Next-Gen writes: "The Halo 3 cancellation made me think of midnight launches and whether they're any good. The last one I attended was the Xbox 360 UK launch some time back. I stood for six hours in the cold and rain but it was definitely worth it when I got my new console out the store, tightly wrapped in my arms. I jumped straight into a waiting car and away from all the preying muggers that were no doubt wondering up and down Oxford Street.
Unfortunately I didn't attend the PS3 London launch not many people did, but I wish I bloody had. Sony dished out free Bravia TVs worth $4K a piece to about 230 people, one for each of the lucky gits queuing at Virgin if I remember correctly. I almost wept when I woke up and read the news the next morning".