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Walmart Declares "Game On" for More Savings, Announcing Wii Bonus and Lowering Price $10 on Select 2009 Video Games

Retailer Offers $50 Gift Card with Wii Console Purchase for One Week; Rolls Back Prices up to 20% on 25 Video Games of 2009

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Dec. 2, 2009) – Gamers of all ages can gear up to save after Thanksgiving weekend as Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announces its next round of holiday savings, including new Rollbacks on many top 2009 games and a $50 Gift Card with Wii console purchase. Now through Dec. 24, the retailer will offer 15-20% savings on 25 top video game titles, including games for kids, families and extreme gamers, in stores. Starting Saturday, Dec. 5, shoppers with a Wii on their wish list will have the added bonus of receiving a $50 Walmart Gift Card with the purchase of a $199 Wii console in stores, through Dec. 12 while supplies last.*

Walmart expects this news will please many moms this holiday. According to recent research on holiday shoppers, 58 percent of Walmart moms considering the purchase of video games believe that games are the "must have" gift this holiday season for family and kids. As for the variety of games, more than half of those moms are considering purchasing kids games, 41 percent action adventure, and one third sports-themed games this season.**

“We have promised shoppers that through the holidays, even after last week, we would continue to offer real savings on items we know are on shoppers’ minds, and this offer is for anyone buying games as gifts or even for themselves,” said Greg Hall, vice president media and services, Walmart Entertainment. “Regardless of whether you have a PS3, Xbox or Wii, these savings will help anyone to build a gaming library with great new titles.”

Video Games Savings through Dec. 24.

These newly priced titles, most of which are also available on www.walmart.com today, include these below and many others:

  • Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics (Wii) – now $40
  • Lego Rock Band (Wii) – now $40
  • Rock Band: Beatles (Wii) – now $40
  • MySims: Agents (Wii) – now $40
  • Tekken 6 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – now $50
  • Madden 2010 (Xbox 360 and PS3) – now $50
  • WWE 2010 (Xbox 360) – now $50, WWE 2010 (Wii) – now $40
  • Batman Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360) – now $50
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) – now $50
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360) – now $50
  • Halo 3:ODST (Xbox 360) – now $50
  • Uncharted 2 (PS3) – now $50

Wii Console with $50 Gift Card
Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 a.m. through Dec. 12, Walmart will offer a $50 Walmart Gift Card immediately after the purchase of the $199 Wii console. The card can be used on the very next purchase or at any future purchase at any Walmart store.

Shoppers can find more information about Walmart's weekly holiday savings announcements this season by going to www.walmart.com/holidaysavings. Shoppers can make their video game purchases online by Dec. 20 at www.walmart.com/videogames with guaranteed arrival before Christmas.

* Wii Gift Card offer good from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12. Quantities of all items are limited. No rain checks. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico or on Walmart.com. Walmart may limit the number of items purchased per customer. Void where prohibited.
** Research conducted by BIGResearch for Walmart Customer Insights, November 2009

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About Walmart
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States.

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