I wondered if this might happen given the trouble they were having with the controller interference. Power tools were showing up at a $1.99 and gum was pulling a tidy grand or two. 🙂
Xbox 360 kiosks placed in Wal-Mart stores across the country have been shut off, said a Microsoft spokesperson contacted this afternoon. The reason, according to Microsoft, is due to the console causing interference with Wal-Mart’s wireless “hand scanner” inventory system. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem as being “minor” and says a software solution is in the works to correct it.
Anyway, you can read about it here.