A man sold his nearly new Playstation 5 after trying to convince his wife that the big and bulky white console was an air purifier for their home.
The new design of Sony’s much sought-after game console has been criticized for its large size, although there are not many air purifiers that plug directly into the TV.
The story came to light when the near-new PS5 went on sale on Facebook in Taiwan, despite being sold out in numerous places around the world.
Jin Wu, the man who bought the PS5, said he made an appointment with the seller, but was met by a female voice, who he said was clearly not a gamer.
He wrote on Facebook: “When the seller arrived, it turned out to be a middle-aged man.
“You could tell he was definitely playing video games, with just one look.”
When asked why he was selling so quickly after managing to buy himself one of the elusive consoles, the seller admitted, “It’s my wife who wants to sell it.”
Mr. Wu added, “I was silent after seeing the look in his eyes. I felt his pain.”
The seller added, “It seems that women can still tell the difference between a PS5 console and an air purifier.”
Mr. Wu said he was happy to grab the console from the guy and it was as good as he expected.