Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 were less than 1/3 of Nintendo Co.'s Wii in the latest Japan sales. The PS3 ranked No. 4 in overall sales.
Sony this week said that the Resistance 2 beta will fire away in Oct. The beta will feature competitive and cooperative modes.
Microsoft Corp. this week price cut all Xbox 360 hardware in the U.S. The Arcade SKU now sells for $199, the Pro $299 and the Elite at $399.
The Nikkei business daily news this week reported that Microsoft will price cut the Xbox 360 in Japan in Oct. The discount will be between 5,000 and 8,000 yen per model.
Nintendo's Wii held the No. 3 rank in the latest Japan sales. The hardware sold more than 35,000 units for the week.
Nintendo this week said that it will release a Metallic Silver Nintendo DS to U.S. retail in Sept. Last month, it released a limited edition Pokemon Pack.