PS5 console shipments to the US in September rose 400 percent year-on-year, according to a financial analyst.
David Gibson, senior analyst at MST Financial, shared a chart on Twitter showing monthly imports to the US from June 2021, with a huge increase over the past month.
Gibson added that he believes a portion of the stock will go toward launching God of War Ragnarok, which makes a lot of sense. Ragnarok is the next first-party title for PlayStation, and Sony will no doubt be looking to capitalize on its release to boost PS5 sales.
The holiday season is also approaching, which will likely see an increase in demand. The PS5 has consistently failed to meet demand despite selling well at launch, but with these new numbers, the supply chain issues that have been hampering the console’s production seem to be easing.
This also confirms a report from last week that claimed Sony is aiming to produce 2 million units of its upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset by March. Sources at Sony said that a “relief in the supply chain bottlenecks” that have caused PS5 inventory shortages is expected early next year, which will allow Sony to increase inventory of PS5s and VR2 headsets.
The numbers shared by Gibson are for the US only, but hopefully that applies to other regions as well. As always, you can use our PS5 Stash page to keep an eye on the next drop.
Lots of reports of improved PS5 supplies over the last few months but no data so far. Import data to the US confirms that Sony Interactive (PlayStation) shipments rose 400% yoy in September. Yes, you read it right. Some of these will be added to inventory for GoW launch for sure. #PS5 pic.twitter.com/SvC6xTPQxs
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) October 11, 2022
https://www.eurogamer.net/ps5-shipments-are-up-by-400-in-the-us-just-in-time-for-god-of-war-ragnarok PS5 shipments are up 400% in the US, just in time for God of War Ragnarok