Walmart’s website just crashed once again from PlayStation 5 frenzy



graphical user interface, text, application: Walmart had a resupply of PlayStation 5 consoles on Thursday afternoon. They sold out nearly instantly. Walmart


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Walmart had a resupply of PlayStation 5 consoles on Thursday afternoon. They sold out nearly instantly. Walmart

  • The PlayStation 5 launched last Thursday, but it has been nearly impossible to buy.
  • The only certain way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles was at noon ET on launch, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart web store.
  • A resupply one week later had the same results: Walmart’s whole web store was down temporarily as interest in the PlayStation 5 overwhelmed the site. The console sold out nearly instantly.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 finally launched last Thursday.

Because of the pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional route and didn’t

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PlayStation 5 orders crashed Walmart’s website again

  • The PlayStation 5 launched last Thursday, but it has been nearly impossible to buy.
  • The only certain way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch was by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles was at noon ET on launch, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart web store.
  • A resupply one week later had the same results: Walmart’s whole web store was down temporarily as interest in the PlayStation 5 overwhelmed the site. The console sold out nearly instantly.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 finally launched last Thursday.

Because of the pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional route and didn’t sell the new console in stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one last week was to

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Sony made the PlayStation 5 launch online-only, but that didn’t keep Target and Walmart from descending into internet chaos



graphical user interface, text, application: The checkout screen on Walmart's web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart


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The checkout screen on Walmart’s web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart

After months of anticipation, Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 

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Because of the 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 of massive launch lines and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have preordered the console months ago through one of several retailers.

Beyond that, PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: the digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.

The flood of customers at noon was so voluminous that it caused the entire Walmart

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Walmart website sees massive traffic, experiences ‘intermittent slowness’ after PlayStation 5 goes on sale

Frustration boiled over on social media after massive traffic to Walmart.com prevented would-be PlayStation 5 shoppers from scoring the hot holiday gift.

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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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PlayStation 5 orders appear to crash Walmart’s website

  • The PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday, but it isn’t being sold in stores.
  • The only way to get a PlayStation 5 at launch is by preordering it. But at least one retailer is selling PS5s digitally on a first-come, first-served basis: Walmart.
  • The first drop of PlayStation 5 consoles was at noon ET, and it promptly took down the entire Walmart web store.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday.

Because of the global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional route and isn’t selling the new console in stores at launch.

Instead, the only way to get one on Thursday is to have preordered it months ago from one of several retailers. But at least one retailer, Walmart, announced plans for staggered PlayStation 5 supply drops throughout the day.

The first, at noon ET, caused the entire

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The PlayStation 5’s online-only launch descended into chaos

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 of massive launch lines, and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have pre-ordered the console months ago through one of several different retailers. 

Beyond that, potential PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: The digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And starting at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.

The flood of customers at 12 p.m. ET was so voluminous that it caused the entire Walmart web store to crash. A technical error message said simply,

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What Is PlayStation Plus (PS5 And PS4): Price, Free Games, Deals, And More

If you’re new to the PlayStation ecosystem–either on PS4 or the new PS5–you’re going to need to be familiar with PlayStation Plus. A subscription service introduced several years ago, PlayStation Plus is required to play the majority of online PS5 and PS4 games, and you also get a few different perks and bonuses for having an active PS Plus subscription. The biggest perk is the monthly free games, which let you build up a collection without needing purchase games outright, should you so choose.

Whether you’re new to PlayStation or just need a refresher, here’s everything you need to know about PS Plus to help you decide if it’s right for you.

What is PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus is Sony's online membership for PS5 and PS4 owners.
PlayStation Plus is Sony’s online membership for PS5 and PS4 owners.

PlayStation Plus is an optional service similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold that provides subscribers with access to online gaming. If you want

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Sony PlayStation 5 sale causes Walmart website to crash

Sony’s highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console is finally available for purchase at Walmart, but the retail giant’s website crashed within minutes of the release -sparking fury among gamers.

Consumers flocked to the website to claim their system, only to find either an error on the site or the item had been removed from their cart and ‘is no longer available.’

The PS5 is available in waves at Walmart.com, 12pm ET, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm, and is offering a limited number of units for each slot.

However, users who made it through the payment step were still unable to complete the purchase, as the item mysteriously disappeared from their cart at checkout.

Walmart is not the only store that has been bombarded with orders, as Best Buy and PC Richards are also out of stock. 

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Sony’s highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console is finally available for purchase at Walmart ,

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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.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

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

Read More

PRJKT VET to launch Esports website on Veterans Day, gathering team for ‘Madden’ on Playstation

Service-disabled Army veteran Jermaine Cohen believes transitioning to civilian life shouldn’t keep anyone from being part of a team.

His new venture is putting that belief to practice. The first annual Veteran’s Bowl Esports Tournament hosted by PRJKT VET — pronounced “project vet” — will livestream Wednesday on Twitch and feature a team of veterans and their supporters in the already-established Madden Championship Series hosted by Electronics Arts.

The EA tournament will center on “Madden NFL,” a video game on Xbox and Playstation that has dominated the National Football League-themed gaming for decades.

“The idea was we wanted to build this online community for these events that ran for a month-long time — Madden, Fortnite — just a few games. But the idea is to make it a yearly event,” Cohen told Military Times.

“We’re just trying to spread awareness and provide some kind of community for veterans to come

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