Xbox Series X and PS5 will be (very briefly) back in stock at Walmart on launch day


You’ll need to be online at these exact times, and even then…

[Update: Any luck out there? Getting a console in your cart is only half the battle in this hectic age. Walmart will restock its PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition consoles soon – try those links.]

Is it better to know precisely when to show up for a pre-order, or do you prefer having little to no notice before they go live, forcing everyone to uniformly scramble? If you’ve tried to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 over the past couple of months, I’m sure you have a stance on this topic.

Walmart will have another batch of consoles in stock on their respective launch days: November 10 (Xbox Series X) and November 12 (PS5). You’ll need to try your luck online again with the internet at large, though – there aren’t going to be any in-store launch-day orders due to, well, you know.

These are the specific start times. (Don’t tell the bots.)

Xbox Series X ($499) and Xbox Series S ($299)

PlayStation 5 ($499) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ($399)

Remember when Walmart went rogue and kicked off PS5 pre-orders early? It’s tough to forget!

I’m curious to see how this shopping experience compares. It’s also worth reminding that the cheaper PS5 Digital Edition will probably be much trickier to secure than the model with a disc drive.

In retrospect, I almost miss waiting in lines. Almost.