PS4 red light evidence mounts, consumers fuming

By Alan Ng - Nov 16, 2013

During the middle of October, we informed you about a rather unique incident where we saw a PS4 unit with a red light instead of the usual glowing blue light. At the time it was put down to a one off case, even claims of the image being faked.

However, now that the console is out to buy, it looks like nobody is laughing anymore. There has been an increased number of users who have complained that their PS4 launch system has received a red light too. We have video evidence to show you now, as well as countless user reviews to suggest that this may be happening to more users than Sony had originally anticipated.

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of all of this, is that from the video footage we have seen – there doesn’t appear to be one pure explanation as to why consoles are receiving the red light. On more than one occasion we see the user booting up a game, only for it to suddenly stop during loading and switch to a red light and the PS4 signal disappears at same process.

We can’t just put it down to a single case either – just look at all the videos that have been uploaded to this website. You can even read the reviews over at Amazon just to get an idea of what is going on from some users who have picked up the launch edition.

How will Sony respond to this? If it continues, they may have a big problem on their hands despite what they initially stated about it being a minor case with .4% systems that have been affected by problems.

Is your PS4 causing you any problems after launch – have you received a red light or not?

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  • dan1968

    How about a article on the hundreds of thousands of PS4 owners who have no problems and are enjoying the console,I guess that’s not news worthy

    • Admir Karalic

      What about a Shut up from the community ? We want to know what’s going on bad and not the good part, cause the Good part we already can guess it. Your PS4 it’s fine, then what are you doing here wasting our Time, Troll ?

  • BeReal

    Lets see… highly edited video with a comedic theme…. We all know the red for the PS4 to stop it before it does over heat… how hard would it be to purposely bring it to that point….unplug the system so it would be able to show some for of life..plug it back in use that minute of life you got….load up Assassinscreed to record it shutting off going to the red light…such flawless proof in the video… Joke site…be a little more professional.

    • Will

      Idk but 260+ 1 star reviews on Amazon can’t be all wrong. Course I see the blue line complaint more. Heck if I really know.

    • Ryan Harrell

      The system shouldn’t be overheating that easily to begin with

      • JeffersonsGhost

        If they didn’t add thermal paste it can. It goes between the heat sinks and processors to fill the gaps and draw heat. Maybe the messed up a batch.

  • Paul C.

    Troubling to be sure but if it was a huge problem why aren’t there more Tweets about it happening?

    • UnspokenThought

      Still early morning, the weekend, the media hasn’t made a parody out of it yet. Take your pick.