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Southern California PS3 campers successfully endure crowds and nunchaku wielding police

Circuit City Hawthorne is quite clear with how many consoles it will have available.

Circuit City Hawthorne is quite clear with how many consoles it will have available.

The line on Thursday afternoon has dwindled considerably from Wednesday night.

The line on Thursday afternoon has dwindled considerably from Wednesday night.

Most of the tents have been taken down.

Most of the tents have been taken down.

Circuit City awoke everyone at 5AM and gave everyone black PlayStation t-shirts. The shirts became a defacto ticket for the console.

Circuit City awoke everyone at 5AM and gave everyone black PlayStation t-shirts. The shirts became a defacto ticket for the console.

The line grows as the night goes on.

The line grows as the night goes on.

Hawthorne police officers were hired to keep the peace. They were armed with Tasers, police nunchaku and of course guns.

Hawthorne police officers were hired to keep the peace. They were armed with Tasers, police nunchaku and of course guns.

Preparing for the horde. Store employees and Hawthorne city police officers pose for the camera. Five minutes later the crowd would be let into the store.

Preparing for the horde. Store employees and Hawthorne city police officers pose for the camera. Five minutes later the crowd would be let into the store.

Blu-Ray movie titles for $24.99.

Blu-Ray movie titles for $24.99.

PS3 games

PS3 games

Got Sports? Sports games galore await the buyers.

Got Sports ? Sports games galore await the buyers.

You probably will need an HDMI cable. Monster was selling theirs for $94.

You probably will need an HDMI cable. Monster was selling theirs for $94.