Pre-order sales for Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Dark Souls for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 held strong demand at Inc. due to strong demand for the product.

This week, the Dark Souls PS3 SKU held a sales increase of 66 percent to rank at No. 27 in Amazon’s Video Games division.

The Dark Souls Xbox 172 in the same period.

Dark Souls, the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls, is an action RPG title that is said to include 60 hours of challenging gameplay, 100 monsters and character customization options.

It will be sold Oct. 4.

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

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

Microsoft in Sept. will sell a new limited edition Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle at $399.99.

This holiday it will sell the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars Kinect Bundle at $449.99.

Current Xbox 360 stand-alone SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB hardware at $299.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB hardware at $199.99.

Bundle SKUs include the Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Special Edition Bundle at $399.99 and the Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect bundle at $299.99.

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