Image shows PS5 console upside down in internet cafe

A haunting image shows a PlayStation 5 console incorrectly placed upside down in an internet cafe, causing stress for gamers around the world.

Even now it’s been almost two years since the launch of the Playstation 5, many still find it hard to get their hands on one of the elusive next-gen machines. As has been the case since the release of the latest game consoles, scalpers have kept many from getting a PS5 unless they are willing to pay a premium price. There are also widespread chip shortages that could last until 2024, according to an Intel boss, affecting graphics cards, consoles and other pieces of gaming hardware.


So it’s pretty safe to say that the PS5 remains a tricky thing to get your hands on. For some who haven’t had the luck of buying one yet, seeing a PS5 mistreated can be even more frustrating. Recently, a gamer saw a console stored upside down in a local internet cafe. Filled in a wooden case, you can clearly see that the disk drive is the wrong way round and that the PS5 is incorrectly placed.

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Some fans pointed out that, to be fair to the internet cafe where this unfortunate PS5 is located, the drive would be inaccessible if the console was placed properly upwards. Other commentators were less kind to the establishment, claiming that not only was the console misplaced, but the case was preventing proper airflow and also looked like it was going to collapse. Paper is also placed under the console, further restricting airflow. Anyway, it looks like this console probably won’t perform at its best on the PS5.

While some users pointed out the flaws in the way the PS5 was stored in the internet cafe, others were just joking about the predicament. One commenter said the PS5 must have done something really bad to be locked upside down in a closet as punishment, while another tried to reassure people by joking that the console wasn’t upside down, it was just in Australia. Recently, another PlayStation was seen in a less than perfect condition, when a damaged PlayStation at an airport prompted a bomb disposal unit to be called in.

While it can be hoped that the PS5 will fall into a similar state of disrepair in this internet cafe, it’s still somewhat infuriating for some fans to see such an elusive console treated badly. On the other hand, stocks of next-gen consoles and graphics cards are slowly returning to normal, meaning gamers may soon be able to lock their own next-gen machine in a closet if they want to. There are even rumors that a new PS5 Pro console will be launched soon.

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