@milkman: Don't get me wrong I love to hammer smash electronics. But do it to the old useless crap, Office Space style. Not on the shiny new box!
I know having shit not work can be rage inducing, but the worst case scenario for you is you send it back to Sony and get a brand new console. Maybe a few months of PS+ for your troubles if you sweet talk the customer service rep. If you get too happy with the hammer now you could jeopardize that option.