Not literaly, but i can't resist the pun.
My girlfriend, who suddenly decided despite the fact she doesn't like videogames, HAD to play the new zelda game, and wanted to line up to buy a Wii.
She was going to buy me one for my birthday at the end of the month, and she was still paying, so i had no problem going somewhere after work. I get off at 10, figured "eh, two hour wait, that ain't too awful, i've never done it before, might be fun." Best Buy, toys r us, all local video game stores, gamestop, etc, weren't doing a midnight opening thing.
So, i drive to walmart, where i see a line outside. First off, why the hell did they make people wait outside? It's Walmart, the store is huge, and it's cold out. The Walmart guy informs us, before we lined up, they only had 29 units availble, and there are 40 people in line.
So, we try the other Walmart, and see only 20 people, yay!
After an hour, a walmart guy comes out, and tells us they are only getting 20.
Why, on the launch of a system thats been getting insane press coverage, would the nationals largest retailor only have 20? Well, i asked another walmart worker, who i happent o know, and he told me "Actually, we have more then 20, but we can only sell 20 at midnight."
So i waited an hour for nothing....4 million units shipped didn't help me at all.