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

The PS3 sold 29,666 units between Aug. 15 and Aug. 21 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 20,239 the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10 sales for the week, Hyperdimension Neptunia at No. 4 with 32,751 units sold.

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.

Finally, it will sell a new Playstation 3 320GB Infamous 2 Bundle, which will include the PS3 320GB hardware SKU, Infamous 2, a 30-day Playstation Plus trail membership and Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

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