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How to get the PS5 this Black Friday season

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If you’re hoping to pick up a PS5 or PS5 bundle, your first advertised opportunity is Monday, November 21 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT at Walmart. However, there’s a catch: you’ll be taking the first round of Black Friday PS5s Only available to Walmart+ members. That’s not to say it’s the only way to get your hands on your shiny new PlayStation 5 ahead of the Christmas season, but it’s the only way it’s been officially announced (so far).

How to get the PS5 on Black Friday

TL; DR is if you want your first PS5 crack from Walmart, better sign up for Walmart+.

Walmart will be offering PlayStation 5 God of War: Ragnarök bundles on three separate days, along with several other PS5 releases and bundles.

Walmart+ costs $12.98 for a month or $98 a year. There’s a 30-day free trial, but unfortunately the free trial doesn’t get you early access to Black Friday PS5 builds. You will have to pay for access.

If you’d rather not spend the money for a month of Walmart + access to PlayStation 5 consoles on Monday, November 21, you still have two chances at Walmart, and they probably don’t require a subscription.

Does Amazon have the PS5 in stock?

It’s a good question. As for Black Friday, Amazon has nothing to do with the PS5 (at least, not that we know). However, you can sign up for a PS5 invite on several different PlayStation 5 SKUs listed below. From what we saw via IGNDeals on Twitter and our own reports, these invites went out pretty quickly.

Amazon playstation 5 invites

When will the PS5 go on sale at Walmart for Black Friday?

  • Monday, 11/21 at 12 p.m. ET on Walmart.com for Walmart+ members only
  • Wednesday, 11/23 at 12 p.m. ET on Walmart.com
  • Black Friday, 25/11, in store

Which versions of 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-store. In-store availability is subject to change, of course, and if you’re trying to pick up a PS5 on Black Friday at Walmart, you’re made for tougher things than me.

Amazon, as mentioned above, has the same selection available by invite, but also offers invites for the disc and digital versions of the Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5 bundles.

The availability of PlayStation 5 consoles is just one of many PS5 Black Friday deals going on, although it’s not a full-price offer. But it beats scalper prices!

Annual IGN Plus membership

Sign up during the Black Friday sale and save 25% on an annual subscription. You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial.

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