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

The PS3 sold 33,831 units between Aug. 29 to Sept. 4 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 33,141 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter Freedom 3 HD. Version at No. 2 with 52,792 copies sold.

Sony Corp. this week said sales of the Playstation 3 were strong post price cut to $249.99 in Aug.

The company this week said despite inventory constraints in the first two weeks of Aug., PS3 hardware sales were very strong in the remaining half.

Sales for Sony Corp.’s Resistance 3 for the Playstation 3 ranked in the top five this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division due to strong launch demand.

This week, the Resistance 3 standard SKU ranked as the No. 4 best-selling product at Gamestop.com.

Pre-order sales for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the Playstation 3 ranked in the top 10 sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week due to strong demand.

Pre-order sales for Konami Corp.’s Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 increased this week at Amazon.com Inc. due to building demand for the product.

EA Inc. this week said it will release Crysis to the Playstation Network division of the Playstation 3 and the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360 in Oct.

The PSP sold 30,199 units for the week to rank at No. 3 in Japan.

The PSP go sold 7 units to rank No. 10 for the week.

The PSP ranked five titles in the top 10, including Grand Knights History at No. 1, Corpse Party: Book of Shadows at No. 7, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Giran’s Ambition at No. 8.

NIS America Inc.’s ClaDun X2 for the PSP is a solid dungeon crawler RPG that includes classic combat and graphics in a DLC package.

Pre-order sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita climbed this week at Amazon.com Inc. this week amid building demand for the handheld.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware tallied below 1,300 units in the latest Japan retail figures.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 1,228 units between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 to rank No. 8 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 1,393 units the week prior.

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

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware held as the top-selling hardware in the latest U.S. figures.

NPD Group Inc. this week reported that the Xbox 360 sold 308,000 units in Aug. U.S. sales to rank as the No. 1 hardware for the month.

Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle held ground in the top 15 sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division amid strong pre-order demand for the bundle SKU.

GameStop Corp. this week began sale of the Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Ultimate Bundle via its online division.

The Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Ultimate Bundle includes the Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle, Gears of War 3 Surround Sound Headset, Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Strategy Guide, Gears of War Journey’s End Marcus Figure, Gears of War Soundtrack, Gears of War 2 Soundtrack, and Bonus Commando Dom Character Skin at $629.99.

Pre-order sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle climbed this week at Amazon.com Inc. amid building demand for the SKU.

Pre-order sales for Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition SKU ranked in the top 35 sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to strong demand.

Microsoft Corp.’s Pinball FX2 Ms. Splosion Man table for the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360 is a vibrant pinball board for the title that includes pink explosions and a sassy main character.

Square Enix Holding Co.’s Deus Ex: Human Evolution ranked as the best-selling game product in U.S. Aug. sales.

Sales for Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Dead Island ranked in the top 15 at GameStop Corp.’s online division this week due to high launch demand.

Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii held the No. 4 rank in Japan in the latest retail data.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 11,606 units between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 11,342 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Rhythm Heaven at No. 3.

Nintendo Co. this week said the Wii hardware sold 190,000 units at U.S. retail in Aug.

The hardware ranked two exclusive titles in the top 10 games sales, including Ubisoft Inc.’s Just Dance Summer Party and Just Dance 2 at No. 7.

Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Gold Remote Bundle for the Wii ranked in the top 15 sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division due to strong demand.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 54,744 units between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The 3DS ranked one in the top 10, Atlus Co.’s Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked at No. 3 with 20,809 units sold.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 3,177 units to rank No. 5, the Nintendo DSi sold 2,453 to rank No. 6, and the DS Lite sold 80 units to rank No. 9 in the same period.

Nintendo Co. this week said sales for the Nintendo 3DS increased 260 percent in month-to-month data post price reduction of the handheld.

The Nintendo 3DS sold more than 235,000 units in Aug. to rank as the No. 2 best-selling game hardware for the month.

Launch sales for Nintendo Co.’s Nintendo 3DS Flame Red SKU held in the top 10 sales at Toys R Us Inc.’s this week amid launch of the new hardware SKU.

Nintendo Co. will release an expansion for the Nintendo 3DS that will offer a right analog stick to the handheld in a new report.

Japan-based publication Famitsu this week detailed the device as a shell that wraps around the base and edge of the current Nintendo 3DS to add a right analog pad and triggers to the handheld.

The expansion will reportedly be used first in Capcom Co.’s Monster Hunter 3G.

Square Enix Holdings Co. this week said it will release Dragon Quest X to Nintendo Co.’s Wii and Wii U hardware.

The title is a massive multiplayer online RPG that will feature co-op play and cross-platform functionality between the Wii and Wii U.

Technology News

Apple Inc.’s next iPhone may include a larger screen and thinner profile according to cases previewed for the device.

Consumer website MacRumors this week claims new iPhone 5 will include 4-inch screen at minimum and will be .30-inches at its thickest.

The website based the measurements from a purchased iPhone 5 case that measures 4.7-inches by 2.6-inches.

The current iPhone 4 includes a 3.5-inch screen and a width of .37 inches.

Apple Inc. this week said it will open its first retail store in Hong Kong at the International Finance Center Mall in the Central shopping and business district.

Bloomberg this week reported the store will open a two-story, 20,000 square-foot store this quarter.

The IFC retail store will be the fifth Apple Store in China.

Future locations may include Causeway Bay at Lee Gardens and Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Samsung Electronics Co. this week pulled the new Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin after Apple Inc. won a second injunction to block Galaxy Tab sales in Germany.

A Samsung representative this week confirmed to Bloomberg that a Dusseldorf Court granted Apple’s request to ban sales and marketing of the Galaxy Tab

Tivo Inc. this week said it will release the Tivo Premiere Elite for digital cable systems in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The Tivo Premiere Elite will include four tuners to record four programs simultaneously, 2TB of storage of up to 300 hours of high-definition programs, HDMI output, two USB 2.0 ports, and THX-certified audio at $499.99.

HTC Corp.’s HTC Amaze 4G (code-named Ruby) will include a 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU when it drops to T-Mobile USA Inc. this fall according to leaked images of the device.

Thailand-based website Droid Sans this month reported the HTC Amaze 4G will include a 1.5Ghz Dual-Core CPU, 4.3-inch qHD LCD (540 x 940), 1GB RAM, 8MP Dual-LED Camera, 2MP Front-Facing Camera, HSPA+ 4G speed at up to 42 Mbps, Google Inc.’s Android 2.3 OS, and HTC Sense 3.5.

The device is expected to be sold in the U.S. this Oct.

Verizon Wireless this week began sale of Motorola Mobility Inc.’s Droid Bionic smartphone at $299.99 with a two-year contract.

The Droid Bionic includes a 1Ghz Dual-Core CPU, 4.3 inch qHD display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP camera with 1080 HD video recording, HDMI out port, 4G LTE functionality.

Zara, a division of Spanish-based Inditex, this week began e-commerce sales in the U.S.

The retailer, which offers affordable fashion product, offers a full line of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and accessories via zara.com.

The U.S. website includes campaign photos, lookbook, events, store locator and a newsletter option.

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