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PS3 Launch a mess in Japan?

Here’s something you probably won’t read in the local Japanese newspapers:

This is the true face of the PlayStation 3 debut in Japan. Hardcore gamers are not here waiting in line overnight, buying a first-run PS3, and running home to play some good old next-gen gaming. Rather, opportunistic Japanese businessmen have the largest presence, hiring poor Chinese men and women to wait in line for a PS3

Frankly, this is yet another blunder for Sony but I bet it will be silenced by the Japanese media so the only people who will know about it are:

  • People reading this blog (All 3 of you!)
  • Gamers not in Japan
  • All the readers

A very sad thing this is. It really makes me wonder whether it’s even fun anymore to sit in line for these launch events if some enterprising people are just going to hire some homeless folk to wait in line for them. Anyways, if you’re reading this. Spread the word far and wide, please.Read it yourself on Kotaku

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