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Some People Are Smashing Their PS4s Right After Purchase

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This is why we can't have nice things.

Sony's PS4 just launched at midnight last night, and a lot of people waited in line to make sure they got a console on day one. While poking around on YouTube for launch night videos, we came across multiple clips of people smashing their PS4's right outside the store that sold them their new console.

If you didn't manage to get one, don't watch the videos below. It's not worth the rage. Heck, even if you did get one or don't want one, you might not want to watch them. Unless you find wastefulness and buckets of crazy really appealing. Then go ahead. So far we've only found three people (though, in true YouTube fashion, each one has been uploaded numerous times). Is there more? Is this a thing? What is motivating people to smash their $400 console minutes after they buy it? We're confused. Although we kind of admire those risking injury to sneak in and grab the removable hard drives from the rubble.

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Luckily, the PlayStation 4 is really easy to fix... though something tells us that these are beyond repair.

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    ingtar33 , November 15, 2013 1:11 PM
    it must be nice to have $400+ of disposable income to waste like that.
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    rawoysters , November 15, 2013 1:29 PM
    These are spoiled American brats who haven't learned anything about life yet and don't have any clue how fortunate they are.
  • 35 Hide
    donovands , November 15, 2013 1:06 PM
    Idiots.
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  • 35 Hide
    donovands , November 15, 2013 1:06 PM
    Idiots.
  • 20 Hide
    Damon Palovaara , November 15, 2013 1:10 PM
    People do crazy things. Probably a bunch of publicity stunts
  • 58 Hide
    ingtar33 , November 15, 2013 1:11 PM
    it must be nice to have $400+ of disposable income to waste like that.
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    bochica , November 15, 2013 1:12 PM
    Look mom! I'm on the tubes!
  • 10 Hide
    takeshi7 , November 15, 2013 1:16 PM
    They've been doing this with new consoles for a while now. I remember watching people smashing PS3s and Xbox 360s when they came out.
  • 8 Hide
    spartanmk2 , November 15, 2013 1:20 PM
    Cant wait for the Xbox version.
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    spectrewind , November 15, 2013 1:20 PM
    15 minutes of fame reduced to 2 minutes?
    Buy-in price? The cost of a gaming console...
  • 5 Hide
    Snipergod87 , November 15, 2013 1:22 PM
    And they did this with the PS3 launch why is this news?
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    deadbc77 , November 15, 2013 1:23 PM
    I would grab those 500gb HDD's
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    m32 , November 15, 2013 1:26 PM
    Good for them to have the balls to smash it. It wasn't an wise investment but people can do whatever they want to with their money.

    How many people had a thought like this? "I could've bought an R9 290 (or favorite GC) with that!"
  • 9 Hide
    nukemaster , November 15, 2013 1:27 PM
    More money than brains.

    Welcome to the modern world.

    OR

    Mommy and Daddy's money.
  • 35 Hide
    rawoysters , November 15, 2013 1:29 PM
    These are spoiled American brats who haven't learned anything about life yet and don't have any clue how fortunate they are.
  • 2 Hide
    ram1009 , November 15, 2013 1:32 PM
    It's news because years ago when the PS3 & Xbox 360 were new, a lot of you were still crapping yellow.
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    holyknight1121 , November 15, 2013 1:34 PM
    Holy Fk, what's wrong with these people. Don't need to express it on something that just cost you 400 bucks, do it on a hamburger or chips. I'll gladly send you each 10$ for sending me unsmashed unbroken PS4s.
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    Nakal , November 15, 2013 1:36 PM
    Spoiled "American" Brat?

    You realize the first one is Canadian right..
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    JOSHSKORN , November 15, 2013 1:41 PM
    It'd require less effort to take 4 Bennies and feed them through a shredder.
  • 0 Hide
    Memnarchon , November 15, 2013 1:45 PM
    PS4 specs:
    Spend $400 to become famous for a few mins...
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    blcskate , November 15, 2013 1:46 PM
    This is why we need a law that says "Stupid People Cannot Breed"?
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    skit75 , November 15, 2013 1:46 PM
    1st one seems fake, unless there is a different exit door. The 500GB HDD is likely damaged also. A $40.00 hard drive isn't worth shrapnel to the face.
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    dgingeri , November 15, 2013 1:49 PM
    Being an American, I don't agree that "Americans are the dumbest," but I'd have to say there are more than our fair share of idiots in this country.
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