It’s been over a year since the PS5 and Xbox consoles released, and they still don’t seem any easier to buy. However, Walmart is giving you another chance to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on Monday, November 22.
Here’s what we know about PS5 and Xbox availability at Walmart so far.
When to Get a PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday
In the Walmart Black Friday flyer (see below), the mega-retailer is advertising online availability for both versions of the PS5 and both versions of the latest Xbox on November 22.
What we don’t know is what TIME the availability will happen. Walmart has been really good about giving everyone a heads-up ahead of time for its console drops, and it also rolls them out in 10-minute increments to deter scalpers and spread out the inventory.
How to Get a PS5 or Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday
As mentioned before, the consoles will ONLY be available online. Walmart has advertised paid Walmart+ members will get a jumpstart on the Black Friday deals, gaining access a full 4 hours ahead of non-members. We don’t know if this applies to PS5 and Xbox, but membership is $12.95 and you can’t get early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals with a trial membership.
Even if you don’t sign up for Walmart+ membership, I definitely recommend creating a Walmart account ahead of Black Friday if you want to save a bit of time. When you sign up for an account you enter in all your relevant info: shipping and billing address, credit card info, and name. When the consoles DO become available, the few seconds you save by not having to re-enter in all your info could mean the difference between bringing home a PS5 or getting a dreaded “sorry, this item is no longer available” message.
You can also try bookmarking the item pages, but this method isn’t foolproof, as often Walmart and other retailers shake up the URLs for the new consoles to ward off bots. Also, the item pages often get taken over by third-party sellers when the consoles aren’t available from Walmart, so you get some crazy high prices.
Can I Get a PS5 or Xbox at my Local Walmart
This is an easy one: no. The PS5 will not be at physical locations, nor will the Xbox. If you want a PS5 for Black Friday you have to order one online. Same if you want an Xbox Series X or S. It’s just the reality we live in now.
Will the PS5 or Xbox Be on Sale for Black Friday?
What Other Black Friday Deals Does Walmart Have?
The official kick-off to Black Friday isn’t until Monday, which, yes, makes no sense at all. However, Best Buy’s Black Friday deals are live now, and Amazon is matching Black Friday prices at its competitors. Couple that with the confirmation Nintendo Black Friday deals begin on Sunday, November 21 and there’s a whole lot of shopping going on far ahead of the actual Black Friday date.
Basically, Black Friday is here and we’re following all the best Walmart Black Friday deals as they happen.
Seth Macy is Executive Editor, IGN Commerce, and just wants to be your friend. You can find him hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast.
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