PS3 Sales Erupt In Violence, Political Disgrace

The understocked PS3 has become the Paris Hilton of the gaming world. Demand is so fever-pitched that several opening day sales have resulted in violence and political defamation.

Smart retailers handed out vouchers for those line. Smart consumers stayed home. — BEN POPKEN

• Wisconsin: Teenager faceplants into flagpole while rushing for consoles (with video).
• Connecticut: Thugs rob people in Playstation 3 waiting line, shoot 1.
• Kentucky: Drive-by BB gun shooting.
• Oregon: Target line-waiters mugged.
• A volunteer for Senator John Edwards tried to have Walmart “help” the volunteer get a PS3. Walmart said in a statement, “”While the rest of America’s working families are waiting patiently in line, Senator Edwards wants to cut to the front.” This is days after Edwards participated in a conference with Walmart chastising the retailer for its labor policies…

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  1. Magister says:

    The John Edwards thing is probably the funniest of them all. I am not a fan of Wally World, but the idea that they busted him in the press is damned funny.

    Not a partisan thing, just truly funny.

  2. Falconfire says:

    what about the 10 target shoppers in NY who where held up by thugs?

  3. JackieTreehorn says:

    So someone at the Milwaukee Wal-Mart thought it was a good idea to have the people race for a spot in line. Two things:

    1)Explains why they work at Wal-Mart

    2)What could possibly go wrong?

  4. pronell says:

    As a liberal, I was never really impressed by John Edwards. (He’s young! He’s attractive! Let’s make him vice-president! Ummm….) But I don’t really see why he’d send a ‘volunteer’ to go get one for him.

    I wrote the above before checking the link, and it looks like he’s saying he never asked any staff to try to get one.

    I’d been assuming the volunteer was a staffer hoping that a little name dropping would get him a new toy.

    Besides, his kids would probably like a Wii better. ;)

  5. bndocksnt says:

    I would say the Wal-Mart press release is probably just another case of “hey, look over there! (While we finish cleaning up this blogging mess).”