PS4 No. 2; Anthem raids No. 1 Japan sales


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Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 ranked as the No. 2 hardware in Japan in the latest data from the region.

Media Create Co., Ltd. this month reported the PS4 sold 17,588 units between Feb. 18 to Feb. 24 to rank at No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

The hardware sold 19,684 units the week prior.

Anthem ranked as the No. 1 software selling 77,938 units for the week.

In Q3, the PS4 sold 8.1 million units.

PS4 software sales totaled 87.2 million units in the quarter.

The PS4 has sold 94.2 million units at global retail to date.

PS Plus Memberships totaled 36.3 million.

Sony expects to sell 17.5 million PS4 units this fiscal year.

The Game and Network Services division, which includes the PlayStation business, recorded revenue of $7.26 billion. It held a operating income of $670 million, down 14 percent from the year prior.

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