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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock update: There was a massive restock of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X today at Walmart, and followers of our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider got an alert ahead of time and many were able to find the consoles in stock. Matt also did a PS5 and Xbox restock live stream video on YouTube, teaching people the tips and tricks on the complicated Walmart checkout process (if you missed it, go back and review how to checkout while the PS5 stock was live). The first few waves of consoles seemed impossible to buy, but customers were able to breakthrough in subsequent waves spaced ten minutes apart, and the price was right at the MSRP: $499 for PS5 Disc and Xbox Series X, $399 for PS5 Digital and $299 for Xbox Series S.
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Walmart PS5 and Xbox restock live stream
What to do right now: Click on this screenshot of the last Walmart PS5 restock alert from Matt Swider and turn on notifications (that little bell icon) for instant alerts. This is what you’ll see when there’s the PS5 is in stock.
Walmart PS5 and Xbox restock time and date
- PS5 and Xbox Series X was in stock at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT
- Both the Walmart app and Walmart website will have the consoles
The Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock time was at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT, and it lasted more than an hour. You could buy both consoles today at MSRP.
This fits into Walmart’s pattern: the Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock date is almost always on a Thursday, and we’ve listed the past restock dates below.
This doesn’t mean anyone who bought it today will get their console right away. Today’s online order is meant to be shipped to you, so no in-store Walmart pick-ups will be available, and, no, you cannot go to the store to order the console. Please don’t do that.
Walmart is notorious for taking some time to ship next-gen to people (up to a month in some cases, but within a few days for a select few). There seems to be no rhyme or reason for the timing.
Walmart restock history
- August 5, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday) – PS5 Disc, Digital and Xbox Series X
- 14-day gap since the last Walmart PlayStation 5 restock
- July 23, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday) – PS5 Disc
- 30-day gap
- June 17, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday) – PS5 Digital
- 3-day gap
- June 14, 2021 at 3am EDT (Monday) – PS5 Digital (rare Monday 3am drop)
- 25-day gap
- May 20, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
- 14-day gap
- May 6, 2021 at 3:30pm EDT (Thursday)
- 21-day gap
- April 15, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
- 28-day gap
- March 18, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
- 14-day gap
- March 4, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
- 30-day gap
- February 4, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
- 14-day gap
- January 21, 2021 at 3pm EDT (Thursday)
Our Walmart PS5 buying guide
Walmart is the most popular retailer in the US, so consoles sell out quickly when the PS5 is in stock. This is one case in which the mobile app is the hero and the website is the sidekick. We’ll explain how and why you should use both during a PS5 drop at Walmart.
- Go to the Walmart link we tweet from our tracker – right at the 3pm EDT restock time.
- Open it up in both the Walmart app and a browser (preferably a computer).
- Use the browser to determine if PS5 is in stock at Walmart (it’ll go in and out of stock in waves.
- Use the mobile app to tap checkout. It’ll give you an error message if it can’t be added to your cart. Dismiss that dialogue box and tap again (the app is better since you don’t have to refresh.
- Continue to monitor the website to see when restock times are posted (this is where the computer browser is helpful). It usually happens in 10-minute increments, but even is Walmart claims another restock time at 3:10, sometimes they don’t stick to it, so don’t stop tapping the app.
When is the next PS5 and Xbox restock?
You’re looking at it. Walmart will restock the PS5 and Xbox Series X today at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT, and while it sometimes goes early, if you miss it, there are always 10-minute waves where the consoles go out of stock and then comes back to life.
We’ll have more updates for other retailers in the US, but for now, all eyes are on Walmart in the coming hours. Stay tuned for more updates on this breaking news.