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Walmart has revealed three PS5 restocks as part of their Black Friday 2022 plans. If you’re in the market for a PlayStation 5 this holiday season, today is your second chance to get the console from Walmart.
Walmart is going to restock the Sony PlayStation 5 on Wednesday, November 22, before Black Friday. The drop starts at 12:00 p.m. ET and unlike the first restock on Monday, this one is available to all customers whether or not they have a Walmart+ subscription.
On Black Friday, November 25, you can find the PlayStation 5 in stock at physical Walmart locations starting at 5 a.m. local time.
How to get exclusive early access to PS5 restocks
Sony dropped the highly coveted PlayStation 5 in late 2020, but the console remains one of the hardest-to-get across all major retailers. For past PS5 restocks, Walmart+ members have gotten exclusive early access. Free trials don't work for the restocks, 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 a better shot at securing your holiday gift.
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.
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.
For more savings, be sure to check out our ultimate guide to this year's Black Friday sales for the best deals on tech, holiday gifts, fashion, and more.