Walmart restocks PS5 and Xbox Series X today, here's what time

PS5 DualSense, Xbox Series X Controller
PS5 DualSense, Xbox Series X Controller (Image credit: Windows Central)

Walmart has outlined plans to restock Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, providing another opportunity to secure the two next-generation consoles in the U.S. It comes amid shortages for both gaming flagships, with high demand and limited supply leaving these hard to find almost four months after their initial November launches. The latest shipment is once again available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you'll need to check out fast to succeed.

Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are the first hitting virtual shelves, launching at 2:30 PM ET / 11:30 AM PT on March 4. The former represents the most-coveted flagship, promising up to 4K resolution and 120 frames-per-second (FPS) gaming, coupled with a high-speed solid-state drive (SSD) for storage. Microsoft also has its more affordable Xbox Series S, which shares various benefits, but scaled down to target 1080p visuals. The Xbox Series X costs $499, while Xbox Series S retails for $299 in the U.S.

Walmart is also set to stock another wave of PlayStation 5 consoles, with both its regular and disc-free digital editions scheduled for 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT online availability. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition deliver the same high-performance gaming capabilities, one cutting the disc drive for additional savings. PlayStation 5 retails for $499, while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition costs $399.

Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles remain hard to find in March 2021, as expected with any new console generation. Current world events have only worsened availability, with social distancing driving interest in gaming as an at-home activity. With ongoing chip shortages impacting both Microsoft and Sony, the companies have warned of tight stock until later this year.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

14 Comments
  • i wish there was some killer app game that makes you need a Series X
  • I love Cyberpunk 2077 (even in its current state) on Xbox Series X, but I must admit it was similar on the Xbox One X. Looking forward to the Xbox Series X enhanced edition.
  • I legitimately cannot notice any difference between performance and quality modes on the Series X other than an absolute tanking of the frame rate, and I've tried it in multiple locations, I just don't know what they are changing. Compared to Control Ultimate Edition and you switch modes in that and the difference in lighting and reflections is immediate.
  • bots are hitting the **** out of the site, outof stock within less then a minute
  • Looks like they had technical issues
  • it goes up for less then a second allowing you to add to the cart the goes down and says they will be back in 10 minutes
  • Looks like they had about 10 of them haha I suspect a marketing exercise to keep people trying to buy them from Walmart
  • was gonna say the same thing I hit add to cart the instant the button showed up and it said out of stock lol
  • Got a message that it couldn't be added to cart four times at different times.
  • Wouldn't it make a hell of a lot more sense to just block online sales and go B+M only? Bots can't go in store and purchase. Sure it'll suck for some that can't make it to stores, but at least some people will get them.
  • Buy online pickup only would make so much sense.
  • No, because they don't care. For them, the device was still sold - money made. The consumer will have to stop this foolishness, but sadly, we won't.
  • Microsoft should really extend support for current Gen, I know they said at least two years, but the next Gen is near impossible to buy.
  • I got a PS5 from PSDirect Queue and an XSX from Walmart last week - inventories seem to be stabilizing - sold the PS5 to a friend who had been looking for a while... I just happened to luck out on the queue and winning a spot. (and i sold it for MSRP+tax lol, I don't scalp)