Yesterday was the PS3 Slim launch in Japan. It was a rather low key launch. It was so low key that it's possible to spot the same guy over and over again.
Time to play where's flannel shirt man.
Here on Famitsu.com.
And on Game Watch Impress.
And Dengeki Online.
The flannel shirt man was actually the fifth person in line at the event as spotted by Kotaku Japan. And when it was time to play Gundam on the big screen, guess who it was...
This photo appeared on Japanese site Game Watch Impress.
In Japanese the word "sakura" can mean a hired shill. It's not uncommon to see long lines in front of stores and restaurants. Long lines mean that something is popular. But sometimes those waiting in line are paid phonies.
This guy could just be a huge PS3 fan. That's entirely possible. And why Kotaku Japan just happened to see him there, Famitsu, Dengeki Online and Game Watch could have happened to see him there as well. And then asked him to post for photos.