Yet another retailer is trying to milk next-gen drops for all they’re worth as Walmart locks PS5 restocks behind a Walmart Plus membership.
Lately, we’re noticing a trend in stores hiding next-gen restocks behind a paywall. This first began with GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards Pro membership, which to be fair doesn’t cost fans a lot.
In return for their small membership fee, fans would get access to next-gen drops early and get a digital or physical magazine for their payment too. However, now everyone has the GameStop Pro membership and the retailer is hard to buy from again.
Best Buy is also hinting that TotalTech members may get access to PS5 restocks early too. But after a recent drop, it’s worth noting that TotalTech members feel cheated after paying $200 for the service!
Now, Walmart+ members are getting early access to PS5 restocks, as of today’s restock.
Walmart+ Early Access PS5 Restock – October 28
Today’s Walmart PS5 restock has just gone live, and Walmart Plus subscribers get early access to the drop.
Even once you’re done dealing with Walmart’s awful Press & Hold button, it seems that’s not the only obstacle in your path.
Now, it seems as though you’ll need to be a Walmart+ member to take part in new PS5 restocks!
When today’s drop went live, fans were disappointed to see that Walmart Plus users got first dibs at the consoles. And with limited stock available, early access often spells no access for non-members in these types of situations.
Especially seeing as Walmart Plus early access appears to go live a full hour earlier than regular stock.
On top of that, Walmart+ members even allegedly got early warning for today’s drop via email. It seems that the company may be moving all its next-gen restocks to a members-only format.
Thankfully, you can sign up for the $13 monthly plan instead of being locked into the $99 a year option!
Fans are already unhappy that Walmart is hoarding PS5 consoles despite unfulfilled orders lately. And this is just the icing on the cake.
However, it may be worth signing up for the retailer’s membership service now as Walmart Plus members get early access to PS5 consoles this Black Friday too!
If you’re still looking for a next-gen console, why not check out our lightning-fast PS5 stock trackers below:
- PS5 Stock Tracker USA – Updates, Restocks and Alerts
- PS5 Stock Tracker UK – Updates, Restocks and Alerts
You can sign up for Walmart Plus here. Bear in mind that the free trial does not get you access to PS5 restocks.