Man Plans to Destroy his PS4 20th Anniversary on Camera, Asks Kickstarter $20,300 to Do it

on January 1, 2015 10:16 AM

Many crave the PS4 20th Anniversary edition, which is currently going for over $1000 on multiple auction sites, yet there’s a man that prefers the idea of destroying it.

Charles Tiongson from Las Vegas has a project: He wants to smash a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition to pieces on camera with a sledge hammer (maybe he’s quite fascinated by the old and glorious Red Faction: Guerrilla).

His reasoning is that since someone paid $20,000 on eBay to buy one (actually $20,100 if we want to be precise), he’s asking $20,300 on Kickstarter to destroy the console.

The “victim” will be showcased in an unboxing video, and then in a further clip displaying its sledge hammer-induced immolation.

In his bio, Tiongson describes himself as follows:

I’m your average everyday guy. I enjoy snowboarding, gaming, and drumming for my band. but more importantly, I’m that guy that is going to make a video about destroying his very own PlayStation 4 20th anniversary edition.

You might be wondering what you get for supporting this act of vandalism. For $5 you can get your name or PSN ID in the credits. For $50 you’ll acquire a small piece of the broken console. $100 will net you a bigger piece. If you feel generous and pledge $400, you’ll get the broken PlayStation Camera, while if you splurge with $500,  the smashed DualShock 4 will be yours.

The funniest thing (besides the whole project, I guess) is that at the moment of this writing Tiongson actually managed to attract two sadists that pledged a total of $21. The road to $20,300 is quite long, but there are 59 days left to go.

Personally, I know much better ways to spend my money on. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

[Thanks for the tip: Erick Dimalanta]

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.