PS5 restocks are up 400% ahead of God of War Ragnarok launch

October 16, 2022

It’s been a quiet year for Sony. Its biggest release was Horizon Zero Dawn West all the way back in February, since then, the only major exclusive was The Last of Us Part I remaster. Sony’s increased shipments of PS5s to the US by over 400% through September. While this won’t mean the shortage is over, this increase comes just in time for fans to get a hold of the console for God of War Ragnarok.

If you’ve been hunting for a PS5, you’re in luck. Sony’s PS5 shipments to the US now exceed 7 million, a +400% Year-on-Year increase. Hopefully, it means that Sony has finally gotten to grips with the supply of PS5s, which it’s struggled to keep in stock since the console’s launch in 2020. Maybe this is a snapshot of what is to come.

Although these shipment numbers come as a welcome surprise, they haven’t come out of thin air. In terms of stock, according to analyst Statista, PS5 shipments and sales have been gradually increasing quarter to quarter. For example, sales of the PS5 increased from 2.3 million units in the first months of 2021 to 3.9 million units between July and October of the same year.

As of yet, there have been no major reports of shipments of PS5s into Europe. However, with Black Friday and God of War Ragnarok’s release coming up soon, Sony should be ramping up the supply to meet the demand. If Sony is, in fact, restocking PS5s for the release of Ragnarok, then that is a suggestion of just how big a release it expects the game to be.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.