PS3/Wii lines. Once more, with feeling.

Once more, from the top, with feeling! Wii're all in this together...

2AM, and the Joystiq correspondent who must have reported this story must be freezing to death about now. In anticipation of the next batch of shipments of Wiis and PS3s, the lines have popped up. Again. And this time, those spots are for sale.

Of course, the payoff – or futility – of this is dependent on whether the store in question is going to receive an allotment of Wii and/or PS3 for an eleventh-hour shopper scramble. As an example, the store said Joystiq correspondent visited at that ungodly hour of the morning apparently could not confirm any PS3s in-store or on the way from Sony, but resourceful campers were able to print out confirmation that there would be an allotment of Wiis from Nintendo.

Speaking of resourceful – like it said earlier: Spots For Sale. These lines may not be the swollen masses of humanity they were back in the consoles’ respective Launch Days (said Joystiq guy counted 14 at the store, but then, it probably was a small store) but as a for-example, three of the campers the Joystiq guy talked to said they were willing to sell their spots. For seventy-five dollars.

Speaking of “down-the-wire”… Amazon turned their allotments of Wiis and PS3s into a lottery. And some CNN staffer experiences what gamer-envy/hate really feels like. Talk about an eleventh-hour sale. Why not just postpone Christmas to, dunno, how about St. Patrick’s?

Once more, from the top, with feeling! Wii're all in this together...

2AM, and the Joystiq correspondent who must have reported this story must be freezing to death about now. In anticipation of the next batch of shipments of Wiis and PS3s, the lines have popped up. Again. And this time, those spots are for sale.

Of course, the payoff – or futility – of this is dependent on whether the store in question is going to receive an allotment of Wii and/or PS3 for an eleventh-hour shopper scramble. As an example, the store said Joystiq correspondent visited at that ungodly hour of the morning apparently could not confirm any PS3s in-store or on the way from Sony, but resourceful campers were able to print out confirmation that there would be an allotment of Wiis from Nintendo.

Speaking of resourceful – like it said earlier: Spots For Sale. These lines may not be the swollen masses of humanity they were back in the consoles’ respective Launch Days (said Joystiq guy counted 14 at the store, but then, it probably was a small store) but as a for-example, three of the campers the Joystiq guy talked to said they were willing to sell their spots. For seventy-five dollars.

Speaking of “down-the-wire”… Amazon turned their allotments of Wiis and PS3s into a lottery. And some CNN staffer experiences what gamer-envy/hate really feels like. Talk about an eleventh-hour sale. Why not just postpone Christmas to, dunno, how about St. Patrick’s?

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