Walmart is planning an upcoming event where you may be able to score gear for your PS5 or Xbox Series X|S. The event will be this month, called Gamer Drop, and it’ll be an in-store affair as opposed to online restocks like it has been doing.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are extremely popular and were released last November. But their availability has been notoriously scant. And more than a year later, nothing has changed. They’re still just as hard to get as they were last year. Both during the pre-order phase and post-launch.
Retailers have been trying to change that though. By offering more restocks more frequently. Walmart is no exception, and has had quite a few restocks itself. This has included restocks both for members of its Walmart+ service, as well as non-members. But for the most part, restocks have been online.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X Gamer Drop event at Walmart is on Dec. 11
If you still don’t have a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S and want yet another chance to get one, you’ll have to wait for an official restock, as the Gamer Drop event won’t have them available according to Walmart. The event happens on December 11, and will be at local Walmart stores across the country.
While the event won’t have consoles to offer, it will have gear for them. Like controllers and other accessories, games and more.
There is a caveat though. Walmart’s landing page for the event states that not all stores will have stock. More specifically it says, not available in all stores. That doesn’t explicitly state what won’t be available. So you’ll just have to check your local stores.
The good news is that there’s an easy way to check. On the landing page, which you can access here, you can enter your city, state, or zip code to check and see if any stores nearby your location will be hosting the Gamer Drop.
The event will last all day
If you’re near a participating store, the event will last all day. Starting at 10:30AM in the morning local time, and going until 7PM local time that evening. Though Walmart isn’t mentioning details on stock, chances are that stock of the accessories and other games may not last long.
In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if stock on some items was gone within minutes of the stores letting people in to purchase. Still, this is likely a better alternative than trying to fight with bots online who will almost always beat you to the checkout line.