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libellule said:
Euphoria14 said:
@MM

I may be wrong, but didn't Walmart have another gift card deal for the 360 during FFXIII week? Maybe that was the Wii, but I could swear there was a second deal.

After-Christmas Week of Savings
Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day, Walmart will be ready for weekend shoppers with a variety of new offers with additional savings, including:

* eMachines eM250-1162 Netbook with 250GB Hard Drive, 10.1" Screen -- $228 (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Arcade for $199 with $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Elite bundle $299 with 2 Games and $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* 50 percent off select holiday candles, ribbons and bows
* Up to 50 percent additional savings on select toys
* 58-quart storage totes for $3.40 and $5 gift wrap and ornament cases

From here.

http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/9587.aspx

PS3 if I am not mistaken is the only console to not get a Walmart giftcard deal in December.

yep, VGC mentionned the 2 deals

....

So MM isn't right when he says it was a "Pure 360 vs. PS3 battle in December". 360 had a big advantage with (2) $50 giftcard promotions that occured the week before and week after the biggest week of the year.

I guess you could make a case though that it took away from Christmas week sales.



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Euphoria14 said:

@MM

I may be wrong, but didn't Walmart have another gift card deal for the 360 during FFXIII week? Maybe that was the Wii, but I could swear there was a second deal.

Not even sure it was this one. I could have sworn there was also one on FFXIII week and a Wii one the week before that.

After-Christmas Week of Savings
Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day, Walmart will be ready for weekend shoppers with a variety of new offers with additional savings, including:

* eMachines eM250-1162 Netbook with 250GB Hard Drive, 10.1" Screen -- $228 (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Arcade for $199 with $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Elite bundle $299 with 2 Games and $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* 50 percent off select holiday candles, ribbons and bows
* Up to 50 percent additional savings on select toys
* 58-quart storage totes for $3.40 and $5 gift wrap and ornament cases

From here.

http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/9587.aspx

PS3 if I am not mistaken is the only console to not get a Walmart giftcard deal in December.

Well that sticks a knife right in the gut of my theory.



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makingmusic476 said:
TheSource said:

Sony has a PR email going around saying NPD has PS3 at 1.35m in December 2009.

This gives me hope that what I'm thinking will happen will actually happen.

Basically, I see things like this.  The 360 barely came out on top in November, despite having MW2 bundles and gift card deals at Wal-mart on its side.   In December, it was a ps3 vs 360 grudge match with literally no variables like the aforementioned involved, and in the New Orleans area at least, the ps3 was outpacing the 260 handedly at GameStops just like it was in November (sans MW2 bundles).  Even when the shortages started over the last week before Christmas, the two were at worst neck and neck in my area.

I think NPD will have the ps3 over 360.


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makingmusic476 said:
Euphoria14 said:

@MM

I may be wrong, but didn't Walmart have another gift card deal for the 360 during FFXIII week? Maybe that was the Wii, but I could swear there was a second deal.

Not even sure it was this one. I could have sworn there was also one on FFXIII week and a Wii one the week before that.

After-Christmas Week of Savings
Beginning this Saturday, Dec. 26 through New Year’s Day, Walmart will be ready for weekend shoppers with a variety of new offers with additional savings, including:

* eMachines eM250-1162 Netbook with 250GB Hard Drive, 10.1" Screen -- $228 (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Arcade for $199 with $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* Xbox 360 Elite bundle $299 with 2 Games and $50 Walmart Gift Card (begins 8 a.m.)
* 50 percent off select holiday candles, ribbons and bows
* Up to 50 percent additional savings on select toys
* 58-quart storage totes for $3.40 and $5 gift wrap and ornament cases

From here.

http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/9587.aspx

PS3 if I am not mistaken is the only console to not get a Walmart giftcard deal in December.

Well that sticks a knife right in the gut of my theory.

Sorry.



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