Media Create Co. this week reported solid sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 in the latest Japan retail activity.

The PS3 sold units between Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 75,943 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Koei Tecmo Corp.’s Warriors Orochi 2 at No. 3 and Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Final Fantasy XIII-2 at No. 5.

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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