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Tent Cities Form For PS3 Launch

The Circuit City in Hawthorne California will have 100 PS3s available at midnight Friday November 17th.

The Circuit City in Hawthorne California will have 100 PS3s available at midnight Friday November 17th.

A tent city with more than 100 people has formed to the side of the store.

A tent city with more than 100 people has formed to the side of the store.

The lucky first ones in line. They came here a few days ago.

The lucky first ones in line. They came here a few days ago.

The line has spilled over onto the sidewalk. Most of these folks don't have tents, chairs or sleeping bags.

The line has spilled over onto the sidewalk. Most of these folks don’t have tents, chairs or sleeping bags.

One enterprising guy has offered people $1250 cash for a PS3. He handed out his business card to several people in the Circuit City line.

One enterprising guy has offered people $1250 cash for a PS3. He handed out his business card to several people in the Circuit City line.

Front of the business card. Details have been obscured to protect the guy's identity.

Front of the business card. Details have been obscured to protect the guy’s identity.

The Best Buy across the street only has 30 people.

The Best Buy across the street only has 30 people.

The lucky first four in line at Best Buy.

The lucky first four in line at Best Buy.

Some other campers under a Raider tent.

Some other campers under a Raider tent.

The Circuit City and Best Buy are located at the corner of 147th and Oceangate in the City of Hawthorne.

The Circuit City and Best Buy are located at the corner of 147th and Oceangate in the City of Hawthorne.

First Playstation demo systems were displayed in retail stores Thursday afternoon.

First Playstation demo systems were displayed in retail stores Thursday afternoon.