You can still buy a PS5 at Walmart on launch day

By Matt Ng, Thursday, 12 November 2020 16:22 GMT

Missed out on a PlayStation 5 at launch day? Don’t despair, as Walmart will be restocking the PS5 for people still hungry to get their hands on one.

On Thursday November 12th from 12pm ET (and then again at 3pm, 6pm and 9pm ET), new stock of the console will go live on its website. Other retailers are also likely to have limited stock available online as and when they receive more supplies.

Both the standard console (with disc drive) and its digital-only variant will be available for purchase, but only while stocks last.

What’s more, there’s no need to hightail it to the nearest store either, as these new consoles are available online only. This means, depending on delivery, you could be enjoying Sony’s next-generation gaming machine as early as tomorrow.

However, if we were gambling folk here at VG247, we’d wager these consoles will disappear faster than Miles Morales web-slinging through Manhattan. With retailers like Amazon, GameStop and Target periodically refreshing stock levels online, it’s probably best to stay home, keep several browser tabs open and keep refreshing those pages. Fingers crossed!

PS5 pre-ordering has already proven to be quite the rollercoaster of experiences, due to the huge demand and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the supply chain. We’ve already seen reports of several retailers having to cancel pre-orders due to allocating more than their promised supply, leading to many unhappy customers.

As of right now, gamers will find it nigh-on impossible to simply walk into a store and purchase a PS5 on launch day without pre-ordering beforehand.

Gamers lucky enough to secure a PS5 will have a wealth of launch titles to keep them busy this holiday, with games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Astro’s Playroom and Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales.

Or, if you’d like to find a last-gen bargain, you can check out our page dedicated to this year’s best PS4 Black Friday deals.

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