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11.17.06

Scattered Violence Over PlayStation Sales

Scattered violence has negatively impacted the US debut of Sony's Playstation 3. 

People in Amarillo canped outside of Circuit City the day before the release to get their hands hoping to get their hands on one of the consoles.

The problem...despite the overwhelmingly high demand for the system, Sony has limited supplies in the US to only about 400-thousand.

Nationwide, the short supplies and strong demand led to long lines of buyers, some waiting for days outside stores. Once the doors opened Friday, they pushed and shoved their way to the shelves in several cities to get at the limited supply. Two people were arrested in Fresno, Calif., after a crowd trampled people in a parking lot.

In Connecticut a man was shot while waiting outside a Wal-Mart store. 

In Manchester , a shopper told police five men surrounded and beat him as he left the Shoppes at Buckland Hills with the new PlayStation.

A Pennsylvania teenager was also robbed of his new PlayStation by a man who tapped on his car window with a handgun in Allentown, police said.
   

The machines are priced at 500 dollars or more in stores. While bidding on e-bay has gone as high as ten-thousand dollars for the units.

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