The release of the PS4 is approaching fast, and shops are starting to receive their promotional material to set up their aisles.
I can only imagine the amount of bloodshed that could be with people rushing in guns ablazing trying to get it in the first hour. Teeth will be gnashed, fingers broken, strangulation, cats and dogs living together, MASS HYSTERIA!! Well that could be just a gross generalization...:D
Expect riot police to be on scene with taser guns a ready.
Gamespot manager said they will have full police detail on premises for midnight launch. I am ready to run with the wolves!
I have two from Amazon but I may still show up to a midnight Launch just for the excitement.
I have one with Amazon, and one with Best Buy...... thinking about going at midnight to make sure a mistake is not made.
They will be at some stores. I was living in Tucson when the PS3 launched. Not only did people get trampled when the doors opened, a guy got shot in the parking lot for his PS3. Craziness.
This is where I have my pre-order. I've never taken off work for a game/system launch but am very tempted to do so for this one.
Get your anti taser uniform ready! https://www.google.co.uk/se...
All that craziness won't be around like the 360/PS3, at least not at Best Buy. Best Buy learned their lesson and they've been taken preorders. None of this stand in line, first come first serve, camp in a tent craziness.
there won't be any tasers used... I think they going for live rounds.
I camped out for PS3 but no plans for PS4. I'm either getting old or people are getting crazier these days.
Yup, there will be blood!
Fitgamer: Only in USA. AlexanderNevermind: Please do not take a day off work for the new consoles. This generation is not the same as previous ones. Much weaker hardware relative to the new technology that's available, and I fear it may be a waste and impact your career in a negative way.
@r1sh12 Get your facts straight kid look at all of the controls those countries have over their people...you don't have rights their and if the people wanted to stand up against their governments what are they going to use...bats and knives. There is a reason why the US allows it's people to carry guns because if the government got out of control/too currupt we could take it back...how you going to stand up to police and military without a gun. Aside from that you think removing guns from regular peoples hands is going to stop someone who wants to get a gun from getting a gun...at least when regular people have guns they have a way of defending themselves from those that have one and that have ill intents. You should go hug a tree because when shit hits the fan your the type of cat that will be looking for those that have guns to protect you...!
I like the Xbox One booth for Best Buy so much more. Looks for classy and stylish.
Sounds like a normal black friday for them
Mass Hysteria is kinda light for Black Friday. Its basically the one day where you can walk into a store and it feels like an active battlefield. Black Friday is the only day you can legitimately die by stampede in a store.
@Carheadbutt - Only in America, as it's full of gun crazy nobs.
NEVER GO TO BEST BUY ON BLACK FRIDAY!!! It's dangerous, I was working there when Pokemon Diamond & Pearl came out. That was a massacre, I hope GameStop doesn't get crazy.
@ DJ In your ignorant liberal view of guns, there has been few if any, black friday sale store involving a gun and def not a permit holder. Nice try pal but you faceplanted big time. If more law abiding citizens carried guns, the world would be much safer.
@Hellvaguy "If more law abiding citizens carried guns, the world would be much safer." Right! This makes perfect sense! /s
@Hellvaguy.. So all law abiding citizens in the US do not shoot people for no reason. Like that crazed Naval/ Army guy a couple weeks ago. Or Zimmerman - who clearly wanted to chase after that kid. Best way to put this: Every country doing better than the US (Economy, jobs, life style etc..)do not allow guns for citizens. E.g Australia, Germany, UK (to an extent), China. And the US owe China all the money anyway since they borrowed from them. Its like saying only law abiding citizens should drive cars, but dont forget Laura Bush killed a guy. (Family guy reference).
Yeah I hope no one gets froggy Nov 15th! I'll drag a mofo on the side of the car all the way home.
I will be picking mine up as well on the 15th at Best Buy... Cant wait for some one to act squirrely.
I'll instagram it all while I walk to the customer service desk and pick up my preorder.
I remember watching the news on the PS3 release and how long the lines were at Best Buy. I also remember hearing about people being held at gun point for their PS3s Lmao some people
@ abortmission I see y u have 2 bubbles u seem to think people being held up at gun point for their ps3 is funny, I find that sad that u do. I hope another one of ur bubbles pop.
ps4's are so much cheaper than most guns. people and their bass-ackwards priorities.
that's horrible ! is it the gibs me dat gansta types we read about or is it ordinary gamers with guns?
@aceitman Lol what a tool. Learn to have a mild sense of humor
So, nobody's going to mention the Ghostbusters reference? Good job, ashiksorel!
What's ghostburters?? Lmao just kidding! Love me some Groundhog Day.
well its a given that bestbuy puts sony way back next to storage. with bestbuy and ms partnering up. incase people forgot, http://www.csmonitor.com/In... and this is what xbox1 has front aisle http://www.dualshockers.com...
Cats and dogs living together :)
i love the Ghostbusters reference.
Not me, I already have mine bought and paid for!
@ashiksorel It's going to be a launch of biblical proportions! We're talking Old Testament here. Real wrath of God type stuff.....
Also guys be smart if your not paid off DONT BRING CASH! And bring something to hide your system in when you get home, especially if u live in some apartments. You dont want every goon watching you bring it into the house thats just was to easy gents.
*people will be watching that night believe that!
i know right? let's hope someone gets assaulted or killed over a piece of plastic from a company that only wants your money! how more awesome can it get!
I picked up my first day 1 console, the 360 at a midnight launch at GameStop. It was a fun & memorable experience. Brought it home, stayed up all night.I'm doing it again with the PS4. GameStop said they may have cops there this time. Not a bad idea.
There it is. Wow, Feb 21 was so long ago lol.
AVGN quote nice
I remember that last part from ghostbusters. lol sorry, off topic. ;)
You are quoting Dr.Peter Venkman, aren't you? :D
I hope they have separate lines for those who preorder and those that didn't. When they did the PS3 I had preordered through gamestop and was the first one in and had no issues since everyone was at work.LOL
the girl holding the ps4 box is really ugly
You wouldn't be that off if it's anything like the PS2 launch, which judging from hype its bigger. People died at the Ps2 launch. Litterally old ladys were shot for a PS2.
Those metal sheet things that hold the posters look terrible. I dont know bestbuy do they always use such terrible material to show off stuff? Is it a trift store?
Agreed, getting mine at gamestop 5 min drive down the road :O already paid for with like 7 games.
Looking at the Xbox One display, that comes from a different store, looks like it's a standard.
Yeah and that display looks terrible aswell. I have worked in retail and if we showed off their wares like that we would get scolded by representatives like Samsung,Miele and others. It just looks hideous.
I do tend to agree, but from what I know Best buy is not exactly a luxury retail chain right? I'm not American, but that's what I hear from this side of the pond :D
It's par for the course there. It's a major retail electronics store selling everything from computers to appliances to DVD's and CD's. Everything is metal gray and blue. Best Buy itself isn't bad though. Prices are competitive. I wouldn't really call it thrift. Unless something is on sale, it is usually at MSRP, but you can haggle with them, although it's not something they advertise and depends on the manager. Sometimes I can find good old games in their clearance bin cheap, but not often.
Waiting for a youtube video of a guy who will buy a console and smash it in front of everyone in line.
"Waiting for a youtube video of an idiot who will buy a console and smash it in front of everyone in line." fixed
They will definitely get a big return from ad pay in youtube, so win win
I hope someone makes a video of that guy getting his ass whipped... post that on YouTube.
Yeah, I think it's pretty retarded that someone would go to all that trouble of smashing up a new console. Is it for some laughs and hits? that one launch console could have gone to a good home with someone who actually wanted it.
Why does it matter? He paid for it why can't he punt the damn thing? I personally wouldn't but what are you gonna do?
@tigertron, he would make probably twice as much in return...
That will be geargeenoob smashing his PS4.
Ah thats cheap come on! Some blue led and glass would go a long way here.
GREATNESS AWAITS! Love that slogan.
I feel good I wont have to wait on some redicoulous line outside in the cold mid November. Day 1 shipping from Amazon FTW!! Got amazon prime as well so not paying for the shipping and tied the purchase to my chase freedom card I just got with 5% cash back and $100 back on a 500 or more purchase lol. Saving big time and dont have to get all sweaty for it.
You know I don't mind these kinds of articles...but I hate when sites split things up just to get more hits (Dualshockers is the king of trying to drive site hits). 2 Articles posted up with the subjects: "Here’s How Best Buy Is Preparing to Receive the PlayStation " and "Here’s How Best Buy Prepares for the Coming of Xbox One". Seriously? Come on man! That is just ridiculous...this is at best 1 article of "Here’s How Best Buy Prepares for the Coming of Next Gen". Gaming journalism at its best! /s
1: we simply found one after finding the other. 2: If we really wanted to drive site hits, we would have put them together and pitched them against one another. It's 100% guaranteed that that kind of flamebait would have gotten 3x the hits. Not something I like though. With having them nice and separate, hopefully the comment section will be a tad cleaner.
Im actually a fan of Dualshockers, they are always on top of the latest news, and they bring out better articles than IGN or GAmespot, straight to the point too, like Kotaku used to be. You can tell they are more passionate about gaming than those other big corporate gaming websites
Time to consolebate kiddies, the return of the king is almost at hand. Soon, the glory days of the PS2 will be here again.
Fuck that Amazon all the way. At home when I get back from work no assholes to deal with.
Apart from the postman/parcel man stealing the PS4's... Yes... It has happened with the PS3...