PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say

Having trouble with your PlayStation 4? Then, they will take the console apart, sterilize it with an ultrasonic cleaner, and put it back together. Writer Cecilia D'Anastasio learned this when visiting a console fix shop that had "black garbage bags... full of roaches" piled up in the corner. The shop she visited gets in at least one roach-infested console per week.

Che even showed Kotaku's Cecilia D'Anastasio that XCubicle has roach bags, which are black garbage bags filled with dead cockroaches. The console will feature the same accessories as the original system did, including one DualShock 4 controller, a USB cable for charging, and a bad mono "headset" that you'll use once and throw in the trash. Other console repairmen interviewed say that at least half of the PS4s they receive are loaded with roaches. Microsoft's Xbox One S, which can also be had for $299.99, starts at 500GB of storage but several bundles with a 1TB console are available for $349.99.

Also, the PS4's ventilation openings are wider, making it easy for roaches to get up in there. Unlike the company's other now available console bundles, this version of the PlayStation 4 does not come with a bundle game.

The internal power supply of the PlayStation 4, compared to the external power supply of the Xbox One, warms up the interior of the console better, and in combination with dark and enclosed spaces, make for a ideal bug hotel for cockroaches.

Roach-infested PS4s are a big problem. Cleaning a PlayStation 4 once filled with the bugs requires a good scrubbing of the power supply, which will likely have been tainted with cockroach poop. The PS4s just stop working and the owners don't know why.

The PS4's internal power supply keeps the console nice and toasty, making a PlayStation a pretty comfortable home (the Xbox One's power source is external). Of course, keeping the PlayStation 4 and its immediate surroundings clean at all times will help keep the bugs away.