Update: Today's Target PS5 restock was, as expected, extremely limited and the retailer is now sold out consoles once again. Visit our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates and the retailers to check for inventory next.
Target is currently holding what might be its final PS5 restock before the holidays. Almost two weeks ago the retailer held its biggest restock of 2021 but it appears to have enough units left over to hold another smaller drop today.
News of this PS5 restock original came from Jake Randall, a YouTuber and full-time PS5 stock tracker, with seriously reliable sources at Target. He claimed that several Target stores had enough leftover units from the last drop to offer customers one last chance to purchase a PS5 before the holiday season arrives. That has proved to be the case.
Target PS5 restock (sold out)
Randall notes that no additional allocation of stock has been shipped to individual stores, so if a restock does happen in the coming days there will only be a very limited quantity of stock available. The retailer may want to get leftover stock shifted before Christmas, but it may also opt to keep building stock levels in order to hold a bigger drop in the new year.
🎯 Target Update!Info has been going around that warehouses have PS5–yes they do, since before the last restock and they have NOT shipped to stores and only do so on weekends so exactly ZERO PS5’s in warehouses will be at stores before the weekend!THAT SAID-small drop (cont.)December 14, 2021
If this restock does happen it’ll likely take place on Thursday or Friday, with today (November 15) also being a possibility. As for the exact timing of this drop, that’s another unknown, but Target has almost always opened the order floodgates between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET. There is no reason to think this would change with what would likely be the retailer's last restock of 2021.
There are definitely reasons to be optimistic about this restock news. Jake Randall has previously correctly called several Target drops ahead of time; his sources at the retailer are extremely dependable. However, until word comes directly from Target itself, this tip-off shouldn't be taken as a guarantee.
While we wait to see if this last chance Target drop does materialize, make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This comprehensive guide contains the latest restock information as we get it, as well as any rumors or potential leaks that we come across. It won’t guarantee you a PS5, but it can make the task of scoring Sony’s in-demand gaming console a little easier.
How to buy a PS5 at Target
Firstly, ensure you have an account set up with your payment and address details stored. This is a vital step if you want to secure a PS5 during a restock. Getting stock in your basket is only half the battle; you don’t want the console to sell out while you’re entering your details. Make sure it’s all pre-saved so you can check out in seconds.
Target is known for releasing stock in waves, typically going first with the PS5 standard edition and then following it up with a restock of the PS5 Digital edition. So even if you get on the retailer and the PS5 is already sold out, it’s worth sparing the extra time to see if you can catch a second wave.
Randall also suggests using alternative payment methods such as PayPal, Apple Pay or RedCard if possible. The advantage with these is that they use a separate payment portal which bypasses Target’s own servers that have in the past collapsed under the strain of thousands of people all trying to secure that coveted order confirmation email.
Target also has an app that can be used to try and secure a PS5. A good trick is to try to check out during a restock on both a desktop and a mobile device. It’s recommended that if you manage to add the PS5 to your cart on one, you switch over to the other to complete checkout. So long as you’re logged in it’ll keep track of the contents of your cart.
Finally, at checkout, you can edit your location to select a store that has PS5 in stock if your local branch is sold out. Occasionally, doing this might stop you from progressing further through the checkout process, but if you encounter this issue just clear your browser cookies and give it a second try.
PS5 restock tracker — stores to check
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 13)
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 6)
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 29)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 27)
- Dell: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock August 25)
- Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 2)
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 13)
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock April 29)
- Kohl's: PS5 (last restock April 21)
- Adorama: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition | Bundles
- Costco: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 14)
- Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock December 3)
- Sam's Club: PS5 (last restock November 20)
- Verizon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 17)
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.