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When Walmart announced its Gamer Drop event, we assumed that it would be the perfect place to score a chance at getting one of the three hard-to-find game consoles this season. But Walmart has specifically confirmed that the PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch OLED consoles will not be available when the event starts at participating stores on Saturday, December 11th at 10:30 a.m., despite all three being featured on the event’s landing page.
That said, the event — which Walmart is positioning as a way to “check out this season’s hottest titles and accessories” — will offer stock for the standard Switch (with carrying case) and the Xbox Series S at some stores, while supplies last, according to a statement emailed from a Walmart spokesperson.
Bottom line: Don’t wait in line at Walmart expecting a PS5, Xbox Series X, or Switch OLED on Dec. 11. There won’t be any there, according to Walmart.
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Looking for other retailers? Check for PS5 restocks at Amazon, GameStop and Target here.
Editors’ note: This story has been updated from an earlier version in which we assumed the PS5 and Xbox Series X would be available at the Walmart Gamer Drop event because they were prominently featured on the retailer’s sign-up page.
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