Let’s just hope that his neighbour’s kids will not foil the plan by saying out loud that the device is actually PlayStation 5.
By Yap Wan Xiang — 05 Mar 2021, 01:34 PM — Updated 8 months ago
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If you are a gamer, chances are you have seen the hilarious 'Plash Speed' video by Jangbbijju
The two-minute animated short tells the story of a husband hiring a serviceman to install a new PlayStation 4 Pro on the pretext that the bulky device is a WiFi router called ‘Plash Speed’. The husband does that in order to deceive his wife while sneaking in a game console into the house.
The 2019 video went on to garner 10 million views on YouTube, spawning countless memes online.
Fast forward two years later, a man in Vietnam decided to pull the same trick to bring a brand new PlayStation 5 into his home
Using the same modus operandi as demonstrated in Jangbbijju's video, the man — named Lê Gia Hưng on Facebook — hired a WiFi router serviceman under the false pretence to fix his Internet connection problem.
In the caption of the post, Lê cheekily concocted how the situation began.
"The first story of the year about the service provider. At the beginning of the year, my family found that the Internet was a bit fluttering, I called the operator to take care of it," Lê wrote, as translated by UNILAD.
"(As a) Viettel's customer, I was totally surprised [by] Viettel's other way of taking care of Viettel's goods. Around one hour after the call, Viettel's party confirmed the problem was in the device's place, so the staff gave the latest generation WiFi upgrading equipment."
For context, Viettel is the largest telecommunications service provider in Vietnam.
Based on the photos, Lê's plan is practically flawless. The serviceman was wearing a uniform belonging to Viettel.
The serviceman's solemn expression shows that he was focused on the job. He was merely trying to get the mundane, no-nonsense task over with.
To avoid his grand plan from being exposed, Lê even had a Viettel's customer service sticker pasted on the PlayStation 5. Genius!
At the time of writing, the post has gone viral all over Facebook
Gamer Secret, a Malaysian video game media company, re-uploaded the post and it has garnered over 7,900 shares since.
"Real-life 'Plash Speed'," a netizen remarked while laughing, while another asked, "Did he learn from the South Korean guy who bought PS4?"
"Modern world problem requires a modern solution," said a person, and this Facebook user added, "All hail the brother who staged this and survived!"
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Sony to keep making PlayStation 4 as PS5 output hits snag – New York Post
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Sony’s plans to mass produce its new PlayStation 5 gaming console have been put on hold because of disruptions in the global supply chain — forcing the company to keep cranking out its older PS4 systems.
The Japanese tech giant had initially planned to phase out manufacturing of PS4 at the end of last year and move to a full transition to its newer consoles, according to Bloomberg. But now it is pivoting to produce as many as 1 million of the old models in 2022.
After introducing the PS5 in November 2020, supply has been scarce due to shortages in advanced chips and other commodities needed to mass produce the hardware.
This past November, Sony reduced its PS5 production outlook. Initially, it aimed to make more than 16 million units in the year ending in March, but that number was trimmed to 14.8 million.
The older PS4 is cheaper to make and uses less advanced chips and software than its successor. Released in 2013, the PS4 has sold more than 116 million units and remains popular among gamers.
The PS5, which offers more sophisticated graphics and faster loading times than the PS4, was also met with great fanfare. As of September 2021, it has sold 13.3 million total units — surpassing the 7.6 million units that the PS4 sold in its first year of availability nearly a decade ago.
Sony told assembly partners late last year that it is pivoting to manufacture more PS4 consoles this year, though a company spokesperson denied that it had planned to discontinue production altogether.
“It is one of the best-selling consoles ever and there is always crossover between generations,” a spokesperson told Bloomberg.
This past fall, Sony reported a 27% increase in sales in its gaming division for the three-month fiscal quarter that ended on Sept. 30. The firm credited the popularity of the PS5.
In total, the Japanese conglomerate’s gaming division recorded $5.7 billion in sales during the three month period starting in July. Operating income fell 21% to $727 million while the company generated $10.8 billion in revenue.
Sony isn’t the only gaming company that is relying on its older technologies to keep profits flowing during the supply chain crunch.
Last year, Nvidia, the US firm that makes processing units for gaming consoles, revived its previous generation of GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards due to the shortage in semiconductors.
While the company never officially discontinued production of the card, it was not listed for sale as recently as November 2020.
The card was first introduced in 2016, but was gradually phased out in favor of the newer 16-series cards, according to PC Gamer.
Market observers say that the supply chain crisis and chip shortages will likely last through this year.
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