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

Media Create Co. this month reported the PS3 sold 25,725 units between Feb. 25 and Mar. 3 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware 18,529 units the week prior.

Tecmo Koei Corp.’s Dynasty Warriors 8 ranked as the No. 1 title for the week selling 203,224 units at launch, while Bandai Namco Games Inc.’s Macross 30 ranked at No. 6 in the same period.

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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