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 22,919 units between Nov. 7 to Nov. 13 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 26,966 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Konami Corp.’s Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD Edition at No. 7.

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.

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