With the imminent release of the PS3, more and more news are showing the new and improved youth system of our time: camp for hours on end to be the first to get a product.
Don't get me wrong, I respect anyone with their own decisions. However, I'm having such a hard time understanding why would anyone want to camp, in the cold, for about 72 hours or more, without showering, etc....for a gaming system.
I know the terms hardcore gamers has been thrown around, but this, is something beyond being hardcore. Would the terms "Fanatical/Extremists/Fundamentalists Gamers" fit the bill?
Now for most of these campers, they camp in the hope to get a system early to make $$$ on eBay. However, counting the cost, does it make sense?
Example: Someone who camps for 72-80 hours, this is roughly 2 weeks worth of work. The time being spent is exactly the same amount of time being spread out in a 9-5 type job. The profit to make for a sold PS3 on Ebay is approx $1000.
So making only $1000 for a period of camping that equals 2 weeks of a regualr job...is it worth it?