Costumed fans mingled with the masses as gamers lined up in front of Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center in New York to be among the first to buy the new DS Lite hand-held video game system. At the head of the crowd waiting for the stroke of midnight June 11 was video game icon Mario, also known as Luke Chaplinski, from Oceanside, New York.
A Nintendo fan dressed as Link from the Legend of Zelda series rallies the crowd in line to be the first to buy the lighter, brighter Nintendo DS Lite handheld video game system at the Nintendo World store in New York's Rockefeller Center. DS Lite went on sale in the United States at midnight June 11.
James Crump, at left, and Jason Sackel, both from Long Island, New York, were deeply immersed in games minutes after picking up their new units. Sackel showed up more than 12 hours before the event to be first in line.
Luciano Caspaneda of Staten Island, N.Y., reacts to getting his hands on the Nintendo DS Lite handheld video game system minutes after it went on sale at midnight, June 11 at the Nintendo World store in New York's Rockefeller Center.