PlayStation asks fans to do something for their consoles – but fans fight back

FILE PHOTO: Inside a GameStop store Sony PS5 gaming consoles are pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

PLAYSTATION has tweeted out a tip for fans, but console owners have hit back.

Sending out a PSA to players, PlayStation’s console suggestion was rejected by fans.

PlayStation wants you to throw out your boxes.

Tweeted out from the official PlayStation UK Twitter account, the simple message caused an uproar.

The tweet reads: “PSA: it’s OK to throw away the cardboard box your PlayStation came in now.”

Fans didn’t like hearing this and a number responded with messages such as “Quit calling me out.” and “Hey, don’t tell me what to do PlayStation UK.”

Saving the boxes that consoles come in is popular with many people as it helps keep the value if you choose to sell it.

As others pointed out, it’s also useful for those who need to store or move their consoles and avoid taking damage.

The PS5 in particular is a very expensive console, and most owners have tried to take good care of their systems.

However, for many people who don’t sell or move their consoles, saving the box is pointless and takes up storage space.

As the tweet only referred to a PlayStation, people started asking about their even older consoles.

One user wrote: “What about the box the PS3 and PS4 came in?”

To which PlayStation came back with the sassy reply: “Yeah those too. 

“Unless you’re planning to build a PlayStation themed cardboard fort.”

Many commenters also replied “No.” with many responding that they keep all of their console boxes.

A PlayStation fan wrote: “No. I’ve kept the boxes for my PS3, 4 and 5 and now I have no space.”

When PlayStation responded: “There is a solution” another user replied: “Get a bigger house?”

It seems the fans aren’t ready to let go of their boxes just yet, as plenty of people hold on to the “just in case” mentality.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.