If you’re hoping to purchase a PS5 or PS5 bundle, your first announced opportunity is Monday, November 21 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT at Walmart. There’s a catch, though: that first round of Black Friday PS5s is only available to Walmart+ members. That’s not to say it’s the only way to get your hands on a shiny new PlayStation 5 before Christmas, but it’s the only way that’s been officially announced (so far).
How to get a PS5 on Black Friday
The TL; DR is if you want to crack a PS5 from Walmart first, you better sign up for Walmart+.
Walmart is offering the PlayStation 5 God of War: Ragnarök bundles on three separate days, as well as several other PS5 versions and bundles.
Walmart+ is $12.98 for a single month, or $98 per year. There’s a 30-day free trial, but unfortunately the free trial doesn’t entitle you to early access to Black Friday PS5 drops. You will have to pay to gain 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 have two more opportunities at Walmart, opportunities that do NOT require a membership.
Does Amazon have PS5 in stock?
This is an interesting question. For Black Friday, Amazon has nothing in store as far as the PS5 is concerned (at least, not that we know of). However, you can sign up for a PS5 invite on various PlayStation 5 SKUs listed below. From what we’ve seen via IGNDeals on Twitter and our own reporting, these invites have gone out pretty quickly.
Amazon PlayStation 5 invites
When will PS5 go on sale at Walmart for Black Friday?
- Monday, 11/21 at noon ET on Walmart.com for Walmart+ members only
- Wednesday, 11/23 at noon ET at Walmart.com
- Black Friday, 25/11, in stores
Which versions of the 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. In-store availability is subject to change, of course, and if you’re trying to buy a PS5 at Walmart on Black Friday, you’re made of stricter stuff than I am.
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 one of the many PS5 Black Friday deals happening, although at full price it’s not much of a deal. But it beats scalping prices!
IGN Plus annually Membership
Sign up during the Black Friday sale season and save 25% on an annual membership. You can also sign up for a 30-day free trial.