The launch of the most powerful gaming console ever created took place last week at The Standard, High Line, occupying every last inch of our 338-room hotel. PS4-enthusiasts lined up all day Thursday outside The Standard, Biergarten where inside the beer hall had been transformed into a gamers' paradise. Outside, the façade was lit up with an interactive light show that featured art from the new games.
No. 1 Customer. Joey Chiu was the first person to buy a PS4
So which devoted gamer got the first console? On Wednesday, Sony tweeted where to line up. Eight minutes later Joey Chiu was there – freezing temperatures be damned. (Actually, the Sony execs took pity and held his place while he went home and slept for a few hours.)
"The Generic" a.k.a. The Standard, Hollywood as seen in Grand Theft Auto.
The Standards have a bit of history with the gaming world. As you can see above, we're quite the Sunset landmark in Grand Theft Auto V.
Photos courtesy of Markus Marty and Sony