"It’s a momentous occasion today as the PlayStation 4 is now officially available to the public as midnight events in and around North America celebrated the console’s launch."
http://img.pandawhale.com/8... It's a relief that the PS4 launching in 32 countries will be between fortnight or so intervals. Time to review the essentials; chips n' dips, cold soda, call in sick from work...
Hopefully you are lucky, unlike me because my ps4 bricked upon first start-up. Started the ps4 it went to safe mode then restarted then WHITE LINE OF DEATH.
@kazuma wtf do u mean white line of death. its the default color of the ps4 while running. the blue line is the start up one. way to troll. ive never had any problems with my ps4.
@kazuma999 Good luck with that one. Blue is the start up color and white is when it's actually on. Kotaku I believe had the same problem. They didn't push the USB cable in far enough.
Haha...at you never having any problems with your ps4. I don't think you have had any problems either, but your statement makes it sounds like you have had it for years... wait, are you a in house developer?
@kazuma999 lmfao fail troll i guess every ps4 user in the world has the "white line of death" lol thats its color when you play idiot.
@kazuma ohh really???? stop pretending you have one, even santa wont bother give you one nor your parents. go to the corner and start crying lolz
For those of you calling Kazuma999 a troll... I love Sony just as much as the next guy but take a look at his/her comment history! This person is a Sony supporter! Stop it with the trolling card, sometimes people genuinely have issues. Some of you guys are making the rest of us look bad. @ kazuma...Sorry to hear your PS4 doesn't work. Hopefully you get a working one quickly. I am picking mine up shortly (no midnight launch @ my EB Games). Wish me luck!
@Rockstar I´m a Xbox Guy, but i salute you sir. Inteligent and mature PS fans are rare around here. These PS fanboys prefer to criticize and call troll his fellow PS4 mates instead of supporting They are so insecure and nervous about the possibility of mistakes in Sony's PS4 hardware and being trolled by some fanatics Xbot fanboys, that they will jump at the throat of the first owner to report any PS4 issues/malfunction Bubbles for you for being supportive. Cheers!
Patience are for free networks; you wanna charge? Get it right.
To be expected really with hundreds and thousands of people trying to log in at once. At least your console is there for you to caress...:( Lucky sods
man we early recievers were waiting for 4 days and now time is out and your comment makes no sense ,are we gona have this problem when all ps4 owners evantualy will excess it,one thing is clear not more than half the owners may not have go the ps+ subscription and its 1st day not every one have not buyied the ps4 ,only one who have pre-ordered and one who had buied it on first day ,so there is no reason that it is having problems because many people are getting access to it and why dont google and other servers ever have problems like it and we dont use to pay to goodgle and this subscription based service is not providing us what we need and ps4 is already launced it is their responsiblility to make clear tht evrything works right. we hope this problem get solved soon ,its making me angry.its too much waiting .
Can I still play my games without the initial update?
When you first sign on the first thing it does is sets you up with your internet. Once it's connected it sets you up with the update. I had no problems doing the update but getting signed into my online account is where I got issues.
Well considering christrules0041 just didn't answer your question at all, I guess I will. Yes you can still play games without the initial update.
Yes, you can. Just not online multiplayer.
Offline you can, on-line - NOPE.
Thank you! For those who answer my question.
No issues here. Logged in and everything is up and running. Im writing this from my ps3. The browser is awesome. Loads faster than my laptop !
I hate you. ;)
Hate u too since my ps4 bricked.
It was giving me some trouble by 2:30am when I got home. It's 5:30am and the troubles are almost nonexistent. Downloaded Warframe, Blacklight Retribution, Resogun, Contrast. Currently playing Killzone: Shadow Fall with Battlefield 4 resting at the table looking at me like it wants to join the party. Need For Speed Rivals anxious to join too as it's on its way here from Amazon. Should I invite ACIV:BF and Injustice:GAU? I've been considering it. Jhonny Walker is definitely coming with a couple of friends in a few hours! It's gonna be an awesome weekend! HAPPY NEW GEN!!! The excitement! lol
Kazuma i hope you have proof or you will get torn to shreds for saying something like that against a Sony product, Even though people are showing video proof of this issue.
Well, he already said it had a white line, which is the right color in normal operation mode. He has yet to describe what is his definition of "bricked". Normally that is a term used to describe a machine that cannot boot into a normal state, and is beyond repair condition. So I think people are misusing the term. .
Greatness waits... And waits... And waits :)
This'll make you laugh! I've been looking forward to getting my Xbox One for months, but now that it's nearly here I've found that I'm suddenly not remotely interested in either Sony or Microsoft right now. I'm sending my brother to pick mine up where it will stay in it's box until Monday 25th. The Reason? THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR!!! THE ONLY EVENT FOR 2013 - EVERYTHING ELSE CAN WAIT
Exactly! - LOL It's reaching fever pitch. I've watched it since I was little and to see a massive 3D feature in the pictures is just awesome. All of a sudden buying a new gaming toy seems tiny in comparison to seeing the 10th and 11th Doctors as well as John Hurt as the Doctor too. [email protected]
Xbox Fanboys should wait till X1´s release before trolling PS4´s owners.
This is bullsh1t and I am not giving sony any slack for this crap. So whats the deal to many people online? Well Sony you count your pre orders you should be aware of the load. Network issue all together. BS They have had plenty of time to get it up and running. I am sick of having to renter my PSN info to either get a network error or to take my info halfway out the gate for to fail. I love ya Sony but you fuked this up. Embarrassing waste of time and yeah I am pissed.
Hopefully just teething problems.
Hopefully Sony will have sorted the problem out for the European launch.
give some free PSN credit as compensation for your incompetence to prepare for such an event ^^ I might be a PlayStation fan but I won't accept everything just because it is Sony :3 Especially because they should have expected high traffic on their PSN servers :P
Free psn credit? Give me a break dude. Self entitled much? Hell, there's a 10 dollar voucher inside every ps4 for the fuck of it.
All boxes come with $10 psn credit already. =|
Google, of all companies, couldn't handle the server load when launching their phone, but you want free money for what you call "incompetence," and for what's been far less than a single day? Christ almighty.
Lets see if Microsoft can handle their traffic
They probably will be able to since it'll be half of what the ps traffic is.
I can understand the frustration of people, but this is to be expected. Yea it sucks, but unless you're new to gaming, you should have seen this coming. Hundreds of thousands of people trying to log into the servers at the same time will bog them down. Just look at any decent MMO launch, same thing happens. It'll be sorted in a couple days.
Guess it sold well?
Xbox fanboy thinking that this could be too easy. Lol
Happened last year when wiiu launched, happened with ps4 tonight and will next week too with xbone. It's normal. Grow up ppl.
I did not have any issues with my WiiU at Launch but it will be intresting to see if MS has the same issue esp with bosting about the 300.00 serves they have. But I get to find out for my self next Friday and cant wait. Hope everyone is enjoying there ps4 though.
Awesome. Hope you enjoy your Xbox one dude. Can't wait to get mine. I want forza 5 so bad :D
Ya I pre ordered Forza and KI nothing better then getting a new console this time of year had it with Wiiu last year and one this year.
Wii U's servers were laggy and slow as hell, but yeah, I don't recall not being able to connect. I was able to log on last night. Got home about 12:15 EST, and was putting in my codes around 12:30. The update was slow, tried it to see how fast it would download, but had it on a USB. Played some KZ, then spent 4 hours playing Resogun once it finished downloading. Amazing game.
yeah but from what i've seen you can still connect you just cant play online multiplayer but single player and stuff is good to go. clearly having so many people log on at once will be a problem. somthing for sony to work at i suppose for next gen LOL
Yeah and it's not just everyone logging on, I would venture that a good number of those are hitting the day one patch and trying to grab their free games, etc all at once. Not to mention those trying to create a new account setup on PSN for the first time.
I can be patient (because I don't have a PS4 yet) hehe
I am on the fence on whether this should be acceptable. New launch yes, but it isn't like they don't have a network with tons more users on it that they could draw experience from.
Sony knew the preorder numbers and the shipment numbers. They also knew that basically EVERYBODY had to download the day One patch for the PS4. (Yeah, it is not required and basic functions work, but EVERY Early adopter will do this anyway!) So yeah, this is not acceptable IMO. Let's see if MS can do better than that.
I guarantee if this happens to Microsoft, all hell will break loose. Mark my words
I am getting an xbox one so I damn sure hope MS, who are constantly touting the power of the cloud has no issue with the online activation. At least sony provides a USB install option
Activision knows the pre-order numbers for every COD game that gets released every year. EA knew the pre-order numbers for SimCity when it released. Blizzard knew the pre-order numbers for Diablo III when it released. That doesn't stop their servers getting hammered on day one. And those servers are processing a lot less info, and transferring a lot less data. Acceptable? It's a grey area. Expected. Absolutely. And I have no doubt MS will run into similar issues on day one. The cloud is a server like most others. If the resources they are using to manage the X1 stuff get the same traffic, they will bog down as well.
I'd say if it continues on past the weekend, maybe on Tuesday or Wednesday, it probably isn't acceptable. But everyone was saying how slow it was going to be in the articles about downloading the patch ahead of time. Gotta figure Sony probably has sold half a million units since Midnight Thursday, so that's a lot for any server to take that isn't a major backbone of the internet. Even then it's a lot.
Interesting, I have had no problems at all. Already downloaded and installed a ton of games with no problem.
When Apple change the iOS is like 150 millions of people at the same time and is ok, but come on SONY about now just 1 or 2 millions ps4 must be loggin and you are asking for patience!? You should be prepare for this SONY
Those 150 million iPhone users aren't downloading 50gb games at the same time.......
That really shouldn't matter. Sony stated how many PS3's they intended to sell in the first year long ago... They should know what the traffic would've been and planned for it. It is not like they thought nobody would buy their 50 gb games.
they did prepare for it. it is inevitable. it will pass
Funny you should mention the iPhone. Last gen compared to this gen is the same......More apps same product with a $400 price tag.
this is only good for the uk like. the americans are guinea pigs lolol
Pretty much expected results for a new console launch, nothing dreadful though.
To be expected, everyone will be pressing the 'share' button, trying to broadcast and upload.
Once you get passed the congestion, its heaven. If you have issues using your voucher codes, simply log in on your PS3 and input the codes. Thats what I did and im in there like swimwear.
There was really no need for Sony to apologise, as apparent from the number of apologists here.
I got mine just got home and decided to set up my PS4 later in the morning.My bro was able to set.both of his up with no problems.
Getting any game system at launch can sometimes start on shaky foundation. The best thing to do is be patient and wait until everything stabilizes. There's still a ton of games I'm playing through on Ps3, so I've got plenty of content to hold me over until next gen settles into a solid place. Ps3 is at it's peak right now and there's no way I'm ignoring all these awesome games.