PS5 Walmart restock update: it’s gone – here’s where to check next

Update: The Walmart PS5 restock dried up shortly before 3:30pm, showing that the Sony console was sold out in less than 30 minutes. 

But there are other retailers in the US to check, according to our PS5 restock tracker. Walmart is only one place to check. Right now, we’re tracking PS5 inventory at Sony Direct, as it has restocked the console on weekdays consistently. It hasn’t done so today, December 17, and that’s good news for you.

Editor’s notes: some people have been doubting that Walmart has PS5 in stock at all, but I did get get confirmation that our PS5 restock tracker helped out at least one buyer who has been trying relentlessly via Walmart: my sister. Here’s proof – a Walmart PS5 order confirmation – for those who doubt anyone would make it to checkout. It took a lot of refreshing and luck, apparently, but my nephews are getting a PS5 for Christmas (or a few days into the New Year, shipping permitting). In other words: keep trying, folks.

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Here are some tips:

Tips to get a PS5 at Walmart: go through the links above early (before the Walmart PS5 page crashes) and sign into your account. Ensure your credit card information and shipping address are updated. This will make final checkout faster.  

This scheduled Walmart PS5 restock may be one of the last times to get a PS5 before the end of the year. Walmart now days this particular PS5 inventory will ship after Christmas, whereas Sony’s own Sony Direct store does say that December 17 is the very last day to order through its website for delivery before Christmas. So – not to rush you, but you’re running out of time.

It never hurts to check out other American retailers that may have the PS5 in stock. We’ve been surprised b Target and GameStop with random PlayStation 5 restock, so it’s a good idea to cover all of your bases.

We’ll also note that we hadn’t seen the Sony Direct store (listed above) launch any new consoles until yesterday, which was unusual after a week of daily restrocks, so its next PS5 restock could happen today as well. We could see three US retailers have it in stock in a single 24 hour period, which has been unheard of since Sony’s November 12, 2020 launch.

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