As expected, there are a lot of people stacked outside of the Best Buys, Circuit Cities and Targets waiting to get their hands on a PS3 or a Wii. Also as expected, a lot of people are going to be putting their newly purchased next-gen systems on eBay — and they’re going for about $1,500 to $2,000.
I also got a next-gen system this week — my freshly repaired 360 came back to me in the mail, so this means more “Gears of War” in the peace of my own home, and probably moving onto “Tony Hawk’s Project 8.” I’m hoping the Arena lounge picks up a PS3, or Wii, or both. No big rush, though. Since all I’d get to look at would be launch titles I’ve already seen, I can wait a little. Maybe.
I talked to some of the people lined up outside of Circuit City in Rancho Cucamonga. There’s no midnight thing going on at that store, but they’re opening up early to accommodate the masses. The most popular answer I got in terms of games for the PS3 was “Madden.” Other than that, most of them wanted to put it up for sale online. One lady wanted to buy a PS3, sell it, and then donate half the money to a charity to help children in Romania. Massive damage to poverty! Riiidge Racer!!
(By the way, Bulletin photographer Walter Richard Weis ftw on the photo!)