PS3 Countdown NYC: First Man Lined Up 3 Days Early

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Clearly the PS3 launch is more organized in NYC than in SF: Of course that makes sense: this is where the big party is at. They've got an official line, with a signpost. And fanboys have been lining up for awhile now on Madison Ave. Since 8pm Monday night, actually, says number one spot holder Angel Paredes. As of midnight, he has 350 people behind him. Things are quiet now, but a few hours ago a scuffle broke out over line cutsies, and Sony's muscle had to step in. 24 hours to go before the PS3s go on sale.

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Reporting and Photography by Lisa Freedman

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DISCUSSION

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UpIrons

I was at Meijer yesterday and people were already lined up "camping". Actually those are some smart people if you ask me, because Meijer (for those not familiar) is open 24 hours and the electronics dept is in the back of the store. So these people get to "camp out" inside the Meijer store, in the electronics department next to all the TV's and video games... PLUS, Meijer is being really good to them, giving them breaks for bathroom and lunch, etc and even bringing them water occasionally. So next time everyone needs to remember to go to Meijer (if you have them in your neck of the woods). Heck I could probably go over there right now and get in line but screw that!