Update: We have uploaded several photos that show that the PS5 warehouse will be ready in Target stores around the USA before Monday, both in front (kiosks) and behind (boxes in inventory). Be sure to follow the Twitter tracker below for instant alerts.
TechRadar can confirm that target employees have been preparing for a PS5 rebuild that is likely to take place tomorrow morning. An Xbox Series X inventory is also said to be ready for the same online ordering process, employees say.
“We have about 8 Xbox consoles and 22 PS5 consoles,” we were told in a direct message on Twitter by a Target employee who wished to remain anonymous. Over three target stores, employees told us that there are several more PS5 Disc Editions and very few to no PS5 Digital Editions for the upcoming Target rebuild.
Target customers across the country will also find PS5 fixtures in kiosks tonight before the expected sale. Twitch streamer MyGuyMcFly snapped and sent TechRadar a picture, shown below, showing 1
🚨🚨I get many pictures showing that Target is preparing the PS5 disc for sale tomorrow. In addition, three target employees have also said that they have PS5 and Xbox stock for online purchases only (in-store pickup). More info and photos will be on @techradar https://t.co/613oJJyc3I pic.twitter.com/ XktFgTaTQN March 7, 2021
All three employees we spoke to live in different parts of the United States, so there is a good chance that this is a nationwide warehouse. We saw something similar two weeks ago when both the PS5 and Xbox Series X were sold online for in-store pickup. The consoles lasted only a few minutes before Target ran out of stock.
Pro tips: Target only orders online, but allows pick-up in the store. This means that some stores, especially those in large cities, will run out faster. Try adjusting your pickup location if your nearest store runs out.
Last time there was a major rebuild of the Target PS5, it happened at 8 EST, so it’s best to be prepared to wake up early, even if you’re on the west coast. However, there is no guarantee that Target will launch orders an 8 AM EST.
TechRadar also has several pictures of boxes in the Target back room showing the Xbox Series X and PS5 inventory. We first held these images back until we could ensure that there were no markings that could be traced back to our sources.
You can do two things today. Check out the stores below and receive alerts from our PS5 recovery Twitter tracker.
🚨> 90 minutes for Xbox recovery / 2 hours for PS5 almWalmart🌟THIS IS THE BIG 🐳 PS5 Digital https://t.co/znn5fqVNI1PS5 Disc https://t.co/fOQxCworacXbox Series X https://t.co/ rDu9ZnRy1iXbox Series S https://t.co/wU69mKu7OiMy how to buy it tips @techradar: https://t.co/LjreRk1bbs March 4, 2021
- 2. Check if the PS5 is in stock yourself – these are the 12 reliable stores
Check out these stores for the PS5
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – always check for surprise stock
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – great source due to affordable packages that last longer
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – only went in stock on Thursday
- Sony Direct: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Goal: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – in stock on Friday
- B&H Photo: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Sam’s Club: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Costco: PS5
- Adorama: PS5
- Antonline: PS5
The PS5 has been almost impossible to find in stock for more than a few minutes every time stores stock the Sony console. We find the same can be said about the Xbox Series X. Both Sony and Microsoft are launching their respective consoles in November 2020 and have not been able to produce enough to meet demand.
Stores like Target, Walmart and Best Buy routinely add new stock to their stores, and the infatuation of people who come to their sites often crashes the pages.