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Walmart PS5 restock sold out — where to find inventory next

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Update: Walmart is now sold out of PS5 and Xbox consoles. However, as part of its Walmart Black Friday deals event, the retailer will have restock again on November 22 for Walmart Plus members only. 

Heads up! A Walmart PS5 restock starts at 3 p.m. ET today (November 18). Walmart has PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock. Today's restock is for Walmart Plus members only. 

This is the first dual restock event we've seen from Walmart in awhile and it comes just before Monday's Walmart Black Friday deals preview. Here's everything you need to know to increase your chances of scoring a console. 

Walmart PS5 restock (sold out)

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.

PS5 Digital Edition: $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 (sold out)

Xbox Series X: $499 @ 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. The Editor's Choice console represents the pinnacle of Microsoft's gaming efforts. 

Walmart PS5 restock — what to know

Walmart PS5 console drops have been a mess lately. Luckily, the retailer is deploying a new ordering process that's designed to make it harder for bots to snap up those precious consoles. In theory, that's great. However, recent drops have had multiple glitches which left plenty of shoppers unhappy. (To be fair, this isn't the first time a retailer has had serious glitches during a console drop). 

That said, we don't know what to expect from today's drop. There could be a virtual queue or there might not. So your best bet is to log into your Walmart Plus account and be ready a few minutes before 3 p.m. ET. Plus, keep in mind that today's Walmart PS5 restock could last a full hour, with inventory released in waves throughout the hour. Walmart has a tendency to stagger consoles drops.

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 below). 

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 minutes. So if you don't score a console on your first try, keep trying. 

PS5 restock tracker — where to look

Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look

Kate Kozuch is an editor at Tom’s Guide covering smartwatches, TVs and everything smart-home related. Kate also appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account (opens in new tab), which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her on an exercise bike, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef.