Sales for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 hardware gained in new sales data from Japan.

Media Create Co. this month reported that the Xbox 360 sold 610 units between Sept. 16 and Sept. 22 to rank No. 7 in overall sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 244 units the week prior.

Microsoft this week began offering a $50 discount or gift card with the purchase of select Xbox 360 console and bundle SKUs at U.S. retail.

Microsoft in July said the Entertainment and Devices division generated $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter, an increase of $134 million from the prior quarter.

Operating income totaled $142 million in Q4.

The Xbox 360 shipped 1 million units in the quarter, down from 1.1 million the year prior.

Microsoft will release the Xbox One entertainment system Nov. 22.

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