Can a PS4 or Xbox One Survive a 15ft Drop?

Watch: Only one makes it.


If you're a GameSpot regular you've probably already seen our new comprehensive buyer's guides for Xbox One and PS4 (promise I'll stop plugging these!) but there is certainly one detail I missed in both.

To wit: Can the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One survive a fifteen-foot drop onto concrete?

Now, this absolutely isn't the kind of test you should try at home. As WWE wrestler Mick Foley once famously demonstrated ("good god almighty!"), fifteen feet is a long, long way down.

Tech publication Wired dropped both Sony and Microsoft's new consoles from waist height, and then from fifteen feet, to see if they can function after the impact.

Minor spoiler - only one survives. Watch the video above.

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