Latest Walmart PS5 updates:
- Walmart is currently out of stock of PS5, but you can get an in-stock alert by going to the PS5 Walmart page.
- Your next official chance to get a PS5 at Walmart will be on Black Friday (November 27), but it could come back in stock before then.
At four different times Thursday — noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET — Walmart posted new inventory for the PS5. Those consoles were immediately snapped up by eager shoppers. We've checked today and have not yet seen the PS5 come back in stock, but you can get in-stock alerts.
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Walmart offers both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, so shoppers had to choose between the full PS5 or the Digital Edition that drops the Blu-ray drive. But there was a catch: You need to place your order online, because you won't be able to buy one inside your local Walmart store.
That's because Sony already announced that new PS5 units will only be available online on release day, due to public safety concerns. So Walmart has been quick to warn fans that there won’t be any consoles available to purchase in-store.
Target also had PS5 consoles in stock, though unlike Walmart you can only get one if you order online and pick it up in store. (Like Walmart, though, Target's supplies quickly dried up.) Walmart, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be offering this, telling shoppers to “Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.”
While that means you’ll have to wait for your console to be delivered, you’ll still get one. And without having to risk going out into heavy crowds. After all, you don’t want to put yourself at risk of Covid-19, or worse have to deal with anyone who might want to steal your console.
For those of you who don’t get your consoles on, or around release day, it’ll just be a case of waiting for Sony and Microsoft to catch up with demand.
So sit back, be patient, and don’t panic — PS5 stock will likely return at some point.