Wal-Mart opening up pre-orders for Xbox One and PS4 on August 24

Starting August 24, Wal-Mart stores across the US will open up pre-orders again for PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Folks that show up to reserve a console will need to put a 10 percent down payment on their system of choice: $40 for PS4 and $50 for Xbox One.

Wal-Mart will hold all pre-ordered consoles until December 13, giving customers more time to pay for their systems, even after their respective release dates pass. In the PS4's case, that launch date is November 15 as Sony announced during its Gamescom press conference today.
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Walmart Taking Xbox One and PS4 Pre-Orders In Stores Nationwide Starting August 24

Retailer Providing Customers 'Pay As You Go' Option



BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 20, 2013 – It's not too late to be among the first to play the long-anticipated Microsoft Xbox® One and Sony PlayStation® 4. Starting, Saturday, August 24, customers can visit Walmart stores nationwide to pre-order the console of their choice. Customers are encouraged to secure the pre-order early as quantities are limited.



"We know millions of our customers can't wait to get their hands on the Xbox One and PS4," said Laura Phillips, senior vice president of Entertainment for Walmart U.S. "As the current market share leader in video game hardware and accessories, customers can trust Walmart to have the latest gaming consoles and new releases available at a great low price."



Customers simply need to see an associate in the Electronics department and take the following steps to secure the PS4™ or Xbox® One:

· Provide a 10 percent down payment – $40 for PS4™ and $50 for Xbox One.

· Make payments over time or in full when the console becomes available.

· Pick up the console on the launch date. Walmart will hold pre-ordered consoles for customers wanting more time to pay it off until December 13, 2013.



The Xbox® One Day One Edition Console for $499.00 includes an Xbox One System, Kinect, Day One Commemorative Edition Controller, an Exclusive Achievement and Special Edition Packaging. The PS4™ console for $399.00 includes a PlayStation® 4 System, DualShock 4 Controller and Wired Mono Headset. Walmart will also offer customers the option to reserve extra controllers and select games such as Forza 5, Deadrising 3, Ryse, Killzone, Knack and Driveclub for $59.96 each.


For more information please visit your local Walmart store.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.