Walmart Has a Big PS5 Restock Today: Here's How to Get Yours

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Playstation PS5
Sony

Sony dropped the highly coveted PlayStation 5 in late 2020, but the console remains one of the hardest-to-get across all major retailers. Today, a huge Walmart PS5 restock is confirmed for 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT). As a start to its Walmart Plus Weekend, this restock will be for Walmart+ members only.

Walmart+ members will get exclusive access to the PS5 restock today. Free trials won't work for this restock, so you'll need to have a paid Walmart+ subscription to participate. Walmart+ costs $12.95 per month and can be used to access more deals during the four-day sales event. You can sign up for Walmart+ here and get in line early. 

Sign Up for Walmart+

Once you have a Walmart+ membership, you'll want to keep an eye on the PS5 page to get your hands on a console as they fly fast. Make sure you're signed in to your account and have your shipping information ready. 

PS5
Walmart
$499
WITH WALMART+

Amazon is also having a PS5 restock right now, but you have to request an invite for access. If invited to purchase the PlayStation 5, you should get an email with a link that's valid for 72 hours. 

PS5 Blu-ray and Digital editions
Sony via Amazon

Amazon has the PS5 in stock right now, but we suggest you hurry. 

$499

If you’re wondering why the PS5 is so hard to get for us non-famous folk, in short, it’s because of the pandemic-induced global chip shortage — and an increased demand for entertainment tech for those who were stuck at home for the better part of two years. And it’s not just gaming consoles that are hard to find — there's a squeeze on chip-equipped items from cars to refrigerators to smartphones.

PlayStation Direct is your best bet for a waitlist to put your name on, There, you can register for an opportunity to purchase a PS5 directly from PlayStation. When a run of consoles becomes available, PlayStation emails the next batch of shoppers in the queue with private links to purchase. The only downside is that the site does not currently offer a timeline for when those links will become available. 

Retailers like Best BuyGamestop, and Target restock the console regularly, but those restocks often sell out in minutes. Keep reading to check stock for the elusive console — and how you can be among the first to know.

StockX is a place where you can buy and sell hard-to-find items like limited edition streetwear, sneakers and consoles such as the PlayStation 5. (StockX verifies the authenticity of every item.) At the time of publication, the Blu-ray Edition PlayStation 5 could be bought for $645, which represents a $145 markup over the $500 list price.

$733

PS5 Blu-ray with controller
Sony via Gamestop

On October 22, 2021, Gamestop held an in-store restock event in select cities, featuring a $740 PS5 bundle that included games Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut and Far Cry 6. Shoppers camped out outside their respective stores with the hopes of getting lucky. 

Both the digital and Blu-ray editions of the consoles are sold out, at the time of publication.

$360-$500

PS5 box
Sony via Best Buy

Best Buy released a cache of PS5 consoles on Thursday, October 21, that sold out almost immediately. You can use the button below to check the current stock of PS5s — you never know when there will be a surprise restock. The store has the Blu-ray console listed for $500 and the PS5 Digital Edition priced at $400.

$400-$500

PS5 Digital Edition and controller
Sony via Target

Like with most retailers, the PS5 is sold out on Target's website. But internet rumors are swirling of a restock at Target happening today in honor of Cyber Monday. 

$400-$500

PS5 Blu-ray with controller
Sony via Gamestop

On October 22, 2021, Gamestop held an in-store restock event in select cities, featuring a $740 PS5 bundle that included games Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut and Far Cry 6. Shoppers camped out outside their respective stores with the hopes of getting lucky. 

Both the digital and Blu-ray editions of the consoles are sold out, at the time of publication.

$360-$500

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