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Sony's President Shuhei Yoshida Recommends Always Leaving PS4 On Standby

PS4 owners have been asking if it's best to leave their PS4 system on standby or turn it off after playing with it. Sony's President Shuhei Yoshida has responded via twitter recommending gamers to always leave their PS4's on standy.

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ZodTheRipper872d ago

I still turn mine off most of the time, probably a PS3-habbit :S

Hatsune-Miku872d ago

My ps4 is always on except for when im travelling.

Ps4 is the future and the future is Ps4

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inveni0871d ago

I keep mine on standby except for when the disc drive does its "try over and over to eject" business. Then it goes off for a few minutes while I reboot into safe mode and rebuild the database. Frustrating, but I hope an upcoming patch fixes it.

BoriboyShoGUN872d ago

I Tried doing the whole standby deal at first, but when I would get back in I was getting the powered down incorrectly message. After a few times of that BS I shut that puppy down completely!! Im not trying to end up with corrupted data etc.

IRetrouk872d ago

I have only had that msg when the wife has taken out the plug after I have left it on standby, any time I have booted up from standby has worked fine, maybe you did something similar?

BoriboyShoGUN868d ago

@Retro nah believe me dude I watch my PS4 like a baby! I asked my brother and his has done it as well. The first couple times I figured the power might have dropped during the night but nope. Like I said after that Ive just been shutting down completely. I assume its just a bug so maybe after the next couple updates I'll try again.

SonyCloud872d ago

Always standby for Shuhei Yoshida's updates.

DarkBlood872d ago

i turn it off cuz the last time i accidently left my ps4 on standby stuff was downloading and to my knowledge have no way of preventing that

Skate-AK872d ago

Not if you have a data cap you have to watch.

ArronNelson872d ago

Do you know what downloaded?

kreate872d ago

Idk about the Ps4, but on the ps3, when u get back on, a screen shows up with a list of what was downloaded and updated.

Not sure why Ps4 wouldnt do the same or better.

dantesparda872d ago (Edited 872d ago )

It doesnt have the list when you turn it on like the PS3 but you can look under "notifications" and that'll tell you everything that happened. Not to mention, things will say "new" on them

kreate872d ago

Turn automatic download off? Like on the ps3?

johndoe11211872d ago (Edited 872d ago )

That's not the only reason to turn it off. Before two days ago I would have agreed with Shuhei, not now.

Even though i'm sure he has a very good reason to say what he did, an incident happened with me two days ago that has caused me to stop leaving it on standby for long periods, especially if i'm not at home.

There is a warning in the manual that comes with the ps4, most people don't read these things so it would probably go unnoticed but it states "Do not disconnect the power cord when the system is in standby mode". Believe me when I say there is a reason they put this as a warning.

Two days ago there was an electricity outage in my area while my system was in standby. To make a very long story short, after electricity was restored it took me over an hour to get my ps4 back up and running by fiddling with it and constantly shutting it down and rebooting it.

Initially it would power on but not output video at all. Using the power button on the system would constantly send it into a standby state. It was an absolute nightmare. but after an hour it eventually came up after a reset.

I don't see this as an issue with the system because there is a warning in the manual, it's more of a limitation of the standby mode but one that could probably damage the system if it happens regularly.

I advise to not leave it on standby once you are leaving the house, even if it's on a UPS, UPS' don't have infinite battery life. If you are at home you can put it on standby but only if it is on a UPS.

Sorry for the long post but this is just my experience and i'm hoping it can help someone from not having to go through what i went through.

johndoe11211871d ago (Edited 871d ago )

Apparently truthful experiences and good advice warrants disagrees. smh.

zerog871d ago

You can turn off automatic downloads and other stuff done in standby in the power options of settings.

masadiam82871d ago

If you don't want your ps4 to download while in standby but want to leave it on standby, go to settings and turn off the auto updates. I can't remember where but the option Is there.

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henrythomas284872d ago

I always leave mine on standby for auto system updates too.

ArronNelson872d ago

I recommend it stay on standby, but once in a while I turn mine off and back on to reboot and clear out stored system caches. I do it on my PC, and would think this should be the same on any gaming console.

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