Friday, November 17, 2006

Playstation3 frenzy hits Canada

Canadian gamers eager for their fix starting lining up outside retailers Wednesday to snap up the new Sony PlayStation3.

Ben Lovatt, 18, the owner of an online company, started queuing up outside a Best Buy outlet on Toronto's Bay Street at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, in time to buy his PS3 Friday morning.

"I saw the first and second people line up and decided that I had better get in line. It's only a couple of days."

Small tent cities arose out of the pavement by electronics stores as hundreds of Edmontonians were ''chillin'' for a chance to get their frozen hands on PlayStation 3.

The cold wind blowing across an Edmonton shopping complex wasn't enough to deter Ben Garcia, Kari Shriver and Chris Jensen from lining up outside the Best Buy store on Wednesday afternoon for a 40-hour wait for the new $659 system that offers vivid graphics, a new generation of games and compatibility with high definition TV...

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