The PlayStation 5 has been tough to get your hands on since its launch, but we’re finally starting to see them appearing at retailers with regularity. If you’ve been trying to get one to no avail, or you’re trying to get one for someone else as a Christmas gift, Black Friday has several opportunities coming down the pike.
How to Get a PlayStation 5 on Black Friday
The TL;DR is if you want first crack at a PS5, better sign up for Walmart+.
Walmart will be offering the PlayStation 5 God of War: Ragnarök bundles on three separate days, as well as several other PS5 versions and bundles. If you want to buy a PS5 or PS5 bundle, your first opportunity will be Monday, November 21 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT. However, there’s a catch: the first round of Black Friday PS5s will only be available to Walmart+ members.
Walmart+ is $12.98 for a single month or $98 annually. There is a 30-day free trial, but sadly the free trial doesn’t entitle you to early access to Black Friday PS5 drops. You’re going to have to pay to get access.
If you’d rather not spend the money on a month of Walmart+ to get access to the PlayStation 5 consoles on Monday, November 21, you still have two more chances at Walmart, chances that DON’T require membership.
When Does PS5 Go on Sale for Black Friday?
- Monday, 11/21 at 12p ET at Walmart.com for Walmart+ members only
- Wednesday, 11/23, at 12p ET at Walmart.com
- Black Friday, 11/25, in-stores
What PlayStation 5 Will be Available on Black Friday?
According to Walmart, the following PlayStation 5 consoles and console bundles will be available online and in stores. The in-store availability is, of course, subject to change, and if you’re trying to buy a PS5 on Black Friday at Walmart, you are made of sterner stuff than I.
The availability of PlayStation 5 consoles is one of the many PS5 Black Friday deals happening, although at full price it’s not really a deal. But it beats scalper prices!