Week in review. News stories include:
Sales for Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 outsold Nintendo Co.'s Wii in the latest Japan retail tally. The PS3 ranked No. 3 in overall hardware sales for the period.
Sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 fell back in Japan after a sales spike the week prior. The hardware ranked No. 6 in overall sales.
Amazon this week began offering customers the chance to purchase a $79 Wii, $139 PS3, or a $99 Xbox 360 through the Amazon Customer Vote holiday promotion. One product out of the three will be chosen by voters to be sold at the discounted price.