Update: PS5 Walmart pre-orders are in stock and out of stock every second. The links are below along with a handy guide to securing a PS5 pre-order. People are getting PS5 consoles tonight. You just have to be persistent.
OK, here’s a little guide on getting a PS5 pre-order at Walmart, which is to be the only US retailer with the new PlayStation 5 console in stock… periodically.
Walmart has two PS5 pre-order pages (both linked below). Try to nab either version. It may be your only chance to get a PS5 before 2021, and no, you won’t see a cheap price during Black Friday 2020. No American retailer needs to discount the PS5. Act fast.
So Walmart may be your only answer to find a PlayStation 5 pre-order for the time being. Here our five tips to nabbing a PS5 in stock.
Walmart PS5 pre-order guide
1. Keep refreshing – even if PS5 is ‘out of stock’The Walmart PS5 pre-order page will say “Out of stock” in red text. That’s true, but also a lie. We see this with new AirPods on Black Friday every year. It’ll be sold out one second and the next come back in stock.
2. Stay in touch on TwitterWe’re documenting the entire experience and trying to find more PS5 consoles in stock.
Keep trying for PS5 pre-orders, folks. Walmart does this routinely – it’s there and it’s gone. It’s there and it’s gone. We saw this with new AirPods on Black Friday. I’m tracking PS5 Walmart pre-orders here: https://t.co/fRS0JoRsxM https://t.co/QFrdouEQPLSeptember 18, 2020
3. Grab either version of the PS5 pre-orderAt this point, you can’t be picky. A lot of people are debating between the PS5 vs the PS5 Digital Edition. Right now, if you want it in 2021, you may have to splurge on the more expensive PS5 Standard Edition. It’s $100 more, but in our estimation, worth the cash since physical games often go cheaper in the long run.
4. Log into Walmart ahead of timeIn the time you read the title of point #3, the original PS5 pre-orders 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 itHow 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 could be down for you, but up for someone else.
Walmart PS5 pre-orders: why they’re so hard to get
The truth is that Walmart is holding back on PS5 stock. We can tell that because people are sending us messages on Twitter that say they’re getting their PS5 order through after 30 minutes of page refreshing.
Walmart may be doing this on purpose for two reasons. First, it gets you to there website and creates tons of buzz around Walmart. Maybe you’ll check out with that Instant Pot you’ve been putting off purchasing.
Second, this method probably stops bots and resellers from scooping up massive PS5 inventory. So when Walmart gave us a notice that PS5 would be in stock, with a message of “available to purchase starting at 6:00 PM PT / 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, September 17” it quickly turned on the sink and then turned it off.
Why you should keep trying to get a PS5 pre-order here
Walmart may to be your one opportunity to pre-order the PS5, but you’ll have to act fast and keep refreshing. The PS5 sold out last night within seven minutes the first time around on Wednesday, and in seconds on THursday, and a lot of gamers weren’t able to find the system in stock anywhere.
That doesn’t bode well for Walmart Black Friday 2020, where PS5 deals will be non-existent. In fact, you’ll be lucky to find the PS5 in stock before 2021 the way things are going. You won’t be able to go to the store and find the system for weeks or months if history of console launches repeat themselves.
Other US stores that HAD PS5 pre-orders (and sold out)Best Buy: pre-orders live previously – more on the wayAmazon: pre-orders live previously – currently out of stockGameStop: pre-orders live previously – more on the waySam’s Club: pre-orders live previously – more on the way
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