Kid Using PS5 as Glorified Extension Cord Sparks Bizarre Backlash: 'Lazy'

An image of an elusive PS5 console being used as a "glorified extension cord" has sparked a bizarre backlash online.

In a post shared on Reddit's popular r/MildlyInfuriating group on Saturday, June 25, which can be seen here, user u/Jamesthegrizzly explained his 12-year-old cousin had used the gaming console as a way to charge her phone.

The photo which accompanied the post showed the PS5 had been placed on the floor in the corner of the child's room with a charger cable plugged in that stretched to a mobile phone resting on a bed mattress with no sheets on it.

Despite the PS5 having launched more than a year ago, the video game console is still difficult for people to purchase.

Photo of a Playstation 5
Photo of a Playstation 5. Many Reddit users bashed the state of the child's bedroom. Getty

Numerous supply chains were disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to the product becoming incredibly rare to find.

Since being shared, the post has attracted more than 69,700 upvotes and some 2,600 comments.

But many of those who commented on the post did not give the elusive PS5 much time, with many sharing their views about the messy state of the child's room.

One Reddit user said: "Lazy, fits both the plastic and lack of sheets, as well as the ps5 charger."

Those who did mention the PS5 saw no issue with the console being used as a charger as it could be used for that purpose.

A Reddit user shared: "TBF (to be fair), PS5 is a glorified charger at this point. Not a lot of games to justify that price tag."

Another added: "Yeah, lots of weird takes the PS5 has USB ports, why shouldn't you use them to charge your phone? I'm so confused about the gamer anger."

One Reddit user posted: "I mean if this is the only way to charge her phone then she's gotta do what she's gotta do. A PS5 is great and all, but I'd rather have a functioning phone."

A fourth commented: "The thing that gets me is that she didn't even make use of the length of the PS5 cord, so the iPhone cord is still barely reaching."

Newsweek has contacted u/Jamesthegrizzly for comment.

Millions of gamers across the world are eagerly awaiting any more information about the PS5's availability at retailers across the U.S. and worldwide.

Newsweek has shared numerous articles about which retailers have the PS5 in stock and what dates they were available.

Unsurprisingly, with such an elusive product being on the market, it does not take long for them to be snatched up by prospective buyers keen to play the latest generation of games.