The Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles, some of the most coveted gifts during last year’s holiday season, are back on shelves right now at GameStop and Walmart. GameStop announced on Twitter last night it would restock the next-gen Xbox and PS5, along with Nintendo Switch bundles — the Xbox models sold out minutes after appearing online this afternoon and the PS5 stock persisted (as of press time). Walmart will be offering the gaming consoles ‘while supplies last.’ We expect the consoles to go fast based on previous drops like this at major retailers. If you don’t make it in time to get your hands on the latest Xbox or PS5, GameStop has a few ongoing and upcoming sales and deals that might be worth your while. We’ll list the best deals below.
The nearly impossible to get PlayStation 5 is Sony’s top gaming model and sports a built-in 4K Blu-ray player. Enjoy games like Marvel's Spider-Man: Mile Morales, Demon's Souls, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and the ever-popular Fortnite in high-end graphics. You can also play most PS4 games on it.
Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X is considered one of the most powerful consoles of this generation and costs the same as the PS5. It shares many of the same games as the PS5, too, including Fortnite, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. The Xbox also has its own exclusive titles like Gears 5 and the upcoming Halo Infinite. You can also play all Xbox One games on it and, if you’ve held on to them, some Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. If you want to use your device for streaming shows and movies, it also equips a 4k Blu-ray drive.
Xbox Series S
If you don’t want to take the $500 dive, the Xbox Series S is a lower-cost alternative to the Series X. You can play the same games but it gets rid of the disc drive so they must be digital downloads. The Series S also comes with downgraded graphics from the Series X and the PS5, so your games won’t look as great as they would on the higher price point models.
Other GameStop sales
If you missed the gaming consoles or you’re already stocked up, here are some sales the retailer is offering right now.
- The New Year Sale ends today and offers 30 percent off select digital games for the Nintendo Switch.
- Get up to 50 percent off pre-owned games marked $30 or under
- Get up to $30 off select games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, The Last of Us Part II, and Madden NFL 21
- Get up to 25 percent off collectibles when you spend $100.
- The Pro Day sale starts Jan. 23, giving exclusive deals to PowerUp Rewards holders where they can get up to $1,500 in savings.