A new restock of the PlayStation 5 recently transpired at the retail storefront Target. This specific restock happened to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Sony‘s most recent console. Unfortunately, despite it having now been a full year since the PS5 was first released, a number of customers are still having an incredibly difficult time when it comes to picking up the hardware.
On social media this week, a number of prospective PS5 purchasers shared their experience when it came to this new restock of the console at Target. As a whole, the restock itself was rather small in nature, largely because Target is said to be holding onto some PS5 units to sell closer to Black Friday. As such, those who were able to snag the PS5 on this drop were few and far between.
What seemed to be the biggest issue in this new PS5 restock, however, came with some cancellations that occurred on Target’s end. According to stories from a number of customers, Target sold them the PS5 only to then send out a cancellation email not long after the sale transpired. Target didn’t explain why these cancellations were happening so often, but it looks like the storefront simply sold more PS5 consoles than it meant to. This whole situation is one that bothered a number of purchasers and made them even more annoyed at Target as a result.
Are you someone who ran into this same problem with the latest PS5 restock at Target? Let me know your own experience either down in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
You can also keep reading down below if you would like to see some of the reactions that some fans had with this new PS5 sale from Target.
More Restocks Still Coming
As mentioned, I expect #Target‘s holding back for another sale around Black Friday. 🎯
This #PS5 restock was small! But it was real.
There are more ahead & this team will help you secure! 🎁🎮
— STOCK TRACKER: PS5 Alerts & Tips • Xbox • Switch! (@PS5restocks_etc) November 12, 2021
Aaaand It’s Gone
I really just had the ps5 in my cart on target website bitch I guess I didn’t put my card number in fast enough THAT SHIT WAS SOLD OUT IN .5 SECONDS😂
— 🦍 (@pureePERFECTion) November 12, 2021
Bots Are Still a Problem
@Target please add captcha or something to your PS5 sales pages to keep the bots down. Trying to get a PS5 manually is very difficult. Thank you.
— Matt Bishop (@djmattbishop) November 12, 2021
Target Needs More Clarity!
@Target Whoever runs your ps5 drops needs fired and most of you who only feed consoles to scalpers.
Their crap runs 24hrs a day while your customers have no clue if or when you bring out more ps5’s.
You are worse than @Walmart and that’s hard to do #BOYCOTTARGET #BOYCOTWALMART pic.twitter.com/EajGSMU5dy
— Mark Stephens (@markstephens411) November 12, 2021
A Full Year Later and the PS5 Is Still a Unicorn
The #PS5 is now a year old, the only time I’ve ever seen one in person was at a Target on display. It’s like a mythical being, but not in a good way.
— Garf-Jovi (@JoviGarf) November 12, 2021
Target Needs Better Excuses
Wow.. @Target has the WORST online chat support EVER! I bought a PS5, then Target decides to cancel my order. In trying to understand why, chat is talking about xbox’s and telling me not to apply for something with Citizen’s One Bank again. WTF scam is @Target pulling????
— Dr. DefineRisk – Team Liberty (@DefineRisk) November 12, 2021
Target canceled my PS5 order 🥲
— Jaawshoo✌🏾 (@jaawshoo) November 12, 2021
That’s One Great Anniversary Gift
— Jordan Kemp⛵️ (@Jordie_Raee) November 12, 2021
Problems Remain at Target
@Target you know when I am actually able to complete a transaction for a ps5 for in store pickup I don’t really appreciate you telling me it’s no longer available then give no options as far as shipping me one when it is. What a horrible experience that was!
— Jamie Ness (@PitbullsNRoids) November 12, 2021
Why Couldn’t It Be Me?
Just saw some girls wheeling out a PS5 at target. Pain. That’s real pain 💀😭
— Nate🌪 (@TheNateAndrade) November 13, 2021