Gross! Cockroach infestations breaking out in popular gaming console! – Komando

Ever had a gaming console flake out on you? Maybe in the middle of an extended session of “Final Fantasy XV,” in the middle of a heated battle with a Cactuar, your console randomly shuts down, leaving you crying in wasted despair.

You pause and wonder. The abrupt shutdown and gaming debacle may be due to a number of reasons – overheating, software glitches, hardware issues, electrical problems, a deux ex machina moment to get you off the couch.

Or maybe it’s due to bugs…literally.

Playstation 4 gamers meet the American cockroach – mister Periplaneta Americana, to be exact.

The PS4 is a Roach Magnet

Video gaming website Kotaku reported that the cockroaches love to reside inside the PlayStation 4 (PS4), more than any other console, trumping even the Xbox One.

What is it with the PS4 that makes it an attractive destination for cockroaches?

Well, first, the PS4 has wider vents than other consoles. They are also conspicuously located on its bottom, making it easier for an entire cockroach regiment to weave in and crawl into.

According to professional console repair techs from TronicsFix, that once in, the bugs then discover and enjoy the comforts of the PS4’s internal power supply, which has crevices that roaches find to be invitingly dark and warm enough to live in.

Power up your PS4 and the power supply’s generated heat turns the whole console into a nice, heated cockroach-condo.

The problems start when the roaches settle in and breed with reckless abandon inside the console. They trod around the PS4’s internal board, defecate on it and ultimately get zapped and fried …due to electricity. The bug-infested PS4 gets a short circuit, naturally, and maybe in brief mourning, refuses to turn on (read: it’s broken).

When this happens, most people who

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