In case you hadn’t noticed, getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X is becoming less and less of a maddening exercise. Admittedly, it’s still harder than it should be, but recent retailer restocks have taken longer to sell out than they used to. So, here we hope you can buy the console you want during today’s restock at Walmart, which is specific to paying Walmart Plus subscribers.
Starting today, Jan. 13 at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT, Walmart is offering the $499.99 PS5 with a disc drive, the $399.99 PS5 console that can only play digital titles, just like the $499.99 Xbox Series X. These consoles are available to Walmart Plus members with no trial version, which means you actually have to sign up to pay Walmart for the service to access it (Here you can sign up for Walmart Plus). However, Walmart calls these “early access” deals, perhaps suggesting that they will open to non-Plus customers over time. In the past, the exclusivity window was three hours.
To make the checkout process easier, make sure you have your shipping and payment details ready ahead of time.
Some essentials for PS5 owners
If you’re planning on getting lucky buying a console today, there are several excellent games and accessories that we recommend. Get games started, head over to this list to see the PS5’s best games of 2021.
Buy an Xbox Series X? Check out these add-ons
If you’re a member of team Xbox, you may already know about Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you discounts and access to an ever-growing catalog of Game Pass games, along with online multiplayer. You may never have to pay full price for a game for your new console. Whether you want to pay full price or just need some ideas on what to play, check out the best Xbox games of 2021.
Update January 13, 12:09 PM ET: We’ve updated several prices in the product cards, as well as the language in the post to reflect the timing of the event.