Ill. - Sears and Kmart will begin
accepting pre-orders for forthcoming video game titles and hardware through
their respective Web sites.
Consumers can click on a pre-order banner slated for the sites'
music, movies and gaming home pages and add selections to their carts by
activating a "pre-order item" button.
Customers can also place pre-orders at in-store Web kiosks located
within the CE departments of Sears and Kmart stores.
"Sears and Kmart are committed to providing customers exclusive
shopping opportunities, such as online pre-sale programs, to ensure that they
have primary access to the hottest video games and systems," said Karen Austin,
home electronics president at Sears Holdings.
Austin said the chains carry a wide selection of top brands,
including the newly discounted Nintendo Wii (reduced by $50) and Xbox 360 Elite
and Sony PlayStation3 80GB (both reduced by $100), as well as accessories and titles
compatible with nearly every system on the market.
Titles available for pre-order include PSPgo (available Oct. 1); Uncharted
2: Among Thieves (available Oct. 13); Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (available
Nov. 10); Guitar Hero: Van Halen (available Dec. 22); and Bioshock 2 (available
Feb. 9, 2010), Sears said.