The Wal-Mart that we talked to also said that they are not pre-ording, and when asked if they will start selling on launch day, they said "That's the plan." The employee who we talked with did not sound to confident, but I'm sure that a major chain like Wal-Mart will make the November 19th launch day.
For those of you up in Canada, we also talked to a local Superstore, and they said that they will be getting their consoles on launch day, but once again, no plans on pre-ordering.
This is good news for Canadian gamers who can make it out on Sunday, but can't get around to pre-ordering the unit. I guess there are going to be a lot of people camping out.