A fake PlayStation 5 leak that includes the image of a fridge tricked one publication and its causing an uproar on Twitter.
A writer at the International Business Times (IBT) has to be kicking themselves right now after posting this article about a PlayStation 5 leak.
The article takes a joke image shared by a prominent leaker on Twitter and doles it out as truth. The funny image pokes fun at the XBox design by suggesting that the PS5 will look like a fridge.
The image from Twitter user ZhugeEX is making fun of the design for the Xbox Series X. There’s been no shortage of memes about the next-gen console’s design and the leaker was joining in on the fun.
It’s honestly hard to see how someone makes this kind of mistake. The image is clearly a black fridge with a PlayStation logo in the top corner. Then again, the original article also says that “Microsoft” will be releasing the PlayStation 5. So there’s that.
ZhugeEX himself couldn’t help but point of the ridiculousness of the article in a response Tweet.
IBT has updated the article to note that this isn’t what the PlayStation 5 will look like, but the damage is done. Plenty of Twitter users are poking fun at the publication over the blunder, and rightly so.
This gaffe from IBTimes only backs up a belief that many gamers have about journalists being a joke. I would love to argue against this, but it’s hard to do so when my fellow gaming journalists are out there thinking a fridge is a legitimate PlayStation 5 leak.
This article was edited by Sam Bourgi.
Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:40 PM UTC