Media Create Co. this week said Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked second in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail activity.

The PS3 sold 20,239 units between Aug. 8 and Aug. 14 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 18,338 the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any titles in the top 10 game sales for the week.

Sony in July posted a $191 million loss in the first quarter amid lower sales of the PS3.

The company sold 1.8 million PS3 units in the quarter, down from 2.4 million one year prior.

It expects to sell 15 million PS3 units in the next fiscal year, an increase from 14.3 units.

Sony in Aug. price cut the PS3 160GB SKU to $249.99.

In addition, the PS3 320GB Move Bundle now sells at $349.99.

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