Target PS5 restock: the PS5 Digital console is in stock today – how to get it Target PS5 restock time


Update: The Target PS5 restock is happening right now and the PS5 Digital console is currently back in stock – at some locations. Follow Matt Swider for more.

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The Target PS5 restock time is minutes away from now, as it’s happening today, April 28, according to PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider. You’ll get an alert when the Sony console is back in stock – if you follow Matt and turn on notifications. Today will be the first time we’ll see a PS5 restock at Target in one month, and we’re confident it’ll happen thanks to our own Target sources as well as those of Jake Randall, who cites internal corporate emails sent to him by Target officials. We know that Target stores in the US have been getting more inventory for today’s online-only purchase. 

The exact Target PS5 restock time falls between 6am and 9am EDT – we usually see the PlayStation 5 console back in stock at 7:40am EDT but suggest paying attention 40 minutes before that time for our Twitter alert (one time it was at 7:15am EDT). Yes, 4:40am PDT is a brutal time for West Coast consumers, however, it means there’s less competition – this is an online-only PS5 purchase, but you’re required to pick it up in a local Target store (advice: don’t go to Target to try to buy PS5).

  • What time? Follow @mattswider, our PS5 restock Twitter tracker for notifications about when the Target PS5 restock is live. It’s the fastest way to get real-time updates.
  • Do not buy directly off Twitter users – which are all scams – only to the websites Matt points you to.

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When will Target restock PS5 restock today?

The Target PS5 restock on April 28 is the first massive restock we expect this week, and it’ll happen today – specifically this morning. We’re tracking PS5 availability at other stores in the US, too.

We may see the most inventory from a likely Walmart PS5 restock date of Thursday, April 29 with the usual restock time of 3pm EDT. The Walmart date and time haven’t been confirmed to TechRadar yet, but the retailer usually gives us a heads-up before it has a massive PS5 restock, and we know they have Sony consoles in the pipeline.

Friday, April 30 is expected to be the Best Buy PS5 restock date. We typically know ahead of time if Best Buy will have PS5 stock available and have in the past thanks to Best Buy warehouse sources who contact Matt Swider through Twitter.

Target PS5 restock date and time: today

The official Target PS5 restock date is today, April 28, according to prolific restock leaker Jake Randall who has nailed down the exact date citing internal Target communications and gotten exclusive Target restock information correct before.

The Target PS5 restock time falls between 6am and 9am EDT, with the most consistent PS5 drop time being around 7:40am EDT (two drops ago it was 7:15am EDT, so watch out). This is a brutal time for people on the West coast, when it’s 4:40am EDT, but there’s also less competition at that hour. While this is an online-only purchase, you can pick up the PS5 in-store the same day and have to select a local store. That means fewer people are awake in California than in New York.   

Here’s what our Target PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 31 example shown):

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The Target PS5 restock may not be your only opportunity to buy PS5 this week. We may also see it in stock at Walmart, Best Buy and other US retailers. If you can’t get the console at Target today, be sure to check the potential dates at other retailers.

Best Buy PS5 restock date and time

  • Rumored PS5 Best Buy restock date: Maybe Friday, April 30 at just after 12pm EDT
  • Last Best Buy restock date: Friday, March 26 (almost five weeks ago)
  • How to buy PS5 from Best Buy: Best Buy PS5 Disc | Best Buy PS5 Digital
  • How long does it take to get it?: Online orders, in-store pick up 3-5 days later 
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

The Best Buy PS5 restock date is likely on Friday, April 30 if it’s this week, according to PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider. Of course, we did just see Best Buy break from its trend of launching a small amount of next-gen console orders on Fridays by offering a surprise Xbox Series X restock on Monday, April 26. It’s been a full month without a Best Buy PS5 restock already. It’s actually been even longer since the PS5 Digital Edition has been in stock.

When is the Best Buy PS5 restock time usually? When it’s on a Friday, we usually see the PS5 in stock between 12pm to 3:15pm EDT.

Here’s our PS5 restock tracker alert from Friday, March 26:

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Walmart PS5 restock date and time

  • Next Walmart date: Check Thursday, April 29 at 3pm EDT (every 10 mins)
  • Last Walmart date: Thursday, April 15 at 3pm EDT (every 10 mins for two hours)
  • Link for when it’s in stock: Walmart PS5 Disc | Walmart PS5 Digital
  • Wait time: One week to one month, according to our followers
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

The next Walmart PS5 restock date is likely tomorrow, Thursday, April 29, one day after the Target PS5 restock today, according to PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. The world’s largest US retail store didn’t have any next-gen console restock news last week, and that was probably in an effort to build up PS5 inventory for this week. We expect to see PS5 back in stock – hopefully in a two-hour restock marathon split into 12 different waves like the last big PS5 restock update on March 18.

Matt Swider usually knows the Walmart restock time of 3pm EDT three hours early. So look out for his PS5 restock Twitter tracker alert at noon on Thursday.

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Newegg PS5 restock date and time

  • Last Newegg PS5 restock date: April 25 at 1pm EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from Newegg: Newegg Shuffle
  • How long does it take to get it?: One week wait time, according to Matt’s Twitter followers
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

Newegg is one of the fairest ways to buy a PS5 bundle along with Sony Direct – if you consider yourself lucky. It’s a lottery system, meaning you enter for a chance to be able to buy PS5 from the computer-components-focused US retailer. This ‘Newegg Shuffle’ happens nearly every weekday (and sometimes Saturdays) for GPU and CPU restock (even harder to get in some cases), and a few times a week Newegg has the PS5 as part of the ‘Shuffle’ selection.

Here’s the PS5 restock Twitter alert Matt Swider just sent today, April 26.

Amazon PS5 restock

  • Next Amazon PS5 restock date: Truly random – between 15 and 52 days in the past
  • Last Amazon PS5 restock date: Saturday, April 24 at 3:15am EDT
  • When it’s in stock: Amazon PS5 Disc | Amazon PS5 Digital
  • Wait time: Online orders, obviously, ship fast unless backordered
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

The next Amazon PS5 restock is unpredictable simply because the online retailer has waited anywhere from 15 days to 52 days to restock the Sony console. We saw the last Amazon PS5 restock on Saturday, April 24 at 3:15am, according to the many Twitter replies received by PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. It seems like thousands of people were finally able to buy PS5, but console inventory numbers are unknown.

While we don’t know when the next Amazon PS5 restock date will be, it could drive major hype to the Amazon Prime Day date that’s rumored to be happening in two months. That would be a clever way to draw attention to the sales marathon. If it’s a stretch and Amazon can’t wait that long, maybe it’ll go live with another PS5 drop when it announces the Amazon Prime Day date, theorizes Matt Swider.

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GameStop PS5 bundle restock date

The next GameStop PS5 restock date may be this week. We usually have a one-week to one-and-a-half-week wait for a GameStop PS5 drop consisting of bundles. The last PS5 restock date was April 14, with a 45-minute wave of new Sony PS5 Disc and Digital Edition bundle stock (a lot of people got it, so this is where to buy PS5 if you want to get it easily).

GameStop ships PS5 consoles quickly, in about four to six days, and while it forces you to buy a bundle, this restock strategy deters resellers from snapping up all of the inventory. This is your best chance to buy PS5 among major retailers.

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Sony Direct PS5 restock date and time

The Sony Direct PS5 restock date could be this week. However, Sony’s official store for the PlayStation brand has been rather unpredictable. It had two restock events two weeks ago on a Tuesday and Thursday, and just one this last week on Tuesday. The theory was that we’d see another Sony Direct restock on Thursday, April 22, but that didn’t happen in the end. So we’re tracking Sony Direct this week – and have a heightened awareness of PS5 drops for afternoon times.

Here’s what our Sony Direct PS5 restock alert looked (April 20 example shown):

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Antonline PS5 restock date

The last Antonline PS5 restock was April 24, but it sold out instantly with the PS5 Digital bundle only up for a few seconds in two waves. This US store promises weekly next-gen console drops (sometimes it’s the Xbox instead) and it’s always in the form of game-and-accessory-loaded bundles. This means the price is higher, but it’s easy to snag the console that way.

Important: Antonline sells out of PS5 in three minutes or less, but when PS5 is on sale at this retailer, there are no waves or in-stock/out-of-stock funny business with the add-to-cart button. And this American retailer ships fast. Basically, it’s the opposite of a Walmart PS5 restock.

Here’s what our Antonline restock alerts look like:

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Costco PS5 restock date

The Costco PS5 restock was overdue and we got one that quickly went out of stock on April 20, even though the retailer only offers the new console to its members. That really tells you how strong the demand is for PS5. It often has reasonably priced PS5 bundles, so it’s no wonder it sells out in four minutes, according to our PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. There was a glimmer of a PS5 restock on Thursday, April 22, but it didn’t last long enough to purchase – the theory was that a few PS5 consoles from the prior restock two days before that were up for grabs. 

Here’s what our Costco PS5 restock alert looked like last time (April 20):

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Sam’s Club PS5 restock

Sam’s Club is overdue for a PS5 restock – the last time was a surprise at 1am EDT on March 23. That off-putting time made it stay in stock way longer than normal: a whole four minutes. That’s a lifetime in the console restock world. 

Sam’s Club did refresh its website to include a new PS5 bundle (it remains in an out-of-stock status), so we’re curious about when that will come back in stock. Unlike Best Buy and Walmart, Sam’s Club doesn’t do frequent restocks or stick to a time schedule. So it’s important to follow our PS5 restock tracker for this store. While you don’t have to be a member of Sam’s Club to buy PS5, you will get charged a fee or need to use a temporary membership to purchase the Sony console.

Here’s what our Sam’s Club PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 23):

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