It's been an exciting week for gamers around the world, as the next-gen consoles have finally started to launch. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are now available worldwide, while the PlayStation 5 is out now in the US and Japan. Unfortunately, as with any launch on this kind of scale, there have been some... issues.
The past few days have seen various reports from customers who have had to deal with cancelled orders, misplaced orders, and some orders that are just straight-up wrong. Pour one out for the gamer who got sent an Xbox One X instead of an Xbox Series X.
Mistakes happen, of course, but a particularly shocking piece of footage has emerged that appears to show FedEx driver carelessly tossing the package containing a customer's brand-new Xbox Series X onto their porch. Take a look at the video for yourself below, as captured by Daedalus90.
"Since there's been a lot of love for FedEx today, I'd like to share them tossing my Xbox onto my porch," the Reddit user wrote. The 6-second clip shows the driver dropping the package, which could have potentially damaged the console inside. An argument could be made that the delivery driver didn't know what was inside, but that's surely all the more reason to treat it with care rather than drop it on the ground from a few feet up.
Having combed through the Reddit thread, there's no word from the OP on whether or not the console was damaged, but it's worth noting that the Xbox Series X is pretty snugly packaged so it should be okay. Here's hoping, anyway.
Some users in the thread noted that we don't ever really have any way of knowing how our consoles have been treated on their journey from factory to door, and that its final drop onto the porch could have been one of its more gentle moments. "That's the most gentle fall that box has taken since it was packaged," joked one user.
"I worked at the largest Amazon fulfillment center in southern California," claimed another. "It was pretty much recommended you toss packages if it meant moving faster."
Others have come to the defense of the driver, arguing that crappy wages and working conditions are to blame for the treatment of the package, while some have taken to the thread to share positive stories of friendly delivery drivers who dropped off consoles carefully and with a smile.
Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/Reddit/Daedalus90
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