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 11,896 units between Aug. 20 and Aug. 26 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 16,277 units to rank third the week prior.

The PS3 did not rank any titles in the top 10 for the week.

Sony in July said the company’s game division, which includes the Playstation business, incurred a $45 million loss on revenue of $1.5 billion in the first quarter amid declining sales of consoles and handhelds.

By comparison, the division held a $52.3 million profit in the same quarter one year ago.

The Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 sold a combined 2.8 million units in the quarter, down from 3.2 million from one year prior.

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