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PS5 and Xbox Series X Walmart Restock: Retailer Adds More Units Thursday

Newsweek logo Newsweek 1/21/2021 Phillip Martinez
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If you're still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S in 2021, Walmart may be where you can finally score one.

Walmart announced today that it will have restocks of the super-popular PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles this afternoon, while supplies last. Gamers will need to have their browsers ready, as they'll likely sell out fast.

For up-to-the-minute updates on the status of these new restocks, follow Wario64 on Twitter.

If you're looking to land a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S from Walmart on Thursday, here's everything you need to know.


Walmart stated on its site that it will have more units of the PS5 and PS5 Digital starting at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 21, while supplies last.

Of course, the site may be flooded with customers, but you can try your best to get in and place your order for one of these Sony next-gen consoles. If you're wondering what the difference is between the PS5 and the PS5 Digital, the digital system doesn't have a disc drive and can only play digital games. Here are links to Walmart's pages for the consoles:

  • PS5 disc version
  • PS5 Digital

Gamers can also pick up a console via the Walmart app.


Like with the PS5, Walmart will have the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S restocked starting on Thursday, January 21, at 3 p.m. EST.

Gamers may have an easier chance getting this console than the PS5, since it's been out for a little bit longer, but you'll still want to know the difference between the Series X and the Series S.

The Series X is the more expensive and the more powerful system. It's also the console that has a disc drive. The Series S does not have a disc drive, so players will need to purchase games digitally for this system. Here are Walmart links to each system:

  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S

Gamers can also pick up a console via the Walmart app.


If you're looking for some tips on how to get your PS5 or Xbox Series X/S order in successfully, first just know this: You'll have to be primed and ready to go.

Now that you know what time the restocks will go live, we suggest getting to the landing site minutes before and refreshing until the ability to order is unlocked. From there, it's all about luck.

Another factor to consider is the device you're using. While laptops and computers are usually safe, if too many tabs are open, or something is running in the background that takes up a lot of memory, it may force your computer to refresh and lose your progress. Many people say that using a phone has been the best way to grab these in-demand consoles, so consider that for your next shot at one of these consoles.

Are there any other tips to try and place your order for the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S you want to share? Let us know in the comments section.

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