The first person to buy an Xbox One in line in New York City tonight is not the first person on planet Earth to buy an Xbox One. That honour, thanks to the placement of the international date line, went to New Zealand's Dan Livingstone.
Beating out my own antipodean purchase by a mere two hours, Dan was first amongst Kiwis - and all of humanity - to part with money to get his hands on the new console.
Congratulations, Dan. Hope you enjoyed the head start.