PlayStation 4 Launch Haunted By Blue Light Of Death

Looks like Sony was careful not to repeat PS3's launch mistakes with PS4, but not enough not to repeat Microsoft's ones.

Eight years ago, Xbox 360 launch was highly successful except for the Red Light of Death (RROD) problem which caused thousands of units to overheat and malfunction. Ironically enough, this time around, it's Sony's console that's suffering from a similar plague.

A lot of PlayStation 4 owners are reporting problems with their HDMI ports. In most cases, this causes the screen to flicker continuously but in some cases the console doesn't power up and shows only a pulsing blue light now known as the "Blue Light of Death" or BLOD.

Nearly one third of the 2000+ user reviews on Amazon are reporting one of the issues mentioned above. Twitter users have also created hash tag PS4broken to share their woes.

Adding insult to injury, users are reporting that Sony's support lines are clogged with users having to wait up to 5 (five) whole hours to reach a rep. Even more, it seems that Sony isn't replacing bricked consoles; instead, the company asks the user to send it to the nearest repair center to have it repaired and returned in 3 to 4 weeks.

Xbox One will launch next week. We can't wait to see what its light of death color would be.

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Naturally they aren't

Naturally they aren't replacing busted consoles. They're selling more than they can deliver to begin with, where will they get replacement consoles from? It's not nice customer service but it's understandable.

If they cannot replace busted

If they cannot replace busted consoles, that means that they are not keeping a safety stock cover warranted products... Which means they are solely focusing on short term profits and high launch figures rather than long term customer satisfaction. Dick business tactics - understandable that most corps are dicks.

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Last launch ps3 had same issue. Is not a serious one but all systems were taken care of as long as there was a receipt. Xbox 360 however had over half their systems fail in the first year, hardware failures, not software. And the red ring of death has plagued some people through three systems. Most of my friends who were die hard Microsoft switched. Mostly because of how Microsoft treated their gamers. THe bs they have been spewing for a year. But also because I don't know anyone with a ps3 that has failed. My bro has a PS4 he bought 6 months after they came out. It is still running strong, while I have two cousins who have together been through 7 360s

Stupid ass

If you had half a brain you would no that its overheating from being ran all day in a 90 degree house, That said this is about ps4 out of the box Blue light of death, So sorry it hurts but its about up to 50 percent now of ps4 users! The truth is your ps4 has more problems out of the box than 360 did through its whole life span! Shitbag! LOL

The latest ms bs

And then they said resolution didn't matter for games. Microsoft knows better than that. They have had PC gamers following them for years. Microsoft would shit in your cheerios if they knew you would pay them for it.

DickInABox

Just when you tried to pretend you're not a fanboy! Lets see your bullshit defence when the news from Xbox lauch come up.... I know, you can just ignore it and keep posting your self-righteous bullshit about how Microsoft. How its so much better in all aspects, doesn't matter what the facts say. Because Murica FTW!!

once I was cobbling together

once I was cobbling together one comp out of 3 comps and someone had set the jumpers on the mobo to reset the bios, and it wouldn't boot. Took me a long time to figure that out. The whole time I was thinking that I had a made a mistake, but eventually I figured out that other people are more moronic than me.

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