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

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 8,935 units between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 11,440 units to rank third the week prior.

The PS3 ranked two titles in the top 10, including Tecmo Koei Corp.’s Dead or Alive 5 at No. 2 and Square Enix Holdings Co.’s Sleeping Dogs at No. 6.

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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