It’s time for another chance to buy the most coveted console on the market today: Sony’s PlayStation 5. Once again, Walmart has a restock of PS5 consoles for Walmart Plus subscribers. The members-only drop is scheduled for tomorrow, April 19, at 12 pm ET / 9 am PTand is configured to include both the disk-based version PS5 for $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399. you’ll need a Walmart Plus paid account to get a shot at either (no free trials allowed), and while the premium subscription costs $98 a year, you can subscribe for just one month for $12.95 to try your hand at a PS5.
We’ve been through this drill at Walmart many times before, and while no one likes paying extra for access to buy a console, the retail giant is one of the most reliable stores selling unboxed consoles. This scheduled restocking is no different, and both PS5 versions are available at their regular prices without forcing you to buy a big bundle.
When the time comes tomorrow, there are a couple of things you can do to set yourself up for success. First, get your Walmart Plus account in order and be sure to save the billing and shipping addresses you plan to use for the purchase. Be prepared to refresh the page right on time as well, but avoid the temptation to over-refresh the page before then, as Walmart’s automatic bot protection may temporarily lock you out and slow your progress. Once the “Add to Cart” button appears, click it to join the online queue.
To increase your chances, you can try simultaneously securing a console on a desktop browser and the Walmart mobile app, which can often load faster than its desktop counterpart. The lucky few who make it past the queue should have 10 minutes to pay. Be sure to be persistent and only give up once the listings say they’re out of stock, as Walmart typically funnels more inventory every 10 minutes or so.
Hopefully many of you will be able to secure a console in the resupply tomorrow. We’re always tracking console availability, even when some are. very slowly getting easierand you can subscribe to our edge deals Newsletter to get the latest game and device savings delivered straight to your inbox.
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