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Photos: Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

Hundreds were lined up outside San Francisco's Metreon shortly before midnight for Sony's PSP.

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Keisler Nunez of San Francisco relaxes outside the city's Metreon shopping complex, where he was one several hundred people waiting in line Wednesday afternoon to buy a PlayStation Portable at midnight.

    Credit: David Becker

    waiting for the PSP

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Craig Rose of Antioch (seated, left) was among a handful of PlayStation patriots who'd been waiting outside Metreon more than 24 hours to be the first with a PSP.

    Credit: David Becker

    waiting for PSP

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Moragot Bodharamik of San Francisco passes the time with Nintendo's competing DS game player while waiting to buy a PSP.

    Credit: David Becker

    waiting for PSP

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Hundreds were lined up outside Metreon shortly before midnight.

    Credit: David Becker

    lining up outside Metreon

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    A giant PSP mock-up across the street from Metreon counted down the time until midnight.

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    the countdown

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Richard Roth buys the first PSP, with Jack Tretton, executive vice president for Sony Computer Entertainment America (right), doing the honors.

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    one of the first sales

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Antoine Conners of San Francisco hands over his $250 for a PlayStation Portable.

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    a happy buyer

    Midnight madness for Sony's PSP

    Alfonso Ochoa II of San Francisco brandishes the PSP he was able to purchase after a camping out in the rain overnight.

    Credit: David Becker

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