Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware climbed after a steep fall in the latest Japan retail figures.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 1,508 units between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26 to rank No. 6 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 983 units to rank at No. 6 the week prior.

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

Microsoft in Jan. said the Entertainment and Devices, which includes the Xbox business, held a 15 percent increase in second quarter earnings.

The division held revenue of $4.24 billion, a 15 percent increase from the year prior.

In the past fiscal year, 8.2 million Xbox 360 units were sold. The hardware has sold 66 million units worldwide to date.

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