Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked second in Japan in the latest retail figures for the region.

Media Create Co. this week reported the PS3 sold 19,697 units between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 22,991 units the week prior.

Capcom Co.’s DmC: Devil May Cry ranked as the No. 1 title, selling 110,429 copies 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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