The Sony PlayStation 3 hit the market in Europe yesterday and apparently, for a moment it appeared that the first PlayStation 3 to be sold in Britain would not sell at all. According to media reports the register at the Virgin Megastore in London, initially refused to accept the card of Ritatsu Thomas, 17, who waited more than 36 hours for the long-awaited Sony console. When it did finally go through Thomas told reporters: “It feels excellent. I might have to play on it when I get home because I’m so excited I won’t be able to sleep.” TimesOnline reports:
He was among more than 100 enthusiastic gamers who had queued in the store’s basement to receive the first devices when they went on sale at midnight. Sony rewarded their patience by throwing in a free 46in HD television to take away – as well as a cab home, lest they be mugged before being able to play with their new toys.
There has been a lot of speculation about the popularity of the PlayStation in the US these days - it was once the top dog in terms of video game console sales and now it's considered the underdog. A recent geeksugar poll showed more Wii players than PlayStation 3 players, leading me to believe the PlayStation's popularity may have peaked. What do you think?