Here's what the line looked like in Japan, as people waited for Resident Evil 5*:
Here's what the line looks like tonight in the U.S., as people wait for Resident Evil 5:
Actually, I'm messing with you. That's just a gang of rotten hillbillies. Hawhaw
All kidding aside, in case you were not aware, the video game retail environment in Japan is a hundred times more dynamic than it is here in America. When a hot new game launches in Japan, retailers in the Akihabara district (the country's electronics mecca) pull out all the stops.
I struggled to find any pics of people waiting in line here in the states, but I did find a whole mess of completely awesome photos from the Japanese launch earlier this month. Just look at these photos!
The bottom one is actually from a different game launch (Namco's Tales of Vesparia), but I wanted to show you just how dedicated Japanese gamers can be.
More Resident Evil 5 coverage to come...
* Referred to as Biohazard 5 in Japan