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 25,217 units between Oct. 24 to Oct. 30 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 23,897 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked three titles in the top 10, including Namco Bandai Games Inc.’s The Idolmaster 2 at No. 3, Disgaea 4 at No. 6, and Gekijouban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa at No. 8.

Sony in Oct. said it sold 3.7 million PS3 units in the second quarter, an increase from 3.5 million one year prior.

PS3 software sales held a 37.4 million, up from 35.3 million in year-over-year figures.

The Consumer Products & Services division, which includes the Playstation business, held an operating loss of $449 million, compared to a profit of $12.5 million one year prior.

Sony held a net less of $350 million for the quarter, a decline from a $398.3 million profit one year ago.

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

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

The Playstation 3 320GB Infamous 2 Bundle includes the PS3 320GB hardware SKU, Infamous 2, a 30-day Playstation Plus trail membership and Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

In Nov. it will sell the Playstation 3 320GB Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune Bundle at $299.99.

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