239w ago - E3 2009 is on the way, and among other things that means speculation about potential PSP price drop announcements is also coming.
A visitor to Wal-Mart spotted an older PSP bundle that was dropped to just $150, which made it cheaper than the stand-alone PSP 3000 pack... leaving people to wonder if they are just trying to shift old stock or is it an indication that the price of the PSP itself will drop.
To quote: I picked up Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for $20 (YES!!) but something caught my eye... the Ratchet and Clank PSP- 3000 series bundle which includes Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, a voucher for Everyday Shooter, National Treasure 2 on UMD, AND a 1GB Memory card was a WHOPPING $50 off the normal price and had been dropped to $150, which made it CHEAPER than the stand-alone PSP-3000 pack (which is $170)!!!
266w ago - Wal-Mart will be offering several in-store deals on electronic items on Saturday, November 8th.
Topping the list, they are offering an 80GB PlayStation 3 (likely not backwards-compatible unless from old stock) for $399 with a $100 Gift Card.
They also have an online Nintendo DS Lite Holiday Value Bundle for $149 which includes: Your choice of Nintendo DS Lite, your choice of two (2) DS games and a Princess Peach or Mario accessory tin kit.
Finally, they are offering the Ratchet & Clank PSP-3000 bundle and PS2 console, both of which include a $30 gift card.
Those interested can check out the deals HERE or linked above!
266w ago - Wal-Mart Stores is rapidly downsizing shelf space for music CDs while increasing availability of Blu-ray and consumer electronics in select locations, according to a new report.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail behemoth, citing a 23% drop in CD sales during the first four weeks of the fourth quarter, continues to scale back inventories of music packaged media; supplanting it with electronics and movies.
"We believe Wal-Mart is increasing its exposure to consumer electronics, video games and Blu-ray, and reducing floor space devoted to CDs and standard DVDs," said Richard Greenfield, analyst with Pali Capital, in a note.
Greenfield said the chain's floor space devoted to DVD, including Blu- ray, ranged from up modestly to down slightly.
Pali reported that an accelerated rate of sales decline for CDs combined with the slowing of digital unit sales had resulted in Q4 total unit sales declining 11.6%, compared to a 11.3% decline during the previous year period.
Total music sales fell 5% to 7% in the first three quarters of 2008.
In an analyst meeting last week, John Fleming, chief marketing officer with Wal-Mart, said electronics would be getting space expansion in stores due to the decline in physical packaged media.