The Wait Is On For This Year's Newest Gaming Craze

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 6:08 am
By: News On 6

On Friday, Sony will release its much anticipated PlayStation 3, but some folks are already camping out for the console at the Best Buy store at 71st Street and US Highway 169 in Tulsa.

People across the US are camped out for the new PS3, mostly to make some extra cash. Austin Patton has been camped out at the Best Buy in east Tulsa since Tuesday night.

The store will sell its share of PS3's Friday, one per customer. Patton has hired two of his friends to stand in line with him. He plans to keep one, sell the other two on an online auction site, and use the money he makes for college.

"It's an experiment and a chance of a lifetime to do something adventurous, in a sense, I mean as adventurous as camping in front of Best Buy can get."

Managers at Best Buy say there are a total of 400,000 PS3s available for the entire country. There are two different kinds of units, each priced at $500 and $600. Managers won't reveal how many they'll be given.

The store opens Friday at 8 AM.