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Are Your Ready For Some Video Gaming?

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.

As predicted here some months ago, PS3 mania is about to take over the country. No, PS3 is not a public school in New York — it's the newest incarnation of Sony's famous game-playing machine.

There are tens of millions of PS2s around the world, and PlayStation fans have been waiting breathlessly for the next-generation model. The new PS3 was introduced in Japan last week, and the initial batch of 100,000 was scooped up in the blink of an eye.

The PS3 comes to the U.S. on Friday, and the demand is incredible. Sony has been working overtime to get the bugs out — and as a result, there's a shortage of consoles for sale this holiday season. On eBay, there are PS3s being sold at three times their retail asking price. But it looks like there will be so few units available that you'll be telling your kids they'll have to wait.

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