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Target PS5 restock sold out — where to find inventory next

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Update: Target has sold out of PS5 consoles. Make sure to check out our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates on the next restock.

It’s been almost three weeks since the last Target PS5 restock, but the wait for the next one may soon be over, according to a reliable source. 

YouTuber and full-time stock tracker Jake Randall is tipping Target for a PS5 restock that is expected to be held in just a few hours. While Randall did originally suggest a restock last week was possible, it appears the next Target drop has been delayed and could now be held just before the weekend. 

If the retailer does hold a PS5 restock this week it's almost guaranteed to occur on Friday between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET. Target has consistently restocked during this window for months now, and there's no reason to think that pattern will change anytime soon. 

If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5, then Target is definitely the retailer to keep an eye on right now. Randall has extremely reliable sources at Target, and has correctly called multiple restocks ahead of time in the past. While nothing is officially confirmed yet, all signs point to a PS5 restock at Target very soon. 

Target PS5 restock (sold out)

PS5: $499 @ Target
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. 

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 @ Target
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. 

Alongside providing an updated restock window for this Target drop, Jake Randall has also offered a stock per location estimate . According to his sources "most stores have around 20-30 PS5 disc consoles." Which is more than enough stock to hold a PS5 restock. It should be noted that while most locations do have PS5 Digital Edition stock the level of stock available is much smaller. 

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The best thing about a Target restock is that the retailer never sells the PS5 in bundles — so you’ll be able to score a coveted console at its standard retail price of $499. Plus, Target is one of the few major retailers that hasn’t gated restocks behind a premium membership. Also, Target PS5 orders must be collected in store, which means you can pick up your console the same day you order it. 

While we wait to see whether this Target drop materializes, make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This comprehensive guide is updated daily with the latest restock information as we get it. It won’t guarantee you a PS5, but it can certainly make the task of securing Sony’s in-demand gaming console a little easier. 

How to buy a PS5 at Target

First, 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 site 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

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.  

  • obiscygma
    admin said:
    A reliable source claims that Target is preparing for a PS5 restock in the coming hours — here's how to get yours.

    Target tipped for PS5 restock today — what you need to know : Read more

    "According to Randall if the retailer does restock this week it will happen tomorrow (Thursday, April 1) or Friday (April 2) between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. ET. "

    Unless I'm being more derpy than usual, I'm seeing Mar 31st as landing on Thursday, and Apr 1st landing on Friday. Correct me if I'm wrong, please... otherwise, if I'm correct, you might consider editing this article to prevent confusion.