Walmart’s website crashed almost immediately after it opened orders for the PlayStation 5 on launch day



graphical user interface, text, application: Moments after the PlayStation 5 went up for sale on Walmart's website, the entire website crashed. Walmart


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Moments after the PlayStation 5 went up for sale on Walmart’s website, the entire website crashed. Walmart

  • The PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday, November 12, but it isn’t being sold in stores.
  • The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch is through a pre-order, but at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first come, first serve basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles came at 12 p.m. ET, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart webstore.
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After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one on November 12 is to have pre-ordered the console months ago

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