Black Friday: Walmart Will Offer PS5 and Xbox Consoles Online Today – IGN

Today Walmart will offer PS5 and Xbox consoles as part of its big Black Friday kick-off. The consoles aren’t on sale, they’re just being made available again, and there are a few things you need to know to ensure you’re ready to increase your chances of getting a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S ahead of the holiday season.Here’s everything you need to know to maximize your chances to get a PS5 or Xbox today at Walmart.

How to Get a PS5 or Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday

The PS5 and Xbox drops will begin at 4PM ET later today (Monday, November 22). According to the item pages for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 paid Walmart+ members get a jumpstart on the Black Friday deals, gaining access a full 4 hours ahead of non-members. In other words, if you want to increase your chances, you need to sign up for a month of Walmart+ membership.

PlayStation 5

Sony

PlayStation 5

Availability for the PS5 and PS5 Digital begins at 4 PM ET for Walmart+ members.

Xbox Series X

Microsoft

Xbox Series X

Availability for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S begins at 4 PM ET for Walmart+ members.

Full membership is $12.95, and you can’t get early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals with a trial membership. In other words, if you want to increase your chances of getting a PS5 this Black Friday, you need to sign up.

Walmart+ Membership

Click “start paid membership”

Walmart+ Membership

Get access to online Black Friday deals 4 hours early (3pm ET on November 22). Note, this offer isn’t included in the free trial, so click the “start paid membership” button to take advantage.

When to Get a PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday

The PS5 and Xbox console drops begin at 4 PM ET today for Walmart+ members and will ONLY be available online.

Walmart Black Friday Ad

Even if you don’t sign up for Walmart+ membership, I definitely recommend creating a Walmart account ahead of Black Friday if you want to save a bit of time. When you sign up for an account you enter in all your relevant info: shipping and billing address, credit card info, and name. When the consoles DO become available, the few seconds you save by not having to re-enter in all your info could mean the difference between bringing home a PS5 or getting a dreaded “sorry, this item is no longer available” message.

…if you want to increase your chances of getting a PS5 this Black Friday, you need to sign up for Walmart+.


You can also try bookmarking the item pages listed above, but this method isn’t foolproof, as often Walmart and other retailers shake up the URLs for the new consoles to ward off bots. Also, the item pages often get taken over by third-party sellers when the consoles aren’t available from Walmart, so you get some crazy high prices.

Can I Get a PS5 or Xbox at my Local Walmart

This is an easy one: no. The PS5 will not be at physical locations, nor will the Xbox. If you want a PS5 for Black Friday you have to order one online. Same if you want an Xbox Series X or S. It’s just the reality we live in now.

Will the PS5 or Xbox Be on Sale for Black Friday?

lol, no.

What Other Black Friday Deals Does Walmart Have?

The official kick-off to Black Friday is today, which, yes, makes no sense at all. However, Best Buy’s Black Friday deals are live now, and Amazon is matching Black Friday prices at its competitors. Couple that with the confirmation Nintendo Black Friday deals began on Sunday, November 21 and there’s a whole lot of shopping going on far ahead of the actual Black Friday date.

Basically, Black Friday is here and we’re following all the best Walmart Black Friday deals as they happen.

All the Best Black Friday Deals and Sales

Seth Macy is Executive Editor, IGN Commerce, and just wants to be your friend. You can find him hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast.

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