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]