It’s time for another chance to pick up the most sought-after console on the market today: Sony’s PlayStation 5. Walmart is once again offering a PS5 console restock for Walmart Plus subscribers. The members-only deposit is intended for today, April 19, at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT, and it should include both the PS5 on disc for $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399. You’ll need a paid Walmart Plus account to try either (no free trials allowed), and although premium membership costs $98 per year, you can subscribe for just one month. for $12.95 to try your hand at a PS5.
We’ve been through this exercise at Walmart a few times before, and while no one likes to pay extra to access a console purchase, the retail giant is one of the most trusted stores selling ungrouped consoles. This scheduled restock is no different, and both versions of the PS5 are available at their regular prices without forcing you to buy a big bundle.
There are several things you can do to set yourself up for success. Start by sorting out your Walmart Plus account ahead of time and making sure the billing and shipping addresses you plan to use for the purchase are on file. Also, be prepared to refresh the page at the exact time, but avoid the temptation to over-refresh the page before then, as Walmart’s automated bot protection may temporarily block you and slow your progress. Once the “Add to Cart” button appears, click on it to join the online queue.
To increase your chances, you can simultaneously try securing a console on a desktop browser and the Walmart mobile app, which can often load faster than its desktop counterpart. The lucky few who cross the queue should have 10 minutes to check out. Make sure you stay persistent and don’t give up until the ads run out, as Walmart typically racks up more inventory every 10 minutes or so.
Hopefully many of you can secure a console in today’s restock. We are constantly monitoring console availability, although some are very slowly getting easier, and you can subscribe to our Verge Deals newsletter for the latest savings on games and gadgets straight to your inbox.
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Update April 19 at 9:30 a.m. ET: We’ve updated the copy and title to reflect that the PS5 restock is happening today.