It’s time for another chance to buy the most popular console on the market right now: the Sony PlayStation 5. Walmart once again has a restock of PS5 consoles for Walmart Plus subscribers. Members only scheduled for Tomorrow, April 19 at 12PM ET / 9AM PTIt is slated to include both the disc-based PS5 for $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399. You’ll need a paid Walmart Plus account to get a hack in either of them (no free trial allowed), and while the premium subscription costs $98 per year, you can subscribe for just one month for $12.95 to try your hand at the PS5.
We’ve been through this exercise at Walmart a few times before, and while no one likes to pay extra for access to buy a console, the retail giant is one of the more reliable stores that sells unbundled consoles. This scheduled restock is no different, and both versions of the PS5 are available at their regular prices without forcing you to buy a big bundle.
When tomorrow comes, there are a few things you can do to prepare for success. First, sort out your Walmart Plus account and make sure you save the billing and shipping addresses you plan to use for the purchase. Be prepared to refresh the page live around the clock as well, but avoid the temptation to refresh the page excessively before then, as Walmart’s automated bot protection can temporarily hold you back and slow your progress. Once the Add to Cart button appears, click it to join the online waiting list.
To increase your chances, you can simultaneously try to secure a console on a desktop browser and the Walmart mobile app, which can often load faster than its desktop counterpart. The lucky few who skip the queue should have 10 minutes to check out. Make sure to stay consistent and don’t give up until you say the listings are sold out, since Walmart usually rolls out more inventory every 10 minutes or so.
Hopefully many of you will be able to secure a restocking console tomorrow. We are always keeping track of console availability, some even get easier, you can subscribe to Deals about to happen Newsletter Get the latest savings on games and gadgets straight to your inbox.
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