Kotaku - Whenever a new console launches in Japan, people line up. And whenever there are lines, there's often press there taking photos. During the last several hardware launches, I was there, doing just that.
For Kotaku coverage, I always try to take as many pictures as I can at several different stores to get a better feel for how something's doing. Still, whenever you see a line of Japanese people on TV or in a magazine, don't believe it. Don't.