Update 5:15 p.m. ET: Today's Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock is now over. However, XSX stock appears to be coming in and out. It could be worth occasionally checking the links for stock. Otherwise, check our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock hubs for the retailers to check for inventory next.
Walmart is holding its first next-gen console restock of the month right now. The retailer previously announced it would hold both a PS5 restock and an Xbox Series X restock today (Thursday, February 24). Whichever console you’re after, get over to the retailer and secure you console now using the links below.
The restock begin at 12 p.m. ET and as is now standard with Walmart restocks, the drop is expected to last for at least an hour, with new inventory being released every 10 minutes. So keep checking even if you see a sold out sign at first.
The confirmation about this drop came directly from the retailer itself. Last weekend, Walmart’s product listings were updated with a note confirming the date and time of this restock. The information was further corroborated by reliable sources including Matt Swider of The Shortcut.
These restocks are exclusively for Walmart Plus members. Walmart Plus membership costs $98 per year, although there's also a $12.95/month option. There is also a free trial available, but you'll only get access to these restocks if you’ve got a paid Walmart Plus subscription. (You can sign up at Walmart via this link).
If you miss out on this restock, or don't fancy signing up for Walmart Plus, we are once again hearing whispers that Amazon is gearing up for its first PS5 restock of 2022 and it could be this week. Make sure to check our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates.
Walmart Plus: $12.95/month @ Walmart
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 (in stock)
Walmart Xbox Series X restock (in stock)
Walmart restock event — tips and tricks
The first thing you'll want to do is create a Walmart.com account 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 check out. 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 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 you don't want to sign up for Walmart Plus, don’t give up hope. We're bound to see more restocks throughout the coming weeks.
For other great deals from Walmart, check out our Walmart promo codes.
PS5 restock tracker — stores to check
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 13)
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 22)
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 27)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 30)
- Dell: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 20)
- Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 10)
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 22)
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock April 29)
- Kohl's: PS5 (last restock April 21)
- Adorama: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition | Bundles
- Costco: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 15)
- Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 27)
- Sam's Club: PS5 (last restock December 16)
- Verizon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 17)
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.
The stupid thing was stuck at "estimated time 1 minute" for about 20 minutes!Reply