As soon as the clock hit midnight on the East Coast, turning Wednesday to Thursday, a free-for-all scramble to secure online orders of the PlayStation 5 broke out.
The highly anticipated console launch led people to stay up late to try to snag the system rather than wait until the morning when it might be out of stock.
Those who failed on their quest for a next-gen purchase were at least able to commiserate with one another on social media through self-deprecating jokes.
Here’s a sample of the impromptu comedy hour:
Me sitting in front of my computer for 10 minutes waiting for the PS5 to drop for me to not even be able to add it to my cart😭😭🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/pDmFXiTyLI
— Anthony Elentrio (@Elentrio_) November 12, 2020