Francis got his PlayStation 4 from Sid Shuman of Sony, was only allowed to keep it for 2 hours [Update]

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Francis, who is known on YouTube by his username boogie2988, talked more about his recent PS4 experience. According to Francis, he was only able to keep the PS4 for 2 hours and faced no overheating of any sorts during his 2 hours of play time.

Francis got this PS4 from Sid Shuman, who handles social media for PlayStation. We can see his excitement, unboxing and playing the actual console in his video. You can check out his unboxing video below.

After this video was posted, Francis answered some questions related to his experience on twitter. According to him, there was no overheating of any sorts during the two hours of playtime that he experienced on PlayStation 4. He also shows a glimpse of the PlayStation 4 boot-up screen, which appears to be more like a PlayStation VITA boot-up with a black background and white PlayStation logo.

Francis also explains that he only got to keep the PlayStation 4 for 2 hours and thanks Sid Shuman for giving him this opportunity to experience PlayStation 4 before launch.

What do you think of this move by Sony? Do you think it was a good move on Sony’s part? Let us know in the comments below.

Update: Francis commented on reddit that he had to follow a ‘strict set of rules’ on what he could and couldn’t show so that Sony could ‘maintain momentum’. The unit was taken back by Sid, it was needed for promo purpose elsewhere.

Stay tuned to GearNuke for latest news and info on PlayStation 4.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Ben A

    YEP IN SONY WORLD, ONLY KEEP IT FOR 2 HOURS
    THEIR BORING EVENT LAST FOR TWO HOURS
    THEIR BRICKSTATION 4 LAST FOR TWO HOURS
    BOOM YOUR ENJOYMENT IS GONE
    2 HOURS LATER…………………………………………………………….
    AT LEAST EARLY XBOX ADOPTERS GET TO KEEP THEIR CONSOLES. LOL!!!!!!!

  • Ben A

    fat cunt. just like all playstation faggots.

    • Rikus

      Sorry, but I have reported your comment. To troll is one thing, but to insult people and call them names is not ok.

  • Ermahgerd Cerny Perney

    He was only allowed 2 hours of game time just in case the console spontaneously combusted!

    Bazinga!

  • nick

    OMG..OMG PS4 ha awesome reaction.

  • Obambush

    Sony doesn’t ban they send agents

    • guest

      I want a PS4 now!!!!!!!!!

    • Ben A

      AT LEAST WE DONT GET BRICKED LOL.

  • Guest

    Poor Francis, he should have axed the $0N¥ PauperStation Foul when he could. After reading the new terms of use, where you can’t resell your games on the PauperStation, he should have gone berserk and killed every pauper in the vicinity. $0N¥ = lies, overhype and underdeliver.

    • lolumadbrah

      Always trying to convince yourself with all your “pauperstation $0N¥” silly repeated spam?

      Insecure much? Keep spamming your old tired bullshit silly line and will still simply look like a silly & insecure xbone fanboy all day long

      • Guest

        I know it hurts in your butty pauper. REAL HARD!

        • Craft

          How can you put the $ & the ¥ sign with the word “Pauper” in one line? Do you even know what it means?

          Kid, get off the internet and go to school.

          • Guest

            Yes, Sony = NO DOLLARS AND ZERO YEN. THEY’RE BROKE PAUPERS!!!

      • Diego Pagewood

        The PS4 Is Outselling the Xbox One Because It Appeals to ‘Swing Gamers’
        Published 5 hr 7 min ago
        6
        By Lindsay Sakraida, DealNews Features Director

        “Not surprisingly, 42% of Xbox 360 owners (that is, users who owned only an Xbox 360) opted for the Xbox One, while 51% of PlayStation 3 owners veered towards the PS4. The number one reason cited for why these shoppers purchased what they did? Brand loyalty (at 32% for Xbox 360 owners and 30% for PS3 owners).

        Despite this expected result, there were notably a higher number of former Xbox 360 users who didn’t purchase any new console yet, claiming that the price was too high and that they were waiting for a deal. (In fact, double the number of Xbox 360 users who didn’t buy a new console cited price as an issue, compared to PS3 users who also didn’t buy one.) It would seem then that PlayStation devotees are more financially prepared to jump into the next generation of gaming because of the lower retail price, whereas Xboxers are patiently waiting for a more affordable opportunity.”

        Sooo…who’s the pauper?

    • Rikus

      You again? Even as a “Guest” your typical, pathetic attempt at trolling makes you easy to spot

  • Mark

    good move!

  • Rocamx

    EPIC FAIL! SONY AND ITS PS4 TOTALLY FALLS DOWN AT MY EYES! GOOD BYE SONY…

    • Trim Dose

      BURN IN LAVA! :D

    • Rikus

      Care to elaborate on the “EPIC FAIL”?

  • ceramicsaturn

    Awesome. I love his character. Can’t wait to get mine.

  • tu mama

    Holy shit after seeing that I dont want a Ps4 anymore I dont fucking want any videogames EVER is that the kind of person im turning into?

    • Bjoernsen

      -.-

  • fg

    i hate Youtubers is THIS the future of game journalism? HORRROR

    • Guest

      There is no journalism, only Wannabe important $0N¥ PauperStation N4Gay NeoFAG paupers, trying desperately to downplay the competition with lies.

      • guest

        LOL, your trolling is so laughable, it only makes the PS4 more successful.

        • Guest

          Only in the minds of low IQ paupers like you.

          • Rikus

            You even know what pauper means? You throw that word around so much, but I doubt you know what it means

          • Hussain Naseem

            or maybe that’s the only (supposedly) sophisticated word that he’s learnt :D

          • Rikus

            Maybe he is the pauper one around here and can only afford one console. Unfortunately he is an Xbox fanboy and now he has to convince himself that he is making the right choice buying the more expensive console.

            I hope one day he will realize that the PS4 is the more popular console, not because of price, but because of shitty choices made by Microsoft.

          • Ben A

            SHITTY CONSOLES YOU MEAN SONY BRICKSTATIONS.

          • Rikus

            Ben A, learn to read. I said shitty choices. Not CONSOLES. Also note that I never said the PS4 is a better console. Unlike you lame fanboys, I acknowledge both consoles and appreciate both. I said the PS4 is more popular because MS wanted to screw gamers with their DRM (i.e. shitty choices).

            Lastly, BRICKSTATIONS?? That is almost as lame as PauperStation. Common Xbone fanboys, just give it a rest. You will never have epic (and clever) names for the PS4 such as for the Xbox One.

          • andy

            When all the fools buy their over-expensive Xbone at launch and Microsoft release it without the Shitnect and it is €349.99 and cheaper then PS4 next year, will you call all the Xbots Paupers too then? It being the cheaper AND weaker console then?

          • Ben A

            When fools buy shitty cheap Asian brickstation 4 and shitty dildo playstation move, yep the cheaper the worse the lifecycle of the crapstation 4. you playstation fagbrains. and its mediocre console with mediocre games on wasted specs. lol

          • Rikus

            I’m sorry. That comment made zero sense. Are you sure you wanted to reply to Andy? All I see is a non-coherent argument about…uhm..random trollage?

          • Counterproductive

            Who are you, Charles Dickens?

      • Carl

        Sweet Merciful Zeus, was that even English? Could you please translate that into something resembling an actual sentence please, I don’t speak Moron and Rosetta Stone don’t offer a learning program for it either.

  • Sergio Ferra

    I think Sony did a great job doing that,it shows the type of company they are and obviously one lucky gamer got to participate in. It shows envious of the person stating that he was happy but at the same time he should have to wait like everyone else…I wonder what he would have said if he would have been the chosen one to participate in that and someone would have made that comment?Would he have felt the same way?

  • Riley Freeman

    great move by sony. i still dont get how microsoft got to force a copyright takedown on that other kid who received his xbox one early. how is it copyright when you own the product

    • nick

      it does not make sense.

    • Alex_Atkin_UK

      Technically game video is just as copyrighted as movies/TV shows. Also when NDAs are in place they have every right to stop you leaking information early.

      It might not be your fault (in fact its wherever you got it from) for getting it early and you certainly should be punished for it, but they still have a right to take that content down. In the US you might be able to argue fair-use for game footage, but I’m not sure even then its protected.

      Ultimately they can still take the content down and it would be up to you to take it to court to dispute it as fair use, and who is going to do that?

  • zpoccc

    you realize his name isn’t really francis, right? so when he’s answering questions via twitter, that’s not ‘francis’ answering them, it’s the guy that plays the character of francis responding.

  • The Wolf 47

    Jealously inbound.