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Target PS5 restock is now over — where to check for inventory next

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Update: Today's Target PS5 restock is now over. Check our PS5 restock hub for the latest stock information and the retailers to check for inventory next. 

Target hasn't held a PS5 restock in more than a month. The retailer last took fresh orders of Sony's console on July 30, which means this is one of the longest restock droughts we've seen at the retailer since the PS5 launched back in November. 

However, this torturous wait is now over as the retailer is holding a PS5 restock right now. This drop was first tipped by reliable restock tracker Jake Randall, who correctly claimed that a drop would take place today (September 10) between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET. So, if you're still after a PS5 you need to get over to Target quickly using the links below.  

Target PS5 restock (out of stock)

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 restocked the console today but is now sold out. View Deal

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 restocked the PS5 Digital Edition today but is now sold out. View Deal

Information about this next Target PS5 restock comes from Jake Randall, a YouTuber and full-time stock tracker. He tweeted this week that Target stores across the country would likely be dropping stock either on Thursday (which didn't happen) or today (September 10) between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET.

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The odds of a Target PS5 restock taking place today have dramatically improved now that Target has updated its PS5 landing page. Historically the retailer does this just before it restocks the console. So the chances of a drop today are certainly looking very likely, although there is still a chance the drop could slip into next week.

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Jake Randall has proved to be a reliable source of PS5 restock information in the past. He previously called multiple Target drops ahead of time. However, unless word comes directly from a retailer, nothing should be taken as fact. Target restocking later today 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 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 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.