Some of the examples of the extremes of the launch:
- Long lines waiting to get the PS3.
- People were robbed and a man was shot while standing in line to buy the game system in Connecticut.
- People are selling consoles for thousands on eBay (and in this case, the people who bought the system initially are getting profit that Sony could have gotten by charging a higher price).
- One person even sold merely the information of someone who was willing to sell a PS3, not the actual game system, for $1,100.
(Source: James C.)