TGS 2013: PS4 Fails to Respond During a Live Broadcast on Japanese TV, Awkwardness and Hilarity Ensue

on September 21, 2013 12:55 PM

During a live broadcast dedicated to the Tokyo Game Show on a Japanese TV channel, Sony Computer Entertainment booth staffers  found themselves in an awkward situation as the host tried The Playroom on the PS4 under the watchful eye of the camera.

The host tried to operate the touch pad on the DualShock 4, and the console simply failed to respond repeatedly, prompting the intervention of a staffer that had to struggle for quite a while to help. Then the host moved on to demonstrate the PlayStation App on a tablet, and the PS4 failed to respond just again, causing hilarity and awkwardness between the anchors. Everything happened live, so there was no way to put a patch on it.

Now, to be fair, this kind of mishap isn’t exactly too rare on a show floor, where radio interference is rampant and devices fail often; but for it to happen on live TV, in front of a potential audience of millions, it’s quite the stroke of bad luck.

If you want a Saturday afternoon laugh you can check the video out just below.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.