A new restock of the PlayStation 5 transpired at Walmart this afternoon. Like many other restocks that have taken place for the better part of the past year, it seems that many who are still looking to cop Sony's current-generation console ran into numerous errors when trying to purchase the hardware. So much so, in fact, that some customers are calling this "the worst PS5 drop by far."
As a whole, today's new purchasing opportunity of the PS5 at Walmart led to numerous customers taking to social media to share their own experience with trying to buy the console. And while Walmart announced ahead of time that it would be releasing its stock at 4:00pm EDT today, the moment this time arrived, the retailer's website became a complete mess. Some customers said that the PS5 sold out on their own pages within five seconds of the restock going live. Others weren't able to add the console to their cart at all, while some got caught in a continuous loop of trying to verify that they were a human rather than a bot.
In a general sense, it seems like many resellers who continue to use bots are the reason behind the issues at Walmart. And while Walmart has some protections in place to prevent bots, well, it doesn't seem like those protections are working all that well. Whether or not Walmart will be able to change this in the future remains to be seen, but for now, today's PS5 restock definitely goes down as one of the worst we have ever seen.
Did you try to snag a PS5 for yourself today at Walmart? If so, let me know about your own buying experience either down in the comments or on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
Conversely, keep reading onward if you would like to see some of the reactions that some fans had with today's PS5 restock.
Aaaaand It's Goneprevnext
The Bots Keep Getting Throughprevnext
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Prepared in Advance and Still No Luck
Hey @Walmart thanks for screwing over your customers who tried to buy a PS5 at 4 today
Was on the page for 20 minutes prior to the sale time and every time I clicked add to the cart it sold out
that is ridiculous that it happened— knowledgemedia (@knowledgemedia) November 2, 2021
This Might Be the Worst Restock Ever
Well that was definitely the worst ps5 drop by far. Literally didn’t ever show it being available @Walmart just went from not available til 4 pm est to check availability— A Stan’s Stan account (@ThatTallEsquire) November 2, 2021
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Buying a PS5 Is Like Hunger Gamesprevnext
The Captcha Never Ends
What's the fucking point of Walmart + if I have to do the infinite Captcha and never allow me to buy a PS5.— Ignazio (@2ScrubForYou) November 2, 2021
No PS5, But at Least You Solved the Captcha
Well at least Walmart knows I'm a human by now....— Scrubing / PS5 Restock Alert Tracker on Youtube (@Scrubings) November 2, 2021