Update June 2nd, 4:02PM ET: Walmart has sold out of both PlayStation 5 consoles and bundles for today’s restock.
We’re still seeing short or no supply of PlayStation 5 consoles at many retailers and going weeks between new nationwide restocks. Hopefully, this summer will prove more fruitful, especially now that retailers like Amazon are taking invite requests to buy a PS5. As for a more imminent restock, Walmart has a scheduled one that’s happening now.
If you’re a Walmart Plus subscriber, you can queue up right now for the standard $499 disc drive-equipped PS5, the $399 PS5 Digital Edition, and the new $549 PS5 bundle containing Horizon Forbidden West — as well as a similar bundle with the PS5 Digital Edition for $449.
This is yet another restock that’s exclusive to paying Walmart Plus members, though, since we had advance notice, you hopefully had time to pay the minimum $12.95 for one month of membership ahead of the drop. Yes, you get other perks from Walmart, like free deliveries, but we’re ultimately just paying to play the restock game. Though, remember that you can always cancel the subscription once you land your shiny new console.
Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, allows you to play both digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.
The PS5 Digital Edition costs $399. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.
A prepackaged bundle that includes Sony’s disc-based PlayStation 5 and a download code voucher for Horizon Forbidden West.
As for landing the console, feel free to try it on a desktop browser and the Walmart app on your phone simultaneously. Once you’re brought into a queue, be ready to hang tight. Remain patient and don’t abandon your spot in line until the restock event concludes, especially since Walmart often loads inventory on its site in waves. Once your turn comes around, you have 10 minutes to check out with a PS5. Since you need to be a Walmart Plus subscriber, your billing and shipping info should already be good to go.
We’ll update this post once it appears the Walmart restock has ended, and will be continuing to track more console purchasing opportunities. Be sure to follow @VergeDeals on Twitter.
Recommended PS5 games and accessories
Paying for Walmart Plus just to buy a console may kind of suck, but at least you don’t get stuck with a bundle. Here are some of our ongoing recommendations to outfit your new PlayStation 5 with both games and hardware.
Elden Ring (PlayStation 5)$6020% off
The latest FromSoftware title, Elden Ring, takes the Dark Souls formula to a vast open world.
Horizon Forbidden West$5949% off
Guerrilla Games’ latest installment in the Horizon series, Horizon Forbidden West, puts you back in control of Aloy to traverse a vast open world filled with machine animals and expansive quests.
Anybody feel like some grape jelly? This DualSense controller features a deep purple color accented by the black of its two-tone styling.
A majestic red reserved for the cosmos. The cosmic red PlayStation 5 cover matches the color of its DualSense controller.
Sony Pulse 3D headset (black)$10030% off
Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is made to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect and also work on the PS4. This version matches the midnight black DualSense controller and PS5 console covers.
Update June 2nd, 3:00PM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect the start of the restock event.
Update June 2nd, 12:15PM ET: Copy and product cards have been updated with availability of the PS5 Digital Edition and new Horizon Forbidden West bundles. Also added a mention and link about Amazon’s new PS5 invite requests.
Update June 2nd, 8:48AM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect that the restock is today.
Update June 1st, 9:58AM ET: We’ve updated the copy and headline to reflect that the restock is tomorrow.