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

The PS3 sold 44,661 units between Dec. 5 to Dec. 11 to rank No. 4 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 40,668 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked three titles in the top 10 sales, including Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at No. 4, Bandai Namco Games Inc.’s Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Versus at No. 5 and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi 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.

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