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Xbox, PlayStation tackle console launch glitches

Posted: November 29, 2013 - 1846 PKT | Comment   
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Xbox, PlayStation tackle console launch glitches

Move over, zombies. Step aside, terrorists. Aliens, out of the way.

There are a few new foes affecting gamers that are proving to be far more destructive than any on-screen villain.

With nicknames like "the blue light of death" and "the disc drive of doom," they're the game-ending glitches causing headaches for a few gamers who picked up the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles at launch.

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it's replacing the Xbox One units of users who have reported systems that won't read discs, an issue dubbed "the disc drive of doom." The company said the problem is affecting "a very small number" of customers, who will also receive one free downloadable game from Microsoft Game Studios.

Sony Corp. announced after the debut of the PS4 earlier this month that it was replacing the units for "less than 1 percent" of users whose new consoles malfunctioned and displayed a pulsating blue light. The problem was given the moniker "the blue light of death."

Both glitches recall Microsoft's "red ring of death," when production problems caused several predecessors of the Xbox One to lock up and display three flashing red lights. Ultimately, the technology giant extended customers' warranties to three years and said in 2007 that it had spent more than $1 billion to repair the problems associated with the Xbox 360.

"I understand these things happen, but it sucks when they happen to you," said Donald Blankinship, an Xbox One owner who experienced a faulty disc drive after purchasing the console at Best Buy. "I can still play downloadable games until the replacement arrives, so at least there's that."

Other users have reported consoles being completely unresponsive out of the box. Both Sony and Microsoft said they're working to troubleshoot such issues and replace broken consoles as quickly as possible.

While the issues seem to affect a minority of Xbox One and PS4 owners, the concerns could deter consumers who regularly play games on smartphones and mobile devices. Sony's PS4 costs $399. Microsoft's Xbox One cost $100 more and includes a Kinect sensor.

"When I think about the Xbox brand, we want it to mean quality," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, at last week's Xbox One launch event. "That's critical to us. I think you can overcome things, but we don't plan on that. We plan on testing it - tens of thousands of hours - to make sure it's going to be a solid launch."

Microsoft and Sony both announced that more than 1 million Xbox One and PS4 consoles were sold in the 24 hours after their release this month. It's been seven and eight years respectively since Microsoft and Sony launched the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sony said it expects to sell 5 million PS4 units by the end of its fiscal year in March.


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Never buy new hardware at launch. That is my basic principal in life.


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i think samir_84 bought one already, he hasnt said anything!


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Which one PS4 or XBONE.


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^^

samir_84 bought PS4!


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yeah doesn't make sense to adopt early, I suffered from more than one Red Ring of Death for my 360. I'm gonna wait till the 360 is unbundled from the Kinect.



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yeah doesn't make sense to adopt early, I suffered from more than one Red Ring of Death for my 360. I'm gonna wait till the 360 is unbundled from the Kinect.


Also wait till ur finger is fully fixed ;)

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arey yaar... ps4 so far hasnt caused me any serious game breaking errors. Kill zone is running at 1080 @ 60 fps!!! and it just looks beautiful.

 

Suprisingly, the hardware itself doent produce much heat... which solve a lot of heating issues that the last generation console had... aka the red ring of death. although there have been some recent software updates on the PSN... which is why l recommend you lot to wait a couple more months for them to iron out the software.

 

Also there will be more game by then. so far looking forward to witcher 3, uncharted 4, msg 5 and watchdogs.


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i dont think thats gonna happen for this gen. The xbone is relying on game developers to develop more games for kinect 2, hence the inclusion.

 

I dont understand why microsft included it in the product, its just a bad business decision... its bumped up the price by $100, and doesnt even work half the time :P

 

yeah doesn't make sense to adopt early, I suffered from more than one Red Ring of Death for my 360. I'm gonna wait till the 360 is unbundled from the Kinect.


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also... it you have a PS vita, you can play your ps4 games on it, over the internet. I've tried it my self over the wireless.

 

You can literally control your ps4 through your vita. ofcourse its not be in 1080p... but this is still a very big achievement if your at work :P


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nice sharing its amazing one 


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