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 today, April 19, at 12 pm ET / 9 am PTand it’s set 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 try either (no free trials allowed), and although the subscription premium is $98 a year, you can subscribe for just one month for $12.95 to try out 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.
There are a couple of things you can do to set yourself up for success. First, order your Walmart Plus account ahead of time and be sure to save the billing and shipping addresses you plan to use for the purchase. Be prepared to refresh the page just in time too, 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 today’s resupply. We always keep track of console availability, even as some are slowly getting easier, and 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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Update April 19, 9:30 am ET: We’ve updated the copy and title to reflect that the PS5 restock is taking place today.