Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Black Friday: Wal-Mart will bring PS5 and Xbox consoles online on November 22nd

It’s been over a year since the PS5 and Xbox consoles were released, but I still don’t think it’s easy to buy. However, Wal-Mart offers another opportunity to get a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S on Monday, November 22nd.

So far, what we know about PS5 and Xbox availability at Walmart is:

When to get PS5 and Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday

In the Wal-Mart Black Friday flyer (see below), Mega Retailer advertises the online availability of both versions of PS5 and the latest Xbox on November 22nd.

Walmart Black Friday Advertising

What we don’t know is when availability will occur. Wal-Mart is very good at alerting everyone in advance about console drops. It also rolls out every 10 minutes to thwart scalpers and spread inventory.

How to get a PS5 or Xbox at Walmart for Black Friday

As mentioned earlier, the console is only available online. Wal-Mart advertises that paid Wal-Mart + members will get a jump start on Black Friday transactions and will be able to access them four hours faster than non-members. I’m not sure if this is the case for PS5 and Xbox, but membership is $ 12.95 and trial membership does not provide early access to Wal-Mart’s Black Friday trading.

Walmart + membership

Click “Start Paid Membership”

Walmart + membership

Get 4 hours early access to online Black Friday deals (November 22, 3:00 pm ET). This offer is not included in the free trial, so click the “Start Paid Membership” button to use it.

If you don’t want to sign up for a Walmart + membership and want to save some time, we highly recommend creating a Walmart account before Black Friday. When you sign up for your account, enter all relevant information such as shipping and billing addresses, credit card information, and name. When the console becomes available, you can save a few seconds because you don’t have to re-enter all the information, take your PS5 home or receive the horrifying “Sorry, this item is no longer available” message. It can mean the difference between things.

You can try bookmarking the item page, but this isn’t absolutely certain, as Wal-Mart and other retailers often shake the URL of the new console to avoid bots. Also, if you don’t get a console from Wal-Mart, the item page will often be taken over by a third-party seller, which can be very expensive.

Can I get a PS5 or Xbox at my local Walmart?

This is easy: no. The PS5 isn’t in a physical location, and there’s no Xbox. If you need a PS5 for Black Friday, you need to order it online. The same is true if you need an Xbox Series X or S. This is the reality we are living in now.

Will PS5 or Xbox be sold on Black Friday?

Lol, no.

What other Black Friday deals are available at Walmart?

The official kick-off to Black Friday is not until Monday. That’s yes, it doesn’t make any sense. However, Best Buy’s Black Friday transactions are currently underway and Amazon is in line with competitors’ Black Friday prices. Make sure that Nintendo’s Black Friday deals start on Sunday, November 21st and that a lot of shopping is done well before the actual Black Friday date.

Basically, Black Friday is here and you’ll follow all the best deals on Black Friday at Walmart.

Seth Macy is the Editor-in-Chief of IGN Commerce and wants to be your friend. You can find him hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat Podcast.