This story has already been totally debunked. There were hundreds and hundreds of people lining up in Japan, people pushing, etc...the works. Some guys in the US got kicked out of line at a Best Buy because they said they weren't allowed to line up until the day before release.
My old roommate is ditching school during half the week to start camping out on Wednesday with five of our other friends.
I myself was lucky enough to grab a pre-order.