What’s the obsession with PS3?

My husband stopped by Best Buy on Thursday to pick up some thigamajig for his Power Point presentation at work this morning.  My husband (DH) tells me that he was thinking ‘Thursday morning 10AM, surely the store is open and not too busy – I’ll be in and out in no time.’

When he pulled into the parking lot of the gigantic store, there was plenty of room to park, but DH noticed many tents set up along the sidewalk near the entrance to Best Buy.  Of course, he’s asking himself “When the hell did Best Buy start selling camping gear?!”  As he got closer, he realized that there were people inside those tents.  With sleeping bags, pillows and ice chests.  Turns out they were actually camping out, waiting for today, to be among the first to purchase a PlayStation 3.

My husband said there were teenagers, which he expected.  The folks that disturbed him were the middle-aged men wearing t-shirts emblazoned with ‘Captain Kirk Rocks’ or ‘ Guns’N’Roses 1987 Appetite for Destruction Tour’ that were waiting along with the teenagers.   Not sure whether to 1) be weirded out by the grown-ups missing work to pay $600 dollars for a base unit (no games, mind you), 2) bow in respect for their lifelong devotion to video games or 3) feel pity for the lives they might have had if they had simply stopped. playing. freaking. video. games.  

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7 Comments

  1. Karen said,

    November 17, 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Around here they plan to resell them on the famous web site for thousands. Only a fewe who were interviewed said they were going to keep them. I think I feel sorry for those who will pay the inflated price for the thing. If they have that much money to waste, send it my way!

  2. ben said,

    November 17, 2006 at 3:06 pm

    I was going to say, the old guys are probly gonna auction them. If you just want to play games you’ll wait until there are more titles available AND the price is cut in half, plus you won’t have to stand in line.

    I don’t know why they launched it this weekend, they could have waited a month and still sold just as many. In other words, every one they have. Maybe they really needed to get some cash flow?

  3. November 21, 2006 at 12:51 am

    wow….I say #3, but we as a family occasionally pull out the XBox for some Burnout 3: Takedown.

    Oh, yeaaaaaaaaaaaah, WHOS YOUR MOMMY!!!

    Have a super duper Thanksgiving if I don’t see you sooner!

  4. Owlhaven said,

    November 21, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    Isn’t that just nutty???

  5. Latte Man said,

    November 21, 2006 at 4:44 pm

    You missed one group, the slime balls that were waiting there to buy a unit in the hopes of selling it to somebody on eBay for a grand or more.

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