How to get ahead of tomorrow's PS5 restock at Walmart

Walmart PS5 restock
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Walmart will host another PS5 restock tomorrow (June 2) at 3pm ET / 12pm PT, and -considering we've only just started to see this stock train rev its engines again - this is going to be a big one. You'll find the console available on its main product page at Walmart, so bookmark that ahead of time. To help you sail through checkout and claim your own console this week, we're unloading all the tips and tricks we've learned over our PS5 stock tracking years. 

Of course, before we get started you'll need to be aware that this latest PS5 restock is reserved for Walmart Plus members only. Not only that, but you'll need to be a full-paying subscriber - free trials won't grant you access to this treasure trove. At $12.99 a month, it's a comfortable price to pay for a shot at the latest Sony console - after all, Best Buy's Total Tech membership requires a $199.99 annual payment, and GameStop's PowerUp Rewards scheme costs $2 more per month. All these retailers now require a membership to access PS5 restocks, but Walmart's is the cheapest subscription that still regularly offers exclusive access to stock. 

Once you've nabbed yourself a Walmart Plus membership, you're ready to get the prep work officially started. Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this week's Walmart PS5 restock. 

PS5 | $499.99 at Walmart

PS5 | $499.99 at Walmart
Walmart will offer a new PS5 restock for its Plus members tomorrow, with the latest drop landing on June 2 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. You'll need to be prepared for this one, though. We haven't seen many stock drops in the last few weeks, so competition is going to be heavy.

1. Sign in and stay signed in

You won't want to be faffing around with login details when this PS5 restock drops. We see consoles flying off the shelves (and regularly causing site problems) during these periods, so the fewer clicks the better. We'd recommend signing into your Walmart Plus account now, and ensuring that you stay signed in after you leave. That way you'll be able to head straight to the product page and claim your exclusive console stock on the day. 

It's also worth signing in on any other devices you plan to use to chase this stock. Some PS5 restock hunters have found success using the mobile version of the site as opposed to desktop, for example, so be sure to sign in on your phone or tablet - across both the Walmart app and in your browser. 

2. Save your shipping details

While you're signing yourself in everywhere, it's worth saving your shipping and payment details to your account. Time is critical at checkout, so you'll need to get through in as few clicks as possible. We see so many PS5 restock hunters having their consoles sniped right at the last minute, so it's well worth preparing ahead of time.

3. Show up early

We're expecting Walmart to drop its stock at 3pm ET / 12pm PT, but there will be plenty of eyes on that product page during this time. We'd recommend loading up a few tabs ahead of time to make sure you're not locked out before you even begin. PS5 restocks put a significant strain on sites during their busiest moments, and you can bet this page will start to stumble when the masses descend. 

4. Keep refreshing

When the clock strikes, you'll want to keep your finger on that refresh button. Unfortunately, brute force really is the best way to secure a console - so be sure to reload the page whenever you land on an out-of-stock message. 

5. Don't give up

If all hope looks lost, stick with it. As we mentioned earlier, PS5 restocks put a significant strain on retailer websites, which means stores often flip their stock switch off once the site looks like it's about to crash. They will often then continue the restock once activity has eased off a bit, repeating whenever the hype grows too large. 

If you're running up against a full out-of-stock wall, we'd recommend holding your ground. You may well catch a slightly later wave if you keep that refresh button warm. 

PS5 restocks: the latest updates

Which PS5 should you buy?

PS5 ($499.99) | Check at Amazon

PS5 ($499.99) | Check at Amazon
This week's Walmart PS5 restock is only dropping the disc edition of the console, and we see this version in stock far more often than the digital version. This is the flagship console, offering a disc drive for all your old PS4 games (and physical PS5 games which can often be cheaper as well). This is the console we'd recommend the majority of players grab.

PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99) | Check at Amazon

PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99) | Check at Amazon
While it doesn't grace the shelves quite so often, the Digital Edition is best for those who want to spend as little as possible. It's certainly harder to find, and you'll likely end up spending more on your games (digital titles can be more expensive), but for the budget-minded, it's worth keeping an eye out.

Check for PS5 restocks today

If you manage to secure the console, don't forget to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5. Equally, our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides may be of use if you're looking for bonus storage.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards, headsets and mice that come with them), PS5, and trying to find the perfect projector.