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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X is over — where to check for inventory next

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Update: Today's Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock is now over. The retailer is once again sold out of both next-gen consoles. Check out our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock hubs for the retailers to check for inventory next.

Walmart is currently holding it's first next-gen console restock of the month. The mega retailer has both PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock right now. Head over to the retailer now to secure your console using the links below. Both consoles are being sold for $499 without any additional bundled items. 

These restocks began at 12 p.m. ET, and as with previous Walmart restocks we expect the drop to last for roughly an hour. During Walmart restocks new inventory is typically released every 10 minutes, so keep checking even if you see a sold out sign at first. 

Confirmation of these latest restocks came directly from Walmart itself. Over the weekend Walmart sent shoppers a newsletter (shared online by Jake Randall (opens in new tab)) that included the announcement that Walmart Plus members would be offered the chance to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X later today.  

As expected, these restocks are exclusively for Walmart Plus members. Walmart Plus membership costs $98 per year or $12.95/month. 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 (opens in new tab)). It's also worth checking our Walmart promo codes page for any discounts. 

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 advise to help you secure one of these coveted machines. We also have an Xbox Series X restock hub as well. 

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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 (in stock)

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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.

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PS5 Digital: $399 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it's slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. 

Walmart Xbox Series X restock (in stock)

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Xbox Series X: $499 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship console. It features 12 teraflops of graphics power, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and Blu-ray drive. It runs games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second with a max of 8K at 120 fps.

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 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 (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 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.

PS5 restock tracker — stores to check

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.