While Microsoft has avoided issues with the Xbox One that reaches the same level as the red ring of death (RROD) for the Xbox 360 launch, any new piece of electronics will have some sort of issue. A new report from community based trouble-shooting resource Fiya released Friday details the most common cause of failures for not only the Xbox One but the Playstation 4 and Wii U as well.
Interestingly, the issues with the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U listed in the Fixya report are rather mundane compared to the previous generation. There is no Red Ring of Death like with the Xbox 360 or Yellow Light of Death that was a common error with the PS3. However, the star peripherals for the Wii U and Xbox One are top problems for both of those consoles.
The Kinect for Xbox One is the most common problem reported by Fixya with 30 percent of the survey participants saying that they had issues with the sensor including voice commands not being recognized and the motion detection does not always work properly. The console turning off is the second most at 25 percent followed by "Other" at 20 percent, video integration at 15 percent and cached pages at 10 percent.
Meanwhile, freezing is the most common problem for the Wii U but issues with the GamePad are not far behind at 30 percent. The range of issues with the touchpad controller include improper calibration, connection problems and the motion sensor not registering movement. Console freezes and the Gamepad take up the bulk of the issues with internet connection, audio/video and "Other" issues falling behind at 15 percent and less.
Lastly, the PS4's most common problem is turning itself off according to the Fixya community with 35 percent reporting this issue. This is commonly caused by the Blue Light of Death (BLOD) from a bad HDMI connection or the Red Light of Death (RLOD) from the console overheating. When these issues first cropped up after the console's launch in November, Sony assured everyone that the number of affected users was less than 4 percent.
Aside from the console turning off, the PS4's top issues include no audio or video (25 percent) and freezing (20 percent) plus disc drive errors at 10 percent with the remaining 10 percent filled by the "Other" category.
Check out the full Fixya report to find out common solutions for these errors as well.
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