Walmart has confirmed an hour-long PS5 restock for today, 24th February – but only for (paid) Walmart Plus members.
The "early access" drop starts at 12 noon ET / 9am PT and will feature the PS5 Digital Edition (opens in new tab) ($399.99), PS5 disc edition (opens in new tab) ($499.99) and Xbox Series X ($499.99). New inventory will be released every 10 minutes, so keep trying.
Walmart Plus (opens in new tab) costs $12.95 a month or $98 a year and includes a ton of benefits. You can also cancel anytime, via the Walmart+ account page (opens in new tab), so it's worth signing up even if you only keep it long enough to scoop a PS5.
Important: avoid the 15-day free trial as Walmart says tomorrow's PS5 won't be available to trial members. Head to Walmart Plus page, scroll down and click 'Start paid membership'.
Walmart Plus paid membership |Only $12.95/month (opens in new tab)
Sign up to Walmart Plus and you'll get early access to PS5 and Xbox restocks, plus free shipping, cheap prescriptions and more. Walmart Plus is contract-free so you can sign up and cancel anytime (right after you secure a PS5, if you like).
Still on the fence? Walmart’s product listings have been updated with confirmation of the exact time and date of the restock, so this is a golden opportunity to bag a PS5 from a reputable retailer at an agreed time.
Walmart isn't the only retailer to hide a PS5 restock behind a paywall: Best Buy (opens in new tab) and GameStop (opens in new tab) both offer 'members only' game console releases. The latter is tipped for a PS5 restock this week, but that's merely a rumour at this point.
Demand for Sony's next-gen console continues to outstrip supply as global corporations struggle to overcome the ongoing semiconductors shortage. Just last week, Detroit's Ford Motor Company suspended or cut production due to the shortage.
Missed out on Walmart's drop? Winning the PS5 stock lottery is possible – but only if you deploy a few tricks. Head over to our PS5 restock news page for a rundown of the latest tips and buying advice.
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