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 Corp. this week recorded a climb in Playstation 3 sales in the second quarter despite a steep loss in the games division.

In Q2, the company sold 3.7 million PS3 units, 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.

Sony Corp.’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for the Playstation 3 ranked as the top-selling game product at GameStop Corp.’s online division due to strong launch demand.

Sony Corp. this week launched a remodel of the Playstation Home division in the Playstation Network for the Playstation 3.

The redesign includes a new Hub with divisions including the Action District, Sportswalk, Adventure District, Pier Park, Playstation Home Theater, and Playstation Home Mall.

Free-to-play game titles include the Bootleggers ’29, Playstation Home Hold ‘Em, Playstation Home Sports Trivia, RC Rally, and Cogs.

EA Inc. this week said Battlefield 3 sold five million units in the first week of availability.

The figure ranks as the fastest-selling title in EA history.

The company said server uptime for online matches held at 98.9 percent. It said disruption of services was due to high volume.

Capcom Co. this week said it will release Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Mar. 20, 2012 to U.S. retail.

A PC version is said to follow the console release.

EA Inc.’s Need for Speed: The Run ranked in the top 30 pre-order sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division amid building demand for the product.

The PSP sold 30,605 units for the week to rank at No. 3 in Japan.

The PSP ranked four titles in the top 10, including Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Final Fantasy Type-0 at No. 1.

Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle ranked in the top 25 pre-order products at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division due to strong advanced demand.

This week, the Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle ranked as the No. 21 best-selling pre-order product at Bestbuy.com.

The Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle, to be sold Feb. 15, 2012, will include the PS Vita 3G / Wi-Fi SKU, 4GB Memory Card, limited edition case, a copy of Little Deviants, and will ship one week earlier than the stand-alone PS Vita SKU at $349.99.

Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware held under 2,000 units in the latest Japan retail figures.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 1,704 units between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 to rank No. 8 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 1,620 units the week prior.

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

Pre-order demand for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the Xbox 360 held the top 10 sales at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online division due to strong demand.

Pre-order sales for Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 climbed this week at Amazon.com Inc. post release of the official trailer.

Pre-order sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle flanked the top 15 at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week amid building demand for the hardware SKU.

Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ranked in the top two game sales this week at Amazon.com Inc. pending release of the title.

This week, customers who pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will receive an American Special Forces Avatar.

In addition, pre-order customers will receive an exclusive MW3 Wallpaper.

Microsoft Corp. this week released a new Kinect Bundle for the Xbox 360 that includes three game titles at under $150.

The Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures and Two Game Tokens Bundle includes Kinect Adventures and Download Tokens for Gunstringer and Fruit Ninja Kinect at $149.99.

Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim horded the top 10 pre-order sales at GameStop Corp.’s online division this week due to strong advanced demand.

Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii ranked as the No. 4 game hardware in Japan in the latest retail data.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 11,784 units between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 to rank No. 4 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 11,235 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked three titles in the top 10, including Kirby’s Return to Dreamland at No. 2, Ubisoft Inc.’s Just Dance Wii at No. 4, and Namco Bandai Inc.’s Go Vacation at No. 5

Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Gold Remote Bundle for the Wii held in the top five sales at GameStop Corp.’s online division amid strong demand.

Namco Bandai Games America Inc.’s Active Life: Magical Carnival for Wii is a standard mini-game compilation that includes a large number of activities for younger attendees.

Media Create Co. this week said the Nintendo 3DS sold 65,041 units between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30 to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the week.

The 3DS did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo DSi LL sold 2,009 units to rank No. 5, the Nintendo DSi sold 1,061 to rank No. 6, and the DS Lite sold 55 units to rank No. 9 in the same period.

Nintendo Co.’s Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 15 sales at Best Buy Co. Inc.’s online division this week due to building pre-order demand.

Pre-order sales for Nintendo Co.’s Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS ranked in the top 30 at GameStop Corp.’s online division.

Pre-order sales for Activision Blizzard Inc.’s Diablo III Collector’s Edition for the PC ranked in the top 10 this week at GameStop Corp.’s online division due to building demand.

This week, customers who purchase the Modern Warfare 3 PC Digital Download will receive a $10 Bonus and Pre-Launch Download to play the game midnight Nov. 8.

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