Hundreds storm Copley Place Mall to buy PlayStation3
Police were called to Copley Place Mall early this morning to restrain crowds clamoring for the new Sony PlayStation 3, according to broadcast reports.
When security at the Copley Place Mall opened the doors, hundreds of waiting people rushed the mall in what witnesses called a stampede.
Police eventually cleared the mall, but those who had been waiting in line for hours, and in some cases days, lost their place in line.
Sony's PS3 went on sale at midnight in several locations across the country.The video game system costs $500 to $600. Many waited in line to buy the game system in order to re-sell it on eBay for thousands.
Boston wasn't the only place interest in the new game console caused trouble.
In Putnam, Ct., two armed thugs tried to rob of line of people waiting to buy PS3 early Friday and shot one who refused to give up the money, authorities said.
In Palmdale, Calif., authorities shut down a Super Wal-Mart after some shoppers got rowdy late Wednesday.
In West Bend, Wis., a 19-year-old man was injured when he ran into a pole racing with 50 others for one of 10 spots outside a Wal-Mart.