PS4 error CE-34878-0 corrupting saves – Sony fix: “install latest updates, & restart the system”


PS4 error code CE-34878-0 seems to be causing trouble again. The save-corrupting issue has been around almost since launch with a range of games and activities triggering it. Sony has an official fix although reports of success vary.

PS4 error CE-34878-0 corrupting saves

NBA2K14 careers seem to be getting a particular hammering currently but a large list of games are mentioned, including FIFA 14, Assassin’s Creed 4, Battlefield 4, Killzone: Shadow Fall and more. There seems to be no differentiation between disks or downloads while other causes have included “ejecting a Blu-ray” and even viewing captured screenshots.

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With no clear cause a fix is even harder. Here’s a range of quotes from PlayStation’s support forums:

“Disconnected from Internet… Worked immediately”

“I keep getting an error screen show up after every game on Fifa 14, displaying CE-34878-0. I’ve deleted all the save games I had, and deleted it and reinstalled it and it works again.”

“Deleting all Files and reinstall doesn’t work for me…”

“I’ve even done a full restore to factory settings and it made no difference at all. Any ideas yet guys?”

Here’s Sony’s official description and fix:

CE-34878-0 Application has crashed

  • Step 1: Close the application, install the latest system software and game update, and restart the system.
  • Step 2: If the error occurs again, back up your saved data, and then go to [Settings] > [Initialization] and choose [Initialize PS4].

Thanks CVG, PlayStation forum, PlayStation support, Reddit