A Wal-Mart employee sent Joystiq what they say is the Wal-Mart playbook for the Wii and PS3 launch. Saying they received the info from the "Wal-Mart Wire" and even printed out the information to send us proof. Sadly, the tipsters email address didn't work when we went to double check the info; however, after NeoGaf's Wal-Mart ad find, which was taken from WiiNation, we'll run with what we've got, but emphasize that it is still a rumor.

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
  • Our tipster said he had 50 Wii tickets, but the actual amount of units arriving is unknown.
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 11/18 [sic] (we are guessing he meant to write 11/16) employees will pass out tickets for midnight sales. There are 50 tickets for PS3, but actual units arriving is unknown.

[Thanks Wal-Mart employee]

[Update 1: Looks like NeoGaf got it from WiiNation, proper attribution given. Also, we're in touch with tipster and receiving documentation.]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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