Video shows two women getting into crazy fistfight over PS5 at North Carolina Walmart till both are in bruises
'What the f**k are you gonna do?' one woman with long braids could be heard saying in the video as she took off her purse and jacket
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: On December 13, two women wound up in a fistfight over a PS5 game console at a North Carolina Walmart this week, leaving both apparently bruised and empty-handed. Videos of their confrontation have since gone viral. A Twitter user shared footage of the fight, writing, “Bruh”.
"What the f**k are you gonna do?" one woman with long braids could be heard saying in the video as she took off her purse and jacket. One man could be heard yelling, "Call the cops!" as a crowd gathered around the two brawling women. At one point, a man in a motorized scooter and a woman in a red mask could be seen trying to intervene but the woman in braids continued to shout.
The woman who took off her purse before the fight could be seen lying still on the floor after the other woman with a black hoodie punched her repeatedly and stomped on her face. She, however, recovered and got up before the video ended. By the time law enforcement responded to the scene, both women had reportedly left the store.
As per The Sun, this is the second incident in a week where gaming enthusiasts got into a brawl over the console. In a Florida Walmart, a mother reportedly punched a police officer while holding her four-month-old baby. As per reports, Valeria Aguilar and her family had reportedly waited over eight hours in line to purchase a Sony PS5, before being told that they had sold out. NBC6 reported that police officer Cristina Pacheco tried to defuse a tense conversation between Aguilar's brother-in-law, Juan Ramirez, and store employees. Reportedly, he had become belligerent with Walmart employees when they announced that only five PS5 consoles [were] left to be purchased.
The Sony PlayStation 5 is one of the most coveted items this Holiday season. So much so that near its launch, the Toronto police warned that people trying to sell consoles online were being robbed and threatened with weapons. The PlayStation 5 defeated the Xbox Series X and S when it came to launch-day sales. Reportedly, 2.1 million to 2.5 million units of the PS5 were sold in total on its two launch days, whereas the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S had an estimated sale of 1.2 million to 1.4 million consoles. Up to 7,80,000 Xbox Series consoles were sold just in the US on launch day, while the launch day sales estimate for the PS5 in the US stands at up to 1.2 million.
Sony's initial production estimates for the PlayStation 5 had the company shipping at least ten million units during the holiday rush. Reports came out in September that indicated production had been cut by around four million units, sparking rumors of a shortage. Sony insisted it was on track and that those rumors were unfounded. Unfortunately, Sony’s estimates seem to have been off-mark.