The consoles are available as part of Walmart’s Black Friday deals, which launch today, and Walmart+ members get early access to the most sought-after products like PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch.
Walmart+ early access to PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on Monday, November 22 begins at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
Once they’re available, you’ll be able to buy PS5 and Xbox Series X via the following links:
- PlayStation 5 console – $499
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition console – $399
- Xbox Series X console – $499
- Xbox Series S console – $299
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Priced at $12.95 per month or $98 per year, Walmart+ benefits include unlimited free delivery, discounts on prescriptions and fuel, and up to a 4-hour head start on online promotions beginning on November 22 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET.
While Walmart+ members aren’t guaranteed the chance to purchase any product, they will have a better chance of buying what they’re after, so it might be worth signing up to a monthly plan.
A Walmart+ free trial is available, but you need to be a paying member to get early access to the retailer’s Black Friday deals.
Walmart will be running promotions throughout Thanksgiving week, with online offers launching on November 22 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET, and in store deals starting at 5am local time on Black Friday, November 26.
As well as PS5 and Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch models – including the new OLED console – will be available through the following Walmart links:
- Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe console bundle – $299
- Nintendo Switch console (gray)
- Nintendo Switch console (blue and red)
- Nintendo Switch console (Animal Crossing edition)
- Nintendo Switch Lite (blue)
- Nintendo Switch Lite (coral)
- Nintendo Switch Lite (turquoise)
- Nintendo Switch Lite (Pokemon edition)
- Nintendo Switch OLED (white)
- Nintendo Switch OLED (blue and red)
Console manufacturers have struggled with stock shortages for over 18 months now, after the pandemic shut down essential supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices increase significantly as countries implemented social distancing measures.
Chip maker Toshiba also recently warned that supply issues for power regulating chips will stretch well into next year and perhaps even beyond.
In late September, US retailer Best Buy sold limited quantities of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stores for the first time this year, attracting large queues at numerous locations.