Blue Light of Death error hits PlayStation 4


Just like last time, when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were launched, video games aficionados came across two new errors, the “Yellow Light of Death error” in PS3 and “Red Light of Death error” in Xbox 360, this time also Sony PS4’s explosive launch has been beset by the “Blue Light of Death error.”

Sony has asserted officially that only 1 percent of the consoles have the “Blue Light of Death error”, which makes it a total of roughly 10000 consoles, given 1 million PS4 sales on the first day of release. According to Sony, the “Blue Light of Death error” could be the result of various other problems, which it says are not all related to PS4 hardware. Sony further claims that many consoles were damaged during shipment and that it has much PS4 hardware to replace the damaged PS4 units. The error usually pops up when people start the PS4, with some units not even making it to the home screen, leaving the users to just stare blankly at a long strip of blue light. For a quick solution, Sony has also released a trouble shooting guide for fixing the error, but the guide has helped a few people.

People who have had any type of bad experiences with PS4 have taken to the internet to register their voice. For the current dilemma Sony has said the following:

“We also understand that some units were reportedly damaged during shipping. The number of affected PS4 systems is less than 1 percent, which represents a very small percentage of total units shipped to date and is within the expected range for a new product introduction. We understand the frustration of consumers that have had a problem and are working with them and our retail partners to help troubleshoot issues and ensure affected units are exchanged.”

What is worth waiting for is to see whether Xbox One sports any such error like its predecessor, Xbox 360, and if it does not, it will surely take the lead in the hearts of hardcore gamers.


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  • Coyote

    [@Hamza] Yeah even at 1% that’s going to be alot of angry kids. The sad thing is even if the sabotage rumors are true there’s nothing the customer can do about it except try to get a return. I’ve heard some people say it would be a month at least to get replacement systems out but if you have a local Sony store they might be able to replace it right then and there.

  • Hamza

    Yea you’re right Coyote. I should have made that distinction, but I consider both errors( Yellow light and Red ring of death) to be quite mentally disturbing. However different the errors may be in nature, they do tend to screw you up. For example, all those people who must have spent hours in lines outside retail stores for their PS4’s and on coming back home, with all the excitement to play PS4, they see a new error. So it is quite like the same snowball rolling.

  • Coyote

    Slight mixup in this article, you say the PS3 and Xbone are the original problem consoles. It was the 360 with the “Red Ring of Death” not light..

    According to other places i’ve seen this some of the PS4’s may have been sabotaged by workers at Foxxcon.