PS4 gets unboxed on YouTube

If you follow YouTube gaming videos, you might be aware of the person known as "Francis", who has generated a huge following. That popularity is thanks in part to his online persona which is, well, sometimes a bit over-the-top when it comes to expressing his gaming opinions. As it turns out, that kind of content has impressed Sony enough to send him a PlayStation 4 console several days ahead of its November 15th launch date.

The clip shows Francis playing a game of Grand Theft Auto V when an unexpected delivery is made to his door. Francis insists he hasn't ordered anything but the unseen woman tells him it's from Sony. Naturally, he stops his GTA V activities immediately and opens the box to reveal a PS4 retail package, and then proceeds to laugh like he has received the key to Fort Knox.

The rest of the rather short clip has Francis checking out the new DualShock 4 controller (and then promptly throwing it over his shoulder) and examining the PS4 itself before connecting it to the TV screen. Unfortunately, he didn't actually film anything on the screen aside from a quick glimpse of the PlayStation logo. We are guessing that Sony put some kind of gag order on him to not post anything game related until the launch date.

Soon after that clip made its way online, Sony decided to upload its own unboxing video for the PS4. This clip was produced by a more professional team, and it places the console inside what looks like a server room for the big reveal. The video shows the PS4 itself, the DualShock 4 controller, a USB cable for charging the wireless controller, a mono headset, a HDMI cable, a quick start guide and the previously announced codes that give owners $10 in PlayStation Store credit, and 30 free days of PlayStation Plus and Music Unlimited.

Source: boogie298 on YouTube and PlayStation on YouTube

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If you keep tell yourself that, you might be able to convince yourself that it's true. Both of the new consoles are more than marginal updates to their predecessors. I don't get how both have similar technology and features, but the Playstation 4, to you, is marginal while the XBox One is the bee's knees because you can snap apps, and it has a half baked TV pass through feature.

You know, you should really leave the spinning to Robert Shaw. Microsoft pays him to do it, and he does a much better job of it.

I haven't watched the whole thing yet because I stopped when the "PS4" shipped in a DirectTV box (see 0:49) and without any additional box filler.

Ahahaha, looks like a server room of the 1950s with the large blinking lights. Maybe that's what will be the Sony Cloud for the PS4, counted about 20 servers, LOL.

The most pathetic Sony unboxing I've ever seen. Francis did a better job. Either way everything looks cheap.

I see this guy is trying to somewhat act like Cartmen, I didn't know he was acting first until I read that he is pretending to be some Francis person. I am scratching my head at how someone could receive a PlayStation 4 legitimately before its set to launch, unless Sony paid him. I am think he must be obviously in a contact with Sony which is why more of the PS4 interface wasn't shown. On a lighter note, he should have been sent a Wii with a Wii Fit and perhaps a Taebo DVD

Yeah box was like a ps3 cheap box with the number 4 stuck on it. Would have expected a lot better but atleast it's not $999 like the ps3 launch.

"suck it nerds! hahahahah" .. not sure who's saying that to, or what game he's playing. Seems a little strange

NoClipMode said,
Thats some seriously cheap looking box, headset and cables. You get what you pay for.

I too think the Packaging looked heaps cheap
Little to easy IMO ... Anyone else call BS ?

NoClipMode said,
Thats some seriously cheap looking box, headset and cables. You get what you pay for.

Agreed. That box looks like it would have been modern when the PS2 came out.

Sony have never really been any good at packaging or OS design but they excel in other areas.

Tha Bloo Monkee said,
You're judging a console based off of a cardboard box? Pathetic.

No where did i mention the actual console. Pathetic reading comprehension.

NoClipMode said,
Thats some seriously cheap looking box, headset and cables. You get what you pay for.

You get what you pay for? LOL! Implying that somehow the PS4 is in some shape or form inferior to Xbone.

NoClipMode said,

No where did i mention the actual console. Pathetic reading comprehension.

NoClipMode said,
Thats some seriously cheap looking box, headset and cables. You get what you pay for.

Considering you pay for the console and not for the cardboard box, it sure seemed implied to me.