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Do you prefer the official or unofficial PS4 unboxing video?

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Whats in the box

I’m not entirely sure I see the point of an unboxing video. I mean, the official Xbox One video just showed off the fact that you’ll get a headset, and that the power brick is even bigger than ever. Still, people love videos of other people taking consoles out of the box, so here are two PS4 videos.

First up, we have the really irritating Francis doing an unofficial unboxing:

I know he’s an internet phenomenon, and he gets thousands of views on every video he posts on YouTube, but I’m not a fan. Still, it’s sorta cute to see his ‘enthusiasm’ for the PS4. We don’t get much info from the unboxing though, except that the console is inside. Not exactly informative.

A much more informative version is the official unboxing. Check out those gloves!

So, you’ll get an HDMI cable and crappy earbuds in the box. Thanks for letting us know nothing new, Sony. I did enjoy the setup, though – that stage was intense and the heavy brown gloves used for holding things add to the sense of danger.

Now that you’ve seen what’s in each box, do you feel more informed about which console you want? Which version of unboxing did you enjoy more? Finally, can someone please explain what I’m missing regarding these unboxing videos?

Last Updated: November 11, 2013

98 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief in 1986

    November 11, 2013 at 08:37

    I would have preferred an unboxing like this:

    http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/aEwP539_460sa.gif

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  2. Craig Deubler

    November 11, 2013 at 08:38

    They’re both official.

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  3. Admiral Chief in 1986

    November 11, 2013 at 08:39

    Those brown gloves makes me think of The Rocketeer movie

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief in 1986

    November 11, 2013 at 08:40

    IT HAS A POWER CABLE?????

    WOW, I thought it ran on XBone fanboi tears?

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    • ToshZA

      November 11, 2013 at 08:44

      Hahahahahahahahaha!

      Reply

  5. Umar Moe Moe

    November 11, 2013 at 08:45

    Unboxing is just a right of passage, a way to signal that what we have been waiting for has arrived

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2013 at 08:49

      The smell! Hundred times more awesome than when you open a new game

      Reply

      • Umar Moe Moe

        November 11, 2013 at 08:50

        The best!….No way you can smell a digital download. Maybe Kinect will gain the functionality to emit smell in a later patch

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2013 at 08:57

          Yeah and just to troll MS bosses will fart through the Kinect for their customers to smell

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          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 08:59

            BIll Gates fart smell must smell like fresh money

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:04

            Each fart is worth 10 Xbones.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2013 at 09:14

            GRAB A JAR!

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:16

            Did you get the JAR DLC update for Xbox Live?

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2013 at 09:15

            LOL

  6. Hammersteyn

    November 11, 2013 at 08:45

    I’ll be like Francis come December minus the 250% chance of heart attack due to cholesterol related issues.

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    • Umar Moe Moe

      November 11, 2013 at 08:46

      LOL 250 is near imminent!! He looks like he’s losing weight. hopefully he’s using Flora

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 11, 2013 at 08:48

        Hopefully he is losing weight. I know the whole Francis persona is part of his gig but that’s just not healthy.

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        • Umar Moe Moe

          November 11, 2013 at 08:51

          HE should get an X1 then, Zumba his ass off

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        • Wesley Fick

          November 11, 2013 at 09:37

          He’s been doing pretty well recently, but his hormonal issues are becoming a bigger problem.

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          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2013 at 09:57

            Good to know, I’m happy for him.

  7. ToshZA

    November 11, 2013 at 08:48

    Official is way better. Who’s that lazy ass fat ass dude in the other pic? If my son acted like that I’d bitch slap him 15 ways from Sunday. Spoilt f%$#ing child, the size of a mountain. And a super whiney lispy voice. Um. No.

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    • Spathi

      November 11, 2013 at 08:49

      It’s a character. The guy seems super cool when he doesn’t act.

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      • ToshZA

        November 11, 2013 at 08:49

        Ok. So fair does. But still. Who likes that?

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        • Spathi

          November 11, 2013 at 08:50

          He is famous for his rage videos actually. Quite entertaining! πŸ˜€

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          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:50

            Without looking at any, I bet if I made a vid of me raging, it’d put him to shame.

          • Spathi

            November 11, 2013 at 08:51

            Heheh, you’d be surprised! The guy goes quite crazy πŸ˜€

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:51

            Yeah, you don’t know how I rage. πŸ˜›

          • Jonah Cash

            November 11, 2013 at 08:53

            Just go and check his video about the Kinect…. That would explain it to you quite well…..

          • CaptainNemo42

            November 11, 2013 at 09:21

            His video on the ending of Mass Effect 3 is probably the worst one I’ve seen yet.

    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2013 at 08:49

      He’s like a youtube celeb. He does have a lot of subscribers.

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      • ToshZA

        November 11, 2013 at 08:50

        Proving that brains are absent in many areas of the world. I guess God ran out.

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2013 at 08:53

          You’re right, people are still buying every new Bieber CD

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          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:56

            Yeah, and paying to have him spit on you.

            The smart ones throw bottles.

          • CaptainNemo42

            November 11, 2013 at 09:22

            People? What people?

        • Umar Moe Moe

          November 11, 2013 at 08:54

          Nothing really wrong with his videos. It’s entertaining.

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          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:55

            It is? Really? I guess entertainment means a different thing to you. Usually when going for humour, I’d expect to laugh. I guess not laughing is acceptable entertainment too.

            πŸ˜‰

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 08:56

            For really realz. It’s just an act so I gots no beef yo. Which is why I can watch it without remorse

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:57

            Haha, well man I guess we have different tastes then. That really doesn’t poke my “cool to watch” bones.

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2013 at 08:58

            Click dislike then πŸ˜‰

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 08:59

            My name isn’t UmarKyou. *RUNS* πŸ˜€

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:00

            It’s Moe Moe, thank you very much! ….pfft

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 11, 2013 at 09:02

            Moe Moe problems

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:10

            Moesha!

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 08:59

            Everyone is different though. No worries, we cool in da hood yo

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:12

            Haha, seems I’m getting downvotes for that different taste. πŸ˜› I’m so wounded. Imma go cry in a corner with the Xbone fanboiz.

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:12

            I think you got what you deserve πŸ˜›

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:13

            NOT WITH THE XBONE BOYZ THO! C’MONN!!!

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:17

            Yeah…you’re right….you deserve WORSE!

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:18

            How do I know it wasn’t you? BACK IN YOUR POKEBALL.

            T_T

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:19

            Pickachu ain’t go in no bitch ass ball!

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:21

            You’re relegated to the pc pokemon box now, box number 48. Its lonely in there. And i’ve made sure its metal. Cold. Like you. You should feel right at home.

            And Pickachu? I think you mean:

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:23

            My heart is black, I will fit right in there also…LOL @ Piga Piga *Oink Oink* !

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:24

            Right? I lol’ed for realziez when I saw it. πŸ˜›

            Also: yes. Black Heart UmarKyou. πŸ™ BHUK

            The BHUK stops with you buddy.

            /lame

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 09:25

            Downvote for you! goodbye! *UmarKYOU skips away* la la la la la~

          • ToshZA

            November 11, 2013 at 09:34

            FINE. 2 can play that game. BYE!

          • Hammersteyn

            November 11, 2013 at 08:56

            Most of them, when he RAGES especially.

          • Umar Moe Moe

            November 11, 2013 at 08:57

            Yeah, seeing as it’s an act it makes it fun to watch. If you knew the person was actually that whiny one would be put off immediately.

  8. CypherGate

    November 11, 2013 at 08:57

    So i saw that Makro is selling a PS4 bundle. PS4 + 2 Controllers + 1 year Playstation Plus + Playstation Eye and Killzone for R7999. What do you guys think? The controller separate is already R1000 which i think is seriously an insane price for a controller… Playstation Eye on its own is also R1000.

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    • ToshZA

      November 11, 2013 at 09:02

      Too much. R6299 for base bundle. + controller, PS Plus & Killzone will be less (I think). Who buys an Eye? Actually, no they’re about the same separate if current prices are anything to go by. Still, Why?

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      • CypherGate

        November 11, 2013 at 09:07

        I know the PS Eye isnt really something most use, but im just looking at the bundle price considering how much the X1 is going to cost. I mean on some sites the X1 is close to R7k with only one control and i think one game.

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        • ToshZA

          November 11, 2013 at 09:10

          Compared to t he X1 its great value, but i see you found the controller for R1k? Are you going to use the 2nd controller, and the eye? If not, then for R500 you get the PS plus 1 year sub, and R750 will net you Killzone. That’s cheaper by R450. Which is almost another game. I’d rather get 2 games, and buy another controller when the price drops a bit.

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          • CypherGate

            November 11, 2013 at 09:14

            yeah Makro is selling the controller for R1000 which is a really crazy price. I wouldnt buy the bundle though because the PS Eye would just gather dust. Unless you buy the bundle then sell the PS Eye for like R750 and buy another game. There isnt any games out for the PS Eye as well so no point in buying it now (If you into those things)

    • Admiral Chief in 1986

      November 11, 2013 at 09:02

      Do it dude, DO IT! Then sell it for R10k and buy PC

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      • ToshZA

        November 11, 2013 at 09:09

        Winner.

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      • CypherGate

        November 11, 2013 at 09:14

        I enjoy my PC games, but i have limited interest in what’s available on there compared to Console.

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 11, 2013 at 09:03

      Not bad. But I would buy the just the console and Killzone. No one want’s an extra “eye” in the living room.

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      • CypherGate

        November 11, 2013 at 09:08

        True true, but was just basically looking at the price for such a bundle considering the X1 is going to cost about the same price without much included. I dont plan on buying the one at Makro, but already pre-ordered from BT Games. Just thought it was quite interesting that they advertising it and what the first bundle prices cost.

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 11, 2013 at 09:14

          Same with BT Games. Christmas is going to be awesome!!!

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          • CypherGate

            November 11, 2013 at 09:15

            hehehe indeed its going to be. Its a pity there are quite a couple games delayed though. That kinda sucks a bit.

  9. CaptainNemo42

    November 11, 2013 at 09:19

    Not interested. I’ll save the excitement for when I open my own PS4 one day.

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  10. John's (JJ's) ????

    November 11, 2013 at 09:21

    Wait a second, I’ve seen this header before.

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    • Pro-ordinate

      November 11, 2013 at 09:23

      We’ve also seen these articles before. On other sites who are more up to date.
      Lazygamer is going backwards. It’s like they watch the other sites for news and then just rewrite it on here.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      November 11, 2013 at 09:26

      Header boxception

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  11. RinceandRepeat

    November 11, 2013 at 09:25

    Oh Francis, you are all types of crazy…

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    • FoxOneZA

      November 11, 2013 at 10:52

      I bet every PS fanboi in S.A. is hating on Francis right now.

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      • RinceandRepeat

        November 11, 2013 at 10:55

        Lol. Indeed πŸ™‚

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  12. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    November 11, 2013 at 09:25

    Francis FTW!!!!!!

    I know he’s just faking and all but he really makes me laugh

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  13. Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

    November 11, 2013 at 09:26

    This version is quite funny as well…

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  14. Hendrik

    November 11, 2013 at 09:29

    Header win!

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  15. Koos

    November 11, 2013 at 09:40

    Lazygamer’s reporting sucks these days. Not only are we reading stuff that websites like Kotaku and IGN have reported on already, it misleads us with this reporting. Reading the articles are like navigating a minefield full of grammar and spelling errors. When trying to help and correct they get all defensive with their READERS!!
    Reviews are STILL LATE! We can’t count on them to review a game in time for us to decide whether to get the game or not on day one. By the time their reviews come out the masses of people playing the game have had enough word of mouth going around for us to decide.
    It is like they cater to the few regular community members and try to entertain them. Not realising that there are thousands, if not more, readers who do not post comments.
    The community sucks and trolls every newcomer who post a view different to their collective sheep mentality. If they are not careful trolls will come to play and the whole comments section will be a trolling session. I used to love this site and posted regularly. But I can’t see why I must receive my news late, reviews late, read through spelling and grammar errors and then deal with a bunch of arrogant, smug community members when commenting and looking for constructive debate. (Try it, as a newcomer go and defend your choice of choosing Xbox).
    It simply is not worth it anymore, I will go get my news fresh and NEW on other sites.
    Goodbye Lagz.

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  16. Koos

    November 11, 2013 at 09:42

    Lazygamer’s reporting sucks these days. Not only are we reading stuff that websites like Kotaku and IGN have reported on already, it misleads us with this reporting. Reading the articles are like navigating a minefield full of grammar and spelling errors. When trying to help and correct they get all defensive with their READERS!!
    Reviews are STILL LATE! We can’t count on them to review a game in time for us to decide whether to get the game or not on day one. By the time their reviews come out the masses of people playing the game have had enough word of mouth going around for us to decide.
    It is like they cater to the few regular community members and try to entertain them. Not realising that there are thousands, if not more, readers who do not post comments.
    The community sucks and trolls every newcomer who post a view different to their collective sheep mentality. If they are not careful trolls will come to play and the whole comments section will be a trolling session. I used to love this site and posted regularly. But I can’t see why I must receive my news late, reviews late, read through spelling and grammar errors and then deal with a bunch of arrogant, smug community members when commenting and looking for constructive debate. (Try it, as a newcomer go and defend your choice of choosing Xbox).
    It simply is not worth it anymore, I will go get my news fresh and NEW on other sites.
    Goodbye Lagz. πŸ™‚

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    • Hendrik

      November 11, 2013 at 09:52

      That is a bit rude. I will agree with you on the spelling mistakes, they seriously do need to fix that. However, I love LG as its reviews are SA specific. What use is a US or EU based review going to be for me when they assume that everyone has super fast internet? With regards to the comments, I don’t know man, sounds like you are a pussy. What do you expect, it to be a UN counsel meeting? Of course you are going to get tolled, EVERYWHERE! Sounds like you think that you have some kind of unique opinion that we must respect. As in the words of Gavin, YOU CAN’T HANDLE RESPECT!

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    • fred

      November 11, 2013 at 10:04

      Goodbye Koos , just remember early reviews might be half baked reviews. Difficult to be on top of the world gaming wise here down in SA I think.

      Reply

    • Maxiviper117

      November 11, 2013 at 11:50

      First world problems, coming from a smug person probably living in a smug country ( I am assuming), You forget that South Africa is basically considered a third world country. Lazygamer doesnt have the resources like IGN or Gamespot. And are not always privileged to receive super early copies of games.

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  17. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    November 11, 2013 at 13:06

    I love how he throws that xbox 360 to the side… hahaha “GOT TO MAKE SOME SPACE” That had me chuckling.

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  18. N@te

    November 11, 2013 at 14:07

    I wish I could smack that dude in the face…comes across as a whiny twat.

    Reply

  19. Gavin Mannion

    November 11, 2013 at 15:05

    Man that was painful.. I can honestly say I am not a Francis fan

    Reply

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