ADULT men have been sleeping outdoors because they want an electronic toy.
Sony’s Playstation 4 toy is released in the UK on Friday, but fully-grown men who are old enough to have jobs and drink alcohol are already queueing outside a shop to get theirs.
37-year-old Tom Logan said: “I told my kids, daddy’s going away for a few days.
“The youngest cried because she thought I was going off to fight in a war or perhaps help rescue people after a massive natural disaster.
“But then I explained that I was going to sleep rough so that I could get a thing to play games on, because that was really, really important to me.
“She was pretty much fine after that.”
However the ageing demographic of console game and comics fans has prompted some children to ask for their hobbies back.
10-year-old Stephen Malley said: “I really like computer games but my dad refuses to play with me because he says I’m not a real ‘hardcore gamer’, whatever that is.
“I like comics too but dad gets cross because I keep taking his X-Men out of the little plastic bags which affects the re-sale value.”
Malley’s father Julian Malley said: “Comics, games, superhero films – these things aren’t for children and my son needs to respect that.”
“Well maybe respect is the wrong word but you get the general idea.”