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Target PS5 restock sold out — here's where to check for inventory next

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Update: The latest Target PS5 restock is now over. Check out our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates and the retailers to check for inventory next. 

Target has PS5 restock right now. The big red retailer last took fresh orders of Sony's in-demand next-gen console on September 10, but this lengthy restock drought is now over as the retailer is currently holding a drop. 

Jake Randall, a YouTuber and full-time PS5 stock tracker, first tipped us off that Target has built up enough stock to hold another restock. According to Randall's sources, most stores nationwide are holding around two dozen PS5 units, which has proved to be enough for a restock. 

Target PS5 restock (in stock)

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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. Target has the PS5 in stock right now. 

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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. Target may hold a PS5 restock later this week. 

Jake Randall has proved to be a very reliable source of PS5 restock information in the past. He has previously called multiple Target drops ahead of time and his sources at the retailer are clearly extremely dependable. While he notes there's a possibility of a Target PS5 restock as early as tomorrow (September 30), Thursday or Friday seem the most likely dates based on historic evidence. 

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Even though Randall's Target sources are clearly well placed, unless word comes directly from a retailer nothing should be taken as fact. Target restocking later this week does seem likely based on all the evidence, but for now this should still be taken as speculation. 

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 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 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. 

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 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 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 is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.