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

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 12,996 units between May 7 and May 13 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 23,478 units to rank third the week prior.

Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 SKU ranked third for the week while Starhawk ranked at No. 4 with 12,873 units sold at launch.

Sony in May recorded a $2.8 billion loss in the Playstation division due to declining sales of console and handheld products.

For the fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2012, the PS3 sold 13.9 million units, down from 14.3 million in 2011. It sold 1.9 million units in the quarter.

PS3 software sales increased 8.7 million units in the year to 156.6 million units.

It expects console sales to fall to 16 million units next fiscal year.

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