Gamers Queue For PlayStation 4 Launch
Some eager fans slept outside for three nights to be sure of getting one...
Gamers braved the winter weather as they queued to buy Sony's PlayStation 4 games console last night.
Most of the next-gen devices had been sold out on pre-order back in August, but Sony had kept a batch back to be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at its flagship store in Covent Garden, London.
And the company made sure the eager gamers - some of whom had been sleeping outside since Monday to make sure they could get their hands on a console - were fed and entertained.
Pizza deliveries were arranged and entertainment was laid on including a rapper.
Faisal Rao was the first to buy the new machine, and told Sky News: "It's awesome, to me it means a lot. I have always been a PS fan. You can tell the difference between the PS3 and the PS4."
And when asked if his family was likely to hear from him soon, he replied: "Not for a while. I'm going to lock myself in, hopefully."
The console's launch comes hot on the heels of rival Microsoft's Xbox One - and both machines are hoping to broaden the appeal of games consoles.
Both feature streaming technology and are intended to become a home entertainment centre.