It seems like a no-brainer, but it took Toys R Us seven years to finally decide to sell iPods! With almost every teenager owning some sort of iPod, it only makes sense for Toys R Us to line their shelves with them. Also important is the fact that the iPod touch is becoming a pseudo, if not full-fledged, gaming device. The iPod rose to prominence because people wanted their music in their pocket, and now that you can have your music and games all on one device, it’s only natural that Toys R Us would want to sell them.
ArsTechnica has the full scoop here.
From the article:
“Wal-mart and Target already sells iPods, and there are rumors of iPhone sales for mid-November. This Toys R Us development along with the recent Best Buy iPhone distribution deal means that Apple continues to move into ever more accessible retail channels for its consumer electronics, even as it continues to boost its own Apple Store retail presence.”