Sony Wants PS3s To YLoD? ...Wrong Company To Accuse

Normally, we don't bother with any "news" concerning hackers, but this bit seems to be sweeping across the Internet like wildfire.

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movements3340d ago

I think that hacker should be accusing another company' not Sony.

MrMccormo3340d ago

The amount of hackers on the PS3 is a fraction of what is on the Wii and/or 360.

rroded3340d ago

yeh like that .5% fail rates intentional lol

smoothdude3340d ago

That is just electronics in general, and of course Sony is totally okay with charging to fix it, as I see they are the best ones to do it.

jadenkorri3340d ago

its funny that anything bad about MS or the 360 gets swept under the rug and doesn't even make a headline. Yet, sony and the ps3 seem to get fired at and make headlines in seconds.
Now, I'm not a programmer, but I have done a bit of programming and can grasp some of it, so the string "msg_error_console_hot_pl s_restart.
From my logical understanding, this reads, system is over heating, please restart. How the f'in hell does this one programmer come up with sony wants ps3 to ylod. First of all, alot of you might be thinking it should shutdown, but you are an idiot and should be shot, if the system shuts down, the ps3 fan shuts off, not cooling the system, or dispensing the heat, in which case, you just made a small oven, so grab some eggs, lets make an omelet. The system restarting restarts the ps3 back to the home screen which is not taxing to the system allowing the fans to cool the system properly so that it don't ruin the system.
In all the arguments of who's worst, ps3fanboys or 360fanboys, personally I always said both are just as bad and annoying, I say this new argument that sony wants ps3's to YLOD due to the epic discovery of this string "msg_error_console_hot_pl s_restart.", i just kinda gained some respect for ps3fanboys more than the 360fanboy crowd.
As for the rest of us who have a IQ higher than above average, are just shaking our heads and thanking god the fanboys aren't reproducing as much as the rest of us are.

DasBunker3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

How to get hits 101

Tip #543565

When you see a popular article on N4G or any other place dont hesitate about making your own article as a "response" or just talk about it.


We could apply this conspiracy to almost everything that malfunctions...

Windex3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

crappiest xbox fanboy site for ages.

LOL. i shouldve known they are the ones to claim Sony is causing ylod on purpose.


oh yea. the old xbox 360 failure rate is 54 percent.

DelbertGrady3340d ago in for the damage control as usual.

acky13340d ago

For me, sony were awesome when my ps3 had a disk read error. Would no longer play games, dvds and the like so got in touch with sony and in two days they came with a replacement console to switch. Had no other problems apart from that.

But, I think inserting code to shut down the system as a precaution should definitely be included in all consoles nowadays. It just makes sense, for the consumer anyway.

bjornbear3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

I mean, RROD happens, people make jokes, and everyone tried to sugar coat it with "meh wtv its natural MS fixed it for free I just had to ship it in and wait 2 weeks, no big deal, I don't mind, its still a good console"

when Sony gets a little BS from a HACKER (yeah lets trust those guys)

its the end of the world.

its sad ='(

I do agree that maybe they should have included a code that did shut down the console when its too hot, but someone explain, WHY WOULD THEY LEAVE THE CODE IN THE CONSOLE IF ITS NOT IN USE/ACTIVATED?!

that makes no sense what so ever, thus why I doubt this is what it seems to be

anh_duong3340d ago

why the hell would any company want their products to fail.. this is the dumbest argument ever.. unreliable products do not buy customers - this is the number one rule in business..

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sikbeta3340d ago

The hack-nerd is a douche crying out loud cos he can't hackz, so he goes mad and talk BS about Sony, simple as that...

Kran3340d ago


You realise the Red Ring of Death made headlines the first time it was spotted right?

rockleex3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

But sometimes it just can't turn off quick enough so you're screwed.

Plus, Sony loses on each PS3 repair... well at least on the non slim models.

But then again, we haven't heard of any slims getting YLOD.

DaTruth3339d ago

The Ps3 does have a mechanism that turns it off when it overheats! When my fan failed my PS3 would shut off and blink 3 red lights!

Sony did implement that code.

Spydiggity3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

listen up. the ONLY reason that other article became so popular is because YOU made it a big deal. if you had let it go, it wouldn't have exploded in popularity. second, whenever we see the MS articles (which is frequent) it is again YOU that make those articles so popular. but notice whenever we see RRoD articles, we don't see followups from 360 fanboys making excuses on n4g. that's a lot more than i can say for you. you ppl need to open your eyes. the slams come from everywhere and they go to all the systems and companies that make them. you ppl are such victims...get over it.

i doubt anyone WANTS their system to fail...that makes for bad PR. it's a ridiculous claim to make, and if ppl just didn't pay attention, there would be no problem.

the sad truth is that your lives are so pathetic that you have nothing else to get fired up about than the claims of some dude about a video game console. start worrying more about things that actually matter and less about this tripe.

Mini Mario3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

"its funny that anything bad about MS or the 360 gets swept under the rug and doesn't even make a headline"

Yeh coz that RROD was really thrown under the rug....? lol

..and then stomped on

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r1sh123340d ago

Sony arent the best at fixing the YLOD, they are just the most trusted, its actually a really easy fix.
A friend of mine who fixed his own since his ps3 was out of warranty decided to start buying the YLOD consoles from ebay and fixing them.
He even provides his own warranty, so if the person has bought the console from him and it messes up again he will fix it.
Sony do make quite a bit of money from PS3's that are out of warranty.
£120/$120 or so per fix is a significant amount to charge for a fix that actually costs less than £40/$40 or so.
Im not sure why the article goes on to talk about the xbox since MS give a free repair service and a 3 year warranty.
Yes the RROD was a serious issue but MS responded by giving extended warranties.

milohighclub3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

what i think is funny is how a HACKER, Is trying to accuse sony of been dishonest...ironic.

@ r1sh12.
and it only took them what? 4yrs or so to offer that warranty.,.

how did i get a disagree?? its true!!

rdgneoz33340d ago

@milohighclub I'm gonna say r1sh12 disagreed with you because he doesn't want to believe it took MS 4 years to offer that warranty.

Bzone243340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

4 years? Wouldn't be exaggerating a bit would you?

Did take a little while, but it was closer to 1 1/2 years.

r1sh123340d ago

No i didnt disagree, I really dont care what everyone thinks of each console.
I just pointed out that MS offer a free repair service, My xbox has not red ringed, and my ps3 has not had the YLOD. I guess im lucky.
I dont really use the agree, disagree crap, I just express my opinion, which in the previous post, the only opinion was that MS repair consoles free and the Sony make money from repairs..
I dont care how long MS took to fix the consoles, I just like games.

jerethdagryphon3339d ago

it dependso n the actual fault if its a true rrod or anything else fixing it can be a royal pain without proper tools and an hour or so with them as you reball the gpu

Motorola3339d ago

All you do is heat the motherboard, let it sit, apply heatsink. Oh and the best way to avoid getting disagrees is to NOT acknowledge that you are getting them

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avengers19783340d ago

360 close 50-60% fail rate. PS3 9-13% fail rate.
Now witch company is more likely the one that wants there console to Fail.

palaeomerus3340d ago

Given those made up numbers I'd say "BOTH".

Adrela3339d ago

Yep, Microsoft totally wanted to make their console fail and then have to fix the consoles at no expense but their own. Makes sense, right?

DaTruth3339d ago

Except that MS is obsessed with sales numbers and would likely easily pay 1 billion just to say "we're ahead of teh Sony. After 3 yrs you will have to buy a new one and if you are the unlucky ones who's died before the warranty was implemented.

How many games do you think MS sells to replace scratched games? They fixed that easy to fix problem yet?

Adrela3339d ago

What are you talking about? With sales, they don't count refurbished consoles...Considering how they are refurbished. That is what you get with the warranty.
And what do you mean by the scratched games? You worded the question oddly.

avengers19783339d ago

These numbers aren't made up; they are what have been reported repeatedly on countless websites. I didn't actually accuse MS of wanting there consoles to fail, but it's just as stupid as the author of the article saying Sony wants PS3's to YLOD.

Sorry if you can't take it, but a much higher precentage of 360's fail than PS3's. I had 2 360's RROD on me.

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Strikepackage Bravo3339d ago

nuff said. What else are they going to say.

playboi283339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

It is truly amazing how people still try to defend Microsoft and the Xbox to the point of fault. Look, people aren't just bashing the Xbox, it is all proven fact that the 360 was made like crap. That is not saying that the system is inferior (which it is BTW), that is saying that Microsoft cut corners manufacturing them and the failure rate is exponentially ridiculous. The problem is that people so blindly defend the 360 and retaliate on the PS3 because it doesn't crash like that. I have personally had my 360 break three times and my PS3 never broke.

And about my comment of being inferior, that was only referring to the actual hardware which, like it or not, it is inferior. That does not mean it is worse. The PS2 was technically inferior to both the Xbox and the Gamecube, yet outsold them both. The Genesis was inferior to the SNES but still sold almost equally. The Game Boy was inferior to the Game Gear and it outsold it by far. What makes a system better than the next? Games. Considering that both systems get almost all the same games, what is the problem? I do have to admit that first party PS3 games are superior to first party 360 games, but that's my opinion I suppose...

playboi283337d ago

Did I hurt a fanboy somewhere's feelings or something. Everything I said is proven fact except the last part about first party PS3 games (which are actually technologically superior as well BTW).

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snake-OO3340d ago

one thing the hacker failed to realize is , that ps3 does shut down if getting too hot, it happened to me twice. and know this cuz the systems red light flashes continously let u know that it to hot and too leave offf for a while.

WildArmed3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

That's true.
I've had that happen to me quite a few times when I was having a Resistance 2 splitscreen marathon with my friends for about 18 hours straight xD
Every time i'd happen. we'd give the ps3 an hour or two break.

Eric Cartman3340d ago

18 hours? O_O?

We usually play PES with my friends and sometimes it works for 10-12 hours. Never had problems with it.

I once played Dragon Age Origins from 8pm to 8am and that's my record. 18 hours is too long. That's just cruel.

WildArmed3339d ago

lol I agree.
And I swore to never do it again..
until I got got another New game.. me and my brother alternated 7 hour gaming shifts over the weekend -.-
(so the ps3 really didn't get any rest :( )

rdgneoz33340d ago

Yah, I've seen a PS3 shut down from heat once because my friend had kept his in an enclosed shelf under the TV and it had no ventilation at all. He didn't realize it wasn't the smartest thing to do till felt how hot it got after I told him.

units3340d ago

how is 360 bashing article going to solve anything

gamer20103340d ago

In the minds of the fanboys at it does.

I never once jumped on this story and made an issue of it like the Ps3 fanboys would do if it was about the 360. But they are not content to let a nonsense issue die on its own (the only reason it even got to the front page of N4G in the first place is because the PS3 fanboys made a bunch of comments in the article), instead they have to deflect by bashing the 360.

That's why I have no respect for the radical fanboys at psxextreme. Their name suits them well, since all they are is a bunch of extremist fanboys that evangelize for one console and bash the other.

fathoms3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Fun to lie, isn't it? What have you read at our site? Would nothing be an accurate assumption?

In the past few months, I've done an entire feature article PROMOTING Halo: Reach and how much I like it, and PSXE readers know I had a 360 long before the PS3. I also have questioned Move's supposed widespread appeal, questioned Plus, and questioned Sony's business practices in the first part of this generation (low hardware availability, little software, etc.).

It really is fun to be a bashing prick like yourself, especially in a community that encourages ignorance. Of course, N4G ONLY takes the articles that might paint us in a bad light, and of COURSE, wouldn't take the Reach promotion article, or the one where I said the PS3/360 might be the best gaming combo ever, or any of the HUNDREDS of articles, features and interviews that complete invalidate your claim. But really, keep preaching your "no respect" while never reading a single solitary word. We'll just continue to ignore it and produce the most intelligent, CIVIL community and well-written PlayStation articles on the 'Net.

And of course, you have nothing to say against the article in question, here. You didn't read that, either. ...real tough to spot the idiots 'round here.

-- Ben S. Dutka

lonix3340d ago

xbox 360 has a thermometer in the cpu/gpu

however the software doesnt let it shut down when its too hot

it does on slims

jerethdagryphon3339d ago

also if you were playing a game say doing gt5s endurence trophy and the system shut down due to over heat the flack theyd get is rediculas

putting a message on puts onus on the player to shutdown