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

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 14,536 units between July 2 and July 8 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 17,292 units to rank third the week prior.

The PS3 ranked three titles in top 10 software sales for the week, including Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier at No. 7, Max Anarchy at No. 8, and Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight at No. 9.

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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