Sales for Sony Corp.’s Playstation Vita held steady in the latest retail data from Japan.

The PS Vita sold 9,596 units between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 to rank as the No. 5 hardware for the week.

By comparison, the hardware sold 9,748 the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10 for the week, Demon Gaze at No. 8.

Meanwhile, the PSP sold 12,191 units to rank at No. 4 in the same period.

Sony in Feb. said the game division held an operating profit of $49.3 million in the third quarter, down 86 percent from the year prior.

The Playstation Vita and PSP sold 2.7 million units combined in Q3. However, the company slashed shipment forecasts for the handhelds to seven million units by the end of fiscal Mar., down from a forecast of 16 million units.

Handheld software sales fell to 8.9 million from 11.4 million.

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