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 12,554 units between June 24 and June 30 to rank No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 9,816 units the week prior.

The hardware ranked four titles in the top 10, including Gundam Breaker No. 1, Toukiden at No. 4, Atelier Escha & Logy at No. 5, The Last of Us at No. 8 and Date A Live at No 10.

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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