Xbox Series X Restock 2022: How to Get a Console at Walmart Today
By ETonline Staff
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After a quiet start to the year, Xbox Series X restocks are making a comeback this week. In case you didn't have any luck getting one of the elusive consoles this holiday or at Best Buy and GameStop on Tuesday, a major Xbox Series X restock has been confirmed for today at Walmart.
Starting at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) today, consoles will be available to Walmart Plus subscribers. Keep in mind that you will need a confirmed paid account to access the Xbox Series X restock. They will only be available for non-trial Walmart Plus members. In the past, Walmart has opened these “early access” deals to non-Plus customers after a few hours, but it is unlikely in this restock.
Today is also an excellent day for PS5 restocks. Walmart will also be unleashing PS5s starting at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) for Walmart+ subscribers. A Walmart Plus membership costs $12.95 per month or $98 for the year, which you can easily make back in the savings it offers. Today's PS5 restock will include the PS5 with a disc drive and the PS5 console that can only play digital titles.
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