Posted by John on November 12, 2011

PS3 third; Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3 take top three in Japan

Media Create Co. this week said the Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 ranked third in hardware sales in the latest Japan retail activity.

The PS3 sold 26,966 units between Oct. 31 to Nov. 6 to rank at No. 3 in overall hardware sales.

By comparison, the hardware sold 25,217 to rank third the week prior.

The hardware ranked two titles in the top 10, including Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception at No. 2 and EA Inc.’s Battlefield 3 at No. 3.

Sony in Oct. said it sold 3.7 million PS3 units in the second quarter, an increase from 3.5 million one year prior.

PS3 software sales held a 37.4 million, up from 35.3 million in year-over-year figures.

The Consumer Products Services division, which includes the Playstation business, held an operating loss of $449 million, compared to a profit of $12.5 million one year prior.

Sony held a net less of $350 million for the quarter, a decline from a $398.3 million profit one year ago.

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 began sale of the Playstation 3 320GB Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune Bundle at $299.99.

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