SONY PLAYSTATION 3 RELEASE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The PS3 was released on November
11, 2006 in Japan, and on November 17, 2006 in the United States, Canada, Hong
Kong and Taiwan, but those in Europe and Australasia will have to wait till
The release in the US saw some
complete madness with many people spending many days camping out in line to get
There were an
expected 400,000 units to be released in the US but due to problems only about
half made it to the stores and as a result those that pre-ordered the PS3 may be
out of luck.
to be quite the mess as many that had placed deposits for pre-order sold their
PS3 on eBay with prices going as high as $10,000.00 shortly after the release,
but stabilizing at $2000.00 to $2,500.00 the next day, but many did not get
their PS3 to fill their order.
In Putnam, Connecticut 2 men tried to rob people in
line, but one man refused to surrender his wallet and was shot.
A WAL-MART IN Southern California was temporally closed
due to fears of injury if the store was opened to let people get a PS3.
Though most line ups were quite civil, there were
numerous instance of people being injured in the stampede as the doors were open
and people raced to the electronics department.
If you remember the original iPod smashing and the
subsequent Xbox 360 clubbing by Ben Lovatt and Victor Moukhortov of Toronto,
Canada, you'll be happy to know that they got their hands on 20-gigabyte unit
and a 60-gigabyte, taking the 20-gigabyte unit outside to where a crowd was
gathered and smashing it in front of them.
A quote from one of those witnessing the PS2
destruction: 'What idiots!'
The Sony Playstation 3 release was truly a spectacle
that will be debated in psychology classes worldwide for a long time to come.
Sony Playstation 3
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