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These Japanese Fans Have Been Waiting for Three Days to Get a PS4

Posted by Kell Andersen

Greatness waits

Japanese fans have been waiting an awfully long time to get their hands on the PlayStation 4. In fact, the console is scheduled to release today, over two months after its Western launch. Don't feel too bad for our long suffering friends, though. After all, they won't have to sacrifice their first born just to play Yakuza Ishin.

Understandably, several brand devotees are getting pretty excited about the awaiting greatness, and have therefore quite literally taken their enthusiasm to the streets. These intrepid fans have been camped out in the freezing cold for the past three days, just to make sure that they don't miss out on the big black box.

However, the Japanese giant is handling the event in a slightly different manner this time around. The first thirty fans to show up were given a very special lottery ticket, and whoever's token is drawn tonight will get the prestigious honour of purchasing the very first super machine. It's a slightly inequitable system to be sure, but, if nothing else, it'll probably eliminate any potential arguments over who was actually first in line.

Do you think that the PS4 is worth three days of street living? Would you be willing to brave the cold to be first in line? Spend three days in the comments section below.

[via dualshockers.com]

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User Comments (10)

k_andersenStaff

#1

k_andersen said:

My brother is in Japan at the moment, and apparently it's been snowing in Tokyo the past couple of days. This lot must be REALLY eager...

Gemuarto

#3

Gemuarto said:

I wonder what game they are playing on Vita. Monster Hunter perhaps =). I think people are doing this not for PS4 but just because it's fun. I mean, I always feel in moments like this that it's fun to be a gamer and do crazy things because of your passion. Please, be exited.

Zombie_Barioth

#4

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Gemuarto
I'm sure they are, after all its not like once they're sold out there won't be anymore PS4s. You get together with a bunch of like-minded people and basically have yourselves a little launch party. Its probably even funner in Japan since just about everyone has a handheld of some kind so you can sit and play together.

banacheck

#5

banacheck said:

No one sits outside in the cold because it's fun, obviously thay are waiting for something else thay wouldn't be there and that somting is the PS4 after all Sony's sells well Japan.

It'll be interesting to see how many PS4 are sold at launch in Japan, as this launch could really propel the PS4. Not only that i'll be watching what some of the gameplay thay put on Twitch, obviously because some of the games are not out here.

Jaz007

#6

Jaz007 said:

While there won't be any first in line arguments, Sony will have created the first ever 30th place argument. Sony truely is always innovating.

JavierYHL

#9

JavierYHL said:

yup just come back from tokyo not too long ago bought a FF10/10-2 limited edition vita there :)

charlesnarles

#10

charlesnarles said:

As someone who has had the (dis)pleasure of spending a few days without residence not by choice, I'd absolutely have waited 3 days for mine if I had to. It's really quite bearable if you have someone to huddle with. Sure wasn't snowing in So-Cal, tho heheh

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