Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 held as the third best-selling hardware in the latest Japan retail activity.

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 21,114 units between Apr. 23 and Apr. 29 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 16,390 to rank third the week prior.

Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 SKU ranked as the No. 1 software for the week selling 252,525 units at launch.

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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