Die-hard gamers and entrepreneurs shelled out $500 or more for Sony’s new PlayStation 3 as the video game console made its U.S. debut early Friday. Many had camped out for days without knowing if they’d be going home empty-handed.
At a midnight launch event at a Circuit City store in New York, Sergio Rodriguez was the first to emerge with a new console Friday as people still standing in line outside the store cheered. He had been camped outside the store since Sunday.With Sony promising only 400,000 systems for the nationwide launch, the chance of disappointment was high. While retailers tried to keep expectations low, lines snaked around the block at many stores.