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Walmart just confirmed its next PS5 restock — date, time and how to get yours

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PS5 restock is slowly starting to pick up now that Memorial Day sales are here. For instance, a Walmart PS5 restock is now confirmed for next week. 

Walmart Plus members will get exclusive access to PS5 consoles (opens in new tab) beginning Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. ET. (Their last restock was on April 19). This Walmart restock will be part of a larger event called Walmart Plus Weekend — a four-day sales event for Walmart Plus members only. (It's like a Prime Day deals event for Walmart Plus subscribers).

You won't be able to participate in the restock if you have a free trial, so you'll need to have a paid Walmart Plus subscription to participate. (You can sign up for Walmart Plus via this Walmart link (opens in new tab)). Membership costs $98 per year, although there's also a $12.95/month option.

Walmart Plus: $12.95/month @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart Plus is a subscription service from Walmart. Priced at $98 per year, it includes perks like unlimited free delivery on more than 160,000 items as well as fuel discounts at more than 2,000 Walmart and Murphy USA fuel stations. Shoppers can also opt for a $12.95/month option. 

Walmart PS5 restock (coming June 2)

PS5: $499 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The flagship PS5 console includes a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, the design is slightly fuller than the all-digital model. It sells for $499 and includes a PS5 DualSense controller.

This PS5 restock has been confirmed by the retailer via a promotional message on its PS5 listing page (opens in new tab). This note has only appeared on the page for the standard PS5 console, but we could still see the retailer offering the PS5 Digital Edition and maybe even the Xbox Series X at the same time. This is because typically Walmart restocks next-gen consoles all at once. 

If you miss out on this restock, or don't fancy signing up for Walmart Plus, make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This comprehensive guide contains all the latest restock updates as we get them, plus has crucial buying advice to help you secure one of these coveted machines. We also have an Xbox Series X restock hub as well.

Walmart restock event — tips and tricks

The first thing you'll want to do is create a Walmart.com account (opens in new tab) if you don't already have one. Enter your address and credit card info so that in the event you score a console, you can quickly checkout. You'll also want to know the correct landing pages for the PS5 at Walmart. (You'll find the links above). 

Once the consoles are available at Walmart you'll have to act lightning fast to secure a console and purchase it. However, it's worth noting that Walmart tends to release inventory every 10 to 15 minutes. So if you don't score a console on your first try, keep trying. Generally speaking, Walmart restocks have lasted from 1 hour to as long as 3 hours. So it pays to stick around and keep trying. 

Many have reported that adding the PS5 to a shopping list has helped them score a PS5. To do this, sign into your Walmart account and go to the PS5 product page (opens in new tab) at Walmart. Click the "add to list" icon underneath the console's image. You'll then be prompted to create a name for your wish list. 

The next time Walmart has PS5 restock, you should be able to add the console to your cart via your wish list (instead of going to the product page and waiting for it to show up in stock. Again, your mileage may vary with this tactic, but it's worked in the past.

If refuse to sign up for Walmart Plus, don’t give up hope. We're bound to see more restocks throughout the coming weeks, but keep in mind that most drops nowadays are behind a membership paywall. 

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As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.