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Walmart Has PS5 Stock In-Store for Walk-Ins – August 2021

You won’t have to wait for the next Walmart PS5 restock as new reports indicate the retailer has stock in-store now.

Walmart is one of the best places to grab a PS5, and a new report suggests that now could be the time to get one. Despite many buyers complaining about Walmart’s PS5 shipping time, the retailer actually appears to have stock after all.

But you won’t be finding these PS5s online, it appears. Some lucky buyers are confirming that their local Walmart has new PS5 stock in-store, available for walk-ins.

Could this be the end of the PS5 stock shortage that Sony promised? Or is it simply Walmart aiming to stock its stores secretly, without causing buyers to panic?

(Source: Sony)

With the PS5 being the fastest-selling console of all time, it’s no surprise that the company is keeping things quiet. But if you’ve got a local store, it could be worth a visit.

Make sure to check our PS5 Stock Trackers for lightning-fast updates when new consoles go live:

But with GameStop dropping new PS5s TODAY, you might be better off looking there before heading off to Walmart.

Walmart PS5 Stock Available In-Store

According to users on the PS5Restock subreddit, Walmart has PS5 consoles in stock in-store for walk-ins.

Of course, this isn’t likely to be the case in every Walmart brick-and-mortar store. However, a few users have had similar experiences buying from the major retailer.

Ss4_hawk reports that they called their local store and were told that they had PS5 consoles in stock to sell. Allegedly, Mondays are the best days to check, but you’d probably be better off calling regularly.

The PS5 stock was not on the store shelves however, and the company was instead keeping them in the back. The Reddit user reports that Walmart needed to see an ID with the purchase, presumably to prevent scalping.

It’s also worth mentioning that this purchase was made in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Could the buyer have been lucky, or are other stores nationwide making a change?

According to Lord Restock, a couple of Walmart stores in Texas have been doing this restock system for some time now. It’s entirely possible that others will be joining in as stock levels rise.

Read More: PS5 Consoles Arriving In-Store at Target, Employee Reveals – June 2021

walmart ps5 restock
(Source: Walmart)

Unfortunately, we’ve actually seen scalpers selling PS5s on Walmart’s online store in the past. With that and the company’s issues with delivery, we’d always advise buying a console in-store when available.

After all, this scalper group snatched 3000 PS5s from a single Walmart drop. Perhaps this is why the company prefers to sell a few units in-store, to help genuine buyers.

Check out all upcoming PS5 restocks this week here:

PS5 Restock: GameStop, Antonline, Best Buy, PlayStation Direct & More Expected to Drop This Week – August 2-8

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J rod

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Do not buy it. Let them rot. Give them a good taste of what we've been dealing with all this time. Eye for an eye!


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Checked all 5 of our Walmart’s this morning…in person. Not one of them has had any in stock and they have signs stating they are only online items.


Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

I check with every store in my area (DFW), and they all said the same thing “No systems since Christmas and Online Only.”.

Justin G.

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

@Derek, same. It always seems to be Texas. First the Target ps5 walk-ins, now again with walmart. No store near me ever has any in store for purchase. Must be pure luck.

Wayne Hawley

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

If you look at the online sight for Walmart,the systems are only available in the thousand dollar range an if your looking for accessories they too have doubled in price, to be honest you'd be better off double checking the price is the regular price at check out if you buy anything PS5 related.. IMO, no game system should ever cost as high as they gotten before the huge hike.. heck a quarter of a thousand dollars was the price of a monster system, that gave the consumer years of gaming now its over half a grand for your base model system and a game, when did the country get so rich, while wages like Idaho are still 7.95 a hour, while other places like Washington is around 16.00 or so per hour and your basic rent for living in a one bedroom is over a thousand per month, people are struggling just to put food on the table alone put entertainment at home for a kiddo to keep happy as the C19 continues to get worst..