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

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Update: The latest Target PS5 restock is now over. Make sure to visit our PS5 restock hub for the latest stock information and the retailers to check for inventory next

Target is holding its next PS5 restock right now. The retailer's last PS5 stock drop was held less than two weeks ago but it has already built up enough inventory for another restock and it's live right now. Be quick if you want to secure yourself a console. 

Reports of this drop originally come from Jake Randall, a YouTuber and full-time PS5 stock tracker, who claimed that stores nationwide were ready to hold another restock this week. Typically there is a gap of at least three weeks in between restocks, but this time it's been a shorter gap between drops.

Target PS5 restock (in stock)

PS5: $499 @ Target

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 is holding a PS5 restock right now. 

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 @ Target

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 also has stock of the PS5 Digital Edition right now.

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 extremely dependable. It's definitely worth keeping a close eye on Target this morning because of his tip-off.  

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While Randall originally suggested a drop last Friday (Oct. 22) was possible, he also noted that it could be moved into this week. This is because stores are expected to receive additional stock over the weekend, allowing the retailer to hold an even bigger restock next week.

Target added more fuel to the fire earlier today as the retailer updated its product listing of the PS5. This typically happens just before a restock begins. Based on Randall's tip-off and this product listing update, we expect to see Target restock the PS5 very shortly.  

Nevertheless, it should also be noted that 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 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 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.