Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware fell below 1,000 units in the latest Japan retail figures.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 825 units between May 14 and May 20 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 1,023 units the week prior.

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

Microsoft in Apr. recorded a 16 percent decline in the division that includes the Xbox business in third quarter results.

The Entertainment and Devices division posted revenue of $1.62 billion, a 16 percent decline from the year prior.

Microsoft cited a soft gaming market for the decline. The Xbox 360 held as the top console for the 15th consecutive month, and the company this quarter introduced new entertainment options to Xbox Live service to more than 40 million members.

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