Man buys PS3, smashes it with sledgehammer

Console craziness continues

Updated with video Two Canadians last week won their 15 minutes of fame by standing in line for two days to splash out CAD550 on a 20GB PS3s - only to take the machine straight out of the store and destroy it with a sledgehammer.

"I did it for the thrill and to see people's expression," Victor Moukhortov, a 17-year-old part-time student, told the Ottawa Sun. "It was like a social experiment to see people's reaction.

"[The PS3] held up pretty well. It took about 15 hits to break it," he added.

Moukhortov did the deed with chum Ben Lovatt. They also bought a 60GB PS3 which they hope to sell for a high enough price to cover the cost of the 20GB model.

The pair told the newspaper they were planning to do the same with a Nintendo Wii on its 19 November release. It's not known whether they made good on their pledge. ®

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