PS5 stock has been increased significantly in the United States ahead of God of War Ragnarok‘s release and the holiday 2022 season. Sony previously said that it planned to improve inventory in time for its blockbuster release and the year’s prime shopping season, but it understandably didn’t specify how much since such data isn’t typically revealed to stakeholders. However, U.S. import data reveals that PS5’s supply situation has significantly improved… in the U.S. at least.
U.S. PS5 stock increased by 400 percent in September 2022
According to MST Financial analyst David Gibson, PS5 shipments into the U.S. were up 400 percent year-on-year in September. The bar chart below also sheds some light on supply constraints in 2022, with January, April, and May being the most difficult months. Supply in December 2021 was also at an all-time low – a situation that Sony evidently wants to rectify this year.
Lots of reports of improved PS5 supply in the past few months, but no data until now. Import data into the US confirms that Sony Interactive (PlayStation) shipments in Sept were +400% YoY. Yes you read that right. Some of that will go into inventory for GoW launch for sure. #PS5 pic.twitter.com/SvC6xTPQxs
— David Gibson (@gibbogame) October 11, 2022
Sony recently increased the price of PS5 in all regions except the U.S.