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When it comes to getting your mitts on the new PlayStation 5 there can be no risks taken, like sleeping through your alarm or getting to the store late only to find they've sold out of the console.
There have been a few people with a really simple solution - just sleep outside the shop you're going to be buying it from.
This is exactly what some people, who we assume were unlucky and didn't get the chance to pre-order, have resorted to doing.
Coming up on 12 hrs to go at gamestop! Have reverted to under my blankets its super cold. 1st in line still and Hoping to get the Ps5. Never doing a camp out again. Im exhausted @ItsShake4ndbake @Bio2k_ @DBGyt_ pic.twitter.com/7u7eOKa5xJ
- Codey Miller (@codeymillerr) November 26, 2020
But while most were using sleeping bags or folding chairs to get themselves comfy, there were two dedicated gamers that slept outside a GameStop store in their own beds.
In Norfolk, Virginia, these guys ferried their mattresses and bedding to camp outside the store in comfort. Oh and they also dodged Thanksgiving to be at the front of the queue.
Gamers are camping outside of GameStop on Black Friday to get the new PS5! Some stores only have 2-4 consoles in stock! pic.twitter.com/NzFDCGORdg
- Saycheese TV :lips: (@SaycheeseDGTL) November 27, 2020
According to reports on social media, one of the men reportedly decided to camp outside after he tried 11 (yes, eleven) different stores which all had eye-watering queues.
Eugene Daniel, a reporter for ABC's 13News Now, posted an update not long ago showing that the guys did manage to get their hands on the PS5. Phew.
24 hours outside @GameStop on a mattress ... #Ps5 in hand.#13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/89bhcE2vnA
- Eugene Daniel 13News Now (@eugenedanielTV) November 27, 2020
At another store, hopeful PS5 owners were seen taking advantage of a little free time. As they waited outside in the line, they had put together a full gaming set-up.
There was a TV, chairs, a console and it was all powered from someone's truck which was parked just metres away.
@snkr_twitr ps5 getting out of hand pic.twitter.com/pZZ7RfBlFm
- Bailey Barber (@18forever_) November 26, 2020
One person commented: "They really packed up their living and set it up outside."
While another added: "I drove by on Wednesday night and saw these two unpacking the TV from their truck. No idea how long they were waiting, but they definitely got there sometime Wednesday afternoon."