PS4 ‘Red Line Of Death’ – Is This The New Yellow Light Of Death?
UPDATE: Ho ho! Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, says the red line of death is a big fat fake and we fell for it and aren’t we ruddy stupid. Or at least he would have done if Twitter allowed for more characters.
Xbox 360 had the red rings of death. PS3 had the yellow light of death. PS4? It looks like it will be the ‘red line of death’.
A photo has surfaced on Spanish website Elotrolado showing a PS4 display unit that looks to have overheated thanks to the lack of ventilation in its display case.
The overheating has caused the system to shut down – Xbox 360 and PS3 both do the same when the console becomes too hot – and the error is flagged with a ‘red line of death’ across the surface of the console.
It’s impossible to make any judgment call on the reliability of PS4 from this report alone, simply because no-one (we hope) will stuff their PS4 inside a display case with no ventilation, but at least you now know what will happen when your PS4 is running too hot.