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 9,816 units between June 17 and June 23 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 10,872 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked one title in the top 10, The Last of Us at No. 1 selling 117,465 units at launch in the region.

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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