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Target PS5 restock tipped for this week — what you need to know

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The next Target PS5 restock could happen this week. The latest PS5 restock rumor comes by way of Jake Randall, a YouTuber and full-time console stock tracker. Randall initially called the restock for last week, but also said it could be delayed until this week. Given that Target tends to restock in the early mornings, it's safe to say the Target PS5 restock will likely happen Thursday, July 8. (As always, there's a chance it could be pushed back to next week).  

Randall has called multiple Target restocks ahead of time, with his sources at the retailer proving to be extremely credible. While nothing is guaranteed in the PS5 restock game, based on historic evidence, Randall’s information is likely to be at least partially correct. This means gamers should rise and shine early on Thursday morning as Target restocks tend to occur around 7am to 8am ET. 

Target PS5 restock (currently sold out)

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PS5: $499 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Sony's PS5 is one of the most in-demand products in the world right now. For good reason. Packing the ability to play games in 4K at 60 fps it's a true next-gen experience. Target is being tipped for a PS5 restock in the coming days. 

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The PS5 Digital edition features the same powerful specs as the regular PS5, just minus the 4K Blu-ray drive. It's ideal for those who can't stand disc swapping. Target has not restocked the PS5 Digital Edition for nearly two weeks, but that could change soon. 

In a recent tweet (opens in new tab), Randall explained that Target stores nationwide have continued building inventory since last week. Reportedly multiple stores received additional units over the last couple of days. On average each store nationwide now holds between 6-12 PS5 units each. This may not sound like a huge amount, but it's actually four times more than each store had last week. 

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For this reason, Randall believes the next Target PS5 restock will likely take place Thursday (July 8) between 7am and 8am ET. Thursday seems likely based on historic trends. 

As mentioned above, Jake Randall has proved to be a reliable source of PS5 restock information. But unless word comes directly from a retailer, nothing should be taken as fact. Target restocking in the next few days seems likely as it's been nearly three weeks since its last PS5 drop, but unless word comes from Target itself nothing is confirmed. 

If you’re still trying to secure a PS5 make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This 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 often seemingly impossible 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 checkout in seconds. 

Target is known for releasing stock in waves, typically going first with the PS5 standard edition (opens in new tab) and then following it up with a restock of the PS5 Digital edition (opens in new tab). 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. 

Jake 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 which 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 and checkout 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 content of your cart.

Finally, at checkout, you can edit your location to select a store that has PS5 in stock if your local 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

Rory Mellon
Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.