In the case of the Sony PS4, the CMOS battery posed a serious threat to the longevity of the console. With the most current PS4 firmware release 9.0, the PlayStation 4 CBOMB issue has finally been fixed.
Looks like the concern trolls will have to find a new topic.
Hhahaha very nicely said. But in the end this is a good thing, means that Sony listens quite often.
They were always going to fix the issue before PSN ever went offline which is likely never given Playstation is the premier brand in gaming.
That is an irresponsible comment to make. Had this been left alone, we may not have found out about it until long after Sony closes PSN for ps4. It is thanks to the outcry that Sony patched this before it became a problem. In the end, gamers won.
Most gamers/fans will call out bs that these companies (insert company here) try, except those that shake pom-poms for their beloved company and plastic box. Those people will even defend utter nonsense.
Yes you are right. Fans voice their opinions and concerns. That's why trolls try to blend in with them.
The rest of your comment is correct but there is nothing ‘irresponsible’ in the comment you replied to. What he said is very true.
Yeah, the trolls will find always a way to downplay the Playstation.
Lmao at all them fake concern troll articles. I wish production goes full throttle soon combined with steady flow of games for PS5 it will pull way ahead then it will be back behind the bike shed for the fake concern trolls...
This is good news. Hopefully they address the PS3 as well.
And the 1 and 2
PS2 and PS1 don't have trophies or this fake issue.
Of course they dont..... Just throwing a stick in the fire... seemed it works!
Are you really bringing up a 15-year-old console? My Ps3 runs fine..
Can attest that. I don't use them anymore, but my launch PS3 and 360 (miracle) both work.
Didn't know the my launch ps4 had a longevity threat because of this?!
You didn't even know and now you don't have to worry about it lol
I wonder when will Sony permanently drop the PS4 to $199?
They won't, it'll get discontinued once the sales are low enough and and to get gamers to buy the current gen then. Ps4 will get discontinued at somepoint in 2022
But what about the PS3?
What about the PS1?! All those millions playing it... Oh wait
...the PS3 has the same Cmos problem as the PS4. Unlike the PS1. Oh wait..that was just a dumbass comment from you :-)
Dude, the PS3 is dead in the water. Out of production for years and barely a few thousand second-hand units floating in the used market. Nobody is still playing on PS3 anymore after 15 years except a few retro gamers. Just let it go. Nobody cares; no need for concern trolling.
For me it is not "concern trolling" to ask about a problem that was fixed for one hardware now but is still a thing on the older one. About the argument that only a few "retro gamers" are still playing on the PS3..inform yourself a bit about it. Or do a funny experiment like turning on a game like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on the console and be surprised how many people are still playing it. (Including me)
Wait... did you seriously say nobody is still playing PS3? That is the only way to play PS3 games. Not all have been remastered/remade for PS4/5. Its the same with 360. Just because they are old doesnt mean they arent worth playing.
@Terry_B and Darth Yes, I did say that nobody plays PS3 anymore. Obviously, I am not saying literally "nobody" meaning a mathematical ZERO but relatively "nobody" compared to tens of millions of active PS4 out there. Terry you are the one still playing Tekken Tag on PS3. Can you please inform me how many millions of gamers are playing on PS3?? As I said, a few thousand people are probably playing but the vast majority of gamers don't. And a few thousand people on a dead platform is not worth Sony's time. If you are still playing on PS3 during the PS5 era, then yes that makes you a retro gamer.
Aphelion did say a few retro gamers play it. At this point, PS3 is in fact retro. But more than a few gamers still game on PS3. With all these new gen consoles, my PS360 are still hooked up cuz sometimes it’s the only way to play those classics.
Clueless much. Loads still play it. 1000s play just battlefield alone.
You believing its an actual problem to begin with is the most dumbass comment ive seen today! Well done.
The PS4 CBOMB issue affected physical games, which was unacceptable, and why it was so important to patch. The PS3 CMOS dying doesn't affect physical games from being played, only digital. But when PS3 online servers are permanently shut down, will Sony even allow us access to the digital games we bought? If not, then the CMOS dying won't matter.
I see the die hard are out in force over this. Sony understands and fixes a known problem. Sony fan boys complain because they would rather their console be an expensive paper weight than acknowledge a fault with their beloved purchase or corporation. Really is embarrassingly pathetic to see…. Sony have resolved an issue that makes your purchase yours to continue to use for as long as you like. That’s a good thing, now sort your lives out!
Its the trolls who don't own one
It was a nonissue. Only Xbox trolls were using it as ammo. CMOS battery dies after 15 to 20 years. A console does not even last that long. Moreover, who would even be playing a PS4 in 15 to 20 years since purchase even if it was still working somehow. We would be on a PS7 or 8 by then. It didn't matter to Sony fans; only mattered to Xbox trolls who did not even own one, to begin with. The people who do not let any chance, no matter how far-fetched or remote it may be, to bash Playstation slip by are the ones who are actually sad and pathetic.
@Basedcrocky Shut up you sad pathetic troll. You created this account just an hour ago just to troll. Use your real account if you have the courage, coward. You will be getting banned in a few hours. As for replying to your actual comment. They only "fixed" it because idiots like you kept whining and attacking Playstation. They needed to shut your mouths and take away your ammo. Whether they had fixed it or not had no material impact whatsoever on anybody. It was a wholly hypothetical situation and fake outrage. It would have rendered your console useless IF you still had a working PS4 15 to 20 years later, then IF the CMOS battery died (which is replaceable by the way) and finally IF PSN had been shut down so you are unable to verify your PS4 after replacing the CMOS battery. All three IFs need to occur to make a PS4 useless 15 years down the road. How many working electronics do we have in our homes today purchased 15 to 20 years ago? Why do you expect everybody will still be playing a PS4 and all those PS4 will be perfectly fine other than the CMOS threat?? Do you not see how ridiculous that scenario is??
I still play xenogears, legend of dragoon and bushido blade on my Ps1. Then I play wild arms 3, star ocean 3, xenosaga, gta 3, vice city and San Andreas on my launch Ps2. My ps3 is being used as a media player by my son but he does play a few games on there a mixture of physical and digital. Heck I still have my dreamcast.
Wow, so you’re saying it only matters to people that don’t actually have the hardware! So it doesn’t matter to the people it directly effects…. I’ve heard it all now. Stop the ride I wanna get off. We’ve finally reached the bottom.
Why did you get on in the first place? You're the one that came in here whining and complaining about fanboys, knowing you're one of the biggest fanboys on this site. You hypocrites are truly something else.
@silly gamer 🧐 yea, now I’m really confused. That doesn’t even remotely make sense. And who or what am I a fanboy of? I slag them all off for their incompetences. This if anything was praise for pro consumerism. Which you lot seem to somehow not understand that’s a positive thing for everybody due to blind stupidity. I don’t think you’ve understood the context of the message at all.
What are you confused about? I know there are plenty of people on N4G that think their form of fanboyism is better than someone else's form of fanboyism. A lot of people also like to be fake neutral, and there are quite a bit of those people around here, too. They like to pop in every now and then and tell us how sad and pathetic we are, like they have any room to speak. I can be honest about my Playstation preference, but I'm not a fan of Sony as a whole. There are some legit neural gamers on this site, and I'm sorry to tell you, you're not one of them, so you going on a PS fanboy rant like you did, doesn't really hold much weight. Hope that clears up any confusion.
No sorry I still don’t get it. So am I pro Sony or anti Sony now??
Thanks to all the people that made some noise about it. Now its not a problem. See?!
This is literally the first time I’ve heard 1) Cbomb was a thing and 2) concern trolling was a thing.
Concern trolling is definitely a thing.
Glad to see the issue is fixed just need to know if the PS3 will have the same issue I still use my PS3.
It doesn’t affect physical games on PS3 so no not the same thing .
Cool, but Wasn't even that big of a deal to start with, it's literally and exposed battery right on the board, 10mins and a youtube video and nearly anyone could've swapped the battery.
There's more to it than that. Whenever the PS4 servers are permanently shut down (and it will happen in our lifetimes), even if you change the CMOS battery, it wouldn't matter. Prior to firmware 9.00, no games would work, this includes digital and physical disc games, even with a brand new battery. This was an important update. Do you really believe Sony would take the time and effort to make changes to the firmware that (to quote you) "wasn't even that big of a deal to start with"? Of course they wouldn't. Sony programmers took the time to fix an unintended error in their software, because they understood that it was important to do.
Thats awesome! I hope they do the the same to patch it out of the PS5, as I would think it would effect it as well
You couldn't even have an actual discussion the sony trolls got here before genuine conversation could be had and made it toxic.
Do you own a PS4 ? If not it shouldn’t matter really
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