Stumbled upon some PS3/Wii Launch info for Wal-Mart!

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  1. onesock

    onesock Banned

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    Sorry if you guys already knew this...


    Wii:

    * Software and accessories are not street dated, stores can put those out upon receipt

    * Price is $249.24 (75 cents cheaper and matches NeoGaf poster price)

    * 11/16, Wii product will arrive direct to Wal-Mart stores. Same day, the accessories for Wii will be set out

    * 11/18, at 10PM, tickets will be passed out for midnight sales

    * Start selling Wii on 11/19 at 12:01AM



    PS3:

    * Software and accessories are not street dated, stores can put those out upon receipt

    * 11/9, PS3 peripherals will start shipping to stores

    * 11/11, PS3 interactives (kiosks) will be in final install stages at stores

    * 11/14, PS3 software will start to ship

    * 11/16, PS3 arrives in stores

    * At 10PM or earlier on 11/16 employees will pass out tickets for midnight sales.


    CAN'T FREAKIN WAIT!
     
  2. Fairy Princess

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    Maybe there be gang warfare between over zealous Nintendo and Sony fanboys, I'd pay to watch that with popcorn.
     
  3. Omega Supreme-1

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    o_O ;; Why are they doing a release of both systems on the same night
     
  4. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    So can we go on the 16th and start buying extra Wii controllers and games? Also, I thought some of the games were street dated, Zelda comes to mind.
     
  5. onesock

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    Zelda=Release Day, Nov. 19.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Unless something's changed, the PS3's release date is the 17th.
     
  7. onesock

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    Ah...my bad. Lemme change that.
     
  8. Doctor Doom

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    GREAT!

    Onesock just killed my workweek (I'm the overnight Electronics associate at the local WM).

    And heres a funny thing: I know more about this than my bosses! Nothing from corperate has been given to us. No plans for the demo displays or even a projected number of systems to be sold.

    Just to be on the safe side...

    *goes over to sporting goods for a shotgun and ammo*

    Groovy
     
  9. Cheetatron

    Cheetatron Eh

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    They launch on different days. Between fan boys and scalpers there won't even be any PS3s left over from the 17th. It'd absurd for you to think that sony fanboys realistically think they can get a PS3 on the 19th(that isn't on ebay).
     
  10. Sokar

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    So then to actually get a ticket for the wii I should get there at what 5 pm or earlier?

    Any idea if this is going on in canada as well?
     
  11. Onslaught Phase 2

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    PS3 kiosks are out. Saw one at Target. Walmart is behind the curve :p 
     
  12. Cheetatron

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    Probably but i wouldnt worry about it too much you should be able to get one without too much trouble if you stay within 2-3 days of launch.
     
  13. onesock

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    I'm heading to Wal-Mart at 7. Gonna wait til 10, hopefully get my ticket. If not, I'll head over and sleep on a bench at Target.
     
  14. DevilzFan

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    w00t! The store I pre-ordered in the Mall (Planet X, part of the Gamestop/EB regime) will be open at Midnight!
     
  15. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

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    I will probably head out for my local Wal-Mart at 5:00 Saturday for the Wii since I now have the money for one, I'm still charging it to save some money for Transformers and other things. Even if I wait in line, or the waiting area near customer service as I did for the X-Box 360, for seven hours with no one there I don't care since I would be guaranteed anything Wii that they have excluding anything release pre-launch. A Wii and Zelda is all I need for now.
     
  16. Menasor

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    Luckily my brother will be waiting in line for the ps3 this year and my guess is he'll get there right after he's off work at around 6:30pm. My other brother will be doing the same for the Wii on the saturday before hand.

    I on the other hand am hoping that I can snag them for 20% off on associate discount day unless they manage to get them by waiting overnight that is.
     
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