So I went to Best Buy today and nearly bought an Xbox 360 controller, since it will work with my PC as well (hey, it's good for MAME). I ended up not buy it because I want the wireless version.
But I was talking to the blue shirt stooge, and he said that they're planning to open early on launch day and hand out tickets to people in line. He also said, though I don't know if I believe him, that they're actually already in the building but no one beyond the receiving and general manager knew how many they had. Interesting.