Submitted by sam_job 571d ago | news

PS4: Friend List Bugged For Many Owners, Display Incorrect Information, WideSpread Issue

A strange glitch has hit Playstation 4 causing malfunctioning of Friend List. (PS4)

Mikey32230  +   571d ago
They needs to bring friends list notifications back.

Why is that not a notification feature?
Crazyglues  +   571d ago
Yeah I would love if they could bring this back, and for those not sure what that is...

When you are signed in to your PSN account on PS4 - when people on your friends list sign-in there is no notification like there is on PS3 that your friend has just signed on..

Not a big deal, but a really helpful feature if you like playing with your friends - or people on your friends list..

Hope they can fix that in the next patch..

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alexkoepp  +   571d ago
Same problem exists on the x1, bring it back... Though it sure is nice to be watching television and have it tell me my buddy wants to game! I'd have never known that if I was back in the dark ages where input switching was still needed
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jocomat9  +   571d ago
i have notifications off on ps3. I just wish ps3 people could see ps4 people online.
SnakeShady  +   571d ago
Because in a few years, when you will have about 2000 friends, a notification popping on your screen every 2 seconds will be very annoying.
CaEsAr-  +   571d ago
An option would be nice?
GhostTurtle  +   571d ago
Speak for yourself. Bring the damn feature back already! At least give me some sort of option to cut it on and off as I please (or choose the friends I want to display when they come on/off).
Crazyglues  +   571d ago
@ SnakeShady

yeah CaEsAr- I agree an option would be nice, for all the people who don't have no were near that number of friends..

I have about 40 and only about 10 are ever signed on at the same time..
Septic  +   571d ago
How about an option to pick your 'close friends'. That would solve the problem. Unless of course, you have 200 close friends. Well then, either you're Nicolas Cage or don't understand the concept of close friends.
slazer101  +   571d ago
The option needs to be there to see your friends logging on or off. I personally like the feature. If you don't want to see notifications just have the option to turn it off like the PS3 has.
Majin-vegeta  +   571d ago
It;s been happening to me but no big deal since it;s not really a game breaker.
MichaelLito79  +   571d ago
I am sure they will send a patch to fix.
Mikelarry  +   571d ago
Issue started just after the latest update. Also weird is cod ghost in game friendlist is also broken same symptoms as the psn
jackanderson1985  +   571d ago
i've no friends on the Playstation account :'( oh so lonely ha

sucks for those it affects although at least it's not that bad a bug to have
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Funky Town_TX  +   571d ago
Yes it is. The whole point of paying to play online is to have a community. The PS4 online is not much better that the PS3 other than the chat feature, and the PS3 is free to play online. Sony needs to get this sh8t fixed ASAP.
mydyingparadiselost  +   571d ago
I look forward to the next patch that will fix this problem but cause another one...
XiSasukeUchiha  +   571d ago
Most likely a patch for this!
Megaton  +   571d ago
Yes, this is happening. Shit's been bugged for a few days.
The Meerkat  +   571d ago
As an ex-x-box 360 gamer I only have 2 friends on my PS4 :-(


They both seem to be fine :-)
snookiegamer  +   571d ago
I don't think anyone needs a PHD to understand getting Consoles early (launch), means the consumer gets the benefit of experiencing all the latest S#£T 1st....

Apple has the tag line 'there's an app for that'

Consoles have the tag line 'there's a patch for that'

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Funky Town_TX  +   571d ago
I picked up a PS4 last week. I wish I would have waited, but I could not hold out. The players met tab being blank is what kills me. I'm trying to embrace the PS4 and take it serious as a gaming console with a great online community. I sure hope Sony fixes some of bugs with the OS.
Longshot28  +   571d ago
Rather than read this article I'll watch Arsonall 187 blow this out of proportion on youtube.
TruthInsider  +   571d ago
Its happening right now for me, says 21 online but really only 6!
Ace Killa 08  +   571d ago
If they going to fix this issue they might as well add a few other features.

Notifications will be great. A quick "Invite to Game/Chat" or "Join game/Chat" button will be great. I hate the idea of loading a profile when it can be shorted during the friends list.
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truefan1  +   571d ago
My goodness another programming issue, Sony needs to get its crap together and get this stuff fixed. They don't even respond to reports, who knows if they even have a plan in place to get these issues fixed. Also they are making gamers wait for an update, pretty disappointing if you ask me.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   571d ago
Lol, stop with the fake concern. Mine and millions of other peoples PS4's have been flawless since day one. A few people report this issue and the article calls it"widespread" lmao, such hyperbole. Why don't you head over to the X1 support forums, see what you find there. Maybe you can find a few people having the same issue and call that widespread too.
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Funky Town_TX  +   571d ago
I could care less what is happening with the X1 because I don't have one. My concern is for the PS4. So what if X1 is having problems.
rainslacker  +   571d ago
"who knows if they even have a plan in place to get these issues fixed"

If you're really that concerned, which you aren't since you can say nothing nice or even unbiased about Sony...ever..you could head over to the support forums where Sony actually does respond to reports such as this and tells if they are expecting it in an update, and at times even give a time frame. They even have a dedicated guy over there who is a liaison between the forum posters and the tech team and programmers.

Sony has had several updates since the release of the PS4, some small, one big, with another one incoming(or maybe released, I don't pay attention since I haven't had any issues that people seem to say are so widespread according to reports).

Since you're concerned, and obviously want to help those in need, here is a way that will probably fix the issue compliments of KAPPA_Bear on the Sony forums.

"If you are having that happen, try going to safe mode. To get to safe mode, with the system completely off, press and hold the power button for seven seconds. The system will beep twice and then it will ask you connect your controller and press the PS Button. Select the fifth option to Rebuild Database. This should resolve the issue by going through and repairing any information on your Network account linked to the system as well as any information on the hard drive. This should resolve it for you."

And yes, Sony is working on the issue. From PS Support.


Took all of 1 minute to find using the search function on the Sony forums. Go figure.

I'm surprised, fake surprised...but whatever...you don't ever have the same complaints about MS, since they seem to handle updates and address concerns in pretty much the same manner on their own forums.
sic_chops  +   571d ago
No problems here... Sorry trufan, mine works flawlessly.
SonyROXitoohya  +   571d ago
Seriously, even more problems and errors with our ps4's?! Seems like a new one pops up every week :( Rest assured sony fans will deny any and all problems by sweeping them under the hypothetical "rug", I'm very dissapointed in my PS4 and it's exclusives so far.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   571d ago
Lol, people like you make me laugh, didn't you realise what you were spending hundreds of £/$ BEFORE you bought your PS4? Are you really that stupid to just blow that much money on something you think might disappoint you? Sounds to me like you should have waited a few months to get a PS4.

That's if you are even telling the truth about owning one.....

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