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SLIDESHOW: 31% of Consumers Will Wait in Line for PlayStation 4, iPhone 5S (AAPL, SNE)

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SLIDESHOW: 31% of Consumers Will Wait in Line for PlayStation 4, iPhone 5S AAPL, SNE

Earlier this month, Benzinga conducted a survey about the length of time that consumers are willing to wait in line for new tech products.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Sony (NYSE: SNE) and other tech giants have successfully persuaded consumers to ditch work or school and give up a night of sleep to acquire the latest gadgets.

Thirty-one percent of consumers surveyed said that they will wait in line for a PlayStation 4, Sony's forthcoming game console, and/or Apple's next-generation smartphone.

Nearly 19 percent of respondents said that they will wait in line for Microsoft's next game console, Xbox One. Roughly six percent will wait for the iPad Mini 2, Google X Phone, Galaxy Note III and/or the next-generation Surface.

Approximately 45 percent of consumers do not plan to wait for any of the tech products that are due for release this year.

And that's just the beginning. Benzinga readers provided a cornucopia of eye-opening responses that paint an interesting picture for the months ahead.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

  • Amazon is Hurting Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Wal-Mart

    Amazon is Hurting Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Wal-Mart

    Amazon is frequently accused of hurting brick-and-mortar retailers.

    One respondent's comments explain why this is such a serious and ongoing problem.

    "I don't wait in line for new products, I'll just preorder them on Amazon and get free release day shipping," the respondent wrote.

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  • The Original Wii Was Just as Popular as PlayStation 4 and iPhone 5S Are Today

    The Original Wii Was Just as Popular as PlayStation 4 and iPhone 5S Are Today

    In addition to the primary question, Benzinga asked, "Which devices have you waited in line for in the past?"

    Just over 31 percent of respondents said that they waited in line to purchase the original Wii.

    This is the same percentage of respondents who plan to wait for PlayStation 4 and/or the iPhone 5S.

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  • Xbox One is Not Yet as Popular as Xbox 360

    Xbox One is Not Yet as Popular as Xbox 360

    Nearly 19 percent of respondents plan to wait in line for Xbox One this fall, but 25 percent already waited in line for Xbox 360.

    Note: This survey was started before Microsoft announced that it had reversed its controversial policies associated with Xbox One.

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  • Usage Reigns Supreme

    Usage Reigns Supreme

    What compels consumers to wait in line for new tech devices?

    More than 23 percent of respondents said that they wanted to be the first to own the new item.

    Roughly 70 percent did not care about being the first to own it -- they simply could not wait to use it.

    Nearly 18 percent wait in line because they are afraid the device will sell out.

    Almost six percent said that they'll endure long lines for a chance to purchase an item and sell it on eBay for a profit.

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  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 Were More Popular with Early Adopters Than iPhone 4S

    iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 Were More Popular with Early Adopters Than iPhone 4S

    Nearly 19 percent of respondents waited in line for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5.

    Only six percent waited to buy the iPhone 4S.

    Lucky for Apple, 31 percent of respondents plan to line up for the iPhone 5S.

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