While the PlayStation 3 launch went smoothly across the vast majority of the U.S., the Associated Press reported that one person waiting for a console was shot and hospitalized.
In the early morning hours in Putnam, Connecticut, two individuals believed to be teens demanded money from 15 to 20 people waiting outside a Wal-Mart for the short-in-supply console. When one of the customers resisted the assailants' demands, the person was shot.
The victim was hospitalized and the AP had received no word on the condition of the person. Witnesses said that one of the attackers wore a ski mask and had a handgun, while the other sported a shotgun. The suspects are currently at large.
Other pockets of PS3 launch-related violence and mishaps include the mugging of three line-waiters outside a Target store in Oregon, an armed robbery of PS3s at a California GameStop, a BB gun drive-by shooting outside a Kentucky Best Buy and a 19-year-old male that ran into a pole while running at full steam to grab a place in line at a Wisconson Wal-Mart.