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 12,026 units between May 14 and May 20 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 12,996 units to rank third the week prior.

Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ranked at No. 9 for the week selling 6,625 units. The title has sold 326,130 units in the region to date.

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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