By Larry Frum
(CNN) — The late-fall chill outside a Best Buy store in Elkridge, Maryland, wasn’t all that was keeping George Nelums awake late Thursday.
“I’ve been a PS dude since the first PS,” said Nelums, the first in line to pick up a PlayStation 4 when the clock struck midnight. “I’m not planning on sleeping tonight. I’ve got a 6-hour energy drink. I’m all set.”
He and about 100 others were there for the next step in the evolution of home entertainment. The new PlayStation hit stores a week before Microsoft’s Xbox One does the same, touching off a new round in the fight for the hearts of console gamers.
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It was a scene that played out at thousands of stores across North America. In New York, Sony rented out the entire Standard High Line Hotel in Manhattan, where roughly 500 people…
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