GameSpot's Jeff Bakalar interviews Joey, who was the first PS4 buyer in North America.
(Credit: Screenshot by Steven Musil/CNET)
Sony launched its new PlayStation 4 at midnight Thursday to long lines of gamers around North America hoping to get their hands on the next-generation console.
Hundreds of PS fans braved hours in chilly weather in a line outside the Standard High Line hotel in New York for a chance to pick up one (or more) of the new consoles as well as score Sony giveaways. However, there were likely to be some disappointed fans as Sony planned to offer only 444 consoles on Thursday night.
The first buyer of a PS4 in North America was Joey, who told Jeff Bakalar of CNET sister site GameSpot that he had waited in line for 20 hours. After posing with his new console for the press, he told Bakalar that he was stunned by the whole experience.
Meanwhile hundreds were also waiting at the GameStop on Market Street in San Francisco for a chance to win one of several the company was giving away. When asked why they were willing to stand in line so long, some said they were excited about some of the new title offerings but also cited brand loyalty as a factor. Some in New York spoke of playing various iterations of the console as long as they could remember.
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