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Walmart is restocking PS5 bundles for its paid subscribers at 3PM ET today

Walmart is restocking PS5 bundles for its paid subscribers at 3PM ET today

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With frequent restocks from Sony, you don’t have to pay extra to get a console

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Sony’s flagship console is now commonly sold in a bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and is much easier to get.
Sony’s flagship console is now commonly sold in a bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and is much easier to get.
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Sony’s PlayStation 5 has not been nearly as hard to get as it once was. With a mix of increased supply and easing demand, it’s almost easy to get one — even if you don’t yet see rows of them in stock at USA stores. However, Walmart is running another one of its restock events for paying Walmart Plus subscribers. The major retailer will have the standard disc-equipped PlayStation 5 Horizon Forbidden West bundle for $549 today at 3PM ET / 12PM PT.

Since Sony itself has been running frequent restocks of the Horizon bundle several times a week, and with some of them having availability windows stretching into the next day, it feels a little backward to pay Walmart extra money just to get the console. Granted, if you already subscribe to Walmart Plus for its shopping benefits or recently announced streaming perks and you also want a PS5 bundle, here’s your chance. If the Sony restocks are any indicator, you may have much less competition this time around.

$549

A prepackaged bundle that includes Sony’s disc-based PlayStation 5 and a download code voucher for Horizon Forbidden West.

For those of you jumping on this one, be sure to sign in to your Walmart Plus account ahead of time. Remember, you have to have a paid account, which at a minimum costs $12.95 for one month of membership. Be sure to refresh the Walmart listing right as it’s scheduled to start, and be persistent if you get any errors or early out-of-stock messages.

Recommended PS5 games and accessories

While the PS5 bundle gets you a great open-world game to get you started, there are plenty of other titles and accessories you may want to consider — including some that are on sale.

$47.99

The latest FromSoftware title, Elden Ring, takes the Dark Souls formula to a vast open world.

The Quarry

$59.9933% off
$39.98

The Quarry is an interactive teen slasher from Supermassive Games, the studio behind horror games like Until Dawn.

$74

Anybody feel like some grape jelly? This DualSense controller features a deep purple color accented by the black of its two-tone styling.

$99.99

Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is made to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect and also works on the PS4. This version matches the midnight black DualSense controller and PS5 console covers.

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