With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on New York City, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson (real name: Isaiah-Triforce Johnson) has been told to vacate his position as first in line to purchase a Wii U at Nintendo World in Manhattan. The console releases in 21 days.
Johnson had begun the vigil on Oct. 22. Johnson was told by Rockefeller Center security, the landlord of the premises, to leave by 6 p.m.
It's for my health sake, which is understandable. At least I'll completed the standard store hours needed to count as a day.— TriForceGameMaster (@EMP_TriForce_GM) October 28, 2012
He says he will be allowed to return to his same position—first in line—when the emergency has ended.
Nintendo World said the line will be temporarily suspended until tomorrow where I can then resume my position.— TriForceGameMaster (@EMP_TriForce_GM) October 28, 2012
Despite the suspension of his stakeout, Triforce's mood seemed to be upbeat. "I'm a diehard Nintendo gamer but I'm not going to die hard for a video game system," he tweeted.
Triforce says he is accompanied by just one other person, "but he's not on the line for the Wii U yet. He's just out here with me because he's a friend." This means Triforce is not, technically, forming a line for the Wii U, but rather a point.
@jwonggg The heck with Sandy. She ain't nothing. (packs up stuff ready to go home at 6pm) I'll body her free.— TriForceGameMaster (@EMP_TriForce_GM) October 28, 2012
As for the resumption of the Wii U line, Triforce is determined to be at the head of it. "People are going to camp the week of. I'll be ready for them," he said.