Kid using PS5 as glorified extender triggers bizarre backlash: ‘Lazy’


An image of an elusive PS5 console being used as a “glorified extension cord” has sparked a bizarre reaction online.

In a post shared on the popular Reddit group r/MildlyInfuriating on Saturday, June 25, which you can see here, user u/Jamesthegrizzly explained that his 12-year-old cousin used the game console to charge his phone.

The photo accompanying the post showed the PS5 being placed on the floor in the corner of the child’s bedroom with a charger cable plugged in that extended to a cell phone resting on a mattress with no sheets.

Although the PS5 was launched over a year ago, the video game console is still hard for people to buy.

Photo of a Playstation 5. Many Reddit users have complained about the condition of the child’s room.
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Many supply chains have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, making the product incredibly rare to find.

Since being shared, the post has attracted more than 69,700 upvotes and some 2,600 comments.

But many who commented on the post didn’t give the elusive PS5 much time, with many sharing their views on the messy state of the kid’s room.

One Reddit user said: “Lazy, suitable for both plastic and lack of foils, as well as ps5 charger.”

Those who mentioned the PS5 saw no problem with using the console as a charger as it could be used for that purpose.

One Reddit user shared, “TBF (to be fair) the PS5 is a glorified charger at this point. Not many games to justify that price.”

Another added: “Yeah lots of weird plugs, PS5 has USB ports, why shouldn’t you use them to charge your phone? I’m so confused about gamer anger.”

One Reddit user posted, “I mean, if that’s the only way to charge her phone, she has to do what she has to. A PS5 is great and all, but I’d rather have a working phone. “

A fourth commented, “What draws me in is that she didn’t even use the length of the PS5 cord, so the iPhone cord still barely reaches.”

Newsweek contacted u/Jamesthegrizzly for comment.

Millions of gamers around the world are eagerly awaiting more information on PS5 availability at retailers in the US and around the world.

Newsweek shared many articles about which retailers have the PS5 in stock and when it will be available.

Unsurprisingly, with such an elusive product on the market, it doesn’t take long for it to be snapped up by potential buyers eager to play the latest generation of games.


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