It’s been over a year since the PS5 and Xbox consoles were released, and they still don’t seem any easier to buy. However, Walmart is giving you another chance to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S on Monday, November 22nd.
Here’s what we know so far about the availability of PS5 and Xbox at Walmart.
When will you get a PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday?
In the Walmart Black Friday flyer (see below), the mega retailer is promoting the online availability of both versions of the PS5 and both versions of the latest Xbox on November 22nd.
Walmart Black Friday ad
What we don’t know is when the availability will take place. Walmart has been really good at giving everyone upfront warning about its console drops, and it also rolls them out in 10-minute increments to scare off scalpers and spread out inventory.
How to get a PS5 or Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday
As mentioned earlier, the consoles will ONLY be available online. Walmart has advertised paying Walmart + members jump-start the Black Friday deals and get access a full 4 hours before non-members. We don’t know if this applies to PS5 and Xbox, but membership is $ 12.95 and you can’t get early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals with a trial membership.
Click on “Start Paid Membership”
Walmart + membership
Get access to online Black Friday deals 4 hours early (on November 22nd at 3:00 p.m. ET). Note that this offer is not included in the free trial version. So click on the “Start Paid Membership” button to take advantage of the benefits.
Even if you’re not signing up for a Walmart + membership, I definitely recommend creating a Walmart account before Black Friday if you want to save some time. When you sign up for an account, you’ll enter all of your relevant information: shipping and billing address, credit card information, and name. When the consoles become available, the few seconds you save by not having to re-enter all of your information can mean the difference between bringing home a PS5 or a dreaded message, “Sorry, this article is no longer available ” obtain.
You can also try bookmarking the article pages, but this method isn’t foolproof as Walmart and other retailers often change the URLs for the new consoles to deter bots. Plus, if the consoles aren’t available from Walmart, the item pages are often taken over by third-party suppliers, so you get crazy high prices.
Can I get a PS5 or Xbox at my local Walmart?
It’s very simple: no. The PS5 won’t be in physical locations, nor will the Xbox. If you want a PS5 for Black Friday, you have to order it online. The same is true if you want an Xbox Series X or S. It’s just the reality we live in now.
Will the PS5 or Xbox be on sale on Black Friday?
What other Black Friday deals does Walmart have?
The official kick-off for Black Friday is not until Monday, which makes no sense at all. However, Best Buy’s Black Friday deals are now live, and Amazon is adjusting its competitors’ Black Friday prices. Combine that with confirmation of the Nintendo Black Friday deals that will be available on Sunday the 21st.
Basically Black Friday is here and we are tracking the best Walmart Black Friday deals as they happen.
Seth Macy is the editor-in-chief of IGN Commerce and just wants to be your friend. You can find him hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast.