Walmart is offering PS5 Disc since it overestimated how much PS5 Digital inventory it had on hand. Here’s what happened. Attention, Walmart shoppers: You may be getting a $499 PS5 Disc console instead of the $399 PS5 Digital version, according to an email sent by Walmart today.
A Walmart executive sent an apology email to customers, according to followers who contacted our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider with the news, explaining that the store oversold PS5 Digital consoles on Thursday. Walmart is sending those PS5 Digital buyers affected the more expensive PS5 Disc version – for free.
“The PlayStation 5 is such a hot item we sold more of the exact version you ordered than we had on hand,” wrote Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside. “We thought you deserved an upgrade, so we’re sending you a PS5 with a disc drive – no extra charge!” The good news is Walmart promises there will be no slowdown on these PS5 orders. Of course, according to our 24/7 PS5 restock tracking experience, Walmart tends to ship the slowest among US retailers, especially compared to Antonline, Sony Direct, and GameStop (with Best Buy and Target allowing for in-store pickup).