It's official. CNN Money and Fortune Magazine confirm on October 25th that Wal-Mart has begun selling Toshiba's second-generation HD-A2 HD DVD player for $198.
Wal-Mart spokesperson Melissa O'Brien confirmed the rollback: "We reduced our HD DVD Toshiba player, the generation-two, to $198 earlier in the week." O'Brien also denied rumors that each Wal-Mart store would stock only 18 units of the Toshiba player, saying: "There are no limited quantities for stores or purchases."
Hi-Def Digest reports that the $198 price for Toshiba HD-A2 is currently being offered for in-store purchases only. Wal-Mart's website still lists the player at $274.