The PlayStation 5 console remains one of the most desirable products in the run up to the holidays, and it seems as though gamers may be in luck this week.
Inventory checker BrickSeek reports that many Walmart stores will be restocking today and tomorrow—but with some eager shoppers already camping outside in the early hours, waiting for stores to open, gamers need to be tactical and act fast if they want to try and get a PS5 this time around.
Find out below how to check which Walmart stores will have stock and how best to try and purchase a console today.
PS5 Restock at Walmart
Use the BrickSeek inventory checker website to see if your local Walmart has any PS5 stock—at the time of writing, the website says that certain Walmart locations across multiple states including California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas, are in-stock in-store, but not online.
There are reports of some Walmart stores receiving more stock today, December 7, and tomorrow, December 8, so if you are unlucky today, it may be worth checking back at Walmart early tomorrow.
Previously, gamers have claimed to have been able to purchase a PS5 after checking BrickSeek for inventory and then by turning up to the Walmart store before it opened.
Some gamers said they got lucky by asking an employee to scan the barcode for the PS5, which indicates how many consoles the store has in stock as well as when the store expects more stock to arrive.
The PS5 UPC is 711719541028 and the SKU is 363472942, and the PS5 Digital Edition UPC is 711719541035 and the SKU is 493824815. The scannable barcode, which uses the UPC number, can be found on BrickSeek.
Even if the store does not have stock right then, this could be a useful way to find out when to return to the store to try again.
However, it is worth noting that the BrickSeek website says that if a store appears to have inventory, the consoles may be reserved for those who have ordered them online. Therefore, even if a store appears to have stock, the consoles may not be available to purchase.
Please be polite to Walmart employees as they may not be allowed to sell the PlayStation 5 consoles in-store and they may not know when the store will receive a restock.
Use the BrickSeek inventory checker as a guide only—each Walmart store appears to have its own policies on selling the console in-store or online-only, and this decision is not up to the employees.
PS5 Restock at Target
Both BrickSeek and PopFindr report that the PS5 is largely out of stock at Target. According to PopFindr, a few Target stores have very limited stock. It may be worth checking online if your local Target has any consoles, but note that the retailer is generally out of stock.
The PS5 console appears to be currently sold out at other major retailers like Best Buy, Costco, and GameStop, and BrickSeek says that the PS5 consoles are out of stock online at Target and Walmart.
However, Newsweek will provide more updates on when the PlayStation 5 will be restocked in the next few days. For now, checking BrickSeek and heading to a Walmart store seems like the best bet to get your hands on a PS5 console.
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