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 18,106 units between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 18,322 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked three titles in the top 10, including Capcom Co.’s DmC: Devil May Cry at No. 3, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale at No. 5, and Accel World at No. 7.

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.

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

It sold 6.8 Playstation 3 and Playstation 2 consoles in the quarter, down from 7.4 million one year ago. It forecasts 16 million hardware units sold in the fiscal year ending Mar.

Console software sales declined to 61.7 million from 68.7 million one year prior.

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