East Texans are Camping Out for Playstation 3 - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

11/16/06 - East Texas

East Texans are Camping Out for Playstation 3

by Ramonica R. Jones

Several people around East Texas are camping out in front of retail stores. They're hoping to buy the new Playstation 3. The state-of-the-art video game goes on sale in just a few hours.

Gamers are lining up outside the Best Buy store in Lufkin. They set up tents and sat on the cold sidewalk covered in blankets just to be among the first to get their hands on the game.

This is one of the biggest launches Target will have all year. Playstation 3 is expected to revolutionize the gaming industry.

Target Team Leader Kris Hoepfner said, "We will be distributing tickets to guests that match the units that we will be receiving, so if they're in line and they get a ticket, then they will be guaranteed a unit as soon as we open the store at 8:00 a.m."  

Playstation 3 goes on sale at midnight Friday across the country. There are two versions of the game: the 20 gig system and the 60 gig system. The game consoles cost between $500 and $600 each.    

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