Can the PS4 and Xbox One survive a 4.5m drop?

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I’m know I’m not alone in wondering how well Sony and Microsoft’s new games consoles would do if dropped from a significant height .

YouTube user Jake from VSAUCE 3 asked the guys from Wired that exact same question, and they promptly answered him with this truly amazing video:

They took the consoles and conducted two tests: A drop from waist-height, and then one from 4.5m up (15 feet in American parlance). They then plugged them both in to power and a screen to see if they booted up.

Once a winner was declared, the loser was chainsawed in half. Awesome.

The results may surprise you. I know I was yelling at my screen in disbelief when I first saw the outcome, but ultimately I must admit that it makes sense.

While you watch, try very hard not to cringe at the thought of R14 000 worth of games consoles getting demolished for your viewing pleasure. I know I did.

[Source – Wired]


Deon du Plessis

Deon du Plessis

Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.