If you were one of the British Sony fanboys who camped out to be the first to get a PS3 when it launched in London then you ended up with a nice bonus for your loyalty. Sony gave out a free 46” HDTV to every gamer that waited in line:
At the head of the queue, 17-year-old Ritatsu Thomas said the giveaway and PS3 had been worth the 36-hour wait.
He said: “I feel fantastic. I’m delighted that everyone here also gets a television.”
“High definition is very important to people,” said Ray Maguire, head of Sony Computer Entertainment in the UK.
“A lot of people have bought flat panel TVs and they want content to go on it and PlayStation 3 is one of the few places they can get that kind of experience.”
Mr Maguire said the TV giveaway in the UK was a reward for gamers’ patience.
Now that’s definitely one way to make folks feel better about that $600 price tag. It doesn’t hurt that the Blu Ray pack in for the UK launch was Casino Royal which beats the shit out of Talledega Nights pack in Americans got.