Walmart PS5 Pre-Order Guide
1. Keep freshening up – even if the PS5 is “out of stock”
The Walmart PS5 pre-order page will say “Out of Stock” in red text. This is true, but also a lie. We see this with new AirPods on Black Friday every year. It will be used up for a second and the next one will come back in stock.
2. Keep in touch on Twitter
We document the whole experience and try to find more PS5 consoles in stock.
Keep trying the PS5 pre-orders, folks. Walmart does this regularly – it’s there and let’s go. It’s there and it’s gone. We saw it with the new AirPods on Black Friday. I am tracking PS5 Walmart pre-orders here: https://t.co/fRS0JoRsxM https://t.co/QFrdouEQPL September 18, 2020
3. Take either version of the PS5 pre-order
At this point, you can’t be picky. A lot of people are debating between the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. Right now, if you want to in 2021, you might have to splurge on the more expensive PS5 Standard Edition. It’s $ 100 more, but in our opinion it’s worth it as physical games are often cheaper in the long run.
4. Log in to Walmart in advance
By the time you read the title of point 3, the original pre-orders for the PS5 are sold out. That’s how fast this new PlayStation console is selling. It sold out in seconds, not minutes.
5. Get someone to help you buy it
How much do your friends and family love you? Having a friend try to secure you a PS5 pre-order isn’t a bad idea when the website might be down for you, but someone else.
Walmart will have PS5 pre-orders, which will be a relief for anyone who hasn’t been able to find the new Sony PlayStation 5 in stock in the past 24 hours.
The PS5 will be “available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 17,” says the official description on the Walmart PS5 pre-order page. In other words: it is not an exercise.
Here’s where you can find both PS5 editions on sale in a matter of seconds:
Walmart may be your only opportunity to pre-order the PS5, but you’ll need to act fast. The PS5 sold out last night in seven minutes and many gamers couldn’t find the system in stock anywhere.
That doesn’t bode well for Black Friday 2020, where PS5 deals will be non-existent. In fact, you’ll be lucky enough to find the PS5 in stock before 2021 as things go. You won’t be able to go to the store and find the system for weeks or months if the console launch history repeats itself.
Other US stores that pre-ordered the PS5 (and sold out)
- Best buy: live preorders before – no longer in progress
- Amazone: live preorders previously – currently out of stock
- GameStop: live preorders before – no longer in progress
- Sam’s club: live preorders before – no longer in progress