Boston Mayor Plans To Bill Sony For PS3 Crowd Madness
from the pay-up dept
Following the various messes caused by so many people lining up to buy Sony PS3s last week, Joystiq points out that Boston’s mayor has said he plans to bill Sony for the crowd control that was necessary when 500 people stormed the doors at the Sony Style store in Boston as the consoles went on sale. Joystiq wonders if other local officials will do the same. They note that some stores handled the crowds much better than others, in terms of how they organized those who were lined up — including whether they allowed pre-orders, or at least explained the basic process for getting one of the coveted game consoles. Either way, it may represent yet another cost for Sony to overcome in actually making the console profitable.