After weeks of “limited” availability (“limited” being a generous adjective), the PlayStation 5 is back in Stock at Walmart for its Black Friday sale, which begins on Wednesday, because in 2020 words have no meaning. The catch is, you won't be able to to buy the PS5 at Walmart until Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST).

Originally, the PS5 deals were supposed to go live at 7 p.m., but Walmart bumped back the time "due to high demand." This was likely to prevent Walmart.com from crashing at 7 p.m. when most other deals go live.

Camp in front of your computer, and hit refresh at 9 on the dot if you want one. The PS5s will sell out.

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A rocky launch has done little to slow enthusiasm for Sony’s newest console. Upgrades over the PlayStation 4 (which launched in November 2015) include haptic feedback and a built-in microphone in the controller, improved interactivity with social media, an 850 GB SSD (which will load significantly faster), and a “greener” design than its predecessor.

Perhaps most promising is that the PS5 is backwards compatible with the overwhelming majority of PS4 games, including many of the VR games (note that no PS4 discs will work on a digital PS5, but digital games can be transferred to either system via WiFi). Of the compatible games, many can be upgraded to an enhanced “PS5 version” for free, for a fee, or for a limited time.

And I’d recommend grabbing a second controller – not only for multiplayer games, but for those rare cases where your controller dies in the middle of an Overwatch match and you get headshotted by some 13 year-old kid playing Widowmaker and you have to switch to Tracer so you can rush back to the point and stall until you trigger overtime.

Launch titles for the PlayStation 5 include Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and a full remaster of the PlayStation 3 classic Demon’s Souls.

These deals go live Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST)

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