DailyTech - "The PlayStation 3 will easily be one of this year's most sought after items. With American gamers putting their lives on hold for almost two weeks to wait in line until the November 17 launch, anticipation is at an all-time high. For Japanese gamers, however, the wait is over.
Sony's new console launched in Japan today, and was met with extensive lineups worthy of a human/ant farm colony simulation. Hundreds, if not thousands, of gamers queued outside Yodabashi and Bic Camera stores (big box retailers equivalent to our Best Buy or Frys) the night before the release hoping to purchase a console. Japanese retailers typically do not offer midnight releases, those in line for the console would have to wait until the morning."