November 15, 2006
On Wednesday night at the Best Buy in Charlottesville, dozens were already camping out.
Sony's new high-tech console boasts a 60 Gigabyte hard drive and a built in DVD player that uses Sony's blue ray technology.
The company acknowledges compatibility problems. This new PS3 won't play some games designed for previous PlayStations, although some argue it's only a small percentage of the games Sony has out.
And customers should be ready to dig deep into their pockets.
The new PlayStation will costs between $500 and $600, depending on how big the hard drive is.
But neither the lines, nor the price was stopping the die-hards in line at Best Buy Wednesday night.
Some had been there almost a full day, with more than 24 hours still to go.
Sony initially planned to ship 400,000 PlayStation 3's, nationwide.
But the Best Buy in Charlottesville only expected to get between 20 and 26.
There were similar reports of people lining up at stores across the country, each hoping to get their hands on one of the games that were selling on eBay for up to four times their retail price.