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

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS3 sold 18,529 units between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 16,934 units the week prior.

Konami Corp.’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance ranked as the No. 1 title for the week, selling 308,681 units 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.

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.

Sony will release the Playstation 4 this holiday.

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