The PS5 is launching in a few weeks and despite a few rounds of pre-orders, the console sold out almost immediately, leaving a huge portion of fans dependant on showing up to stores on launch day in the hopes of snagging the next-gen console in person.
Sony has assured fans that more consoles will be available at launch, which will no doubt irk customers who have pre-ordered the PS5 (and Xbox Series X) and received emails telling them their order is going to be delayed.
While the systems themselves are suffering shortages, the accessories are plentiful, and some are even on sale already!
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The PS5 DualSense has been spotted on Walmart shelves, with a photo of the console's accessory display at the store being posted to Twitter (opens in new tab).
Other users in the thread have commented that they haven't managed to find the DualSense for sale, or on display, at their local stores – including those who are saying they're Walmart employees. It's likely then that this is restricted to a single location and is a mistake that's almost certainly been rectified by now.
While the PS5 isn't launching until November 12 in the US, its peripherals look set to hit stores as early as October 30, which is the date Best Buy (opens in new tab) has listed for the controller, HD camera, and media remote, and explains how Walmart already has the DualSense in stock.
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A Walmart employee also posted a photo of a DualSense box (opens in new tab) that they received in-store, saying they think the peripherals will go on sale before too long as other retailers are already listing them online.
If you've managed to nab a console already, you can snap up the accessories and have them in your hands a few weeks early. You won't have anything to use them with, but it'll be your first taste of next-gen gaming at least.