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 15,214 units between July 16 and July 22 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 14,813 units to rank third the week prior.

The PS3 ranked one title in the top 10 for the week, Konami Corp.’s Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball at No. 5 with 62,740 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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