Submitted by MajorAly 484d ago | video

This Is How Long The Line Was For PlayStation 4 Outside Sony Center In Berlin

PlayStation 4 has been officially launched in Europe. Sony's next-generation console has seen nothing short of praise and miracles. Selling over a million units to customers in just 24 hours in North American region, Fergal Gara, PlayStation UK's Managing Director stated that in UK alone the record may break. (PS4, Sony)

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JoGam  +   484d ago
Now THAT is a line.
MajorAly  +   484d ago
This line is just the calm before the storm...before the karken was released.
Hatsune-Miku  +   484d ago | Well said
Europeans queue up for quality not rubbish

Ps4 is the future and the future is ps4
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Neonridr  +   484d ago
that's *kraken
MajorAly  +   484d ago

My bad, fast fingers messed it up.

Thank you for the correction.
twinspectre  +   484d ago
avengers1978  +   484d ago
Can't imagine being at the end of that thing
iKenny  +   484d ago

PTTP! Power to the players!
IRetrouk  +   484d ago
Damn, world domination?
KingofGambling  +   484d ago
nosferatuzodd  +   484d ago
greatness no longer waits greatness is here
Eonjay  +   484d ago
O_O whoa
Narutone66  +   484d ago
Now, I'm worried that there won't be enough PS4 for the Asian market.
tarbis  +   484d ago
I'm more worried about not having enough money for one.
Neonridr  +   484d ago
agreed, but they weren't very tightly packed. Lots of places had huge gaps in the line. Regardless, imagine being the person at the back of that line? Even if they were able to secure a console, to go through that many transactions in front of them would have taken like 5 hours or something, lol.
LOL_WUT  +   484d ago
Come on man if that's not a big line then I don't know what is. Gaps? Lol ;)
Neonridr  +   484d ago
Wow, I love how unless I say something that's 100% supportive I get jumped all over. I merely said that the line up wasn't tightly packed. That doesn't change how many people were in the line, that would remain constant no matter how tightly they were packed. I was simply indicating that the line wouldn't have stretch as FAR as it did if the people weren't leaving several feet between them and the people in front of them.
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Why o why  +   484d ago
Does any one stockist really have that many units in stock....I agree with neon.....gunna be a long night for those near the middle and end of the line. In the uk is pretty blitz....I'm assuming its colder in Berlin.....that pizza bill would eradicate sonys profits..lol
KUV1977  +   484d ago
I was there and waited almost the complete line. The event was terribly organized. They said they had so many consoles that almost anyone should get one. They wanted to sell from 6pm to 3am. Then they started selling at 7pm. Sold ultraslow so that it seemed like they had a lot and from 11pm almost nothing happened anymore. Then the cops arrived and within minutes they told us that there were no more consoles available. Guestimates say there have been 5.000 people and ony 1.200 consoles. Needless to say that I didn't get a console and the ones in the front who bought one had someone with them for a second console which they sold way more expensive to the end of the line... Just freakin terrible event... In the UK they at least gave out blankets and pizza. In Berlin they gave out... in alphabetical order: that's it.
Neonridr  +   484d ago
That's terrible. How long were you in line for total then?
KUV1977  +   484d ago
Just shy over 7 hours, I'd say. We were 'lucky' that when rumors spread that there are no more consoles a big chunck of the line in front of us went home. My PS4 came from Amazon today, so it's no biggie for me, but I waited with a friend who had preordered in February and was told two days prior that his store wouldn't get enough consoles. So he drove 7 hours to Berlin, waited 7 hours and didn't get anything...

In an FAQ before they answered the question if it made sense to come at all when you couldn't arrive before 8pm with 'we have plenty of consoles. anyone should get one'. Now we arrived at around half past 4 and didn't get anything... I seriously can't see how that could have been just terrible planning but rather misinformation on purpose to have a nice long line for promoshots.
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rainslacker  +   484d ago
Maybe they didn't expect 5000 people to show up. I dunno man. I see things like this from time to time for popular products, and I wonder why people wait for this stuff. Where I live, and I'd wager for a majority of non big-city stores, it just never gets like this. I personally couldn't even fathom standing around for that long, or driving for 7 hours for anything.

Feel bad for your friend though. That does suck big time. I do know that if I saw a half kilometer long line, I'd just go home. Surprised the scalpers didn't get their asses kicked from angry customers that actually were there for actual demand.
GT67  +   484d ago
@ neonridr

ehhhh, have you heard of personal space?? arm length space?? if i recall it was taught in elementary school.
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Grave  +   484d ago
Holy Sch**ße!! That's insane!
kingmushroom  +   484d ago
Holy what?
Grave  +   484d ago
Lol. It's Sh#t in zee German.
Freedomland  +   484d ago
Yes, voodoo Master,mmmmmmmmmmmm yes.
kingmushroom  +   484d ago
Oh good one
kingdip90  +   484d ago
And I thought the line last night at walmart for black Friday was long! Holy moly!!!
a08andan  +   484d ago
And this makes it feel even better that I pre-ordered in june and just took a five minute walk and picked up my ps4 with no lines at all :P I don't understand why you would prefer doing this :P
brew  +   484d ago
These people must not have seen TitanFall yet.
LGM313  +   484d ago
Can you imagine if all the few guys that got an xbox one see how uncharted 4 will looks like?
TheFallenAngel  +   484d ago
CoD with robots YAY!!
Golden30  +   484d ago
@ a stunning 720p!
CGI-Quality  +   484d ago
Or, they couldn't give a rat's ass about it. Take your pick.

OT: Reminds me of the PS2 launch out there. It was utter chaos!
Clover904  +   484d ago
I don't mind waiting for Titanfall 2.
HaveAsandwich  +   484d ago
they can keep titanfall. its not on my console of choice, so im not buying it. i was thinking about getting it for pc, but nah.
SL1M DADDY  +   484d ago
Titan Fall looks pretty stupid if you ask me. Just not into that kind of thing...
tommygunzII  +   484d ago
Titanfall will get old quick. Not on the same day like Ryse but I'd probably play it a week and never touch it again. Just looks like one of those shooters.

I'm one of the people that could care less about it.
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jessupj  +   484d ago
Or maybe they saw the draconian DRM that MS tried to enforce over gamers and said to themselves "I won't support a company that tried to destroy console gaming".

If Titanfall is any good I can get it on my PC as a lot of other PS4 owners can since it runs on such an old engine.
rainslacker  +   484d ago
Yeah, people that would wait for 7 hours in line for a console system would really give a damn about a rather mediocre looking shooter on a competing console. /s

That's like me saying that all those people that brought an X1 must not have seen Killzone(which isn't mediocre), or how 360 early adopters never saw Resistance(also not mediocre).

Half these people's minds were made up long ago what system they were going to buy, and I'm sure a majority of them are hardcore enough to know what's out there.
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LGM313  +   484d ago
I wanna see the sales numbers. NUMBERS...
Grave  +   484d ago
^ This.
Joe913  +   484d ago
I want sell numbers since XBO sold 1 mil in 13 regions and ps4 sold 1 mil in the U.S I wonder how many total sells the ps4 has now.
MasterofMagnetism  +   484d ago
bonafide732  +   484d ago
Wow now that is a line
dumahim  +   484d ago
"With retailers all over Europe working hard to serve the customers and with the Black Friday deals on-going, the launch was nothing the employees expected."

Europe does Black Friday?
sovkhan  +   484d ago
Nope, means in the US.
dumahim  +   484d ago
But that's not what the line says and even if he meant Black Friday going on in the US, it would have absolutely nothing to do with this story.
Visiblemarc  +   484d ago
Um....OMG. Watching that felt long, imagine waiting in that line...
ikk47  +   484d ago
No kidding. What a line! I personally won't like to be at the back
sickamore  +   484d ago
This is why PSN is down again can't handle the mother load.
MasterCornholio  +   484d ago
And I can't play Resogun. I have the game downloaded but it says that I Dont have the license to play it. And I'm a plus user so what gives?
Smoey  +   484d ago
Uninstall and then go to the system - game data and make sure any other resogun data is deleted.

Redownload - tada!
MasterCornholio  +   484d ago
I'm just happy that I didn't have to wait in any lines to get mine.
ironmonkey  +   484d ago
That's alot of love from berlin awesome!!.
Sarobi  +   484d ago
jahfen83  +   484d ago
That sucks! Guess how many people I was in line with at launch!? 2!
Relientk77  +   484d ago
Geez, that could be the longest line, I've ever seen
cyclindk  +   484d ago
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
BattleTorn  +   484d ago
"So worth it"
- last guy in line

Smoey  +   484d ago
In my game store I was first out! there was no line just a mass amount of people huddled in a shop.

They outsold the Xbox One nearly 2:1 with just pre-payments.
iKenny  +   484d ago

This video has a bit of good ol music to go along with that madness!
glimmer_of_hope  +   484d ago
Wow this guy needs to get in shape. The last thing he needs is a PS4 to velcro his ass to the sofa. Hes panting pretty hard just to make it to the end (front) of the line.
-On topic- I think it would be fun in that line, you only get to experience it every few years. It adds to the excitment
larrysdirtydrawss  +   484d ago
R.I.P xone ‚we hardly knew ya
PickAShoe  +   484d ago
One does not simply buy PS4 day one
Max-Zorin  +   484d ago
Amazon is where it's at. To hell with waiting in a huge line.
tarbis  +   484d ago
Calling it a line is an understatement. XD
Ch1d0r1  +   484d ago
Its longer than the lines at disneyland. The xbone is going to be trailing by double digits world wide for ever.

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