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Walmart’s Press & Hold Button Is Awful for PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Restocks

If you’re still on the hunt for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S restocks, chances are you’ve noticed Walmart’s awful new Press and Hold button.

Getting hold of a next-gen console doesn’t appear to be getting any easier, even approaching 10 months after the initial launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Still, both Sony and Microsoft are struggling to keep up with demand, even with stock levels improving.

Yesterday, Walmart had a big PS5 and Xbox Series X/S restock.

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(Source: Xbox/Sony)

And then the major retailer went live yet again with the Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X restock later that same day!

And both times, buyers had reason to complain about a new feature on the Walmart website.

Walmart Press & Hold Button ‘Not Working’

In an effort to combat scalper bots, Walmart has implemented a new Press and Hold button that buyers must use to checkout a next-gen console.

But consumers are already unhappy with the button for being buggy and not letting them pass. Many users report that they were holding the button to no avail.

In a new post on the PS5Restock subreddit, user ‘itsnotcalledchads‘ expressed their distaste for the feature:

“The Press and Hold button was created by Satan. What a f*cking nightmare feature of a website. I had the PS5 in my cart five different times today but I pressed and held and the button just wouldn’t stop coming back up.”

Read More: How to Pre-Order Halo Infinite Limited Edition Series X Console and Elite Controller

Walmart Press and Hold Awful

Other users report similar issues with Walmart’s Press & Hold Button, but some users have eventually been able to bypass the system.

Still looking for a next-gen console? Here are all the upcoming drops for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S devices coming this week:

How to Get Past Walmart’s Press & Hold Button

If you’re aiming to get past Walmart’s Press and Hold button, you’re better off using the app than the website. Users report that you need to hold down on the button itself until the bar fills up completely, and then release it.

Of course, even in practice, this doesn’t work every time. Some users claim that repeatedly doing the process eventually got them to the checkout screen.

Even when you do checkout however, the problems never end. In fact, Walmart is known for delaying next-gen console orders significantly!

Some buyers are even still waiting for their Walmart orders to ship from July!

Here’s how to get hold of the Limited Edition Xbox Series X Halo Infinite console today! Be warned, if you don’t act fast, the only option will be buying the Halo console from a scalper for an insane price.

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Friday 28th of January 2022

I’m starting to believe that press and hold thing on the app may possibly be scanning our face…because if I cover my camera with my hand it does it over and over….when I uncover it does it once…. Go figure!

Liliane G

Monday 29th of November 2021

Not only for PS5 .. I cannot access at all since that stupid "PRESS AND HOLD" does not work for me to buy pens or anything else. I do not understand what this silly button should bring

Robert Harper

Sunday 7th of November 2021

I have no interest in buying an X-box nor PS5 but still get the "Press and Hold" button that will not let me pass to even purchase a $2 USB adapter so don't fel alone.

Kenneth R Ingram

Saturday 28th of August 2021

I had no trouble with the press and hold button first time I got a PS5 disc and two weeks later I was able to buy a XBOX series X.