Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii launch updates
Jesus was right – The gods at Best Buy won’t tolerate people lining up sooner than 24 hours before the PS3’s go on sale. Michael McWhertor from Kotaku paid a visit to the Burbank store and discovered that campers, who’d shown up more than a week early, had been kicked out of line. (h/t to Koga and Mark Englert).
TG Daily interviewed some of the suckers before they left, and provides some video where where one manchild explains that he’d quit his job just to be there.
Mark Liu at CBS2 got his hands on a PS3 and has the video to prove it. Damn legitimate journalists!
The Playstation Experience Truck will roll through Los Angeles from November 16th thru the 19th. On Thursday, the rolling arcade will be at the West Hollywood Best Buy, and then park at the West LA Best Buy (13301 W. Pico Blvd.) Friday til Sunday. Inside is a bank of playable PS3s and PS2s, complete with Hi-Def TVs, and stations to download content to your PSP. So exciting it makes one need to PP! (source: ps3.QJ.net)
The Universal City Walk Gamestop will host an official Nintendo Wii launch event at midnight November 18th/19th that “will feature live music and entertainment, fun, games, special guests from Nintendo – and a countdown to the moment that will change the way video games are played forever.” (source: Nintendo.com)
If you want your chance to watch people fight for their chance to just play a Wii at a Gamestop, the following area Westfield Mall locations will have playable Wii kiosks beginning the Wednesday: Santa Anita, Topanga, Plaza Camino Real, and Fox Hills.
On a side note – if the price, the line, or both don’t interest you, the rumor on the internets is that last year’s hot console release, the XBox 360, will begin selling for $99 on Amazon.com sometime this week… some argue that Sony’s PS3 remains inferior to Microsoft’s machine. (h/t Hoopkidups at Digg)
Metblog Flashback: Last May, Koga brought us his own sneak peek of the Wii from E3.