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 65,119 units between Dec. 12 to Dec. 18 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 44,661 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Final Fantasy XIII-2 at No. 1 with 524,217 units sold.

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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