We’re going to go to Manchester and shake every man, woman and child by the hand. Good work, people. Your resistance and bravery will be remembered for eternity.

When historians pinpoint the precise moment it went wrong for Sony and PlayStation3, they will say “Manchester, March 23, 2007, at the Arndale Shopping Centre, at about 4 o’clock”.


FROM MANCHESTER: “This was taken in the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre at about 4 o’clock on Friday. Guess Virgin Megastores are desperate to get rid of the 328 PS3s they have lying around” – Phil, Manchester.