writes "The french (and european) ps3 launch was scheduled yesterday at midnight in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower. Beginning at 19h00, with some PS3 games trailer and a Sony pictures film projected on a giant screen, the waiting ended at 00h01 when a giant inflatable PS3 arrived on a river-boat reorganised in a sony-store.
However, far from the expected commercial buzz, there were more journalists than actual customers and the event turns totally out of proportion for the 20-30's buyers that were present at the time. Fortunatly, some folks were here to "lighten up" the mood with a "XBOX 360 loves you" boat Xbox360 boat
and pairs of boat horn ! Read the article (french) here