The teenage boy was shot in the leg as he tried to sell his PlayStation 5 for $400. The victim’s mother says that her son loved video games and had been selling them regularly, but she never expected anything like this would happen.

Teenager Gets Shot While Trying to Sell His PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 is a game developed by Sony.

The young guy from Harris County, Texas, placed the console for sale over the weekend, according to ABC13. The ad was seen by a presumably interested buyer, who phoned the seller, and they met at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

When they met, the “buyer” took out a weapon, which was unfortunate for the vendor. The suspect escaped without the PlayStation 5, and the vendor was shot in the side.

The good news is that the seller is likely to make it. He had “non-life threatening injuries” and was in stable condition. The suspect’s description has yet to be provided by authorities.

Getting a PlayStation 5 has been exceedingly tough. Due to the current chip scarcity, which is itself a product of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, this is unlikely to alter for some time.

However, don’t hold your breath for things to go back to normal anytime soon. According to some forecasts, the chip scarcity might go far into 2022, and even even 2023.

The PlayStation 5 isn’t the only product that’s been impacted. The chip shortage has impacted the availability of devices such as the Xbox Series X, cellphones, automobiles, and other electronics.


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