There’s a PS5 resupply occurring today at PlayStation Direct. if you have subscribed to sony’s emails and newsletter, then you probably have gotten an invite email from Sony regarding the event. This event, too, as other Sony PS5 restocks, begins at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. ET) and is only open to those who have signed up for invites. Previously, If Sony didn’t sell all of its merchandise to individuals who were invited by 5 p.m. ET, the store would open to the general public for sales. That hasn’t happened in a long time, but keep an eye out in case it does.
We’ve been waiting for Black Friday announcements from stores, and it appears that the first one has been spotted before the actual public announcement. We have found out through ad scans, and it seems that Walmart will have a PS5 restocking on Black Friday. If this news is accurate, then Walmart for sure will be having a restock and a black Friday sale. However, PS5 resupply will be accessible first to Walmart Plus users. This implies that signing up for this service is the best way to get the console on Black Friday. Also, if you sign up for Walmart’s plus, you’ll get a 4-hour head start on everyone else. Hence, a better chance of getting a PS5 for a lower price.
This Black Friday, Walmart is unlikely to have been the first store to hide a PS5 stock behind a wall. Most other stores now offer membership schemes that allow you to pay to skip the line. So far, we’ve observed the following services:
- Walmart Plus: Walmart Plus users will get access to the next PS5 resupply at least one hour before regular Walmart customers, in addition to early access to Black Friday specials. This membership is now available for a 15-day free trial and costs $13 per month or $98 per year.
- GameStop PowerUp Rewards: Not only was GameStop the first to provide a solution to reduce the PS5 restock queue, but it’s also the cheapest option available. You can receive access to the PS5 at least one hour earlier than regular GameStop customers, in addition to earning more points to spend on store discounts. When you think about it, all that for $15 a year is not a bad bargain.
- Best Buy Totaltech: if all you wish to have is an early access to a PS5 restock, then $200 is a big deal to such a small ask. Especially because Best Buy doesn’t promise the video game console will be in the Totaltech program before it’s accessible to everyone else. However, the various benefits of this program throughout the year make it more valuable if you are a regular customer.
Amazon, notably through its Treasure Truck program, is one multinational retailer that hasn’t charged for early access to a PS5. You don’t need to be a Prime member to sign up for Treasure Truck, and if a PlayStation Direct restock becomes available, you’ll get an SMS earlier the same day with instructions on how to grab one. The name may be a little misleading because you don’t have to pick up your PS5 from an actual truck which is not the case. Instead, it will be delivered to your doorstep.