Media Create Co. this week said the Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked third in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail figures amid restore of the Playstation Network division in the region.

The PS3 sold 12,935 units between May 16 and May 22 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, it sold 13,789 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Valve Corp.’s Portal 2 at No. 6 with 8,942 units sold.

Sony this week began restoration of the Playstation Network in Asia following an external breach that shut down the network and Qriocity services in late Apr.

Partial PSN service was restored to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Service restart in Hong Kong and South Korea is to be determined.

The company plans to restart the Playstation Store by the end of May.

Sony in May said the Networked Products and Services division, which includes the Playstation 3 and PSP business, recorded a profit of $492 million in the fourth quarter.

By comparison, the division held a $1.02 billion loss the year prior.

For the fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2011, the company sold 14.3 million PS3 units, an increase from 13 million one year prior.

The PSP handheld sold eight million units, down 1.9 million units one year go.

The company expects to sell 15 million PS3 units, six million PSP units and four million PS2 units in the next fiscal year.

Software sales increased to 46.6 million units, up 2.2 million from one year go.

The PS3 160GB Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle, to be sold May 31, will include the PS3 160GB hardware, a copy of Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, the Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Pack, and a Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

Sony in May will begin sale of the Limited Edition PSP Entertainment Pack, which includes the PSP-3000 handheld, 2GB Memory Stick Pro, Gran Turismo, and MLB 11 The Show at $199.99.

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