Frustration boiled over on social media after massive traffic to Walmart.com prevented would-be PlayStation 5 shoppers from scoring the hot holiday gift.
After the new Sony video game console went on sale Thursday, Walmart told USA TODAY that some shoppers might have experienced “intermittent slowness for a few minutes.”
“We quickly caught up with the volume and are currently restocking the item for additional release of inventory throughout the day,” Walmart said in a statement to USA TODAY.
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Walmart said in a tweet on Nov. 5 that it would sell the consoles four times on Nov. 12 –noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET – for PS5 fans who missed out on preorders.
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