Posted on October 28, 2014, Stew Shearer Walmart Selling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a Day Early
Walmart will be selling a “Day Zero” edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that will be available in its stores a day before the game’s scheduled release.
According to a press release from the retail chain, the Day Zero game will be available starting at 12:01am on November 3rd in more than 3,600 Wal-Mart locations. The company accompanied this announcement with the reveal that it would also begin selling “certified, pre-owned video games in 1,700 stores.”
“With 117 million gamers in the U.S., we are constantly looking to provide new and game-changing offerings to those customers,” said Laura Phillips, Walmart’s senior vice president of entertainment. “We’ve said that we would focus on the $2 billion pre-owned market, and we’re continuing to deliver on that today. Now, customers will be able to visit Walmart for all of their video game wants – whether they’re buying a hot new release like ‘Call of Duty’ or purchasing a pre-owned game at a great price.”
This news, of course, comes in the wake of the retail giant’s announcement earlier this year that it would be moving into the used game market. Beginning at the end of March gamers were given the option to trade in their used titles for store credit that they could use toward the purchase of any products in the store’s inventory.