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Walmart offering second round of launch-day Xbox One and PS4 units

Walmart will start accepting a second round of pre-orders for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One beginning Aug. 24, the company announced today.

Those interested are required to visit a Walmart store and make a 10 percent deposit to secure a console. It is offering consumers the choice of making payments over time or to pay in full when they pick up their systems. The retailer will hold pre-ordered hardware until Dec. 13, 2013.

The launch-day Xbox One includes the console, next-generation Kinect, launch-day commemorative controller and an Achievement for $499. The PS4 includes the console, DualShock 4 Controller and wired headset for $399. Consumers can also reserve extra controllers and next-gen games through the retailer.

Walmart — and several other retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop — first started accepting pre-orders of Sony's and Microsoft's next-generation consoles in June, shortly after their respective E3 2013 press conferences. Most retailers ran out of system allocations at varying dates mid-July, with some later offering a second round of pre-orders.

Sony announced during its Gamescom press conference that the PS4 will hit retail in North America on Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 in Europe. The console is expected to launch in 32 markets by the end of the year. The Xbox One will launch in November, but it will be delayed in eight markets to implement voice support for several languages into the dashboard. The console's games will be region free as a result.

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