Posted by John on October 1, 2011

PS3 sales No. 2; Dark Souls, ICO nab top three in Japan

Media Create Co. this week said the Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked No. 2 in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail activity.

The PS3 sold 39,452 units between Sept. 19 to Sept. 25 to rank No. 2 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 36,061 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked four titles in the top 10, including From Software Inc.’s Dark Souls at No. 1, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection at No. 2, To Heart 2 DX Plus at No. 8, and Bandai Namco Inc.’s Tales of Xilla at No. 9.

Sony in July posted a $191 million loss in the first quarter amid lower sales of the PS3.

The company sold 1.8 million PS3 units in the quarter, down from 2.4 million one year prior.

It expects to sell 15 million PS3 units in the next fiscal year, an increase from 14.3 units.

Sony in Aug. price cut the PS3 160GB SKU to $249.99.

In addition, the PS3 320GB Move Bundle now sells at $349.99.

The Playstation 3 320GB Infamous 2 Bundle includes the PS3 320GB hardware SKU, Infamous 2, a 30-day Playstation Plus trail membership and Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

In Nov. it will sell the Playstation 3 320GB Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune Bundle at $299.99.

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