The Circuit City in Hawthorne, Calif., had 100 60GB PlayStation 3 consoles for the Thursday night launch.
Circuit City made sure to let eager shoppers lined up outside that they had received their shipment of 100 60GB consoles.
A member of the "Man Law" group waits at the beginning of the line just outside the Circuit City entrance.
Radio station KROQ set up a tent outside the store and raffled off 5 PS3s for the crowd.
The waiting crowd sits patiently outside the store as the minutes tick by Thursday night.
Several members of the "Man Law" group, who were first in line and had waited several days for the PS3 launch.
A number of Hawthorne police officers were on hand to help keep the peace and control the eager crowd outside Circuit City.
Circuit City passed out vouchers good for one 60GB PS3 to the first 100 people in line.
Several people toward the back of the line wait anxiously to see if there will be enough vouchers for them.
Inside the Circuit City store, there were plenty of accessories like additional PS3 controllers.
More goodies for PS3 shoppers.
Circuit City had more than 50 copies of Resistance: Fall of Man, which looks to be one of the more popular PS3 launch titles.
The store had plenty of Blu-ray movies.
Hawthorne police officers browse the goods before the doors open at midnight.
The Circuit City staff and local police pose for a photo just before the clock strikes midnight.
One of the winners of the KROQ raffle gets ready to walk out with his PS3.
Rollin Asumbrado (right) pays for his PS3.
The Man Law group celebrates their successful journey.
A stack of PS3 boxes for the waiting crowd outside.
More shoppers enter the store to pick up their PS3s.