I decided to check out the Walmart near me on Saturday to see if they were still taking layaways, and they were so I put in for one. Given some of the stories in this thread, I was surprised with the experience. I noticed in the video game section they had signs up about the Wii U layaway, plus they had a flyer up about it in the layaway section, and doing the layaway itself was no problem at all. Now I just have to hope they get enough systems in.
Will they be setting the systems aside for each of the layaways, or is it first come first serve?