Playstation 5 – YouTuber Puts PlayStation 5 Through Industrial Shredder
A YouTuber has decided to chuck their beloved PlayStation 5 into an industrial shredder to see what happens. Safe to say, the result was pretty obvious.
Thanks to a combination of massive demand, a pandemic, and opportunistic scalpers doing what they can to buy up what little stock there is, it’s been a challenging few months.
Loads of people woke up on Christmas morning to unwrap presents that certainly were not PS5s. While all the other gifts were lovely, there’s no room for substitutes.
Which is why this video will be hard to watch.
YouTube account Captain Crunch Experiments thought it would be fun to whack all the things you’d unbox (including the box) into an industrial shredder.
The account wrote: “In this video I’m shredding and destroying the all new Sony Playstation 5, the PS5 controller, the power cables, books and also shredding the boxes it comes in. Play more outside, less inside on your computer.”
It appears the video hasn’t gone down well with many viewers as it currently has 33,000 downvotes.
People couldn’t believe their eyes when the video surfaced, with one user commenting: “‘Some people just want to watch the world burn’.”
Another added: “The experiment was actually to see how many people this man could piss off.”
A third said: “Someone else could have been using that PS5 and playing with it, instead of just shredding it to waste…”
The one silver lining in the video is that the PS5 and DualSense controller seem to be able to take a lot of punishment, and they really had to be forced through the shredder before they gave up completely. Good news for any of you out there who are concerned about accidentally dropping your PS5 into that industrial shredder you leave lying around, I suppose.
Against this backdrop of disappointment, it’s even harder to see the way some gamers have been treating their brand-new next-gen consoles.
Last month, another YouTuber uploaded a video showing how he destroyed his Xbox Series X. Plainrock124 is a pretty popular YouTuber who seems to have inadvertently revealed the internet’s fetish for the destruction of expensive technology.
His entire ‘thing’ is that he brings home a shiny new console or other piece of hardware, and then merrily sets about seeing how much punishment it can take before it’s nothing more than rubble.
For the Xbox Series X video, he dropped an actual fridge on it like a damn Looney Tunes character just to see what would happen.