Walmart: There Are No Policies in Place to Ban Violent Video Games

CTJJ5N Front view of a Walmart supercentre store exterior sign logo Ontario Canada KATHY DEWITT. Image shot 05/2012. Exact date unknown.

As you probably know, the US retail chain Walmart has implemented a new video game policy, according to which any advertising of violent titles will be prohibited. This would be a reaction to the massacres in El Paso and Daytona that are undoubtedly discussed.

After this news, IGN tested how they got interested in the question, asking Walmart representatives if the sale of video games is also banned. The question also arises from the various reports on Twitter, where it is stated that some shops would like to reduce or prohibit the sale of these products.

Well, Walmart in response has limited itself to an “our declaration is valid for all the points of sale of the company”, but is in fact of a sentence that does not answer to the questions posed, IGN has subsequently been contacted by the company for apologies about what a communication error would be.

Walmart has therefore expressed itself more clearly: “We have not given any directive to remove video games from the shelves,” which indicates that video games with few surprises should remain in place. The fact is that having official explanations can sometimes be very difficult.

What do you think?