PS5, Xbox Series X restock goes live at Best Buy, Walmart
Your chance to snag a next-gen console before the holidays.
Update: Walmart has confirmed it will have stock online starting at 3 p.m. ET. Like other restocks, you'll want to act fast to secure a console. You can find PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X listings at Walmart now.
U.S. retailer Best Buy opened orders for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S this Tuesday, with an early restock providing the latest opportunity to purchase the coveted gaming consoles. It looks to be one of the final chances to buy the devices ahead of the holidays, as record demand sees stock shortages worldwide. Orders went live at 9 AM ET / 8 AM CT / 6 AM PT, exclusively online via the Best Buy website.
The restock included both versions of PS5, with the standard console costing $499, while its disc-free Digital Edition console targets a lower $399 RRP. The Xbox Series X also costs $499, with the affordable Xbox Series S delivering next-gen from just $299. Various bundles were also available, including accessories and games. But with short supply across all the latest consoles, you need to check out on the hour for any chance of success.
With high demand, Best Buy may exhibit some issues throughout the order window.
Sony has debuted its next-generation PlayStation 5, with unprecedented demand across the globe. The new gaming console pushes 4K resolution gaming up to 120 frames-per-second (FPS) delivering the best experiences across a blockbuster exclusive lineup.
Xbox Series X is Microsoft's new flagship, as its most powerful console with over 12TF GPU performance and a custom SSD. It boasts up to 4K resolution and 120 FPS, full backward compatibility across four generations, and ray-tracing support.
Next-gen in HD
Experience next-gen gaming for less.
Microsoft serves the next-generation for less with its budget-friendly Xbox Series S. The console packs the same high-performance CPU and SSD technology as Xbox Series X, while scaling back the GPU and removing the disc drive.
New PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks have hit the market in recent weeks, both through Sony and Microsoft themselves, as well as third-party stores like Walmart and GameStop. But that hasn't made them easier to find, with new consoles notoriously hard to purchase, only amplified by current world events. While the first round of preorders opened back in September, the stock isn't expected to be freely available until midway through 2021, with Xbox CFO Tim Stuart recently stating Xbox shortages are expected through April.
The PS5 is the latest flagship console from Sony, while the Xbox Series X is an equally capable device from Microsoft. They both launch with the promise of 4K resolution gaming, coupled with support for up to 120 frames-per-second (FPS) across select titles. New features like ray tracing and ultra-short loading times also debut, shaping up as compelling devices for the years ahead.
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