Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked as the second best-selling next-generation console in the latest Feb. U.S. data.

NPD Group Inc. this week said the PS3 ranked second behind Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 in overall hardware sales for the month.

The hardware sold an estimated 360,000 units for the month.

Sony in Jan. said it sold 6.5 million PS3 units in Q3, an increase of 200,000 units one year prior. PS3 software sales totaled 66.5 million units, an increase from 57.6 million units one year ago.

The Consumer Products and Services division, which includes the Playstation business, recorded revenue of $13.1 billion, down from $17.3 billion one year ago.

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