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Kai Campbell actually had fun camping out for the night in the Circuit City parking lot.

"Hell yeah, it was worth it," the second-year College student said. "Everybody was just talking and chilling all night."

No, he wasn't lining up for concert tickets, nor was he waiting to apply for Madison House Medical Services. Instead, the hot new Sony PlayStation II was making its debut in stores around the country - and supplies were limited.

The new, revamped PlayStation comes with a built-in DVD player and Internet connection. It also plays old PlayStation games.

 
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  • Campbell first arrived at Charlottesville's Circuit City around 12:30 a.m. He stayed there with other video game addicts and soccer moms until the store opened at 8 a.m.

    "I expected people to be out there, but not that many," he said.

    Campbell went to Wal-Mart first, and at midnight he was the 41st customer. But Wal-Mart only had 40 machines.

    So he decided to try his luck at Circuit City, even though he knew his chances were slim - the electronic behemoth had only 13 machines.

    But Campbell lucked out and secured not only one, but two PlayStations.

    Soccer moms were not happy.

    "Moms came into the store after 8 a.m. complaining," he said.

    And as the demand for the PlayStation 2 skyrockets, Campbell likely will be able to pawn his off for over $1,000.

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