I haven't made up my mind yet.
For the most part, I'm no fan of midnight launches. They can really bring out the worst in people, and that always depresses me. I've never even been to one, primarily because I'm never that impatient to get a new game or even a new system. I suppose if they ever made a true Final Fantasy VII remake, I'd line up at midnight for that.
And I'm not as amped up about the PlayStation 4 as I've been for previous system launches. At the same time, it'd be kinda nice to get the console, all the games I have pre-ordered for it, the new controller, and the charging station that night. That way, you don't have to worry about braving the crowds during the day on Friday. Then again, will there be more people at the midnight launch…? I have a feeling there might be, 'cuz that's when all the die-hard gamers will be there.
It is technically a weeknight so perhaps there won't be quite as many people. No matter how hardcore you are, you do have to work, yes? Not everyone has the same schedule, and I understand that, but standing in line at midnight doesn't really appeal to everyone, either. Back in the day, there was no midnight launch for customers…just for employees. When working at EB for the PS2 launch, we all gathered at the store that night to grab our systems the minute it was legal to do so. I believe my receipt said I got mine at 12:07 a.m. I was proud of that.
That was pretty cool but these days…I dunno. I'm trying to summon the requisite motivation.