Here's the Xbox One's "Green Screen of Death" Caught on Video

As expected, The Xbox One is not a magical device with no failure rate, and many reports are starting to surface about the "green screen of death," a bit of an overly dramatic name for a freeze happening at the initial loading screen that prevents the user to use the console.

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PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt1553d ago

lmao they have a name for everything these days

antbolton891553d ago

Always ends with "OF DEATH" aswell

amiga-man1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Well that sucks

UltimateMaster1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Kinda slow to open up.

jatakk1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

This video is utter BS! When you first turn on the X1 it'll take longer to boot up than this video actually is. Wonder why he cut it so short.. lol

If you don't believe it, check out some other videos.. for example this one (from 21m40s):

This is just a weak attempt from a Sony fancy trying to discredit the

* LOL @ disagree
Sony fanboys will lie till they believe the lies themselves

Kayant1553d ago


So all the Xbox fans on the Xbox forums are obviously trying to also discredit the XB1 as well? Right.... *Rolls eyes*

mkis0071553d ago

He owns an xb1 meaning he paid money to MS meaning he probably isn't a fanboy.

Just as the articles of mass failures were bs last week after ps4 came out dude...mostly bs but there are some issues to be expected.

nix1553d ago


gotta love the "the bearer of good news" and "angel" Sly Impact trolling the threads.

frostypants1553d ago

It all goes back to the "Blue Screen of Death" in Windows.

rainslacker1553d ago

AFAIK MS did have the first "of death" with the BSOD on their windows operating system way back in the day when I was just a wee lad.

falviousuk1552d ago (Edited 1552d ago )

To echo the comment of another poster above, the initial startup does take a while on the xbox one, far longer than this video lasted for. I didnt time mine, but it was at least two minutes when i first started it up. The green screen with the logo is the startup screen. It would have been better if MS had some sort of progress bar in inform users whats happening though.

Try leaving it on for a while before shouting failure.

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darthv721553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

some are reporting a long delay due to a system update in the background. Others are reporting the screen goes to black after several minutes.

something whacky is going on that could be associated to the system update.

edit: much like sony did recently with update 1.51...perhaps Ms will release a day two patch?

Neonridr1553d ago

absolutely darth, I mean on a cold boot the Xbox One takes 1 minute to start up anyways...

Abriael1553d ago

From the description. "I left it on with the Green Screen for over 30 minutes and nothing happens"

SniperControl1553d ago

On the xbox forums themselves, people are reporting leaving there consoles on for hours stuck on the green screen.

One poor guy waited for 5 hours before giving up.

jatakk1553d ago

@ abriael

Naive much?! Don't believe everything you read!

omi25p1553d ago

mine did this. I left it on for 30 minutes and it booted up fine. Just need patients while it updates.

BLow1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Wait a minute. You mean the X1 has problems too at launch. REALLY??? Going by numerous articles this week about PS4, you would think that defects only happen to Sony and the PS4 exclusively. I waiting on the articles about failure rates on smart phones, ipads, iphones, and all other electronic devices. Those devices aren't cheap and cost hundreds of dollars. Guess they have 0% defect rates huh.....

mkis0071553d ago

@jatakk, I'll start by not believing you. Seriously you should try it.

SilentNegotiator1553d ago

"Just need patients while it updates"

Yeah, it justs takes so long to load that I got my doctorate and first patients in that time.


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Bigpappy1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

@ Abriael: it is fine that you posted this. But do you also have some video of the PS4 Blue Screen of Death to post?

@Shakengandulf: "Does this article have to be posted by a xbox fan to be taken seriously?
Is that what you're getting at pappy, as far as i know, Abriael posts articles regardless of console brand."

Were in my statement did you get the idea that I don't take the failure seriously? Where did I accuse Abiael of being antiXbox? I just aked if he had any with the PS4 Blue screen error so we can have a little balance.

I tried to submit an article covering the PS4 failures and it was voted down as lame and flame bait but at least 16 PS4 loyalist before the mods finally failed it to stop the crying of this community of PS fanboys. You guys are cowardly and two faced for trying to suppress negative news PS4 and heavily promoting that of the X1. This is becoming like FOX News channel. They claim to be balanced yet their are more one sided hat MSNBC. This site claims to be for Gamers, but allows one side to dominate the talking points, because they are the majority.

Not crying, just voicing the facts.

MasterCornholio1553d ago

I think its the blue line of death which ive seen (youtube). This is the first time that im hearing about a blue screen of death for the PS4.

Shakengandulf1553d ago

Does this article have to be posted by a xbox fan to be taken seriously?
Is that what you're getting at pappy, as far as i know, Abriael posts articles regardless of console brand.

G20WLY1553d ago

It has to exist before someone can take a video of it. Nice deflection effort though. ;)

Shakengandulf1553d ago

No worries pappy, just seemed strange that you asked it here and judging by the disagrees, I'm not the only one that jumped to conclusions.

static52451553d ago

My question is why would someone spend 500$ just to bash the Xbox? I think this is a legit problem. Like PS4 had their problems... It will get fixed one way or another.

I'm still going to get the PS4 first, maybe X1 if the price drops.

People need to stay calm and game

theoneb1552d ago

Lol personally I find how N4G is now quite amusing. Back when the PS3 was still feeling the pain of "no games" and a 600$ price tag not to mention the horrible ports this site was dominated by 360 fans. The bubble ratio was polar opposite for some of the more vocal Sony supporters. They were speaking nothing but facts about developers having issues with the hardware and that PS3 was more powerful etc.

For the most part Sony fans tend to debate with facts while MS fans would fall for the kinect paid actors hype and the power of the cloud bs. The only difference now on this site compared to 2007 is that what MS is doing just doesn't work anymore. People know better now. Prime example is the Wii U.

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3-4-51553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Names need to be more creative.

Why does something always Have to be "__________of death"

Nobody can think of a better name or name ending than " of death" ?

It's cheesy

Neo-Axl1552d ago

It's short, it's simple, it gets to the point.

No change needed.

Sarcasm1553d ago

Yeah, getting ridiculous though.

tordavis1553d ago

This guys an idiot! It takes like 5 min after you get the GREEN SCREEN! It's not a bug or an error, it's setting up the OS!!!!!!!!

SilentNegotiator1553d ago

"I left it on with the Green Screen for over 30 minutes and nothing happens"

parentoftheyear1552d ago

I dont have an xb1, but when you turn it on, it sounds like hitting a coin from a certain mario game, just can't remember which one, anyone know what i mean ? LoL

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shadowT1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

In german gaming forums several reports about broken Xbox One Launch consoles. But it looks like that main problem is more the disc drive.

Pintheshadows1553d ago

Prepare for overblown proportions.

SpitFireAce851553d ago

Just like they did with the PS4 lets wait a few weeks
before we see if its a real/widespread issue or not.?

OrangePowerz1553d ago

Don't worry our Xbox friends like Green will come out next week when the PS4 launches in Europe and has another small amount of PS4 consoles with issues to tell us how crappy Sony is and how God like MSFT is.

DoctorJones1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

How many times are we going to see the same pic used on an article? It's getting old now, start using a bit of thought.

EDIT:Just realised Abriael submitted it, that makes sense now.

EDIT2:I made my edit before you posted Abriael. Wow, you do defend your articles in record time aye?

Abriael1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Eh, I made this pic, and I used it only twice in months. It's not exactly my fault if other hijack my pics for theirs.

If only it was just this one..

edit: because it's something that actually pisses me off a bit lol. I'd rather people make their own :D

DoctorJones1553d ago

Trust me, it's as annoying for us as it is for you.