Video games: How to save money shopping this holiday season
Video games were a big hit in 2020, but the year isn’t over. Here’s how to save money on some games and consoles.
Marc Saltzman, Special to USA TODAY
UPDATE: Walmart quickly sold out of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles during Wednesday’s release for Walmart+ members.
Walmart+ members will have another chance to vie for the most popular video game consoles Wednesday.
The world’s largest retailer posted on its website that it has a “Gaming consoles special release – exclusively for Walmart+ members!” starting at noon ET/9 a.m. PT Wednesday.
Three different consoles are listed on Walmart’s early access page: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital and Xbox Series X.
Walmart has quickly sold out of the consoles online during its Cyber Monday sale as well as its third Black Friday sale that started Nov. 22. The consoles sold out during the two early access events for subscription members.
During the earlier sales, shoppers who didn’t get one of the consoles took to social media to complain. Several said they signed up for the membership program for better odds of getting a PS5.
Walmart+ costs $98 a year, or $12.95 a month, and includes free delivery and shipping with no order minimum. Those on free trials of the membership program do not get exclusive access to the consoles.
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