According to Sony’s announcement earlier today that the PlayStation 5 will only be available for purchase online on launch day, Best Buy and Walmart said they also have plans to curb sales at the console’s store. next generation. At Walmart, the only way you can buy Xbox Series X and Series S on November 10 and PS5 on November 12 is through the retailer’s website. Meanwhile, Best Buy said it won’t sell the Xbox Series X / S and PS5 in stock at launch and through the 2020 holiday shopping season. We reached out to Walmart to find out if they have plans. Similar or not and we will update this post as we receive feedback from the company.
𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 upcoming game @Xbox Series X | S will only be available ONLINE on November 10 at 12 p.m. ET, meaning you have five days to practice your F5 skills. 😉 pic.twitter.com/qeBqaX8DPE
– Walmart (@Walmart) November 5, 2020
Best Buy will sell new units through its website “as soon as we have them available”. Provided you can secure the order, you will still have the option of picking up the goods at your local store. Likewise, those who pre-order the PS5, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S can pick up their new console at their local Best Buy, when it opens at 9am local time, or at a scheduled time.