If you’re hoping to buy a PS5 or PS5 bundle, your first announced opportunity will be Monday, November 21 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT at Walmart. However, there’s a catch: that first round of Black Friday PS5s will only be available to Walmart+ members. That’s not to say it’s the only way to get your hands on a shiny new PlayStation 5 ahead of the Christmas season, but it’s the only way that’s been officially announced (so far).
How to Get a PS5 on Black Friday
The TL;DR is if you want first crack at a PS5 from Walmart, better sign up for Walmart+.
Walmart will be offering the PlayStation 5 God of War: Ragnarök bundles on three separate days, as well as several other PS5 versions and bundles.
Walmart+ is $12.98 for a single month, or $98 annually. There is a 30-day free trial, but unfortunately the free trial does not entitle you to early access for Black Friday PS5 drops. You’re going to have to pay to get access.
If you’d rather not spend the money on a month of Walmart+ to get access to the PlayStation 5 consoles on Monday November 21, you still have two more chances at Walmart, chances that DON’T require membership.
Does Amazon Have PS5 In Stock?
This is an interesting question. For Black Friday, Amazon doesn’t have anything up its sleeve as far as the PS5 is concerned (at least, not that we know of). However, you can sign up for a PS5 invitation on several different PlayStation 5 SKUs listed below. From what we’ve seen through IGNDeals on Twitter and our own reporting, these invitations have been going out pretty quickly.
Amazon PlayStation 5 Invitations
When Does PS5 Go on Sale at Walmart for Black Friday?
- Monday, 11/21 at 12p ET at Walmart.com for Walmart+ members only
- Wednesday, 11/23, at 12p ET at Walmart.com
- Black Friday, 11/25, in-stores
What Versions of the PlayStation 5 Will Be Available on Black Friday?
According to Walmart, the following PlayStation 5 consoles and console bundles will be available online and in stores. The in-store availability is, of course, subject to change, and if you’re trying to buy a PS5 on Black Friday at Walmart, you are made of sterner stuff than I.
Amazon, as noted above, has the same selection available by invitation, but also offers invitations for the disc and digital versions of the Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5 bundles.
The availability of PlayStation 5 consoles is one of the many PS5 Black Friday deals happening, although at full price it’s not really a deal. But it beats scalper prices!
IGN Plus Annual Membership
Sign up during the Black Friday sale season and save 25% on an annual membership. You can also sign up for a free 30-day trial.