Taiwanese man forced to sell his PS5 after wife discovers it is not an air purifier

Taiwanese man forced to sell his PS5 after wife discovers it is not an air purifier

Daksh Khorana  | Published on 03 Dec 2020

Getting your hands on the latest consoles is a bit of a task these days, especially in India where the PS5 doesn’t even have a launch date yet. But the console has officially been launched worldwide and a user called Jin Wu in Taiwan picked it up for a sweet discount. Reportedly, the first buyer had picked up the PlayStation 5 and essentially fooled his wife into thinking it was an air purifier. The PS5’s design is quite unconventional and looks quite similar to a few ‘fancy’ air purifiers in the market, given the size of the product as well as the colour. Jin Wu, the buyer decided to speak to the seller on the phone and was surprised when hearing a female voice on the other line and found the console to be cheaper than other listings online.

He then wrote on his Facebook post “When the seller arrived, it turned out to be a middle-aged man. You could tell that he definitely played video games, just with a single look.” Wu then asked the seller about the console and the conversation went as follows:

Wu: "Where did you buy this console?”
Seller:” Pchome (an online retailer in Taiwan).”
Wu: “Oh, you're really quick at reserving the console,”
Wu: “Did you manage to reserve two consoles? If not, why are you selling this?"
Seller: "It's my wife who wants to sell it..."

The post goes on to say, “I went silent after seeing the look in his eyes. I could feel his pain. Seems like women can still tell the difference between a PS5 console and an air purifier.". Well, it seems like Jin Wu got a fairly nice deal at a time when it is extremely hard to find a PlayStation 5 console all around the world. Lucky man. 

For all you gamers out there who feel his pain, here is a tongue in cheek PS advertisement which plays on similar themes. 

PS: Watch it with English subtitles on. 


Daksh Khorana

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