We’re still seeing short or no supply of PlayStation 5 consoles at many retailers and going weeks between new nationwide restocks. Hopefully, this summer will prove more fruitful, especially now that retailers like Amazon are taking invite requests to buy a PS5. As for a more imminent restock, Walmart has one scheduled for today that looks sizable.
If you’re a Walmart Plus subscriber, you will have the chance to queue up for the standard $499 disc drive-equipped PS5, the $399 PS5 Digital Edition, and the new $549 PS5 bundle containing Horizon Forbidden West — as well as a similar bundle with the PS5 Digital Edition for $449 — at 3PM ET / 12PM PT today. This is yet another restock that’s exclusive to paying Walmart Plus members, though, since we have advance notice, you have time to pay the minimum $12.95 for one month of membership ahead of the drop. Yes, you get other perks from Walmart, like free deliveries, but we’re ultimately just paying to play the restock game. Though, remember that you can always cancel the subscription once you land your shiny new console.
As for landing the console, you have to be ready to refresh the page right as the clock strikes 3PM ET / 12PM PT. Feel free to try it on a desktop browser and the Walmart app on your phone simultaneously, and use a site like time.is to keep a close eye on the accurate time.
You’ll be brought into a queue, and just be ready to hang tight. Remain patient and don’t abandon your spot in line until the restock event concludes, especially since Walmart often loads inventory on its site in waves. Once your turn comes around, you have 10 minutes to check out with a PS5. Since you need to be a Walmart Plus subscriber, your billing and shipping info should already be good to go.
We’ll update this post when the Walmart restock goes live and will be continuing to track more console purchasing opportunities. Be sure to follow @VergeDeals on Twitter.
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Paying for Walmart Plus just to buy a console may kind of suck, but at least you don’t get stuck with a bundle. Here are some of our ongoing recommendations to outfit your new PlayStation 5 with both games and hardware.
Update June 2nd, 12:15PM ET: Copy and product cards have been updated with availability of the PS5 Digital Edition and new Horizon Forbidden West bundles. Also added a mention and link about Amazon’s new PS5 invite requests.
Update June 2nd, 8:48AM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect that the restock is today.
Update June 1st, 9:58AM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect that the restock is tomorrow.