PS5 shipments up by 400% ahead of God of War Ragnarok launch

PS5 shipments are said to be up by an impressive 400% ahead of the highly anticipated God of War Ragnarok launch next month.

According to video game market analyst, David Gibson, it was claimed there were positive reports of PS5 stock improving over the last few months. However, recent import data has confirmed that shipments in September 2022 were up by 400% year-on-year.

PS5 shipments see a massive increase prior to God of War Ragnarok

This is not only good news for those still waiting to get their hands on Sony’s new-gen console, but it also means that many fans will be able to play the best version of God of War Ragnarok.

Elsewhere in the video game console market, Xbox Series X|S consoles are up by 89%. While that is a smaller margin compared to Sony’s console, in most regions it seems that it’s been much easier to get hold of Microsoft’s console. With that in mind, it makes sense that there’s a smaller increase in percentage.

Xbox Series stock has been good recently

Nintendo suffers a decline

For Nintendo, it has suffered a console shipment decrease of -59%. However, David Gibson states that Nintendo will be ramping up production, so we can probably expect to see a sharp increase year-on-year in 2023.

That being said, Nintendo has benefited from quite consistent sales for the Switch since it launched in 2017. It’s also worth keeping in mind that post-COVID era, companies are still trying to find their feet and production has no doubt been impacted for all.

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When is the God of War Ragnarok release date?

God of War Ragnarok will be released for PS5 as well as PS4 on November 9th, 2022.

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