Two funny stories regarding the PS3 launch and the overhyped fervor that has come along with it:
– At a West Covina Target store, those who had been waiting hours – or even days – to get their grimy little hands on a PS3 were sent away by a security guard just minutes before the store was to open and were told to wait on the other end of the parking lot for a whistle to indicate that the store was open. Naturally, the whole thing ended up turning into a very depressing version of a 100-yard dash.
– At another local Circuit City, the manager decided to completely pass over those who had waited outside for days by insteead making it a random draw to determine who got to spend $599 on a system that by most accounts has terrible launch titles. (Of course, we all know that most of these people probably aren’t going to keep the system – they’re going straight to eBay. Even so, any person who is willing to spend more than the already inflated price of $599 on a PS3 is a fool who deserves to be parted from his money.)
Bow your heads, PS3 fanboys. Bow your heads in shaaaaaame.