me in every article bashing the Playstation. I will comment on issues, but I will not make it a mission of life to go into ANY article related to Sony just to bash and have a circle jerk with others for momentary feelings of acceptance.

Also I find it rather funny you made it a point to say you're not a Sony fanboy and then go on at the bottom of your comment talking about how you "DESPISE" Microsoft and like Sony. Good stuff.

Yes, you are correct. Launch consoles do have issues. I even made the effort to say that I hope this does not worsen. But don't act like it's any surprise that the fans you made fun of all year find it ironic that this is happening.

Let's come to an agreement. You find it hilarious that Xbox fans are tearing this apart, I find it hilarious that you're laughing about the exact same thing you've been doing. :)

GarrusVakarian1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

"Also I find it rather funny you made it a point to say you're not a Sony fanboy and then go on at the bottom of your comment talking about how you "DESPISE" Microsoft and like Sony. Good stuff."

What i meant to say is im not a "blind" Sony fanboy, the Sony fanboy part is completely correct, there is always going to be favouritism, its impossible to be completely unbiased. There's a difference between a fanboy and a blind fanboy though. I hate MS but im willing to buy their console....what does that tell you about me? That i love games more than i love games companies, that's what.

" I find it hilarious that you're laughing about the exact same thing you've been doing. :)"

NO....just no. Laughing at Xbox fans making fun of launch consoles failing is NOT the same as poking fun at MS for the past year or so. Poking fun every day at each other is one thing but with consoles breaking, its no laughing matter.....don't compare launch failures to what other news has gone down....because this is a lot more serious.

SpringHeeledJack1372d ago

Think you should check your facts. You xbox fanboys have been ripping the ps3 for 6 years, you get what you deserve and would of thought you would of learned your lesson.

B-radical1372d ago

Lol very immature of them to use the "360 fanboys teased us" excuse it's like grow up and move on...of course alot of the younger fanboys *xbox and playstation alike dont even remember the start of this gen and still just use it as an excuse

GearsOfWar1372d ago

Lukas, it's no different than Sony fanboys laughing about RROD.


I must have been sleeping for the past 6 years but especially within the last 3-4, the consensus of the PS3 has been rather positive.

BBBirdistheWord1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

@ lukas

dude you have some issues.

The ps4 has problems on launch and you are obsessively trying to deflect this.

It's making you look like a fool. Just trying to help, really.

Death1372d ago


Please don't speak for "we" and "us".

You feel MS deserves the treatment.
You were not ready for their vision.

Others may agree with you, others do not.

GarrusVakarian1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )


"The ps4 has problems on launch and you are obsessively trying to deflect this.
No, there's a difference between telling people not to talk too soon and "deflecting" bad news. I see alot of people talking crap before the X1 has even are they going to feel if the X1 has problems? Like idiots, that's how.

Damn, i just remembered who you are. Nevermind move along.

GuruMeditation1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Even if you haven't ripped on PS over the years, your comments right here make up for that, throwing terms like circle-jerk and fanboy like you're above everyone else. There's a huge gulf between jabbing at opposing consoles due to various features etc. And wishing DOAs on your fellow gamers. I also despise Microsoft, but am excited for both consoles. My distaste for them as a company will not affect that, nor should it.

Addendum: I wasn't insinuating anything, I respect your opinion and share part of it. I do, however, take issue with you asserting that you are above the bickering, whilst claiming that the hardware issues are karma. Your whole attitude is simply coming across as abrasive and snotty; I believe you're better than that.

GearsOfWar1372d ago (Edited 1372d ago )

Guru, there's a clear difference between calling out Sony fanboys and calling out Sony. I did not state Sony has been circle jerking. But thanks for trying to push the blame onto me as if I've been trolling Sony here.

Like I'm above everyone else? That's quite comical considering the mentality that Sony fanboys believe themselves to be the superior console race. It's a joke they believe that. We're all just buying game consoles and playing the games we like.

You're right though. I do believe myself to be above going into articles with the sole intent to troll. I can't bring myself to stoop to that level. People have differing choices. I'm not going to crucify someone because they choose something other than what I enjoy most.


Like I told Lukas in PM, I'm tired of all the dividing and attacking. I know it can't be avoided when 2 products in close competition are coming out but people can still exercise their opinions and likes without constantly bashing the competition.

If you look at my past comments, I strongly oppose the route that Sony fanboys have been taking lately. If Microsoft fanboys ever get to that level, I will oppose them as well. It will not change my preference of experience but it will change my opinion of sections of either fanbase.

I believe that for every action, we do have a consequence. Maybe the karma is deserved, maybe it isn't, but people still chose to jump in and take things to the next level instead of discussing and criticizing in a less rabid way.

Tctczach1372d ago

Watch out Gears he might P.M. you if he starts to cry like he did me. He was using all caps and freaking out because I made a suggestion. It ess quite immature and embarrassing. Haha. I think I still have it.