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PS4 Officially Unboxed: Creepy Leather Gloves Not Included

Jonathan Lester
PS4, Sony, Unboxing

What is it with unboxing videos and weird gloves? First Satoru Iwata cracked open the Wii U wearing a pair of immaculate white crime scene gloves, and now Shuhei Yoshida has fondled the contents of a US retail PlayStation 4 pack sporting some nasty leather gardening mitts. At least there won't be any unsightly fingerprints if they decide to put everything back and stick it on shelves, or if it ends up being used as a murder weapon.

Regardless, the PS4 releases Stateside this Friday, followed a fortnight later in Europe. When we finally get the chance to unbox ours, maybe we'll wear... wait for it... boxing gloves! Yes! Hmm.

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stevenjameshyde  Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:48

I have a few theories:
1) the whole unit is horribly susceptible to greasy fingerprints, which they didn't want showing in the video
2) the whole system is horribly susceptible to overheating, so has to be operated in freezing cold conditions at all times - even when so much as being taken out of the box
3) the touchpad on the controller is so advanced that you can, and therefore must, operate it while wearing ridiculous oversized gloves
4) the console was quite literally hot off the production line, and the gloves were required to avoid injury
5) Yoshida never takes the gloves off, as it is rumoured that spoofing his fingerprints is what led to the PSN hack of yesteryear
6) the whole murder weapon thing, which to be honest still sounds like the most likely

stevenjameshyde  Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:51

Or possibly the edges of the PS4 are a lot sharper than they look

DivideByZero  Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:59

Well if you're going to make a video that [email protected] then you need some kind of [email protected] clothing. Either that or do it with your c*ck.

X10  Nov. 11, 2013 at 13:16

maybe we'll wear... wait for it... boxing gloves!

+1 vote for this!

Late  Nov. 11, 2013 at 13:23

For the first 1m 13s I thought they'd convinced Agent 47 to do the unboxing.
Would've been quite the coup, really.

Breadster  Nov. 11, 2013 at 23:47

Those gloves are hilarious. Also, I'd like to know why they decided to unbox it on the Deathstar.

Tsung  Nov. 12, 2013 at 08:23

I never really understood un-boxing video's. The only reason I can think of doing one is for special editions so people can see the additional tat they are buying.

Maybe Sony don't understand either and that's why they did it on the deathstar with silly gloves?


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