Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 held strong through the new year in Japan in the latest retail figures.

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 64,352 units between Dec. 31 and Jan. 6 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 53,222 units the week prior.

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

In the second quarter, the Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 sold 3.5 million units combined, a decline from 4.9 million one year prior.

PS3 and PS2 software sales increased in the quarter to 41.4 million from 40.2 million units one year prior.

Sony’s game business division held $1.9 billion in revenue, down from $2.2 billion and $28.8 million in operating income, down from $37.5 million year-over-year.

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