In a very rare case, a man from Robertson County, Tennessee, United States received a lightning strike through the control of your Playstation 2 while playing GTA San Andreas.
The news was reported by the WKRN medium and occurred last Saturday, when the man was playing after dinner and a storm broke out. As the control of Playstation 2, console launched in March 2000, has cable (later wireless versions came out), the shock passed through the control into his hands.
Josh Rice, Deputy Director of Emergency Medical Services Robertson County, told News 2 that doctors had responded around 9:15 p.m. Saturday to a call from a man struck by lightning in Greenbrier.
When crews arrived, they said they determined that the man’s home was hit or that lightning struck nearby, and that he was shocked through a video game control.
The man did not suffer wounds: When the ambulance teams arrived, they confirmed that everything was fine, although they decided to review it to confirm that it did not have a problem that was not detectable at first glance.
These cases are very rare, although they have already happened. Last year, Karma, a professional player of Rocket league, he was playing during a storm, holding a wired controller, and the same thing happened to him.
Meanwhile, Sony enjoys the Playstation 5 moment
Playstation 5, a bestseller. Photo Sony
Far from that Playstation 2 that, incidentally, is the best-selling console in all history, Sony is currently enjoying the great moment of Playstation 5, which has already stopped giving losses for each unit sold: it exceeded the 10 million units put into circulation.
Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the figures this Wednesday: since its launch, on November 12, 2020, it exceeded that figure, as well as that the video game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales reached 6.5 million copies.
Through these sales, the PS5 becomes the company’s fastest-selling console in its history, and continues to outpace the sales rate of its predecessor, PlayStation 4 (PS4).
In addition, the company announced the sales of video games with which it also achieved “different milestones.” It is the “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales”, by Insomniac Games, which sold more than 6.5 million copies since its launch on November 12, 2020.
Also “MLB The Show 21” by San Diego Studio is the fastest-selling title in franchise history with more than 2 million copies sold across all platforms. A video game that reached more than 4 million players since its launch on April 16, 2021.
Ratchet and Clank: A Dimension Apart, the new exclusive for PlayStation 5.
For its part, “Returnal”, from the Housemarque studio, sold more than 560,000 copies since its launch on April 30, 2021. And “Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart”, from Insomniac Games, sold more than 1.1 million copies since its release on June 11, 2021.
Going forward, the company adds, PlayStation Studios’ line of exclusive games will include a new installment of “God of War” from Santa Monica Studios, another from “Gran Turismo 7” from Polyphony Digital and another from “Horizon Forbidden West.” from Guerrilla Games.
Likewise, he concludes, some of the most anticipated games from Sony’s partners will arrive, including Battlefield 2042 by Electronic Arts, Bethesda Deathloop, Far Cry 6 by Ubisoft and Kena: Bridge of Spirits from Ember Lab.