Try a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X with Target

Shopping for a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X these days is starting to look like looking for toilet paper during the early days of the pandemic. Thankfully, if you still haven’t managed to land one, Target is now giving you another shot, with online ordering for in-store pickup at stores near you.

Advertisements for the $499.99 PS5 with a disc drive are up now. The PS5 Digital Edition from $399.99 together with the $499.99 Xbox Series X will still show as sold out, but deal trackers suggest they are in stock and could go live any time. And if you already own a next-gen console (or don’t need one to play last-gen games), head over to Microsoft’s novelty page $99.99 Xbox Series Mini Fridge shows that it is also due for a restock.

We recommend that you log into your Target account early while you wait, preload payment information, and ensure that your billing and shipping information is current. It shortens the time it takes to check out, increasing your chances of landing the console. Because these orders are picked up in-store, you should keep trying to add your items to the cart, even if they appear to be sold out at first. Stores near you can load their available inventory a few minutes later or reload it in parts.

If you can’t get your hands on one today, don’t worry – we’ll continue to post updates when more stock is available. We’re also happy to save you money on everyday purchases – including the most popular video games, gaming peripherals and more – so feel free to subscribe to our newsletter. Our team has also included some great gaming accessories below for you to enjoy in the meantime, some of which are even on sale.

Playstation 5

With Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, you can play both digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

The PS5 Digital Edition costs $400. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console and serves as its most powerful (and largest) option.

Accessories to match your console

Midnight Black DualSense Controller

The midnight black DualSense controller has the same hardware as the original – haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, etc. – just with a two-tone design reminiscent of PS2, PS3 and PS4 consoles.

Deathloop (physical version)

The latest release from Arcane Studios — the team behind Prey and dishonored – is a masterpiece in many ways, an open-ended mystery that’s suspenseful, action-packed, and just the right amount of weirdness.

Sony Pulse 3D headset

Sony’s proprietary wireless gaming headset, made to showcase the 3D audio effect of the PS5, also works on the PS4.

PlayStation Plus (annual subscription)

With a PlayStation Plus membership, PlayStation 4 and PS5 owners can play games online, download free titles every month and take advantage of discounts in the PS Store.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest installment in the long-running FPS series, from developer Sledgehammer Games. It returns to the theater of WWII for campaign and online multiplayer, and also includes Zombies and war zone modes.

Xbox Wireless Headset

Don’t miss a call while you’re gaming thanks to Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset, which often sells for $89 instead of the full $100. In our review, we found it to be a comfortable, intuitively designed headset that is well worth its price. In addition to working well with Xbox consoles, it can connect to another device via Bluetooth at the same time.

Xbox Wireless Controller

Microsoft’s latest Xbox controller has a Share button and a USB-C charging port if you decide to use the optional rechargeable battery.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (three months)

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate provides access to over 100 games, including disaster, Gears 5, and the coming soon Halo Infinite, which you can play on multiple devices.