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 22,991 units between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 64,352 units the week prior.

Koei Tecmo Corp.’s Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 PS3 SKU ranked as the No. 7 best-selling title 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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