PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Cyber Monday
How to Get a PS5 or Xbox at Walmart on Cyber Monday
To help your chances of getting either a PS5 or an Xbox when they become available on Monday, November 29 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT, you need to be a paid Walmart+ member. Not does this give you a jump on the consoles, but you get early access to ALL Walmart's Cyber Monday deals. In other words, if you want to increase your chances, you need to sign up for a month of Walmart+ membership.
Last Monday, Walmart had Black Friday PS5 and Xbox consoles available, with Walmart+ members having priority. I probably don't need to tell you this, but the consoles were long gone before non-members had a chance to get any.
Full membership to Walmart+ $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.Note: you don't get early access with a trial membership. If you want to get your hands on a PS5 or Xbox when they go live on Walmart's website, you pretty much need to have a Walmart+ membership.
When to Get a PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Cyber Monday
The PS5 and Xbox console drops begin at 12 PM ET on Monday, November 29 for Walmart+ members, and will ONLY be available online. Even if you don't sign up for Walmart+ membership, I definitely recommend creating a Walmart account ahead of the PS5 and Xbox drops f you want to save a bit of time. On the off chance they do offer consoles without giving Walmart+ members extra time, you'll be happy you saved yourself the headache. 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.
Definitely bookmark the item pages 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 on Black Friday?
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?
Will the PS5 or Xbox Be on Sale for Cyber Monday?
I admire your optimism but the answer is still "no."
What Other Black Friday Deals Does Walmart Have?
The official kick-off to Black Friday at Walmart was actually Monday, November 22. The deals are pretty great, and you might even get a Nintendo Switch bundle if you dare to venture out into the crowds today.
Basically, Black Friday is almost over and we're following the Walmart Black Friday deals as they transition into Cyber Monday.
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.