How to spot fake PlayStation®

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3 quickest ways to spot fake PlayStation®

1. Serial Number


  • The console and box have a genuine serial number.
  • The serial number aligns with Sony’s database.


  • Absence of a serial number or discrepancies in numbers.
  • Serial number fails to authenticate on Sony’s website.

2. Hardware


  • High-quality build with uniform finishing.
  • Hefty and robust construction.


  • Use of substandard or inconsistent materials.
  • Noticeably lighter and less durable.

3. Controller


  • The DualSense controller is robust and well-built.
  • Buttons are responsive with precise haptic feedback.


  • The controller seems fragile or of low quality.
  • Buttons are unresponsive or have inadequate feedback.

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