Check out a PS4 getting destroyed with a .50 cal rifle at 50k FPS

We know a lot of you reading this might be waiting in line right now at your local retail store to pick up your $400 PlayStation 4 console later tonight. We know that some of you will have that same console from Sony shipped to your doorstep on Friday. If that's the case, then you may want to turn away from this story because someone managed to get a PS4 before the launch date ... and then proceeded to destroy it on camera.

The RatedRR channel on YouTube has been taking videos of hardware devices getting shattered by high powered weapons for some time. Indeed, the channel has been busy for the past few segments shooting up Xbox 360 consoles. Today, the latest video shows host Richard Ryan doing the same to the PS4, which he says came to his doorstep a couple of days early.

The clip shows Ryan doing the console some major damage with the .50 cal Barrett Model 82A1 sniper rifle (he would have used his many machine guns but apparently they were not available in time for the shoot). The first shot, with Ryan standing up and firing, shows the bullet going through the PS4 cleanly and knocking it down. It's when Ryan sits down and shoots the console again that things get messy. The video shows the bullet going through the PS4, at 50,000 frames per second, and basically exploding it from within. Ouch. That's not how we thought about playing with a console that costs $400 but to each his own.

Source: RatedRR on YouTube via CNET

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WTF with the volume levels on this video?

Boosted to the point of distortion. The actual gunshots are quieter in real life than this video at normal volume!

Shooting $*** is so awesome!

If he has money for guns and real "assault rifles" hes got bank.

Poor PS4 didn't stand a chance. Next up Xbox One!

How can any of you say it's a waste of money when it's HIS money to spend.

"oh noes, somebody in the world spent their own money on something I don't like, I better go blast him on the Internet like the bitch I am"

None of you "starving kids/needy familys" whiners should be even *thinking* about buying a PS4 or Xbox One. That 400 or 500 dollars should be donated to starving kids instead.

Lord Method Man said,
None of you "starving kids/needy familys" whiners should be even *thinking* about buying a PS4 or Xbox One. That 400 or 500 dollars should be donated to starving kids instead.

ha! we both know that they wouldn't do that.

Seems really foolish to me, but it is his money. If he wants to throw it away because he is desperate for a bit of Youtube attention so be it. Sony will make more PS4s.

I love high speed footage of things but those guys annoy me. Perhaps I'm just jealous that my job isn't using cameras that cost more than my house to film a high powered rifle ripping through things. Yeah... :'(

These kind of videos always annoy the hell out of me. What a completely stupid waste of money that could have been far better spent in a million different ways.

Yeh I agree - all these people wanting one, cannot get one because they are sold out with preorders and this nut job is shooting one with a Barrett - wtf!

nitroxhotshot said,
Yeh I agree - all these people wanting one, cannot get one because they are sold out with preorders and this nut job is shooting one with a Barrett - wtf!

Still first world problems. Don't really have sympathy for not being able to get ahold of it because its a game console. Its not like he shot up $400 worth of bread or something.

He shot up $400, period. What the item was doesn't really matter, he might as well have taken a match to that money. At least then, he'd still be down $400, but someone else would be able to have put that console to good use instead of wasting all the materials in it.

FloatingFatMan said,
He shot up $400, period. What the item was doesn't really matter, he might as well have taken a match to that money. At least then, he'd still be down $400, but someone else would be able to have put that console to good use instead of wasting all the materials in it.

But then we wouldn't have the cool looking video... And despite what anyone says or how anyone feels about the contents, it LOOKS cool.

FloatingFatMan said,
He shot up $400, period. What the item was doesn't really matter, he might as well have taken a match to that money. At least then, he'd still be down $400, but someone else would be able to have put that console to good use instead of wasting all the materials in it.

He has gotten a ton of viewers and will make more than $400 back on ad revenue. That's the point of the show. Do you also complain about stuff getting broken in movies?

Lord Method Man said,

He has gotten a ton of viewers and will make more than $400 back on ad revenue. That's the point of the show. Do you also complain about stuff getting broken in movies?

I actually can't stand watching action-based movies because of this. Companies will donate a brand new Ferrari for the production of a movie that ends up in it getting totaled, yet someone who needs a vehicle to get back and forth to work to feed their kids can't get one.

GollyJeeWizz said,

I actually can't stand watching action-based movies because of this. Companies will donate a brand new Ferrari for the production of a movie that ends up in it getting totaled, yet someone who needs a vehicle to get back and forth to work to feed their kids can't get one.


"yet someone who needs a vehicle to get back and forth to work to feed their kids can't get one"

you must be under the assumption that this someone who works and has kids is out looking specifically to buy a Ferrari.

timster said,

"yet someone who needs a vehicle to get back and forth to work to feed their kids can't get one"

you must be under the assumption that this someone who works and has kids is out looking specifically to buy a Ferrari.

I'm pretty sure his post was merely a commentary on the ridiculous waste of materials that the entertainment industry gets up to. Really, if they're going to blow up a car, does it have to be one that costs several hundred thousand bucks?

Why do you care what people do with things they purchase? PS4 is an entertainment device. Someone spent $400 on it and decided to be entertained by sending it to this guy to get destroyed. It's not as though using it to play video games instead is in anyway a more virtuous or productive cause.

The PS4 was built already. Whether or not it was destroyed as a prop in a YouTube video or spent 5 years in a living room being used to play video games is irrelevant.

"What do you mean Google is suspending the YouTube service? That's not fair! What am I going to do for money now? Now I have to go out and get a real job and earn my money! It's JUST NOT FAIR!"

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What ! So awesome to see it in slow-mo. Wonder if they can do the same thing but with a XBOX 1? A good question to raise. It looks stupid, but such an incredible break down when bullet goes in the console. So cool if they can make a console that is shock proof or bullet proof?

All of you are mad over nothing... All of you whom are saying how stupid it is are just mad because its a PS4,, if it was anything else I doubt you would have cared. Get over yourselves lol

So just because it was free (which I've stated in my previous responses it was probably free anyways as these people rarely actually have to buy these things) makes it right to destroy it instead of donating it to some unfortunate child to make his Christmas special this year?

Gerowen said,
Crazy how it hit so hard that it made the plastic ripple like a liquid.

Well, it is a 50 caliber, it could go through a class 4 bulletproof vest and a 2nd chance plaque at more than a mile distance.

Although slo-mo is awesome. It's really total waste.
This is not even any kind of test, unless consoles are meant to be bullet-proof.

The only time something like this makes sense is durability tests for R&D. But normally you wouldn't use a .50 cal rifle for a durability test. More like dropping it off a roof, dropping weights on it, etc.

ZipZapRap said,
Only in 'Merica

This is crud to the rest of us.


Ignore the fact that it's a gun. And ignore the fact that it was a perfectly good console. You don't think it's pretty awesome to see something moving that fast in super slow-mo? And the fact that we have the technology to be able to record something like that isn't just amazing to you?

ZipZapRap said,
Only in 'Merica

This is crud to the rest of us.

I disagree, first time I've seen what destruction a .50 cal rifle can do to consumer electronics and I was both impressed and glad that I'm at least 1,500 miles away from members of the public who can carry those things.

Jeston said,
I don't care what it is, but watching something get destroyed at 50k fps is pretty awesome.

Shockwaves FTW!

Indeed!

There is a wow effect in seeing the console explode. However, it is such a waste, both of a perfectly good console and creating more environmental waste/litter and pollution, especially if the mess isn't thoroughly cleaned up and properly recycled.

rippleman said,
redneck with a gun = cool to some people, typically teens

Since your name is 'rippleman', I think even you would appreciate this video.

Tony. said,

Since your name is 'rippleman', I think even you would appreciate this video.

just a random name created i think about 10 years ago... i was thinking of a name for logging in to a site and everything was taken, there was a dvd on the desk of the old movie called glimmer man and then a bag of ripple potato chips beside it. RippleMan...

rippleman said,
redneck with a gun = cool to some people, typically teens

So, not being entertained by the subject matter justifies ageism?

I was actually impressed by how late the console fell over after the bullet passed through it
even though it was in slomo.
The shockwaves etc...
Still getting a ps4 though

Has he done an xbox one vid yet???

That's the part I thought was awesome too -- the bullet flies off the screen and the console doesn't budge, but THEN it falls over. Crazy to see at 50k FPS.

Edited by Fezmid, Nov 15 2013, 4:15am :

Fezmid said,
That's the part I thought was awesome too -- the bullet flies off the screen and the console doesn't budget, but THEN it falls over. Crazy to see at 50k FPS.

Well there is a perfectly good explanation for that.

Of course, the flying spaghetti monster was using his noodly appendages to hold the PS4 up so he could get a good shot. When he let go of the PS4, it fell over. Simples.

sagum said,

Well there is a perfectly good explanation for that.

Of course, the flying spaghetti monster was using his noodly appendages to hold the PS4 up so he could get a good shot. When he let go of the PS4, it fell over. Simples.


LOL - I thought it was physics and the speed of light, but your explanation makes a lot more sense!

Maybe it is just me but.... I miss the point of suck kind of videos.
What is the big deal of blow up a console with a 50 caliber?
Shoot a target at 1.5 miles,distance and give the consoles for charity...

Translation for all comments like this:
"I'm a Playstation fanboy, errrmahgerrrd he destroyed my fave console! ;( I'm going to cry now"

NoClipMode said,
Translation for all comments like this:
"I'm a Playstation fanboy, errrmahgerrrd he destroyed my fave console! ;( I'm going to cry now"

GT : evil astroboy

myxomatosis said,
Stupid. Poor kids won't get the PS4 for Christmas, and this idiot is destroying a perfectly good console for nothing.

Did you watch the video? It's actually pretty awesome to see.

Fezmid said,

Did you watch the video? It's actually pretty awesome to see.

No, its not "Awesome" just plain stupid, could have given the console to some kid that can't afford a Next-Gen Console, now that would be Awesome

Meanwhile in the Philippines, people are hungry, homeless and digging graves for their family. Could of sold the console and used the money for charity, but some people get more of a kick from YouTube hits / subscribers though.

myxomatosis said,
Stupid. Poor kids won't get the PS4 for Christmas, and this idiot is destroying a perfectly good console for nothing.

What is a poor kid supposed to do with a PS4 and no games?

giantpotato said,

What is a poor kid supposed to do with a PS4 and no games?

If the Guy could a .50Cal then he can afford some games to give away also ?

EvilAstroboy said,

If the Guy could a .50Cal then he can afford some games to give away also ?

We're talking about a videogame system. What you're arguing is pretty much first-world problems and thusly a losing battle. If you want to say he should've shipped $400 worth of food somewhere, than great, but to say he should've given the console away is nonsense. It's a commodity, not a necessity. One can buy it and do whatever they want with it.

techbeck said,
It was his money that bought the PS4. He can do whatever he wants.

You can shoot it to bits, but you can't alter the software on it!

Crisp said,
Meanwhile in the Philippines, people are hungry, homeless and digging graves for their family. Could of sold the console and used the money for charity, but some people get more of a kick from YouTube hits / subscribers though.

I hate these stupid comments you always get on videos like this. I'd bet most of you don't even give any money to charities.

EvilAstroboy said,

If the Guy could a .50Cal then he can afford some games to give away also ?

Forget the .50 cal, those cameras are probably $100k dollars.

Some spoiled little brat wasting his hillbilly daddy's money on stupid s**t. Stuff like this makes me angry I spent half of my life in this stupid fn country. Only in America you would see some idiot like this just blowing money away thinking he's cool.

myxomatosis said,
Stupid. Poor kids won't get the PS4 for Christmas, and this idiot is destroying a perfectly good console for nothing.

It's for science, stop spreading propaganda and being so obviously jealous of what others are doing with their time and money.

NeoandGeo said,

It's for science, stop spreading propaganda and being so obviously jealous of what others are doing with their time and money.

Yes, Shooting a gaming Console to "SEE" if it stands up against a .50Cal ...that's not Science

It's not "seeing" if it stands up against it, it's "how" it stands up against it. Did you never do science "experiments" in school? You're still in school and not paying attention? My bad, thought you were someone else.

NeoandGeo said,
It's not "seeing" if it stands up against it, it's "how" it stands up against it. Did you never do science "experiments" in school? You're still in school and not paying attention? My bad, thought you were someone else.

Ok...so you shot ( with a gun )things at school for Science experiments ? Well Classy ...o wait, through you were someone else.

Well each to their own

This is worse than a car analogy. You're putting words in my mouth. If you don't understand the word experiment, stop posting and embarrassing yourself.

NeoandGeo said,
This is worse than a car analogy. You're putting words in my mouth. If you don't understand the word experiment, stop posting and embarrassing yourself.

Listen, I don't like what he done
But you do

each to their own ?

EvilAstroboy said,

Listen, I don't like what he done
But you do

each to their own ?

You can not like what he did, it's a free country. But your argument is invalid because you don't know what you are talking about.

NeoandGeo said,

You can not like what he did, it's a free country. But your argument is invalid because you don't know what you are talking about.

Are you for real ?
Get over it already!!

EvilAstroboy said,

Are you for real ?
Get over it already!!

Seems like you're the one that needs to get over it. Stop trolling the one who made the video because you're jealous of how he lives his life. For reals, lulz.

NeoandGeo said,

Seems like you're the one that needs to get over it. Stop trolling the one who made the video because you're jealous of how he lives his life. For reals, lulz.

Pot, meet kettle

Obry said,
Some spoiled little brat wasting his hillbilly daddy's money on stupid s**t. Stuff like this makes me angry I spent half of my life in this stupid fn country. Only in America you would see some idiot like this just blowing money away thinking he's cool.

Or maybe, he spent time and effort building an online video channel that people enjoy watching. By doing that he's earning money that he can use to spend buying nice things.

It's ignorant. Tools like this get their hands on electronics just to destroy them (which normally they get them for free through partnerships), when there's millions out there who'd love to have a PS4 but can't have one due to financial hardship.

NeoandGeo said,

It's for science, stop spreading propaganda and being so obviously jealous of what others are doing with their time and money.

At first I thought you're being sarcastic but then realized you're just a moron like the guy in the video. People like you should not be allowed by law to use words such as science.

You can't get a PS4 or something? Cry this guy a river and try and hide your jealousy that he has a PS4 and is doing something that you are afraid of before you make a further fool of yourself.

And look up the word science before using it in in a improper manner trying to argue something that you could only dream of knowing about. I have already put one fool in his place yesterday, do you really want this to be looked back on and mocked for being this ignorant? Think about it for a second. Thought about it. Good, now go outside and play and think about what you did before you ruin yourself in front of all those that are so obviously superior to yourself.

giantpotato said,

Or maybe, he spent time and effort building an online video channel that people enjoy watching. By doing that he's earning money that he can use to spend buying nice things.

Theoretically speaking, that would sound ok and although a possibility, in reality most individuals like this guy would be lucky if they made enough from YouTube to buy a case of beer much less a PS4.

i wonder if he can receive a refund, the PS4 might not work after this demonstration.

he's definitely must to pay for the delivery, no question about it!

Not very likely. Sony has poor customer support. Make you pay $200 for repairs that should be under warranty...

THAT SHOCKWAVE THOUGH...He should do another one.

R1pper said,
i wonder if he can receive a refund, the PS4 might not work after this demonstration.

he's definitely must to pay for the delivery, no question about it!


it will norl 100%. the dualshock 4 still eill function...