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Next Target PS5 restock as soon as tomorrow
Target does a PS5 restock about once a month and always on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
The next PS5 restock could be a Target PS5 restock and happen as soon as tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 6, which is all-around good news because Target sells the Sony console at MSRP. It’s $399 for PS5 Digital and $499 for PS5 Disc. There’s no bundle involved when you shop for the PlayStation 5 at Target.
Target always restocks the PlayStation 5 about once a month (this week will mark four weeks since the last Target PS5 restock, so it’s time), and the restock date always happens on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. My PS5 restock tracker on Twitter has yet to find the PS5 console at Target stores on a Monday, Tuesday or weekend.
If you can only check Target online on one day this week, my PS5 restock expert analysis has come to the conclusion that Thursday, April 7 is the most likely date. Checking my restock tracker history for Target, Thursdays are by far the most popular restock day of the week followed by Friday, and then Wednesday. But it’s worth being awake for all three potential restock times in case Target drops.
Consistent Target PS5 restock time
The Target PS5 restock time in 2022 is at least consistent, even if the exact date is not. It’s has always happened between 7am ET and 8am ET. Therefore, I’ll be running a Target PS5 restock live stream video on YouTube one hour before the potential restock time. You’ll be able to ask my questions during a live chat starting at 6am ET.
If you think that Target PS5 restock time is early, well, it happens as soon as 4am ET on the West Coast of the United States. To be specific, 7:38am and 7:40am ET is the most popular time for a Target PS5 restock, so if you want to chance it, you can sleep in a bit and still buy a console, but it has happened earlier.
The Xbox Series X restock situation is much less dire today compared to what we saw in late 2021. Demand for Microsoft’s console is down and supply remains high in the inventory of American retail warehouses, I’m being told.
PS5 restocks are getting easier – except…
PS5 is becoming easier to find in stock. Demand is down because more people are getting their hands on the console in 2022. Supply isn’t up, however. Retailers tell me they’re still seeing the console trickle in from Sony’s shipments at around the same pace as in 2021. It’s just that prior demand being satiated that’s making the restock duration get longer through their online storefronts.
Except, of course, when the PS5 is sold at MSRP. While GameStop, Antonline and Sam’s Club bundles have kept bots or resellers at bay, when PS5 Disc is $499 and PS5 Digital Edition is at $399, there’s still enough profit in reselling the consoles to make it worthwhile on secondary markets like eBay and StockX. And even when the PS5 demand ends, they’re already gearing up for the PSVR 2 pre-order date.
And Target has become a prime outlet for resellers, even though the online PS5 restocks require showing up in person for pick-ups. The resellers I’ve interviewed runners pick up the console for them around major cities like New York City. Even when retailers in the United States take measures to weed out resellers, they always seem to find a way around their product and consumer protections.
Target PS5 restocks offer instant satisfaction
The real benefit of a Target PS5 restock is that while you order online in the morning, you claim the console in stores and can do so almost right away. You can’t actually go to the store and purchase the console, but if you secure the purchase online, you can be playing a Sony PlayStation 5 a few hours later.
And you save money. GameStop PS5 restocks bundles with things you’ll probably buy anyway, like a subscription to PS Plus. Without a bundle, though, you can make use of a PlayStation Plus discount code for $18 off the Sony online service that normally costs $60. It includes online multiplayer and monthly PS Plus free games. There’s a similar promo for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12 month membership if you’re gaming with Microsoft.
When bought in a bundle, there’s no chance to save that $18. You’re paying face value for these things, but also full price. With Target just selling the PS5, you can go ahead and save that $18 and any PS5 games that are always on sale.