And they STILL can't get a big line going.

From what I recall, NY PS3 launch attendees got rain, and maybe a PS3. In SF, we got shit...and maybe a PS3. At the unofficial lines at Best Buy, you sometimes got mugged, or shot.

For the record, the TV was some 46-inch HDTV. I'll guess LCD. All in all, Sony Entertainment UK gave out £250,000 in TVs at the London event. And they got rides home.

London PS3 Launch Gives Out TVs to All [Kotaku]