While you may take the news with as much salt as required to get it down, massive retailer Wal-Mart has published a release date and price for Nintendo's upcoming DS handheld. The retailer's website is soliciting orders for the DS at a price of $199.82, promising delivery on November 30.
Several industry sources have indicated that Nintendo plans to have the DS on the North American market before the end of November, before its Japanese release. However, it's kept a tight lid on any pricing details.
Nintendo of America has yet to comment on the subject. However, word of a Japanese event to promote the DS to the press shortly before the Tokyo Game Show (set to take place September 24-26) suggests that we'll have an answer one way or the other before the end of the month.