In just a few short hours, the PS3 will finally see its European debut. In the usual fashion, the hardcore gaming elite-and-freak are lining up outside stores in a rolling launch hitting Australia first before making its way to Europe. Some lucky Italians have already received theirs as a few retailers have broken the March 23 street date and sold the console early. In London, police have cracked down on midnight openings for fear of repeating the crime infested US launch. A notable exception is the Virgin Megastore on Oxford street which is moving ahead with plans to facilitate a midnight launch by offering a makeshift campsite on its lower floor to keep fans "comfortable and safe." Oh the humanity!

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