Released in 1994 in an ultimate "middle finger" to Nintendo, the PlayStation was released that officially became successful due to its uses of the CD-R extension.
Two well known errors would occur with the PlayStation if it were to encounter errors. The first is Fearful Harmony, an error that would occur mainly on modchipped systems when the system is forced to read a damaged, backup, or unreadable disc. Despite its attempts to pass it off as "scratched," it was due to the code injection that it continues to read the disc and thus display the error. The second was Personified Fear, mainly if the PlayStation's BIOS was corrupted. What would happen from there is that the system would screech as it was attempting to boot into the PS logo, causing the TV's AV cords not to display anything, sometimes a bar of white or gray would move up on the screen at times, or simply just stop programming while the system was powered on.
For the Fearful Harmony, it may be moderately frightening to those unfamiliar with it. But to those that do, it's not very scary, and users may find it actually relaxing and soothing to hear the sounds of Fearful Harmony. Personified Fear is much different. Its screeches will tear someone apart very easily, being highly or extremely scary. Even if you are familiar with it, it will throw chills down your spine faster than a police officer arresting a suspect. It's not recommended to listen to that on max volume with headphones.
PlayStation Errors ShownEdit
PlayStation 2 was the second console to be released by Sony in 2000 and was discontinued in 2013. It has only one scary error called by fans as the Red Screen of Death. It appears if you insert a damaged or an incompatible disc (like inserting a blank disc or disc for another console). A red cloud appears with two glass cubes and two other cubes that are hidden in the center of the red screen with white text saying, "Please insert a PlayStation or PlayStation 2 format disc." Most fans consider this error the most frightening screen of death to ever experience, and it was dubbed so by PlayStation 2 fans. It wasn't named by the original company that developed the PlayStation 2.
Very High or even Nightmare levels when seeing the RSoD. The red screen and tense music can unnerve people, and give some people and children nightmares about this screen. It can scare people the first time seeing this variant sometimes. The scare factor is low to medium for those who are used to it or not scared of it.
The PS2's RSOD ShownEdit
PlayStation 3 Edit
The PS3 had its own somewhat scary error, another Red Screen of Death. This screen happened during a firmware update in 2011 where many Playstation 3 consoles will not start up, but instead show a red screen with no background audio at all. It says in 8 different languages "A serious error has occurred, contact technical support for assistance."
Scare Factor Edit
Startup: None. It is tamer than Fearful Harmony and Personified Fear and the PS2's Red Screen of Death due to the gentle sway of the lines and peaceful music.
RSOD: Medium due to the unexpectiveness of the screen, although it should not frighten many once they know that an error occurred. This screen was somewhat remade in the Sony's PSP.
PS3's System Error Screen ShownEdit
PlayStation 4 Edit
The rarest error screen of all of these along with personified fear (done on a real SCPH-1001 console), is the PS4 RSOD. It's only been spotted and recorded a very few times. This screen happened with first buyers of the PS4 because there was an HDMI error with the console.
Scare Factor Edit
While it is rare for it to happen, the level can be quite high due to its errie display and its harsh level of colors on a TV screen.